Lynn M. Kistler
Magnetospheric Physics, Space Plasma Physics
Joint Appointment Department of Physics
Ph.D. University of Maryland
Professor Kistler received her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland in 1987. She was a visiting scientist at the Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE) in Garching, Germany for two years, before coming to the University of New Hampshire in 1990.
Her main research interest is magnetospheric physics. Her particular expertise is in the analysis of ion composition data to disentangle the mix of solar wind and ionosphere sources to the magnetospheric plasma, and to understand the effects of heavy ions on magnetospheric dynamics. Her work includes the design, fabrication, and testing of state-of-the-art instrumentation for spacecraft as well as the analysis of the data collected by these instruments. She has been involved in developing instrumentation for missions that include CLUSTER, FAST, Equator-S, ACE, STEREO, and Solar Orbiter.