David E. McKenzie

David McKenzie started work in coronal physics with analysis of light curves from flare stars and the Sun, primarily focusing on observational signatures of coronal heating. This resulted in an M.S. thesis in 1993 (heating of stellar coronae) and a Ph.D. thesis in 1997 (solar corona). Dr. McKenzie was a member of the Yohkoh operations team, an experience which facilitated collaboration with colleagues from Japanese, American, and European institutions in the analysis of solar X-ray data. Dr. McKenzie also was a member of the extremely successful Yohkoh Public Outreach Project, a web-based public outreach and information education effort fostered as a collaboration between Montana State University and Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, under a NASA/IITA Cooperative Agreement. Dr. McKenzie was involved in the day-to-day science operations of NASA's TRACE mission, was a Co-Investigator for the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on the Solar Dynamics Observatory, and is currently a Co-Investigator on the X-Ray Telescope for the Hinode mission. His main research interests are flow fields near the sites of solar flares, magnetic reconnection, coronal mass ejections & space weather, and education & public outreach.







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