Rachael Filwett , Ph.D.

About


Hi, I'm Rachael Filwett, a postdoctoral research scholar at the University of Iowa. I was awarded a National Science Foundation Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to study the entrance of solar energetic particles into the Earth's magnetosphere. 

My research interests are in ion particle acceleration and transport. I am particularly interested in energetic particle entrance and effect on both the terrestrial and gas giant magnetospheres. I also am interested in developing next-generation particle instruments that can be miniaturized for use on CubeSats while still providing top-of-the-line mass and energy resolution. 

In my personal time I enjoy playing with my 2 large dogs, spending time outdoors, baking, and reading. 

Please contact me for further information about my research or interest in collaboration. 

Publications


Solar energetic proton access to the near-equatorial inner magnetosphere


R. J. Filwett, A. N. Jaynes, D. N. Baker, S. G. Kanekal, B. Kress, J. B. Blake


Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 2020


Spectral properties and abundances of suprathermal heavy ions in compression regions near 1 Au


R. J. Filwett, M. I. Desai, R. W. Ebert, M. A. Dayeh


The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 876(1), 2019


Source Population and Acceleration Location of Suprathermal Heavy Ions in Corotating Interaction Regions


R. J. Filwett, M. I. Desai, M. A. Dayeh, T. W. Broiles


The Astrophysical Journal , vol. 838(23), 2017

Projects


Suprathermal Ions in Stream Interaction Regions


Dissertation project studying the heavy ion composition in stream interaction regions in solar cycle 23 and 24


Ion Access to the Inner Equatorial Magnetosphere


Using data from Van Allen Probes, GOES, MMS, ACE, and particle tracing models I am studying the cutoff rigidities of solar energetic particles.


Contact


Rachael Filwett


rachael-filwett​@uiowa​.edu

Department of Physics and Astronomy


University of Iowa