The Catholic University of America

Leon Ofman

Email: ofman@cua.edu

Education

  • 1992 - Ph. D., Plasma Physics, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1988 - M. Sc., Plasma Physics, Tel-Aviv University
  • 1986 - B. Sc., Physics, Tel-Aviv University

Work Experience

  • 2009-present: Research Professor, Catholic University of America and Visiting Associate Professor, Tel Aviv University
  • 2008 - 2009: Research Associate Professor, Catholic University of America and Visiting Associate Professor, Tel Aviv University
  • 2005 - 2008: Associate Professor, Catholic University of America
  • 2001 - 2005: Research Associate Professor, Catholic University of America
  • 2000 - 2002: Visiting Associate Professor, Tel Aviv University
  • 1999 - 2001: Chief Scientist, Raytheon ITSS Corporation at NASA GSFC
  • 1997 - 1999: Chief Scientist, Hughes STX Corporation at NASA GSFC
  • 1996 - 1997: Principal Scientist, Hughes STX Corporation at NASA GSFC
  • 1994 - 1995: Senior Scientist, Hughes STX Corporation at NASA GSFC
  • 1992 - 1994: National Research Council Research Associate at NASA GSFC
  • 1989 - 1992: Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1989 - 1989: Physicist, Orbot Instruments Ltd., Israel
  • 1984 - 1988: Research Assistant, Tel-Aviv University

Membership in professional organizations

American Astronomical Society - Solar Physics Division, American Geophysical Union, International Astronomical Union, Committee on Space Research.

Research Areas

Solar plasma physics; Magnetohydrodynamics; Fluid waves and instabilities; Kinetic waves and instabilities; Numerical MHD; Numerical hybrid kinetic models; Solar active regions; Coronal Mass Ejections; Coronal heating; Solar wind; Analysis of satellite EUV observations.

Publications

  • Research papers in refereed journals, and in conference proceeding.

Additional professional activities

  • Member of NASA Science and Technology Definition Team for the Solar Probe mission, 2004-2008.
  • Participated in NASA Solar EUV Research Telescope and Spectrograph (SERTS) Rocket experiments for solar physics and astrobiology studies, 2000.
  • Served and serving as a reviewer for NASA, NSF, professional journals, and scientific book publishers.
  • Organized and co-organized several workshops and meeting sessions on solar physics.
  • Participated in outreach activities by giving presentations on solar physics to amateur astronomer clubs, students, and the general public.