I'm currently working under Bob Ergun using data from the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission to analyze the 3D structure of kinetic-scale plasma structures such as solitons, phase-space holes, and double layers. I also use simulations of various plasma instabilities to investigate formation mechanisms for these structures and other types of nonlinear waves.
Selected recent publications:
Ergun, R. E., Holmes, J. C., et al. (2016), Magnetospheric Multiscale observations of large-amplitude, parallel, electrostatic waves associated with magnetic reconnection at the magnetopause, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 5626–5634, doi:10.1002/2016GL068992.