Through measurements in space and at multiple remote sites in Antarctica, Alaska, and the continental United States, Professor Inan studies the Earth's ionosphere and upper atmosphere. Of particular interest are ionospheric effects of lightning discharges and the recently discovered phenomena of electrical discharges and luminous glows at high altitudes above thunderstorms. He also studies physical processes in the Earth's near-space environment, including space weather effects on navigation and communication signals, electrodynamic coupling of the ionosphere to the magnetosphere, wave-induced precipitation of particles out of the radiation belts, and cyclotron resonant interactions between electromagnetic waves and energetic electrons. He is also involved in the development of ultra-low-power and miniaturized radio receivers for use in remote polar regions and on micro-satellites.
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|Ground based VLF observations near L = 2.5 during the Hallowen 2003 storm||Inan, US; Veronis, G.||Geophysical Research Letters||11-2005|
|Simulation of self-erase discharge waveforms in plasma display panels||Inan, US; Veronis, G.||IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science||04-2005|
|Streamers and diffuse glow observed in upper atmospheric electrical discharges||Inan, US; Gerkin, E.||IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science||04-2005|
|ELETROMAGNETIC WAVES||Inan, Umran S., and Aziz S. Inan||08-1999|
|ENGINEEERING ELECTROMAGNETICS||Inan, Umran S., and Aziz S. Inan||08-1998|
2008 International Radio Science Union (URSI) Appleton Prize 2007 Allan Cox Medal for Faculty Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research 2007 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union 2006 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) European Space Agency (ESA) Certificate of Recognition (CLUSTER), Sep 2005 NASA Group Achievement Award (CLUSTER), August 2004 Ionospheric Effects Symposium, Most Outstanding Paper Award, May 1999 Stanford Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, June 1998 NASA Group Achievement Award (POLAR), June 1998 Antarctic Mountain Named â€œInan Peakâ€ (78.333 S, 162.633 E) in Recognition of Service, 1994 NSF and Department of the Navy Antarctic Service Medal, August 1993 Young Scientist Award of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), September 1984 NASA Group Achievement Award (Dynamics Explorer), October 1983 Outstanding Service Award of the EE Department for Excellence in Teaching, June 1978