Dr. Andrew Menz POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT III, CSPAR Biography Dr. Menz graduated with a PhD in Physics from the University of New Hampshire in 2019. There, his work dealt with analyzing the Van Allen Probes’ data, using particle tracing simulations to study the transport and acceleration of ring current ions. As a Post-Doc at the University of Colorado / NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, he worked with the Ionosphere Plasmasphere Electrodynamics (IPE) and Comprehensive Inner Magnetosphere Interaction (CIMI) models investigating the role of ring current-plasmasphere interactions on plasmasphere ion composition. Education PhD, Physics, University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire, 2011-2019 BA, Physics and Astronomy, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2006-2010 Professional Appointments Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, CSPAR, University of Alabama Huntsville, 2021-Present Post-Doctoral Associate, CIRES, University of Colorado / NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, 2019-2020 Selected Publications Menz, A. M., Kistler, L. M., Mouikis, C. G., Spence, H. E., & Henderson, M. G. (2019). Effects of a realistic O+ source on modeling the ring current. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124, 9953– 9962. doi:10.1029/2019JA026859 Menz, A. M., Kistler, L. M., Mouikis, C. G., Matsui, H., Spence, H. E., Thaller, S. A., & Wygant, J. R. (2019). Efficacy of Electric Field Models in Reproducing Observed Ring Current Ion Spectra During Two Geomagnetic Storms. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124, 8974-8991. doi:10.1029/2019JA026683 Menz, A. M., Kistler, L. M., Mouikis, C. G., Spence, H. E., Skoug, R. M., Funsten, H. O., Larsen, B. A., Mitchell, D. G., and Gkioulidou, M. (2017), The role of convection in the buildup of the ring current pressure during the 17 March 2013 storm, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, 475-492, doi:10.1002/2016JA023358.