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Scott England

Associate Professor
  • Crofton Faculty Fellow
  • PhD, The Role of Gravity Waves in Coupled Middle-Upper Atmosphere Dynamics, Radio and Space Plasma Physics Group, University of Leicester (UK), July 2005
  • MPhys First Class Honors, Physics with Space Science and Technology, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester (UK), July 2001.
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Aerospace & Ocean Engineering (MC0119)
Durham Hall, RM 339
1145 Perry St.
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • AOE 3154 - Astromechanics
  • ECE 4154 – Introduction to Space Weather
  • AOE 4654 – Space Weather
  • AOE 4984, 5984 – SS: Upper Atmosphere / Ionosphere
  • ECE 4984, 5984, 5985 – SS: Upper Atmosphere / Ionosphere
  • ECE 5164 – Intro to Space Science I
  • AOE 5974 – Independent Study

England's research focuses on the interactions between planetary atmospheres and the space environment.  He is the Project Scientist for NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON), a co-Investigator on NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission of opportunity and a Participating Scientist on NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission.

  • Thermospheric Lead, Mars Orbiters for Surface-Atmosphere-Ionosphere Connections (MOSAIC), 2019 Planetary Mission Concept Studies Program, 2019 – 2020. Ongoing study will culminate in report to National Academy of Sciences, Panel for the Decadal Survey – Planetary Science.
  • National Academy of Sciences, Committee for the Review of Progress Toward Implementing the Decadal Survey – Solar and Space Physics, 2018-2020. Lead to peer-reviewed report.
  • Member American Geophysical Union, Space Physics and Aeronomy Fellow Committee, 2015 – 2016. Responsible for providing peer review of nominations to Fellow of the AGU.
  • Member National Science Foundation CEDAR Steering Committee, 2014 - 2016. Responsible for providing feedback to NSF regarding its roadmap for future investments in the geospace field.
  • Virginia Tech Liaison to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, 2016 - Present. 
  • 2020 Dean's Award: Excellence in Teaching award, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2016 RHG Exceptional Achievement for Science, for achieving exciting science results and making fundamental discoveries about the Mars environment from the MAVEN spacecraft. 
  • UC Berkeley, Space Sciences Lab, Associate Research, July 2014 – December 2016.
  • UC Berkeley, Space Sciences Lab, Assistant Research, January 2008 – June 2014.
  • UC Berkeley, Space Sciences Lab, Postdoctoral Scholar, June 2005 – December 2007.
  • University of Leicester, Physics Department, Research Assistant, September 2004 – March 2005.