Gang Kai Poh

Gang Kai Poh

  • POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOC.
  • 301.286.0445
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 695
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA
  • Education

    • Ph.D. in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, 2017
    • Graduate Certificate in Plasma Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2017
    • MSc. Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, 2014
    • B.A. Physics and Astronomy, Astrophysics/Physics Track, University of Colorado, 2012

    Positions/Employment

    2019 - Present

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    CRESSTII, The Catholic University of America, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    2018 - 2019

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    CRESSTII, University of Maryland Baltimore County, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    2017 - 2018

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    2012 - 2017

    Graduate Research Assistant

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    2011 - 2012

    Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

    Teaching Experience

    Undergraduate Projects Directed:

    • Anindita Mukherjee, NASA MMS Mission: Initial Observations, 09/2015 – 04/2016, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.
    • Luke Thomas, Plasma Sheet Flapping at Mercury, 06/2017 – 08/2017.
    • Kellyn ClinkAnalyzing NASA MESSENGER Data to Understand Space Plasma Phenomenon, 10/2017 – 05/2019, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.
    • Helen Sagges, Analyzing NASA Magnetospheric Multi-Scale Mission Data to Understand Space Plasma Phenomenon at Earth, 10/2017 – 05/2019, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.
    • Kellyn Clink, MMS Observations of Current Sheet Flapping at Earth's Plasma Sheet, 05/2019 - current.

    Courses:

    • Grader, AOSS 595: Magnetospheres, Winter 2015

    Certifications:

    • Postdoctoral Short Course on College Teaching, University of Michigan, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)
    • College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Certified Tutor

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union , 2012 - Present
    Member
    European Geophysical Union, 2014 - Present
    Member
    Asia Oceania Geoscience Society, 2014 - Present
    Member

    Professional Service

    Mercury Exploration Assessment Group (MExAG) Steering Committee

    • Role: Early Career Steering Committee Member

    Grants

    06/15/2018 Discovery Data Analysis Program, NASA

    Magnetopause Reconnection at Mercury

    ; Co-Investigator
    10/01/2018 MMS Guest Investigator Program, NASA

    MMS GI Investigation of Magnetic Flux Rope Formation and Evolution in the Cross-tail Current Sheet

    ; Co-Investigator
    09/01/2020 MMS Early Career Grant, NASA

     MMS Investigation of Ultra-Low Frequency Waves in the Earth’s Upstream Ion Foreshock Region

    ; Principal Investigator

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Poh, G., W. Sun, K. M. Clink, et al. J. A. Slavin, R. M. Dewey, X. Jia, J. M. Raines, G. A. DiBraccio, and J. R. Espley. 2020. "Large‐Amplitude Oscillatory Motion of Mercury's Cross‐Tail Current Sheet." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125 (7): [10.1029/2020ja027783]

    Poh, G., J. A. Slavin, S. Lu, et al. G. Le, D. S. Ozturk, W. Sun, S. Zou, J. P. Eastwood, R. Nakamura, W. Baumjohann, C. T. Russell, D. J. Gershman, B. L. Giles, C. J. Pollock, T. E. Moore, R. B. Torbert, and J. L. Burch. 2019. "Dissipation of Earthward Propagating Flux Rope Through Re‐reconnection with Geomagnetic Field: An MMS Case Study." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 2018JA026451 [10.1029/2018ja026451]

    Poh, G., J. A. Slavin, X. Jia, et al. W. Sun, J. M. Raines, S. M. Imber, G. A. DiBraccio, and D. J. Gershman. 2018. "Transport of Mass and Energy in Mercury's Plasma Sheet." Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (22): 12,163-12,170 [10.1029/2018gl080601]

    Poh, G., J. A. Slavin, X. Jia, et al. J. M. Raines, S. M. Imber, W.-J. Sun, D. J. Gershman, G. A. DiBraccio, K. J. Genestreti, and A. W. Smith. 2017. "Coupling between Mercury and its nightside magnetosphere: Cross-tail current sheet asymmetry and substorm current wedge formation." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122 (8): 8419-8433 [10.1002/2017ja024266]

    Poh, G., J. A. Slavin, X. Jia, et al. J. M. Raines, S. M. Imber, W.-J. Sun, D. J. Gershman, G. A. DiBraccio, K. J. Genestreti, and A. W. Smith. 2017. "Mercury's cross-tail current sheet: Structure, X-line location and stress balance." Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (2): 678-686 [10.1002/2016gl071612]

    Poh, G., J. A. Slavin, X. Jia, et al. G. A. DiBraccio, J. M. Raines, S. M. Imber, D. J. Gershman, W.-J. Sun, B. J. Anderson, H. Korth, T. H. Zurbuchen, R. L. McNutt, and S. C. Solomon. 2016. "MESSENGER Observations of Cusp Plasma Filaments at Mercury." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 121 (9): 8260–8285 [10.1002/2016ja022552]

    Arridge, C. S., J. P. Eastwood, C. M. Jackman, et al. G.-K. Poh, J. A. Slavin, M. F. Thomsen, N. André, X. Jia, A. Kidder, L. Lamy, A. Radioti, D. Reisenfeld, N. Sergis, M. Volwerk, A. P. Walsh, P. Zarka, A. Coates, and M. K. Dougherty. 2015. "Cassini in situ observations of long-duration magnetic reconnection in Saturn’s magnetotail." Nature Physics, 12 (3): 268-271 [10.1038/nphys3565]

    Slavin, J. A., G. A. DiBraccio, D. J. Gershman, et al. S. M. Imber, G. K. Poh, J. M. Raines, T. H. Zurbuchen, X. Jia, D. N. Baker, K.-H. Glassmeier, S. A. Livi, S. A. Boardsen, T. A. Cassidy, M. Sarantos, T. Sundberg, A. Masters, C. L. Johnson, R. M. Winslow, B. J. Anderson, H. Korth, R. L. McNutt, and S. C. Solomon. 2014. "MESSENGER observations of Mercury's dayside magnetosphere under extreme solar wind conditions." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 119 (10): 8087-8116 [10.1002/2014ja020319]

    Baker, D. N., G. Poh, D. Odstrcil, et al. C. N. Arge, M. Benna, C. L. Johnson, H. Korth, D. J. Gershman, G. C. Ho, W. E. McClintock, T. A. Cassidy, A. Merkel, J. M. Raines, D. Schriver, J. A. Slavin, S. C. Solomon, P. M. Trávníček, R. M. Winslow, and T. H. Zurbuchen. 2013. "Solar wind forcing at Mercury: WSA-ENLIL model results." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 118 (1): 45-57 [10.1029/2012ja018064]

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Poh, G., W. Sun, K. M. Clink, et al. J. A. Slavin, R. M. Dewey, X. Jia, J. M. Raines, G. A. DiBraccio, and J. R. Espley. 2020. "Large‐Amplitude Oscillatory Motion of Mercury's Cross‐Tail Current Sheet." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 125 (7): [10.1029/2020ja027783]

    Poh, G., J. A. Slavin, S. Lu, et al. G. Le, D. S. Ozturk, W. Sun, S. Zou, J. P. Eastwood, R. Nakamura, W. Baumjohann, C. T. Russell, D. J. Gershman, B. L. Giles, C. J. Pollock, T. E. Moore, R. B. Torbert, and J. L. Burch. 2019. "Dissipation of Earthward Propagating Flux Rope Through Re‐reconnection with Geomagnetic Field: An MMS Case Study." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 2018JA026451 [10.1029/2018ja026451]

    Poh, G., J. A. Slavin, X. Jia, et al. W. Sun, J. M. Raines, S. M. Imber, G. A. DiBraccio, and D. J. Gershman. 2018. "Transport of Mass and Energy in Mercury's Plasma Sheet." Geophysical Research Letters 45 (22): 12,163-12,170 [10.1029/2018gl080601]

    Poh, G., J. A. Slavin, X. Jia, et al. J. M. Raines, S. M. Imber, W.-J. Sun, D. J. Gershman, G. A. DiBraccio, K. J. Genestreti, and A. W. Smith. 2017. "Coupling between Mercury and its nightside magnetosphere: Cross-tail current sheet asymmetry and substorm current wedge formation." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 122 (8): 8419-8433 [10.1002/2017ja024266]

    Poh, G., J. A. Slavin, X. Jia, et al. J. M. Raines, S. M. Imber, W.-J. Sun, D. J. Gershman, G. A. DiBraccio, K. J. Genestreti, and A. W. Smith. 2017. "Mercury's cross-tail current sheet: Structure, X-line location and stress balance." Geophysical Research Letters 44 (2): 678-686 [10.1002/2016gl071612]

    Poh, G., J. A. Slavin, X. Jia, et al. G. A. DiBraccio, J. M. Raines, S. M. Imber, D. J. Gershman, W.-J. Sun, B. J. Anderson, H. Korth, T. H. Zurbuchen, R. L. McNutt, and S. C. Solomon. 2016. "MESSENGER Observations of Cusp Plasma Filaments at Mercury." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 121 (9): 8260–8285 [10.1002/2016ja022552]

    Arridge, C. S., J. P. Eastwood, C. M. Jackman, et al. G.-K. Poh, J. A. Slavin, M. F. Thomsen, N. André, X. Jia, A. Kidder, L. Lamy, A. Radioti, D. Reisenfeld, N. Sergis, M. Volwerk, A. P. Walsh, P. Zarka, A. Coates, and M. K. Dougherty. 2015. "Cassini in situ observations of long-duration magnetic reconnection in Saturn’s magnetotail." Nature Physics 12 (3): 268-271 [10.1038/nphys3565]

    Slavin, J. A., G. A. DiBraccio, D. J. Gershman, et al. S. M. Imber, G. K. Poh, J. M. Raines, T. H. Zurbuchen, X. Jia, D. N. Baker, K.-H. Glassmeier, S. A. Livi, S. A. Boardsen, T. A. Cassidy, M. Sarantos, T. Sundberg, A. Masters, C. L. Johnson, R. M. Winslow, B. J. Anderson, H. Korth, R. L. McNutt, and S. C. Solomon. 2014. "MESSENGER observations of Mercury's dayside magnetosphere under extreme solar wind conditions." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 119 (10): 8087-8116 [10.1002/2014ja020319]

    Baker, D. N., G. Poh, D. Odstrcil, et al. C. N. Arge, M. Benna, C. L. Johnson, H. Korth, D. J. Gershman, G. C. Ho, W. E. McClintock, T. A. Cassidy, A. Merkel, J. M. Raines, D. Schriver, J. A. Slavin, S. C. Solomon, P. M. Trávníček, R. M. Winslow, and T. H. Zurbuchen. 2013. "Solar wind forcing at Mercury: WSA-ENLIL model results." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 118 (1): 45-57 [10.1029/2012ja018064]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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