Andrew Yau

Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy

PhD - Physics (Experimental Space Science)

York University, 1978

BSc - Physics and Applied Maths

York University, 1976

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.220.8825

Location

Location: SB623

Courses

  • PHYS 598A - Honours Research Thesis    
  • PHYS 599.1 - Senior Research Thesis (Experimental Project I)    
  • PHYS 599.2 - Senior Research Thesis (Experimental Project II)    
  • PHYS 599.3 - Senior Research Thesis (Theoretical Project I)    
  • PHYS 599.4 - Senior Research Thesis (Theoretical Project II)    
  • PHYS 599.5 - Senior Research Thesis (Reading Project I)    
  • PHYS 223 - Introductory Electromagnetism, and Thermal Physics    
  • PHYS 598B - Honours Research Thesis    
  • PHYS 599.1 - Senior Research Thesis (Experimental Project I)    
  • PHYS 599.2 - Senior Research Thesis (Experimental Project II)    
  • PHYS 599.3 - Senior Research Thesis (Theoretical Project I)    
  • PHYS 599.4 - Senior Research Thesis (Theoretical Project II)    
  • PHYS 599.5 - Senior Research Thesis (Reading Project I)

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Advanced satellite-borne plasma instrumentation and mass spectrometry
  • Aeronomy + plasma composition and dynamics in planetary ionosphere, plasmasphere, and magnetosphere

Highlight of Space Research Experience

  • Mission Scientist: Canadian CASSIOPE e-POP Satellite Mission (2003-present)
  • Principal Investigator (PI): Canadian sounding rocket compaigns (3) (1983-2009)
  • PI - satellite instruments: Nozomi Thermal Plasma Analyser (TPA) (1995-2003)
              Akebono Suprathermal Mass Spectrometer (SMS) (1995-2001)
  • Co-I - satellite instruments: Freja Cold Plasma Analyser (CPA) (1985-1989)
              Akebono Suprathermal Mass Spectrometer (1984-1994)
              DE-1 Energetic Ion Composition Spectrometer (EICS) (1981-1988)

Publications

Journal Articles:

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