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Edgar Andrew Bering, III
Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Physics Dept. University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-5005
e-mail: eabering@uh.edu
Phone:713/743-3543
Cellular: 281/216-0442
FAX: 713/743-3589
Born Jan. 9, 1946, New York, N. Y.
United States Citizen
Married, Two Children, Edgar and Janet

EDUCATION

B.A., cum laude in Physics, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., June 1967.
Ph.D. in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, June 1974.
Dissertation Title: Auroral Zone Electric Current Measurement on Sounding Rockets.

CHRONOLOGY OF EXPERIENCE

University of Houston, Houston, Texas
1974: Research Scientist
1975-1981: Assistant Professor of Physics
1981-1989: Associate Professor of Physics
1989-1998: Professor of Physics
1998-present: Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Houston/ Clear Lake , Houston, Texas
2008-present: Professor of Physics

[Aurora]Member of Space Physics Group.

Participated in experiments to measure electron bremsstrahlung beneath auroras, electron bremsstrahlung accompanying both natural and triggered VLF events,
auroral zone electric fields, plasmapause electric fields, electric fields at high altitude due to thunderstorms and sprites, and the electromagnetic radiation spectrum of lightning and sprites at high altitude, VLF magnetic fields accompanying active experiments in the ionosphere, dc plasma properties in the ionosphere near pulsating aurora, and electric fields near the magnetospheric cusp. Presently involved in the development of the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) at the AdAstra Rocket Company

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

133 Refereed Publications, including:

  1. The uses of RF waves in space propulsion systems, E. A. Bering, III, F.R. Chang-Díaz, J. P. Squire, Radio Science Bulletin, 310, 92-106, 2004. (Invited)

  2. Inter-annual consistency of seasonal differences in diurnal variations of the geoelectric field, G. B. Burns, A. V. Frank-Kamenetsky, O. V. Troshichev, E. A. Bering, and B. D. Reddell, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D10106(14 pages), doi:10.1029/2004JD005469, 2005.

  3. Antarctic polar plateau vertical electric field variations across heliocentric current sheet crossings, G.B. Burns, B.A. Tinsley, A.R. Klekociuk, O.A. Troshichev, A.V. Frank-Kamenetsky, M.L. Duldig, E.A. Bering, and J.M. Clem, J. Atmos. Solar Terr. Phys., 68, 639-654, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2005.10.008, 2006.

  4. Rapid fluctuations of stratospheric electric field following a solar energetic particle event, M. Kokorowski, J. G. Sample, R. H. Holzworth, E. A. Bering, S. D. Bale, J. B. Blake, A. B. Collier, A. R. W. Hughes, E. Lay, R. P. Lin, M. P. McCarthy, R. M. Millan, H. Moraal, T. P. O'Brien, G. K. Parks, M. Pulupa, B. D. Reddell, D. M. Smith, P. H. Stoker, and L. Woodger, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L20105, 2006.

  5. Interplanetary magnetic field and atmospheric electric circuit influences on ground level pressure at Vostok, G.B. Burns, B.A. Tinsley, A.V. Frank-Kamenetsky and E.A. Bering, J.Geophys. Res., 112, D04103, doi:10.1029/2006JD007246, 2007.

  6. Magnetospheric electric field variations caused by storm-time shock fronts, M. Kokorowski, E. A. Bering, III, M. Ruohoniemi, J. G. Sample, R. H. Holzworth, S. D. Bale, J. B. Blake, A. B. Collier, A. R. Hughes, E. Lay, R. P. Lin, M. P. McCarthy, R. M. Millan, H. Morall, T. P. O'Brien, G. K. Parks, M. Pulupa, B. D. Reddell, D. M. Smith, P. H. Stoker, and L. Woodger, Adv. Space Res., 42, 181-191, doi:1016/j.asr.2008.03.006, 2008.

  7. Variations in cloud cover and the fair weather vertical electric field, D. R. Kniveton, B. A. Tinsley, G. B. Burns, E. A. Bering, and O. A. Troshichev, J. Atmos. Solar Terr. Phys., 70, 1633-1642, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.07.001, 2008.

  8. Simultaneous observations of Pc 1 micropulsation activity and stratospheric electrodynamic perturbations on 27 January 2003, E. Bering, M. Engebretson, R. Holzworth, A. Kadokura, M. Kokorowski, B. Reddell, J. Posch, and H. Yamagishi, Adv. Space Res., 43, 802-818, doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2008.06.011, 2009.

  9. Validating a plasma momentum flux sensor with a Hall thruster mounted on an inverted pendulum thrust stand, B. W. Longmier, A. D. Gallimore, F. R. Chang Díaz, J. P. Squire, T. W. Glover, D. G. Chavers, E. A. Bering III, and B. M. Reid, J. Prop. Power, 25, 746-752, doi: 10.2514/1.35706, 2009.

  10. Observations of single-pass ion cyclotron heating in a transsonic flowing plasma, E. A. Bering, III, F. R. Chang Díaz, J. P. Squire, T. W. Glover, M. D. Carter, G. E. McCaskill, B. W. Longmier, M. S. Brukardt, W. J. Chancery, and V. T. Jacobson, Phys. Plasmas, 043509, doi: 10.1063/1.3389205, 2010 (19 pages).

  11. Ambipolar ion acceleration in an expanding magnetic nozzle , B. W. Longmier, , E. A. Bering, III, M. D. Carter, L. D. Cassady, W. J. Chancery, F. R. Chang Díaz, T. W. Glover, N. Hershkowitz, A. V. Ilin, G. E. McKaskill, C. S. Olsen and J. P. Squire, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol., 20, 015007, doi: 10.1088/0963-0252/20/1/015007, 2011 (9 pages).

  12. VX-200 magnetoplasma thruster performance results exceeding 50% thruster efficiency, B. W. Longmier, L. D. Cassady, M. G. Ballenger, M. D. Carter, F. R. Chang Díaz, T. W. Glover, A. V. Ilin, G. E. McKaskill, C. S. Olsen, and E. A. Bering, III, J. Prop. Power, 27, No. 4, doi:10.2514/1.B34085, 2011..

  13. Atmosphere-ionosphere conductivity enhancements during a hard solar energetic particle event, M. Kokorowski, A. Seppälä, J. G. Sample, R. H. Holzworth, M. P. McCarthy, E. A. Bering, E. Turunen, J.Geophys. Res.,117, A05319, doi:10.1029/2011JA017363, 2012 .

  14. Improved efficiency and throttling range of the VX-200 magnetoplasma thruster, B. W. Longmier, J. P. Squire, C. S. Olsen, L. D. Cassady, M. G. Ballenger, M. D. Carter, A. V. Ilin, T. W. Glover, G. E. McCaskill, F. R. Chang Díaz, and E. A. Bering, III, J. Prop. Power, 30, 123-132, 2014.

  15. Temperature gradients due to adiabatic plasma expansion in a magnetic nozzle, J. P. Sheehan, B. W. Longmier, E. A. Bering, C. S. Olsen, J. P. Squire, M. G. Ballenger, M. D. Carter, L. D. Cassady, F. R. Chang Díaz, T. W. Glover, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol, 23, doi:10.1088/0963-0252/23/4/045014, 2014.

  16. Investigation of plasma detachment from a magnetic nozzle in the plume of the VX-200 magnetoplasma thruster, C. S. Olsen, M. G. Ballenger, M. D. Carter, F. R. Chang Díaz, M. Giambusso, T. W. Glover, A. V. Ilin, J. P. Squire, B. W. Longmier, E. A. Bering, III, and P. A. Cloutier, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 43, 252-368, doi:10.1109/TPS.2014.2321257, 2015

TECHNICAL REPORTS, INVITED TALKS, ABSTRACTS

75 Technical Reports

95 Invited Talks

364 Abstracts

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