Mitchell M. Shen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office Phone
171 Broadmead, 105a

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder (2021)
M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (2017)
B.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (2014)




Mitchell Shen is a postdoc interested in space plasma, cosmic dust, and energetic particles. His Ph.D. thesis focused on dust detection by electric field antenna instruments using modeling and laboratory measurements. He developed an electrostatic model that can better interpret waveform signals upon dust impacts for characterizing dust distributions and populations in the solar system. His master thesis developed an electron cyclotron resonance ion thruster from scratch in Taiwan. Afterward, he extended his interest to space weather research (Earth magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere coupling). At Princeton, he focuses on (1) the development of SWAPI instrument for IMAP mission and (2) energetic particle study using the IS☉IS instrument onboard Parker Solar Probe. He also collaborates with the PSP/FIELDS group to analyze dust impacts and the space plasma environment.

Research Interests:
-    Interplanetary and interstellar dust
-    Energetic particles
-    Heliospheric and astrophysical plasmas
-    Planetary magnetospheres, ionospheres, and atmospheres
-    Electric propulsion

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