Yash Sarkango, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
171 Broadmead, 200-B
  • 2021, PhD in Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan
  • 2016, MSE in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
  • 2015, BTech in Aeronautical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology


Yash Sarkango is a postdoctoral researcher studying Jupiter's magnetosphere and its interaction with the Galilean satellites - Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, by analyzing data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft. His current research interest is to study plasma distributions in Jupiter's magnetosphere mainly using data from the JADE plasma instrument. Yash has broad experience in scientific computing, ranging from large-scale numerical models to processing and analysis of plasma and fields data from space-borne instruments.

Selected Publications
  1. Sarkango, Y., Szalay, J. R., Sulaiman, A. H., Damiano, P. A., McComas, D. J., Rabia, J., et al. (2024). Resonant plasma acceleration at Jupiter driven by satellite-magnetosphere interactions. Geophysical Research Letters, 51, e2023GL107431. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023GL107431
  2. Sarkango, Y.,  Szalay, J. R.,  Poppe, A. R.,  Nénon, Q.,  Kollmann, P.,  Clark, G., &  McComas, D. J. (2023). Proton equatorial pitch angle distributions in Jupiter's inner magnetosphere. Geophysical Research Letters,  50, e2023GL104374. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023GL104374
  3. Sarkango, Y.,  Slavin, J. A.,  Jia, X.,  DiBraccio, G. A.,  Clark, G. B.,  Sun, W., et al. (2022).  Properties of ion-inertial scale plasmoids observed by the Juno spacecraft in the Jovian magnetotail. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics,  127, e2021JA030181. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JA030181
  4. Sarkango, Y.,  Slavin, J. A.,  Jia, X.,  DiBraccio, G. A.,  Gershman, D. J.,  Connerney, J. E. P., et al. (2021).  Juno observations of ion-inertial scale flux ropes in the Jovian magnetotail. Geophysical Research Letters,  48, e2020GL089721. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089721
  5. Sarkango, Y.,  Jia, X., &  Toth, G. (2019).  Global MHD simulations of the response of Jupiter's magnetosphere and ionosphere to changes in the solar wind and IMF. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics,  124,  5317–5341. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JA026787