Alessandra Abe Pacini, PhD

(em português: Currículo Lattes)

Space Physicist (US citizen born in Brazil), studying the Sun, the Earth's atmosphere and some physical processes occurring in between. Dr. Pacini is focused on spreading quality scientific information to students, general public and underrepresented groups, motivating girls in STEM and promoting gender equality in the Space Physics area. Is a nominated member of the UN Space4Women Network (2020-2021).

PhD in Physics • 01/2015 • University of Oulu, Finland

Thesis: Studying the heliospheric variability and atmospheric dynamics using cosmogenic tracers. - Adviser: Ilya Usoskin

PhD in Space Geophysics • 09/2010 • INPE, Brazil

Thesis: The role of hydrogen and beryllium isotopes as tracers of solar and climate variability. - Advisers: Ezequiel Echer and Heitor Evangelista

Masters in Space Geophysics • 07/2006 • INPE, Brazil

Dissertation: Ionospheric D-region properties dependency on the solar activity cycle. - Advisers: Jean-Pierre Raulin and Abdu Mangalathayil

Bsc in Physics • 12/2003 • Mackenzie University, Brazil

Support Scientist • NWRA - CO, USA • 06/2020 - present

Affiliate Scientist • NWRA - CO, USA • 07/2019 - 06/2020

CEO • InSpace LLC - PR, USA • 10/2016 - present

Heliophysicist • Arecibo Observatory - PR, USA • 04/2018 - 06/2019

Space Weather physicist • APL/JHU - MD, USA • 07/2016 - 03/2018

Visiting Scientist • GSFC/NASA - MD, USA • 02/2016 - 11/2016

Associate Professor (Tenure) • UNIVAP - SP, Brazil • 10/2010 - 02/2017

Assistant Professor • UERJ - RJ, Brazil • 03/2008 - 06/2009

Assistant Professor • IFRJ - RJ, Brazil • 10/2006 - 01/2008

Visiting Scientist • Brazilian Antarctic Station • 12/2003-01/2004 and 01-03/2008

20+ referred publications h- index: 10 #citations: 354: Link to Google Scholar

50+ Public and/or scientific Presentations.

10+ supervised students:

  • 1 REU (2019, Arecibo Observatory)

  • 1 PhD in space geophysics (defense: 10/2018, INPE-BR)

  • 6 senior thesis groups (between 2008 and 2016. UERJ and UNIVAP-BR)

  • 2 undergrad funded research (2013,2014 UNIVAP-BR)

Mentor of the UNOOSA #Space4Women Network • 2020-2021

Writer of the Girls InSpace books • 2018

YouTube creator - channel O Que Diz a Fisica • 09/2019 - present

Webmaster of AGU Space Physics and Aeronomy • 2019 - present

Co-creator of the New Arecibo message challenge • 2018

Participant in the NASA Solar Week Project • 2017-present

Participant in Stories in Science Project • 2017 

Coordinator of the Basic Cycle of the Engineering Courses of FEAU/UNIVAP • 2015


Participation in 10+ thesis/dissertations committees.

PI: AGU100 grants (EPO) • Girls InSpace at the Arecibo Observatory • 02/2019

PI: MCTI/CNPq Universal grant (No 473843/2013-7) • 2013-2016

Co-I: FAPESP grant (No 12/08445) • 2013-2018

Honor for outstanding undergrad scientific work • USP, Brazil 2000

Awarded observing proposals @ radio telescopes

Ionosphere • Incoherent Scattering Radar • Arecibo

T3149 (2017), T3323 (2019)

Solar Wind • Interplanetary Scintillation - multifrequency • Arecibo

P3283 (2018), A3285 (2018), A3299 (2019), A3417 (2020)

Solar Wind • Faraday Rotation - L-band • VLA

20A-193 (2020)

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