Morris Cohen received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2003 and 2010, respectively, and served as a research scientist until August 2013. From September 2012 until August 2013, Dr. Cohen was appointed as AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation.
In Fall 2013, he joined the faculty in the School of ECE, where he enjoys teaching in an active and engaging classroom environment. He is a winner of the 2015 ONR Young Investigator Award, and was also chosen for the 2014 Santimay Basu Prize, an award given once per 3 years to an under-35 scientist by the International Union of Radio Science (URSI).
Dr. Cohen is interested in the natural electricity of the Earth, including lightning, the electrically charged upper atmosphere, and the radiation-filled space environment. He uses radio waves at low frequencies measured all around the world to understand them, and develops resulting practical applications. His group also works on novel techniques to generate low frequency waves with nonconventional antennas. He is an author of more than 50 journal publications.
He enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling the world for work and play with his wife and son.
- Radio wave emissions from lightning
- Advanced signal processing of low frequency radio data
- Global lightning geolocation, mapping, and characterization
- Low frequency radio waves in the upper atmosphere and in space
- Low frequency radio instrumentation
- 2015 ONR Young Investigator Award
- 2014 Santimay Basu Prize, International Union of Radio Science (URSI)
- Associate Editor, Radio Science, 2013-Present
- AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2012-2013
- Executive Committee, Atmospheric and Space Electricity Focus Group , American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2013-Present
- Young Scientist Award, URSI General Assembly 2011
- Leadership Award, UN/NASA International Heliophysical Year, April 2010
- Four Student Paper Competition prizes, AGU and URSI, 2005-2009
Said R. K., M. B. Cohen, U. S. Inan (2013), "Highly Intense Lightning Over the Oceans: Estimated Peak Currents from Global GLD360 Observations," J. Geophys. Res. Atmospheres, 118, doi:1002/jgrd.50508
Cohen M. B. and M. Golkowski (2013), "100 Days of ELF/VLF Generation via HF Heating with HAARP," J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, doi:10.1002/jgra.50558
Cohen M. B., R. A. Marshall (2012), "ELF/VLF Recordings During the 11-March-2011 Japanese Tohoku Earthquake," Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L11804, doi:10.1029/2012GL052123
Cohen M. B., N. G. Lehtinen, U. S. Inan (2012), "Models of Ionospheric VLF Absorption of Powerful Ground Based Transmitters," Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L24101, doi:10.1029/2012GL054437
Cohen M. B., R. K. Said, U. S. Inan (2010), "Mitigation of 50/60 Hz power-line interference in geophysical data," Radio Science, 45(6), doi:10.1029/2010RS004420
Cohen M. B., U. S. Inan, and E. W. Paschal (2010), "Sensitive Broadband ELF/VLF Radio Reception with the AWESOME Instrument," IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48, 1, 3-16, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2009.2028331
Last revised May 3, 2016