Bo Åke Sture Gustafson

 

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Professor of Astronomy
Director, Laboratory for Astrophysics


Research
Publications

Course AST2003 "INTRODUCTION TO PLANETARY SYSTEMS"
Course AST2007 "INTRODUCTION TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM"

Course AST4930 "SOLAR SYSTEM ASTROPHYSICS"
Course AST6112 "SOLAR SYSTEM ASTROPHYSICS"

STAR Inc. and DataGrid Inc. are independent companies founded in 1999 and 2000 by Gustafson

Links to articles related to activities in the laboratory for astrophysics group 


Address, phone numbers, etc.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREES:
M.Sc., with honors, 1977. Majors: Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy. Lund University, Sweden.
B.Sc., with honors, 1976. Majors: Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy. Lund University, Sweden.

DOCTORAL DEGREE
Ph.D. 1981, Astronomy Department, Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden. Thesis:
Scattering by Ensembles of Small Particles, Experiment, Theory, and Application, Reports Obs. Lund, Vol. 17, ISSN # 0349-4217, Lund, Sweden, 134 pages, (1980). Adviser: Prof. J.M. Greenberg, Leiden University, Netherlands. Opponent: Prof. R.H. Giese, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany.

CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Full Professor
, Department of Astronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 2000-  
Director
, “Laboratory for Astrophysics”, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 1994-

Previous Academic Positions
1977-1980. Research Assistant, Space Astronomy Laboratory, State University of New York at Albany, Albany NY, USA
1981-1990. Assistant Research Scientist (Assistant Prof), Space Astronomy Laboratory, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
1990-1991. Assistant Research Scientist (Assistant Prof.), Department of Astronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
1991-1994. Associate Research Scientist (Associate Prof.), Department of Astronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
1994-2000. Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Fellowships, Visiting POSITIONS and Non-Academic Functions
Visiting Scientist
, Natural Sciences Research Council, Uppsala Univ., Sweden, 1988.
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Ruhr Univ., Bochum, Germany, 1988-89.
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, MPI-Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany, 1989.
Fellow,
Astronomy Unit, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London University, 1990. (Lifetime fellow).
Consultant, Electro-magnetic radiation, DEVEX SA, Chatel-St-Denis, Switzerland, 1983-1986
Consultant
, Sokymat SA, RF-ID & Electromagnetics, Palezieux, Switzerland, 1985-1988
Consultant, RTS-Laboratories Inc., Alachua, Florida, USA, Florida, 1986-1987
President, Scientific Technology Applied Research Inc., Gainesville, Florida, USA, May 1999-
President, DataGrid Inc., Gainesville, Florida, USA, July 2000-

POST DOCS AND STUDENTS SUPERVISED
PostDocs: Edwin T. Rusk, (1986-1988), Yu-lin Xu, (1994-2000), Lars-Göran Adolfsson (1996-1998), Karl Wilhelm T. Waldemarsson (2001-2006).

Doctoral Degrees Awarded: Rusk, Edwin T 5/1/1986, Osip, David J 8/1/1995, Adolfsson, Lars Göran 5/1/1996, Kortenkamp, Steven J 12/1/1996, Grogan, Keith 12/1/1997, Davis, Stephen M 8/1/1999, Wyatt, Mark Charles 12/1/1999, Thomas-Osip, Joanna Elizabeth 5/1/2001, Valdemarsson, Karl Wilhelm T 12/1/2001, Holmes, Elizabeth K 5/1/2002, Novotny, Steven J,Jr 12/20/2003, Wang, Haiyan 12/17/2005, Necula, Valentin 8/12/2006, Evans, Helen F 12/16/2006, Drozdetski, Alexei Alexandrovic, 8/14/2007, Espy, Ashley Jeanne 5/4/2010,

Gustafson has also supervised approximately 40 students to their Masters Degrees.

SPACE MISSION APPOINTMENTS/RESPONSIBILITIES
Co-I, Halley Optical Probe, Giotto mission to Halley’s comet, (PI: Levasseur-Regourd, France)
Co-I,
CODAG, Shuttle Microgravity Experiment, DARA, (PI: Keller, MPAe, Germany)
Science Team member,
Ulysses mission, ESA, (PI: Grün, MPI-K, Germany)
Co-I,
Dust Experiment, Cassini mission, NASA-ESA, (PI: Grün, MPI-K, Germany)
Co-I,
Dust Experiment, Galileo mission, NASA-ESA, (PI: Grün, MPI-K, Germany)
PI,
PAM/IDA, Planetary and deep space dust analyzer development phase, NASA
Co-I,
LADC dust collector for the ISS, NASA/NRL. (Now on hold).
Co-I
, GIADA, Dust Analyzer, Rosetta mission to a comet, ESA, (PI: Colangeli, Italy).

SELECTED SERVICE
President, International Astronomical Union (IAU) Commission 21, 2003 – 2006
Member: International Astronomical Union (IAU) Commissions 15, 21, and 22
Org. Committee, Division III, “Planetary Systems Sciences”, 2003 -
Org. Committee, Commission 21, “Light of the Night Sky”, 1995 -
Org. Committee, Commission 22, “Meteors, Meteorites & Interplanetary Dust”, 1997-

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Member: Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), 1996-
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Member: Optical Society of America, 1992-
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Member: Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, 1990
Science Expert to the Swedish Council to UNESCO, 1986-89. UN Expert to the 2004 Tsunami reconstruction meeting in Bangkok. Member NASA Review Panels, Study Groups and IAU working groups, Scientific Organizing Committees (meetings on Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Solar System and on Light Scattering). Adviser to the Marsden Fund, New Zeeland, 1997-

HONORS & AWARDS:
Anderson Scholar Faculty Honoree, teaching recognition by the Univ. of Florida in 1999.
Award Recipient for “Outstanding Research Activities”, by the Univ. of Florida in 1997.
Asteroid 4275 named “Bogustafson” in 1997.
Citation by the International Astronomical Union: “Named in honor of Bo Å. S. Gustafson at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Gustafson has specialized in studying the formation, evolution, and fate of small particles in the solar system. Along with J. M. Greenberg, his name is associated with the "bird's nest" model of cometary grains as very porous aggregates. His work concerns both dynamics and physics, including optical properties in particular. Since 1994 he leads the Laboratory for Astrophysics in Gainesville, doing microwave simulations of light scattering.” Suggested by E. Bowell.”
NASA award in recognition of outstanding work on the Leonids campaign, 2003.
ISU (Institution of Surveyors of Uganda) certificate of appreciation for bringing integrity to the profession, 2004
ESA recognition of outstanding contribution to Rosetta Mission, 2004.
Recipient of the “ID Hall of Fame Award” ID WORLD 2008, for life time contributions.