Born:  November 4, 1954, Dorchester, England


1973-1976       University of Lancaster

                        BSc  degree in Physics and Geophysics

1976-1981       Massachusetts Institute of Technology

                        Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences.


1999-               Professor, Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences,

University of Colorado, Boulder

1993- 1999     Associate Professor, APS Dept.

1995, 1997, 2005     Associate Chair, APS Dept.

1989-1993       Assistant Professor, APS Dept., University of Colorado, Boulder

1987-1988       Visiting Scientist, High Altitude Observatory, NCAR

1985-1987       Visiting Scientist, Center for Space Research, MIT

1985-1987       Advanced Research Fellow, Imperial College, London

1982-1985       Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Imperial College, London

1981-1982       Post-Doctoral Research Asst., MIT, Center for Space Research

1977-1981       Research Assistant, Center for Space Research, MIT


      The main theme of Dr Bagenal's research has been the synthesis of data analysis and theory in the study of space plasmas.  She has specialized in the fields of planetary magnetospheres.  Dr Bagenal is a co-investigator on the Voyager Plasma Science (PLS) experiment and has worked with colleagues at MIT in analyzing plasma data obtained in the magnetospheres of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.  From the PLS measurements one derives the properties of the low energy ions and electrons that comprise the thermal plasmas trapped by the planets' magnetic fields.  She was an Interdisciplinary Scientist on the Galileo Project, specializing in a study of the Io plasma torus in the magnetosphere of Jupiter using both in situ plasma measurements and spectroscopic remote sensing observations.  Dr Bagenal is a science team member of the Deep Space 1 mission and team leader of the plasma investigations on the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Juno mission to Jupiter. With Tim Dowling and Bill McKinnon she co-edited Jupiter: The Planet, Satellites and Magnetosphere (Cambridge University Press, 2004).


Selected Recent Publications:

Empirical model of the Io plasma torus:  Voyager measurements,  F. Bagenal,  J. Geophys. Res., 99,11043-11062, 1994

Planetary Magnetospheres and the Interplanetary Medium, J.A. Van Allen, F. Bagenal, in The New Solar System (4th edition), Eds.J. Kelly Beatty, Carolyn Collins Petersen, Andrew Chaikin, Cambridge University Press & Sky Publishing, 1998

Galileo plasma spectrometer measurements of composition and temperature in the Io plasma torus, F.J. Crary, F. Bagenal, L.A. Frank, W.R. Paterson, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 29,359-71, 1998.

Ion cyclotron waves, pickup ions, and Io's neutral exosphere, F. Crary, F. Bagenal, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 25,279-89, 2000

Terrestrial Radio Emission: AKR, R. E. Ergun, Y.-J. Su, and F. Bagenal, in Planetary Radio Emissions V, editied by H. O. Rucker, M. L. Kaiser, and Y. Leblanc, …sterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, Austria,  p271, 2001.

The Latitudinal Structure of the Outer Io Plasma Torus, M. Moncuquet, F. Bagenal, N Meyer-Vernet, J. Geophys. Res., 107,1260, 2002.

Observations of low frequency electromagnetic plasma waves upstream from the Martian shock by MGS MAG, Brain, D.A., F. Bagenal, M.H. Acu–a, J.E.P. Connerney, D.H. Crider, C. Mazelle, D.L. Mitchell, and N.F. Ness, , J. Geophys. Res., 107,1029,  2002.

Modeling variability of plasma conditions in the Io torus,  Delamere, P.A. and F. Bagenal, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 1276, 2003.

Momentum transfer between the Io plasma wake and Jupiter's ionosphere, Delamere, P.A., F. Bagenal,  R. Ergun and Y.-J. Su, J. Geophys. Res.,  108, 1241, 2003.

Io-related Jovian auroral arcs: Modeling parallel electric fields, Su, Yi-Jiun and  R.E. Ergun, F. Bagenal,  P. A. Delamere, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 1094, 2003

Martian magnetic morphology: Contributions from the solar wind and crust, Brain, D.A., F. Bagenal, M.H. Acu–a, and J.E.P. Connerney, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 1029,  2003.

Hubble Space Telescope observations of sulfur ions in the Io plasma torus: New constraints on the plasma distribution, Herbert, Floyd; Schneider, Nicholas M.; Hendrix, Amanda R.; Bagenal, Fran, , J. Geophys. Res., 108, 1167,  2003.

Solar wind interactions with Comet 19P/Borrelly, D.T. Young, F.J. Crary,1 J.E. Nordholt, F. Bagenal, D. Boice, J.L. Burch, A. Eviatar, R. Goldstein, J.J. Hanley, D.J. Lawrence, D.J. McComas, R. Meier, D. Reisenfeld, K. Sauer, and R.C. Wiens, Icarus, 167, 80-88, 2003

Pluto's kinetic interaction with the solar wind, P.A. Delamere and F. Bagenal, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L04807, 2004

Cassini UVIS observations of the Io plasma torus. I. Initial results, Andrew J. Steffl, A. Ian F. Stewart and Fran Bagenal, Icarus, 172,78-90, 2004

Cassini UVIS Observations of the Io Plasma Torus: II. Radial Variations, Andrew J. Steffl, Fran Bagenal, A. Ian F. Stewart,  Icarus, 172, 91-103, 2004

Modeling temporal variability of plasma conditions in the Io torus during the Cassini era, P. A. Delamere, A. Steffl, and F. Bagenal, J. Geophys. Res., 109 , A10216, 2004

Radial variations in the Io plasma torus during the Cassini era, Delamere, P. A.; Bagenal, F.; Steffl, A., J. Geophys. Res., 110, A12223, 2005

Cassini UVIS observations of the Io plasma torus III: Temporal and Azimuthal Variability, Steffl, A., Delamere, P.,
Bagenal, F., Icarus, 180, 124-140, 2006