Justin Edmondson | Faculty

Justin Edmondson

Lecturer, Aerospace Engineering

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(734) 763-6728



Short Bio


University of Michigan
Ph.D. Applied Physics, ‘09
M.S. Applied Physics, ‘07
B.S.E. Aerospace Engineering, ‘05


  • American Astronomical Society (AAS)
  • Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society (SPD)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)


  • Lecturer I, September 2013 - Present
    Department of Aerospace Engineering
    College of Engineering, First-Year Engineering Program
    Department of Mathematics
  • Research Fellow, October 2011 – December 2013
    Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science

Specializations & Research Interests

Mathematical hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics; group and Hamiltonian structures; geometric and topological aspects of the dynamics of flows, magnetic fields, and vorticity fields; topological considerations in energy relaxation; formation, evolution, and stability of singular structures.

Teaching Interests

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Mechanics and thermodynamics of continua
  • Elasticity theory
  • Compressible gas dynamics
  • Plasma physics
  • Classical electrodynamics
  • Mathematical physics

Honors and Awards

  • NASA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2009 – 2011)
  • UCAR Outstanding Publication Award (2010)
  • NASA Graduate Student Research Fellowship (2006 – 2009)
  • Summa Cum Laude, University of Michigan (2005)
  • James B. Angel Scholar, University of Michigan (2005)
  • Member Tau Beta Pi (2004)
  • Member Sigma Gamma Tau (2004)


  • Lynch, B. J., Edmondson, J. K., & Li, Y., “Interchange Reconnection Alfvén Wave Generation”, Sol. Phys., DOI: 10.1007/s11207-014-0506-x (2014)
  • Edmondson, J. K., Lynch, B. J., Lepri, S. T., & Zurbuchen, T. H., “Analysis of High Cadence In Situ Solar Wind Ionic Composition Data Using Wavelet Power Spectra Confidence Levels”, ApJ Supp., 209, 2, 35 (2013)
  • Edmondson, J. K., Lynch, B. J., Lepri, S. T., & Zurbuchen, T. H., “Coherent Structure in Solar Wind C6+/C4+ Ionic Composition Data During the Quiet-Sun Conditions of 2008”, ApJ, 778, 1, 44 (2013)
  • Lynch, B. J., & Edmondson, J. K., “Sympathetic Magnetic Breakout Coronal Mass Ejections from Pseudostreamers”, ApJ, 764, 1, 87 (2013)
  • Edmondson, J. K., “On the Role of Interchange Reconnection in the Generation of the Slow Solar Wind”, Space Science Reviews, 172, 1-4 (2012)
  • Edmondson, J. K., Antiochos, S. K., DeVore, C. R., & Zurbuchen, T. H., “Formation and Reconnection of Three-dimensional Current Sheets in the Solar Corona”, ApJ, 718, 1 (2010)
  • Edmondson, J. K., Antiochos, S. K., DeVore, C. R., Lynch, B. J., & Zurbuchen, T. H., “Interchange Reconnection and Coronal Hole Dynamics”, ApJ, 714, 1 (2010)
  • Edmondson, J. K., Lynch, B. J., Antiochos, S. K., De Vore, C. R., & Zurbuchen, T. H., “Reconnection-Driven Dynamics of Coronal-Hole Boundaries”, ApJ, 707, 2 (2009)
  • Edmondson, J. K., & Zurbuchen, T. H., “Plasma Observations on the Solar Probe Mission”, Proceedings of the Solar Wind 11 / SOHO 16, "Connecting Sun and Heliosphere" Conference (ESA SP-592). 12 - 17 June 2005 Whistler, Canada. Editors: B. Fleck, T.H. Zurbuchen, H. Lacoste.