Brian Walsh

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

  • Title Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Office ENG 303
  • Phone (617) 353-3414
  • Education 2011 Ph.D. Boston University
    2006 B.A. Colgate University

Research Interests: Space Plasmas, magnetic reconnection, X-ray imaging, cubesats, spacecraft instrumentation, and space technology


Dr. Walsh conducts research in experimental space physics and spacecraft instrumentation. The underlying research goal is to understand the transfer of mass, momentum, and energy from the sun into the Earth’s space environment. The primary focus is the coupling of energy through the Earth’s magnetic boundary or the magnetopause. The research is conducted primarily through space-based sensors, some on large NASA and ESA missions and some on small satellites or through instrumentation developed in-house at BU.


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