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Curriculum Vitae:

Charles Malone

Education
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Windsor, Windsor ON, Canada (2003)
  • B.Sc.(honors), Physics, University of Windsor, Windsor ON, Canada (1999)

Research Interests
  • UV/visible/near-IR spectroscopy of planetary atmospheres, particularly auroral physics: Titan, Earth, Io, Jupiter, Saturn, etc.
  • Laboratory studies of electron collisions with atomic and molecular species, using electron impact induced emission spectroscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, and time-of-flight (metastable) spectroscopy to investigate fragmentation dynamics, cross sections, and predissociation yields, relevant to planetary atmospheres and astrophysical environments, radiation damage in biological materials, and to environmental pollution.
  • Development of non-standard target production (i.e., neutral, ground state H, H2(v), O, S, OH, etc.) and methods in cross section determinations, such as complete glow imaging, differential surfaces, and molecule trapping.
  • Electron-cluster interactions involving excitation of neutral fragments in rare gases and simple molecules such as water.

Professional Experience
  • Scientist: Science Division, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech (2007-present)
    • Research Professor: Physics Department, Cal State Fullerton (2009-present)
    • Lecturer, Physics Department, Cal State Fullerton (2008-present
    • Cal State Fullerton, ASC researcher at JPL (2007-present)
  • NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at JPL (2006-2007)
  • National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate at JPL (2004-2005)
  • University of Windsor, Teaching Assistant (1999-2003)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Group Achievement Award Electron Collisions Team (2011)
  • NASA, Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (2006-2007)
  • National Research Council, Resident Research Fellowship Award ( 2004-2005)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Post Graduate Scholarship (2000-2003)
  • University of Windsor Post Graduate Scholarship (1999-2003)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Summer Research Award (1998)
  • University of Windsor, Nicholas Copernicus Scholarship in Physics (1996-1999)

Selected Publications
  1. C. P. Malone, P. V. Johnson, X. Liu, B. Ajdari, I. Kanik, and M. A. Khakoo, Integral cross sections for the electron impact excitation of the b 1Πu, c3 1Πu, o3 1Πu, b1Σu+, c4 1Σu+, G 3Πu, and F 3Πu states of N2, Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 85, 062704 (2012).
  2. X. Liu, D. E. Shemansky, P. V. Johnson, C. P. Malone, and M. A. Khakoo, Electron and photon dissociation cross sections of the D2 singlet ungerade continua, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 45, 105203 (2012).
  3. A. N. Heays, B. R. Lewis, S. T. Gibson, C. P. Malone, P. V. Johnson, I. Kanik, and M. A. Khakoo, Tuning out vibrational levels in molecular electron energy-loss spectra, Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 85, 012705 (2012).
  4. X. Liu, D. E. Shemansky, P. V. Johnson, C. P. Malone, M. A. Khakoo, and I. Kanik, Electron and photon dissociation cross sections of the H2 singlet ungerade continua, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 45, 015201 (2012).
  5. J. A. Young, C. P. Malone, P. V. Johnson, J. M. Ajello, X. Liu, and I. Kanik, Lyman-Birge-Hopfield emissions from electron impact excited N2, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 43, 135201 (2010). (Selected as a Highlight of 2010 and IOPselect article.)
  6. X. Liu, P. V. Johnson, C. P. Malone, J. A. Young, and I. Kanik, Kinetic energy distribution of H(1s) from H2 X 1Σg+a 3Σg+ excitation and lifetimes and transition probabilities of a 3Σg+ (v, J), Astrophysical Journal, 716, 701-711 (2010).
  7. C. P. Malone, P. V. Johnson, J. A. Young, B. Ajdari, M. A. Khakoo, X. Liu, and I. Kanik, Integral cross sections for the electron-impact excitation of the C 3Πu, E 3Σg+, and a1Σg+ states of N2, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 42, 225202 (2009).
  8. J. A. Young, C. P. Malone, P. V. Johnson, J. M. Ajello, and I. Kanik, Dissociative excitation of NO2 by electron impact, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 42, 185201 (2009).
  9. X. Liu, P. V. Johnson, C. P. Malone, J. A. Young, D. E. Shemansky, and I. Kanik, Electron impact excitation and emission cross sections of the H2 B1Σu+ and D 1Πu states and rotational dependence of photodissociation cross sections of the B1Σu+ and D 1Πu continua, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 42, 185203 (2009).
  10. C. P. Malone, P. V. Johnson, I. Kanik, B. Ajdari, and M. A. Khakoo, Electron impact excitation of molecular nitrogen. I. Excitation of the C 3Πu, E 3Σg+, and a1Σg+ states, Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 79, 032704 (2009).
  11. C. P. Malone, P. V. Johnson, I. Kanik, B. Ajdari, S. S. Rahman, S. S. Bata, A. Emigh, and M. A. Khakoo, Electron impact excitation of molecular nitrogen. II. Vibrationally-resolved excitation of the C 3Πu (ν′) state, Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 79, 032705 (2009).
  12. C. P. Malone, P. V. Johnson, J. W. McConkey, and I. Kanik, Dissociative cross sections for the O II (83.4 nm) emission from electron impact on O2, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 113, A06309 (2008), doi:10.1029/2008JA013160.
  13. J. W. McConkey, C. P. Malone, P. V. Johnson, I. Kanik, C. E. Winstead, and V. McKoy, Electron impact dissociation of oxygen-containing molecules — A critical review, Physics Reports, 466, 103 (2008), doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2008.05.001.
  14. C. P. Malone, P. V. Johnson, J. W. McConkey, J. M. Ajello, and I. Kanik, Dissociative excitation of N2O by electron impact, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 41, 095201 (2008).
  15. J. M. Ajello, J. Gustin, I. Stewart, K. Larsen, L. Esposito, W. Pryor, W. McClintock, M. H. Stevens, C. P. Malone, and D. Dziczek, Titan airglow spectra from the Cassini Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph: FUV disk analysis, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L06102 (2008), doi:10.1029/2007GL032315.
  16. X. Liu, D. E. Shemansky, C. P. Malone, P. V. Johnson, J. M. Ajello, I. Kanik, A. N. Heays, B. R. Lewis, S. T. Gibson, and G. Stark, Experimental and coupled-channels investigation of the radiative properties of the N2 c4 1Σu+X 1Σg+ band system, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 113, A02304 (2008), doi:10.1029/2007JA012787.
  17. M. A. Khakoo, C. P. Malone, P. V. Johnson, B. R. Lewis, R. Laher, S. Wang, V. Swaminathan, D. Nuyujukian, and I. Kanik, Electron impact excitation of X 1Σg+ (v″=0) to the a1Σg+, b 1Πu, c3 1Πu, o3 1Πu, b1Σu+, c4 1Σu+, G 3Πu, and F 3Πu states of molecular nitrogen, Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 77, 012704 (2008).
  18. M. A. Khakoo, S. Wang, R. Laher, P. V. Johnson, C. P. Malone, and I. Kanik, Direct evidence for channel-coupling effects in molecules: electron impact excitation of the a1Σg+ state of N2, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics — Fast Track Communication, 40, F167-F173 (2007). (Selected as a Highlight of 2007.)
  19. S. Wang, P. V. Johnson, C. P. Malone, I. Kanik, and M. A. Khakoo, Transmission effects in unfolding electronic-vibrational electron-molecule energy loss spectra, Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 73, 034702 (2006).
  20. P. V. Johnson, C. P. Malone, I. Kanik, K. Tran, and M. A. Khakoo, Integral cross sections for the direct excitation of the A 3Σu+, B 3Πg, W 3Δu, B3Σu, a1Σu, a 1Πg, w 1Δu, and C 3Πu electronic states in N2 by electron impact, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 110, A11311 (2005), doi:10.1029/2005JA011295.
  21. C. P. Malone, W. Kedzierski, and J. W. McConkey, Electron impact excitation of xenon clusters, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 36, 3607-3620 (2003).
  22. C. Malone, W. Kedzierski, and J. W. McConkey, Electron impact excitation of krypton clusters, The European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 18, 87-92 (2002).
  23. C. Malone, W. Kedzierski, and J. W. McConkey, Electron impact excitation of N2O clusters, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 33, 4863-4871 (2000).
  24. W. Kedzierski, C. Malone, and J. W. McConkey, Electron impact dissociation of SO2, Canadian Journal of Physics, 78, 617-624 (2000); ibid, 1113-1114 (2000).
  25. W. Kedzierski, J. Derbyshire, C. Malone, and J. W. McConkey, Isotope effects in the electron impact break-up of water, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 31, 5361-5368 (1998).

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