Professor James Clemmons joined the Department in the 2018 Fall semester. He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Physics from UC Berkeley in 1992. Before coming to UNH, he worked for many years at the The Aerospace Corporation in California. His interests include auroral phenomena, physics of the Earth's ionosphere-thermosphere system, and the magnetosphere. Primary methods of inquiry are space experiments and instrumentation, as well as analysis of data. Recent experiments include the Auroral Jet and RENU2 sounding rocket missions, and current projects include the VISIONS2, TOMEX-Plus, and Dynamo2 sounding rocket missions, as well as the LLITED cubesat mission.