Dr. Aaron Nielsen recently joined AFIT as an Assistant Research Professor with his current research focusing on magnetic navigation. Dr. Nielsen received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland, studying magnetic penetration into superconducting materials with SQUID microscopy. Prior to joining AFIT, Dr. Nielsen worked in industry as Chief Scientist of DiDacTex, LLC, working on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), and low-frequency magnetics. Previous research support to the Navy included Non-Acoustic Anti-Submarine Warfare developing magnetic platform compensation, detection and tracking algorithms.
University of Maryland, College Park Ph.D., Physics (Experimental Superconductivity)
Center for Superconductivity Research. Thesis title: Magnetism in Multiply-connected superconductors.
Case Western Reserve Univeristy, BS Physics