Boris V. Vayner


Boris V. Vayner received the M.S. degree in theoretical physics from Rostov State University, Rostov, Russia, the Ph.D. degree in astrophysics from the Institute of Astrophysics, Tartu, Estonia, and the Sc.D. degree in astrophysics and radio astronomy from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, in 1972, 1978, and 1991, respectively. He was a Junior Researcher, Senior Researcher, and an Associate Professor with Rostov State University from 1972 to 1992. From 1994 to 1997, he was the National Research Council Fellow with the NASA Glenn Research Center, Space Environment Effects Branch. He was a Senior Scientist with the Ohio Aerospace Institute, Brook Park, OH, USA, from 1997 to 2017. During two-year period 2018-2019 he worked as Senior NRC fellow at the Kirtland Airforce Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Presently, he works at Plasma Interaction Facility, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio. His current research interests include spacecraft-plasma interaction, low temperature plasma physics, electromagnetic radiation from vacuum arcs, and optical spectroscopy.


Spacecraft Components Differential Charging in LEO, GEO and in Vacuum Chamber