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Department of Physics

Lanzerotti, Louis J.

Contact Info
Title: Distinguished Research Professor
Office: Tiernan 101
Phone: 973-596-5343
Dept: Physics, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research

About Me



Positions Held
1965             Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University
1965-1967     Post-Doctoral Fellow, Bell Laboratories
1967-1982     Member of the Technical Staff, Bell                         Laboratories
1978-1996     Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical                        Engineering  University of Florida,                        Gainesville
1982-1996     Distinguished Member of Technical Staff,                        AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ1996-2001     Distinguished Member of Technical Staff,                        Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies,                        Murray Hill, NJ
2001-2008     Consultant, Bell Laboratories, Lucent                         Technologies/Alcatel Lucent,
                       Murray Hill, NJ
2002-            Distinguished Research Professor, New                        Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Publications and Patents
Author or co-author of more than 500 refereed publications
Co-author of 1 book; Co-editor of 4 books
Seven patents issued or filed
Awards and Honors
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), 1959Phi Kappa Phi, 1959Knight of St. Pat (Engineering Honor), 1960Lisle Abbott Rose Engineering Award, 1960Sigma Xi, 1963NASA Dist. Public Service Medal, 1988, 1994NASA Scientific Achievement Medal, 1996Regents Lecturer, Univ. Calif. Los Angeles, 198724th Harry G. Armstrong Lecture, Aerospace Medicine Association, 1989Waynick Memorial Lecture, Penn State U., 1991Benton Lecture, College Engineering, Univ. Florida, 19945th Annual. Mass. Space Grant Public. Lecture, MIT, 199420th William F. Marlar Lecture, Rice Univ., 2003Antarctic Service Medal of the U.S., 1979Mt. Lanzerotti, Antarctica (74´50´S, 70´33´W)Minor Planet 5504 LanzerottiFellow, American Geophysical Union, 1985Fellow, Inst. Electrical Electronics EngineeringFellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and AstronauticsFellow, American Association Advancement of ScienceFellow, American Physical SocietyWilliam Nordberg Medal, COSPAR, 2004International Academy of Astronautics, 1987National Academy of Engineering, 1988
Society Memberships
National Academy of EngineeringInstitute Electrical Electronics Engineering International Academy of AstronauticsAmerican Astronomical SocietyAmerican Physical SocietySoc. Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity (Japan)American Geophysical UnionAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics American Association for Advancement of Science
Elective OfficesHarding Township, NJ, School Board, 1982-1990; Vice-President, 1985-1990Harding Township, NJ, Committee (governing body), 1993-present; Mayor 2007, 2008, 2009




  • PhD, Harvard University
  • AM, Harvard University
  • BS, University of Illinois

Courses I Teach


Research Interests

Studies in geophysics and space plasma physics as related to planetary magnetospheres, energetic particles emitted by the sun, and the engineering impacts of natural and artificial space phenomena on space and terrestrial technologies.