Welcome to airglow@illinois

This is the website for the research group headed by Prof. Jonathan Makela in The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We focus on understanding the dynamics of the ionosphere using a combination of optical and radio techniques. This is accomplished through instrument development, experimental campaigns, and data analysis. Our group is part of the Remote Sensing & Space Science group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. We are always looking for students interested in becoming involved in our research, especially those with a background in signal/image processing, plasma physics, or optical/radio instrument design.

Our research takes us all around the world. See the map below for our past, current, and future locations.