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Jean Carlos Perez

Associate Professor | College of Engineering and Science - Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

Program Chair | Physics and Space Sciences

Contact Information

jcperez@fit.edu
(321) 674-8084
F.W. Olin Physical Sciences, 350

Personal Overview

My primary research interests are in the area of nonlinear dynamics and turbulence in plasma flows with applications to laboratory, space and astrophysical plasmas, placing strong emphasis in fundamental processes that are common to these plasmas. I have worked in analytical and numerical modeling of complex plasma systems using fluid closures such as magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and multi-fluid models.

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Educational Background

PhD, 2006, The University of Texas at Austin, Physics
MS, 2001, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Physics
BS, 1998, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Physics

Professional Experience

2019- , Associate Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
2013-2019 , Academic Visitor, New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, NY
2015-2019, Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
2011-2015, Research Scientist III, Space Science Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
2009-2011, Research Scientist II, Space Science Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
2009-2011, Assistant Scientist, Dept. Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2006-2009, Research Associate, Dept. Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Current Courses

PHY 5015: Analytical Mechanics 1
PHY 5082: Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
PHY 3011: Physical Mechanics
SPS 4025: Introduction to Space Plasma Physics
SPS 5020: Space Physics 1

Selected Publications

  1. Vamsee K. Jagarlamudi, N. E. Raouafi, Sofiane Bourouaine, Parisa Mostafavi, Andrea Larosa, Jean C. Perez. Occurrence and Evolution of Switchbacks in the Inner Heliosphere: Parker Solar Probe Observations. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 950:L7, June 2023.
  2. N. E. Raouafi, L. Matteini, J. Squire, S. T. Badman, M. Velli, K. G. Klein, C. H. K. Chen, W. H. Matthaeus, A. Szabo, M. Linton, R. C. Allen, J. R. Szalay, R. Bruno, R. B. Decker, M. Akhavan-Tafti, O. V. Agapitov, S. D. Bale, R. Bandyopadhyay, K. Battams, L. Berčič, S. Bourouaine, T. A. Bowen, C. Cattell, B. D. G. Chandran, R. Chhiber, C. M. S. Cohen, R. D’Amicis, J. Giacalone, P. Hess, R. A. Howard, T. S. Horbury, V. K. Jagarlamudi, C. J. Joyce, J. C. Kasper, J. Kinnison, R. Laker, P. Liewer, D. M. Malaspina, I. Mann, D. J. McComas, T. Niembro-Hernandez, T. Nieves-Chinchilla, O. Panasenco, P. Pokorný, A. Pusack, M. Pulupa, Jean C. Perez, P. Riley, A. P. Rouillard, C. Shi, G. Stenborg, A. Tenerani, J. L. Verniero, N. Viall, A. Vourlidas, B. E. Wood, L. D. Woodham & T. Woolley. Space Science Reviews volume 219, Article number: 8, February 2023.
  3. Juan C. Palacios, Sofiane Bourouaine, Jean C. Perez. On the Statistics of Elsasser Increments in Solar Wind and Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 940:L20, November 2022.
  4. Sofiane Bourouaine, Jean C. Perez, Nour E. Raouafi, Benjamin D. G. Chandran, Stuart D. Bale, and Marco Velli. On the Statistics of Elsasser Increments in Solar Wind and Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 932:L13, June 2022.
  5. Jean C. Perez, Sofiane Bourouaine, Christopher H. K. Chen and Nour E. Raouafi. Applicability of Taylor's Hypothesis during Parker Solar Probe perihelia. Astron. Astrophys. (Parker Solar Probe Special Issue), 650, A22, 2021.
  6. Jean C. Perez, Benjamin D. G. Chandran, Kristopher G. Klein, and Mihailo M. Martinović. How Alfvén waves energize the solar wind: heat versus work. Journal of Plasma Physics, 87(2), Apr 2021. 
  7. Christopher H. K. Chen, Benjamin D. G. Chandran, L. Woodham, S. I. Jones-Mecholsky, Jean C. Perez, Sofiane Bourouaine, Kristopher G. Klein, D. Burgess, J. C. Kasper, and S. D. Bale. The near-Sun streamer belt solar wind: turbulence and solar wind acceleration. Astron. Astrophys., 650, L3, 2021.
  8. Sofiane Bourouaine, Jean C. Perez, Kristopher G. Klein, Christopher H. K. Chen, Mihailo Martinovic, Stuart D. Bale, Justin C. Kasper, and Nour Raouafi. Turbulence Characteristics of Switchback and Nonswitchback Intervals Observed by Parker Solar Probe. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 904(2):L30, December 2020.
  9. Jean C. Perez and Sofiane Bourouaine. Eulerian space-time correlation of strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physical Review Research, 2, 023357, June 2020.
  10. Jean C. Perez, Augustus Azelis and Sofiane Bourouaine. Two-time energy spectrum of weak magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physical Review Research, 2, 023189, May 2020
  11. Sofiane Bourouaine and Jean C. Perez. Interpreting solar wind data beyond Taylor’s hypothesis. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 893(2):L32, April 2020.
  12. Benjamin D. G. Chandran and Jean C. Perez. Reflection-driven magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in the solar atmosphere and solar wind. Journal of Plasma Physics, 85(4), Aug 2019.
  13. Sofiane Bourouaine, and Jean C. Perez. On the interpretation of parker solar probe turbulent signals. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 879(1):L16, July 2019.
  14. Sofiane Bourouaine and Jean C. Perez. On the limitations of taylor’s hypothesis in parker solar probe’s measurements near the alfvén critical point. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 858(2):L20, May 2018.
  15. Benjamin D. G. Chandran, Jean C. Perez, Daniel Verscharen, Kristopher G. Klein, and Alfred Mallet. On the conservation of cross helicity and wave action in solar-wind models with non-wkb alfvén wave reflection. The Astrophysical Journal, 811(1):50, Sep 2015.
  16. Kristopher G. Klein, Jean C. Perez, D. Verscharen, A. Mallet, and B.D.G. Chandran. A modified version of taylor’s hypothesis for solar probe plus observations. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 801(1), Mar 2015.
  17. Jean C. Perez, Joanne Mason, Stanislav Boldyrev, and Fausto Cattaneo. Scaling Properties of Small-scale Fluctuations in Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 793:L13, Sep 2014.
  18. V. Zhdankin, S. Boldyrev, Jean C. Perez, and S.M. Tobias. Energy dissipation in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence: Coherent structures or "nanoflares"? Astrophysical Journal, 795(2), 2014.
  19. J. Mason, S. Boldyrev, F. Cattaneo, and Jean C. Perez. The statistics of a passive scalar in field-guided magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 108(6):686–695, 2014.
  20. Jean C. Perez and Benjamin D.G. Chandran. Direct numerical simulations of reflection-driven, reduced magnetohydrodynamic turbulence from the sun to the alfvén critical point. Astrophysical Journal, 776(2), 2013.
  21. C.H.K. Chen, S. Boldyrev, Q. Xia, and Jean C. Perez. Nature of subproton scale turbulence in the solar wind. Physical Review Letters, 110(22), 2013.
  22. S. Boldyrev, K. Horaites, Q. Xia, and Jean C. Perez. Toward a theory of astrophysical plasma turbulence at subproton scales. Astrophysical Journal, 777(1), 2013.
  23. Jean C. Perez, J. Mason, S. Boldyrev, and F. Cattaneo. On the energy spectrum of strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physical Review X, 2(4), 2012.
  24. S. Boldyrev and Jean C. Perez. Spectrum of kinetic-alfvén turbulence. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 758(2), 2012.
  25. Stanislav Boldyrev, Jean C. Perez, Joseph E. Borovsky, and John J. Podesta. Spectral Scaling Laws in Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence Simulations and in the Solar Wind. Astrophys. J., 741:L19, Nov 2011.
  26. J. Mason, Jean C. Perez, F. Cattaneo, and S. Boldyrev. Extended scaling laws in numerical simulations of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 735(2), 2011.
  27. Jean C. Perez and S. Boldyrev. Numerical simulations of imbalanced strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 710(1), 2010.
  28. Jean C. Perez and S. Boldyrev. Strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence with cross helicity. Physics of Plasmas, 17(5), 2010.
  29. Jean C. Perez and S. Boldyrev. Role of cross-helicity in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physical Review Letters, 102(2), 2009.
  30. S. Boldyrev and Jean C. Perez. Spectrum of weak magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physical Review Letters, 103(22), 2009.
  31. Jean C. Perez and S. Boldyrev. On weak and strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 672(1), 2008.

Recognition & Awards

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), National Science Foundation,  Apr. 2018

Research

Active Grants

Total active contracts at FIT: $1,943,638

ProjectFunding AgencyRoleFIT AwardTotal AwardPeriod
CAREER: Toward understanding solar wind turbulence in the inner heliosphere. NSF SHINE PI   $747k 2018-2023
Investigating scale-dependent dynamic alignment laws in the solar wind. NASA HGI PI   $489k 2019-2022
Investigating the space time correlation of solar wind turbulence. NASA HSR Co-I $136k $670k 2020-2023
Using Parker Solar Probe (PSP) observations to test and constrain models of the solar wind and solar-wind turbulence. NASA PSPGI PI   $487k 2021-2024
On the origin of energetically-dominant sunward-propagating Alfven waves in the solar wind. NASA HGI Co-I $85k $518k 2021-2024

 

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