Marc Lessard

Dr. Marc Lessard is an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Space Science Center at the University of New Hampshire. He has been at UNH for ten years. His research focuses on the ionosphere, specifically on the question of how energy from the solar wind finds its way into the ionosphere. Dr. Lessard has served as a mentor for many undergraduates and has worked with students abroad on three different IROP projects, including John’s. “This [project] turned out great,” he said, indicating the results will contribute to a research paper to be published later this year. He encourages his students to work on their writing skills. In physics, he said, “writing to a wide range of audiences is very important.”