Kenneth L. Cummins

Kenneth L. Cummins

Research Associate, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
Research Professor, Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology
Kenneth Cummins

JW Harshbarger Building #11, Room 122

Expertise  Applied research on the physics and phenomenology of lightning.  Use of ground-based electromagnetic sensing in support of the upcoming launch (October 2016) of the world's first geostationery lightning mapper onboard GOES-R.  Use of multiple high-speed cameras, lightning location systems, and remote electric and magnetic field measurements to study the incidence and behavior of cloud-to-ground lightning in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, and Japan.


  • PHD electrical engineering (digital and statistical signal processing and physiological modeling) 1978, Stanford University