Dr. Michael Freed

Dr. Mike Freed


Office: McConnell Hall 203
Department of Physics, PO Box 6983
Radford, VA  24142
540-831-5256 (office)    540-831-5652 (Dept. office)

Courses Taught

PHYS 111 - General Physics I

PHYS 222 - Physics II

PHSC 431 - Energy and the Environment

ASTR 111 - General Astronomy I

ASTR 112 - General Astronomy II

ASTR 421 - Solar System Astronomy

ASTR 422 - Galactic Astronomy and Cosmology



Ph.D., Physics, 2016, Montana State University

M.S., Physics, 2012, Montana State University

B.S., Astronomy & Physics, 2009, Northern Arizona University

A.A., Mechanical Technology, 2003, Thomas Nelson Community College 


Michael Freed and David McKenzie, "Quantifying Turbulent Dynamics Found within the Plasma Sheets of Multiple Solar Flares", 2018, ApJ, (Accepted for Publication)

Katharine Reeves, Michael Freed, David McKenzie, and Sabrina Savage, "An Exploration of Heating Mechanisms in Supra-arcade Plasma Sheet Formed after a Coronal Mass Ejection", 2017, ApJ836http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/836/1/55/meta

Michael Freed, David McKenzie, Dana Longcope, and Mikki Wilburn, “Analysis of Flows Inside Quiescent Prominences as Captured by Hinode/Solar Optical Telescope”, 2016, ApJ, 818http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/0004-637X/818/1/57/meta

Michael Freed, Dana Longcope, and David McKenzie, “Three-Year Global Survey of Coronal Null Points from Potential-Field-Source-Surface (PFSS) Modeling and Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Observations”, 2014, Solar Physics, 290https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11207-014-0616-5

Lorin S. Matthews, Ryan Hayes, Michael Freed, and Truell W. Hyde, “Formation of Cosmic Dust Bunnies”, 2007, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science260, https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/4154884/