Frederick Menk obtained his PhD in space physics in 1984. His research interests focus on propagation of ultra-low frequency plasma waves through the magnetosphere and ionosphere, related instrumentation, and improving radiation treatment of cancers. He has chaired the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy working group on ULF waves, served on many international and national committees and review panels, convened several international symposia, and was project manager for the NewMag magnetometer payload on the FedSat spacecraft. He has been Deputy Dean of a large faculty at the University of Newcastle, where he is currently Professor of Physics
Colin Waters obtained his PhD in space physics in 1993. He has published research on a number of space physics topics including computer simulations and experimental studies of ULF wave propagation in the magnetosphere and ionosphere, energy exchange between the magnetosphere and the ionosphere by auroral currents and ULF wave effects on technology such as Doppler clutter in over-the-horizon radar systems, geomagnetic induced currents in electricity supply networks and gas pipelines. He has convened several International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy symposia, served on various national and international space science related committees and is an associate editor for Journal Geophysical Research-Space Physics.