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Prof. G. S. Lakhina

Prof. G. S. Lakhina
Visiting Professor
H.Q Panvel
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Academic Record: 
  • B.Sc. , Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1967.
  • M.Sc.  Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1969.
  • Ph.D. in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1972.
Research Area: 
  • Linear and nonlinear waves  in space  and astrophysical plasmas,  Magnetospheric storms and substorms, Space Weather, Magnetic reconnection, micro-processes in the interplanetary medium,  and coherent radiation mechanism.
Professional Appointments: 
  • Visiting Scientist,  Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE),   Sao Jose dos Campos,  Brazil,  September - October 2012 .
  • Visiting Professor,  University of Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa, May 2011.
  • Visiting Scientist,  Astronomy Dept.  University of Maryland, USA, September 2008, and March-May 1994.
  • Visiting Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,   Maryland, August 2008.
  • Visiting Professor,  University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, March-May 2007.
  • Visiting Professor, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH),  Kyoto University, Japan , February –July 2005.     
  • Visiting Professor,  Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University, Japan, Sept.–Decem 2004
  • Senior NRC Associate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA, September 1996 - June 1998
  • Visiting Professor,  Department of Physics , University of Durban-Westville,  South Africa, April-May 1995. 
  • Visiting  Professor, Instituut voor theoretische mechanika, Universiteit Gent ,  Belgium, April-May   1991.    
  • Research  Scientist, Courant Institute of  Mathematical Sciences, New York University,  USA , 1988-1989        
  • Guest  Scientist, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany, 1985 and 1981-1982.  
Scientific Honours: 
  • 2015 AGU Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves and Processes Prize, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2015
  • 2014  COSPAR Vikram Sarabhai Medal by COSPAR and ISRO, India.
  • NASA Tech Brief Initial Award for contributing tothe development of scientific or technical innovation  concerning Magnetic and electric field polarization of oblique  magnetospheric chorus waves (NPO-47770),  2011
  • The Kalpathi Ramakrishna Ramanathan Medal (2005) of Indian National Science  Academy (INSA),   New Delhi
  • Group Achievement Award (2005) from European Space Agency (ESA) for the contribution to Plasma  Wave Team’s experiment on CLUSTER spacecraft.
  • NASA Cluster Science Team Group Achievement Award, 2004.
  • Fellow,  Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, India.
  • Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India,  Allahabad.
  • Decennial Award-Gold Medal 2000, Indian Geophysical Union, Hyderabad, India  
  • Senior Associate, International Centre for Theoretical Physics Trieste, Italy, 1997-2002.     
  • NASA Senior Resident Research Associateship, National Research Council, USA, 1996-1998
  • Fellow of Indian Geophysical Union, 1998
  • Associate Membership, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 1986-1993.  
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship,   Germany, in 1981-1982 and in 1985.
  • National Merit Scholarship,  Government of India, from 1963 to 1969