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Prof. Gurbax Singh Lakhina


INSA Senior Scientist
Upper Atmospheric Studies Division




Room No: 102
Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
Plot No. 5, Sector 18, New Panvel
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra – 410 218
Email: lakhina@iigs.iigm.res.in
Phone: +91-22-2748 4127
Fax : +91-22-2748 0762


Academic Record:

  • Ph. D. (Physics), Indian institute of Technology, Delhi, India (1972)


  • The Kalpathi Ramakrishna Ramanathan Medal (2005) of Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi
  • 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, since 1997.
  • 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, Federal Republic of Germany, in 1981-1982 and in 1985.
  • National Merit Scholarship, Government of India, from 1963 to 1969.

Professional membership and service:

  • Associate Editor of Advances in Space Research, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2008
  • Associate Editor of JGR-Space Physics, AGU, Washington DC, 2006-2007
  • Elected Chairman of COSPAR Commission D-3, 2004-2008, and 2008-2012.
  • Elected Vice-President of Bombay Chapter of Humboldt Academy, 2004-2006.
  • Member, CAWSES-India National Steering Committee, 2004-2008
  • Member, of the Joint National Committee of COSPAR – URSI – SCOSTEP, 2004-2006.
  • Member of the Executive Council of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA), 199-2003 and 2003 -2007.
  • Member, Editorial Board for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India (Section A- Physical Sciences), 2003-2004.
  • Member, Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Radio and Space Physics, 2002 to 2004.
  • Member of the IAGA Resolution Committee 2001-2003.
  • Vice-President of Indian Geophysical Union, 2001-2003, 2003-2005.
  • Member of the Senate of Shivaji University, Kolhapur, 2000-2004
  • Member and Secretary of the Indian National Committee on SCOSTEP, 2000-2003.
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Council of Space Physics Laboratory, VSSC, Trivandrum, 1999-2008.
  • Member of U.S. Commission H of International Union of Radio Science (URSI), 1998.
  • IAGA National Correspondent for INDIA, 1998
  • Member SERC Programme Advisory Committee on Atmospheric Sciences (PAC-AS) of Department of Science and Technology, from 1998 - 2004.
  • Member of National Committee for Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) 1997-2000.
  • Life Member of American Geophysical Union
  • Life Member of Indian Physics Association
  • Life Member of Plasma Science Society of India, Executive Council member 1993-1995, President 1996-1998
  • Life Member of Indian Astronomical Society
  • Life Member of Bombay Association for Science Education

Research Interests:

  • Sun-Earth plasma connection, Magnetosphere - ionosphere coupling
  • Magnetospheric storms and substorms
  • Space Weather, Magnetic reconnection
  • Nonlinear waves in space plasmas including the auroral acceleration region and boundary layers.

Selected Publications in Refereed Journals:

  • Tsurutani, B. T., W. D. Gonzalez, Lakhina, G. S. and S. Alex, The extreme magnetic storm of 1-2 September 1859, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 1268, doi:10.1029/2002JA009504, 2003.
  • Singh, S.V. and Lakhina, G.S., Generation of electron-acoustic waves in the magnetosphere, Planet. Space Sci., 49, 107-114, doi:10.1016/S0032-0633(00)00126-4, 2001.
  • Lakhina, G. S., B. T. Tsurutani, H. Kojima, and H. Matsumoto, "Broadband" plasma waves in the boundary layers, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 27,791-27,831, doi:10.1029/2000JA900054, 2000.
  • Lakhina, G. S., Low-Frequency Electrostatic Noise Due to Velocity Shear Instabilities in the Regions of Magnetospheric Flow Boundaries, J. Geophys. Res., 92, 12,161-12,170, doi:10.1029/JA092iA11p12161, 1987.
  • Lakhina, G.S., Low frequency plasma turbulence during solar wind comet interaction, Astrophys. Space Sci. 133, 203 -218, doi:10.1007/BF00642480, 1987.

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