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Dr. Amar Kakad


Asso. Professor 
Upper Atmospheric Studies Division




Room No: 210
Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
Plot No. 5, Sector 18, New Panvel
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra – 410 218
Email: amar@iigs.iigm.res.in
Phone: +91-22-2748 4188
Fax : +91-22-2748 0762


Academic Record:

  • Ph. D. (Physics), Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Navi Mumbai, Degree awarded by Mumbai University, Mumbai, (2005).


  • URSI Young Scientist Award ,2008.
  • AP-RASC Young Scientist Award, 2010.


  • Visiting Scientist, University of the Western Cape, Bellville and University of Kwazulu Natal, Durban, South Africa (04th, November- 02nd, December, 2009).
  • Life Member, Plasma Science Society of India.

Research Interests:

  • Wave phenomenon in space plasmas: Theory and Numerical Simulations
  • Magnetospheric storms and substorms

Selected Publications in Refereed Journals:

  • Kakad, A. P., S. V. Singh and G. S. Lakhina,A shear flow instability in plasma sheet region, Planet. Space Sci., 51, 177-181, doi:10.1016/S0032-0633(02)00208-8, 2003.
  • Kakad, A. P., S. V. Singh, R. V. Reddy, G. S. Lakhina, S. G. Tagare and F. Verheest, Generation mechanism for electron acoustic solitary waves, Phys. Plasmas, 14, 052305, doi:10.1063/1.2732176, 2007.
  • Kakad, A. P., S. V. Singh, and G. S. Lakhina, Ring current instabilities excited by the energetic oxygen ions, Phys. Plasmas, 14, 092902, doi:10.1063/1.2777117, 2007.
  • Lakhina, G. S., A. P. Kakad, S. V. Singh, and F. Verheest, Ion-and electron acoustic solitons in two-electron temperature space plasmas, Phys. Plasmas, 15, 062903, doi:10.1063/1.2930469, 2008.
  • Lakhina, G. S., S. V. Singh, A. P. Kakad, M. L. Goldstein, A. F. Vinas, and J. S. Pickett, A mechanism for electrostatic solitary structures in the Earth’s magnetosheath, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A09212, doi:10.1029/2009JA014306, 2009.

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