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Dr. Chinmaya Nayak

Dr. Chinmaya Nayak
H.Q. Panvel
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Academic Record: 
  • Ph. D., Physics (2014) 2006-2013 (Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Navi Mumbai) 
  • M.Sc. (Physics) 2003-2005 (Ravenshaw College/Utkal University, Odisha, India) 
  • B. Sc. (Physics) 2000-2003 (Kendrapara College, Kendrapara, Odisha, India) 
Research Area: 
  • Planetary atmosphere/ionosphere
  • Space weather effects on climate
Professional Appointments: 
  • Guest Researcher (Oct 2019-May 2021)
    Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRFU)
    Angstromlaboratoriet, 75237 Uppsala, Sweden
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (May 2017- May 2009)
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, George Mason University
    4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, USA
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (August 2015- April 2017)
    Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research (CSRSR)
    National Central University, Taiwan
Scientific Honours: 
  • Gold prize (1st prize) at the COSPAR-IRI capacity building workshop, 2015 held at Bangkok, Thailand. (2-13 November, 2015)
  • Successfully awarded the CSIR JRF-NET (2006) (Junior Research Fellowship-National Eligibility Test) conducted by Council of Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR), India, in the subject of Physics. 
  1. Chinmaya Nayak and Erdal Yiğit: Variation of small scale gravity wave activity in the ionosphere during a major sudden stratospheric warming event of 2009 [2019];  Journal of Geophysical Research, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JA026048
  2. SY Su, LC Tsai, CH Liu, C Nayak, R Caton, K Groves: Ionospheric Es layer scintillation
    characteristics studied with Hilbert-Huang transform: Advances in Space Research 64 (10), 2137-2144, DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2019.06.039 [2019]
  3. P Jamjareegulgarn, P Supnithi, P Kenpankho, N Wichaipanich, C Nayak: Improving the modeling of bottomside thickness parameters over midlatitudes and high latitudes;
    Advances in Space Research, 65 (3), 909-932, DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2019.10.026 [2019]
  4. Chinmaya Nayak and Erdal Yiğit : GPS-TEC Observation of Gravity Waves Generated in the Ionosphere During 21 August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse [2018]; Journal of Geophysical Research , Volume 123, Issue 1, pp. 725-738 DOI: 10.1002/2017JA024845, 2018
  5. Bruce T. Tsurutani, Gurbax S. Lakhina, Ezequiel Echer, Rajkumar Hajra, Chinmaya Nayak, Anthony J. Mannucci, Xing Meng; Comment on “Modeling Extreme “Carrington‐Type” Space Weather Events Using Three‐Dimensional Global MHD Simulations” by C. M. Ngwira, A. Pulkkinen, M. M. Kuznetsova, and A. Glocer” [2018]; Journal of Geophysical Research , Volume 123, Issue 2, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JA024779     

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