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Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
M. Sc. Physics 1982 Moscow State University
Ph. D. Physics 1986 Moscow State University
 
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Start Year End Year Description
2014 Current Principal Professional Staff, JHU/APL, Space Exploration Sector
2007 2014 Senior Professional Staff, JHU/APL, Space Exploration Sector
2005 2007 Associate Research Scientist, Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park
2003 2005 Assistant Research Scientist, Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park
1998 2003 Research Associate, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park
1993 2003 Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University
1988 1993 Research Scientist, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University
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G. K. Stephens, M. I. Sitnov, A. Y. Ukhorskiy, E. C. Roelof, N. A. Tsyganenko, G. Le, (2016), Empirical modeling of the storm time innermost magnetosphere using Van Allen Probes and THEMIS data: Eastward and banana currents, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 121, 157-170, ://WOS:000371146900012

V. G. Merkin, M. I. Sitnov, J. G. Lyon, (2015), Evolution of generalized two-dimensional magnetotail equilibria in ideal and resistive MHD, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 120, 1993-2014, ://WOS:000353237600035

A. Y. Ukhorskiy, M. I. Sitnov, R. M. Millan, B. T. Kress, J. F. Fennell, S. G. Claudepierre, R. J. Barnes, (2015), Global storm time depletion of the outer electron belt, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 120, 2543-2556, ://WOS:000354894800014

M. I. Sitnov, V. G. Merkin, M. Swisdak, T. Motoba, N. Buzulukova, T. E. Moore, B. H. Mauk, S. Ohtani, (2014), Magnetic reconnection, buoyancy, and flapping motions in magnetotail explosions, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 119, ://WOS:000344810200012

A. Y. Ukhorskiy, M. I. Sitnov, R. M. Millan, B. T. Kress, D. C. Smith, (2014), Enhanced radial transport and energization of radiation belt electrons due to drift orbit bifurcations, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 119, 163-170, ://WOS:000333028600016

A. Y. Ukhorskiy, M. I. Sitnov, D. G. Mitchell, K. Takahashi, L. J. Lanzerotti, B. H. Mauk, (2014), Rotationally driven 'zebra stripes' in Earth's inner radiation belt, Nature, 507, 338-+, ://WOS:000333029000029

H. S. Fu, J. B. Cao, Yu V. Khotyaintsev, M. I. Sitnov, A. Runov, S. Y. Fu, M. Hamrin, M. Andre, A. Retino, Y. D. Ma, H. Y. Lu, X. H. Wei, S. Y. Huang, (2013), Dipolarization fronts as a consequence of transient reconnection: In situ evidence, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 6023-6027, ://WOS:000329141900002

D. G. Mitchell, L. J. Lanzerotti, C. K. Kim, M. Stokes, G. Ho, S. Cooper, A. Ukhorskiy, J. W. Manweiler, S. Jaskulek, D. K. Haggerty, P. Brandt, M. Sitnov, K. Keika, J. R. Hayes, L. E. Brown, R. S. Gurnee, J. C. Hutcheson, K. S. Nelson, N. Paschalidis, E. Rossano, S. Kerem, (2013), Radiation Belt Storm Probes Ion Composition Experiment (RBSPICE), Space Science Reviews, 179, 263-308, ://WOS:000326381300008

T. E. Moore, M. O. Chandler, N. Buzulukova, G. A. Collinson, E. L. Kepko, K. S. Garcia-Sage, M. G. Henderson, M. I. Sitnov, (2013), "Snowplow" injection front effects, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 118, 6478-6488, ://WOS:000330180600044

M. I. Sitnov, N. Buzulukova, M. Swisdak, V. G. Merkin, T. E. Moore, (2013), Spontaneous formation of dipolarization fronts and reconnection onset in the magnetotail, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 22-27, ://WOS:000317826300005

G. K. Stephens, M. I. Sitnov, J. Kissinger, N. A. Tsyganenko, R. L. McPherron, H. Korth, B. J. Anderson, (2013), Empirical reconstruction of storm time steady magnetospheric convection events, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 118, 6434-6456, ://WOS:000330180600041

A. Y. Ukhorskiy, M. I. Sitnov, (2013), Dynamics of Radiation Belt Particles, Space Science Reviews, 179, 545-578, ://WOS:000326381300016

A. Y. Ukhorskiy, M. I. Sitnov, V. G. Merkin, A. V. Artemyev, (2013), Rapid acceleration of protons upstream of earthward propagating dipolarization fronts, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 118, 4952-4962, ://WOS:000324992300022

M. I. Sitnov, M. Swisdak, (2012), Onset of collisionless magnetic reconnection in two-dimensional current sheets and formation of dipolarization fronts (vol 116, A12216, 2011), Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 117, ://WOS:000300825600002

M. I. Sitnov, A. Y. Ukhorskiy, G. K. Stephens, (2012), Forecasting of global data-binning parameters for high-resolution empirical geomagnetic field models, Space Weather-the International Journal of Research and Applications, 10, ://WOS:000309135600001

A. Runov, V. Angelopoulos, M. Sitnov, V. A. Sergeev, R. Nakamura, Y. Nishimura, H. U. Frey, J. P. McFadden, D. Larson, J. Bonnell, K. H. Glassmeier, U. Auster, M. Connors, C. T. Russell, H. J. Singer, (2011), Dipolarization fronts in the magnetotail plasma sheet, Planetary and Space Science, 59, 517-525, ://WOS:000290078100010

M. I. Sitnov, M. Swisdak, (2011), Onset of collisionless magnetic reconnection in two-dimensional current sheets and formation of dipolarization fronts, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 116, ://WOS:000298262700002

A. Y. Ukhorskiy, M. I. Sitnov, R. M. Millan, B. T. Kress, (2011), The role of drift orbit bifurcations in energization and loss of electrons in the outer radiation belt, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 116, ://WOS:000294799400006

P. N. Guzdar, A. B. Hassam, M. Swisdak, M. I. Sitnov, (2010), A simple MHD model for the formation of multiple dipolarization fronts, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, ://WOS:000283545100007

M. I. Sitnov, K. Schindler, (2010), Tearing stability of a multiscale magnetotail current sheet, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, ://WOS:000277032800002

M. I. Sitnov, N. A. Tsyganenko, A. Y. Ukhorskiy, B. J. Anderson, H. Korth, A. T. Y. Lui, P. C. Brandt, (2010), Empirical modeling of a CIR-driven magnetic storm, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 115, ://WOS:000280590200003

A. Runov, V. Angelopoulos, M. I. Sitnov, V. A. Sergeev, J. Bonnell, J. P. McFadden, D. Larson, K. H. Glassmeier, U. Auster, (2009), THEMIS observations of an earthward-propagating dipolarization front, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, ://WOS:000268631200002

M. I. Sitnov, M. Swisdak, A. V. Divin, (2009), Dipolarization fronts as a signature of transient reconnection in the magnetotail, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 114, ://WOS:000264866200001

A. Y. Ukhorskiy, M. I. Sitnov, K. Takahashi, B. J. Anderson, (2009), Radial transport of radiation belt electrons due to stormtime Pc5 waves, Annales Geophysicae, 27, 2173-2181, ://WOS:000266406300034

X. Z. Zhou, V. Angelopoulos, A. Runov, M. I. Sitnov, F. Coroniti, P. Pritchett, Z. Y. Pu, Q. G. Zong, J. P. McFadden, D. Larson, K. H. Glassmeier, (2009), Thin current sheet in the substorm late growth phase: Modeling of THEMIS observations, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 114, ://WOS:000264865400001

X. Z. Zhou, V. Angelopoulos, A. Runov, M. I. Sitnov, Q. G. Zong, Z. Y. Pu, (2009), Ion distributions near the reconnection sites: Comparison between simulations and THEMIS observations, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 114, ://WOS:000272946700002

M. I. Sitnov, N. A. Tsyganenko, A. Y. Ukhorskiy, P. C. Brandt, (2008), Dynamical data-based modeling of the storm-time geomagnetic field with enhanced spatial resolution, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 113, ://WOS:000258156400005

Aleksandr Y. Ukhorskiy, Mikhail I. Sitnov, (2008), Radial transport in the outer radiation belt due to global magnetospheric compressions, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 70, 1714-1726, ://WOS:000261538700004

G. M. Zaslavsky, P. N. Guzdar, M. Edelnman, M. I. Sitnov, A. S. Sharma, (2008), Multiscale behavior and fractional kinetics from the data of solar wind-magnetosphere coupling, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 13, 314-330, ://WOS:000254601700009

A. V. Divin, M. I. Sitnov, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, (2007), Reconnection onset in the magnetotail: Particle simulations with open boundary conditions, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, ://WOS:000246494400003

M. I. Sitnov, P. N. Guzdar, M. Swisdak, (2007), Atypical current sheets and plasma bubbles: A self-consistent kinetic model, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, ://WOS:000248598800001

N. A. Tsyganenko, M. I. Sitnov, (2007), Magnetospheric configurations from a high-resolution data-based magnetic field model, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 112, ://WOS:000247371600007

G. M. Zaslavsky, P. N. Guzdar, M. Edelman, M. I. Sitnov, A. S. Sharma, (2007), Selfsimilarity and fractional kinetics of solar wind-magnetosphere coupling, Physica a-Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, 373, 11-20, ://WOS:000242316000002

M. I. Sitnov, M. Swisdak, P. N. Guzdar, A. Runov, (2006), Structure and dynamics of a new class of thin current sheets, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 111, ://WOS:000239788300001

J. P. Eastwood, D. G. Sibeck, J. A. Slavin, M. L. Goldstein, B. Lavraud, M. Sitnov, S. Imber, A. Balogh, E. A. Lucek, I. Dandouras, (2005), Observations of multiple X-line structure in the Earth's magnetotail current sheet: A Cluster case study, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, ://WOS:000229964300003

M. I. Sitnov, P. N. Guzdar, M. Swisdak, (2005), On the formation of a plasma bubble, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, ://WOS:000231568600004

N. A. Tsyganenko, M. I. Sitnov, (2005), Modeling the dynamics of the inner magnetosphere during strong geomagnetic storms, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 110, ://WOS:000227880500007

M. I. Sitnov, A. T. Y. Lui, P. N. Guzdar, P. H. Yoon, (2004), Current-driven instabilities in forced current sheets, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 109, ://WOS:000220434300001

M. I. Sitnov, M. Swisdak, J. F. Drake, P. N. Guzdar, B. N. Rogers, (2004), A model of the bifurcated current sheet: 2. Flapping motions, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, ://WOS:000221333700001

A. Y. Ukhorskiy, M. I. Sitnov, A. S. Sharma, B. J. Anderson, S. Ohtani, A. T. Y. Lui, (2004), Data-derived forecasting model for relativistic electron intensity at geosynchronous orbit, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, ://WOS:000221333700004

A. Y. Ukhorskiy, M. I. Sitnov, A. S. Sharma, K. Papadopoulos, (2004), Global and multi-scale features of solar wind-magnetosphere coupling: From modeling to forecasting, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, ://WOS:000221076300002

X. Shao, M. I. Sitnov, S. A. Sharma, K. Papadopoulos, C. C. Goodrich, P. N. Guzdar, G. M. Milikh, M. J. Wiltberger, J. G. Lyon, (2003), Phase transition-like behavior of magnetospheric substorms: Global MHD simulation results, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 108, ://WOS:000181832300001

M. I. Sitnov, P. N. Guzdar, M. Swisdak, (2003), A model of the bifurcated current sheet, Geophysical Research Letters, 30, ://WOS:000184338700003

A. Y. Ukhorskiy, M. I. Sitnov, A. S. Sharma, K. Papadopoulos, (2003), Combining global and multi-scale features in a description of the solar wind-magnetosphere coupling, Annales Geophysicae, 21, 1913-1929, ://WOS:000189047300002

M. I. Sitnov, A. S. Sharma, P. N. Guzdar, P. H. Yoon, (2002), Reconnection onset in the tail of Earth's magnetosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 107, ://WOS:000180343700032

M. I. Sitnov, A. S. Sharma, K. Papadopoulos, D. Vassiliadis, (2002), Modeling substorm dynamics of the magnetosphere: From self-organization and self-organized criticality to nonequilibrium phase transitions, Physical Review E, 65, ://WOS:000173407500027

A. Y. Ukhorskiy, M. I. Sitnov, A. S. Sharma, K. Papadopoulos, (2002), Global and multiscale aspects of magnetospheric dynamics in local-linear filters, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 107, ://WOS:000180360500036

P. H. Yoon, A. T. Y. Lui, M. I. Sitnov, (2002), Generalized lower-hybrid drift instabilities in current-sheet equilibrium, Physics of Plasmas, 9, 1526-1538, ://WOS:000175197300006

AS Sharma, MI Sitnov, K Papadopoulos, (2001), Substorms as nonequilibrium transitions of the magnetosphere, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 63, 1399-1406

MI Sitnov, AS Sharma, K Papadopoulos, D Vassiliadis, JA Valdivia, AJ Klimas, DN Baker, (2000), Phase transition-like behavior of the magnetosphere during substorms, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 105, 12955-12974

MI Sitnov, LM Zelenyi, HV Malova, AS Slarma, (2000), Thin current sheet embedded within a thicker plasma sheet: Self-consistent kinetic theory, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 105, 13029-13043

LM Zelenyi, MI Sitnov, HV Malova, AS Sharma, (2000), Thin and superthin ion current sheets. Quasi-adiabatic and nonadiabatic models, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 7, 127-139

M. I. Sitnov, A. T. Y. Lui, (1999), Cross-field current instability as a catalyst of the explosive reconnection in the geomagnetotail, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 104, 6941-6951, ://WOS:000079481600025

M. I. Sitnov, H. V. Malova, A. S. Sharma, (1999), Linear stability of a tearing mode in a quasineutral current sheet, Plasma Physics Reports, 25, 227-235, ://WOS:000079111300006

M. I. Sitnov, H. V. Malova, A. S. Sharma, (1998), Role of the temperature ratio in the linear stability of the quasi-neutral sheet tearing mode, Geophysical Research Letters, 25, 269-272, ://WOS:000071848000012

AP Kropotkin, HV Malova, MI Sitnov, (1997), Self-consistent structure of a thin anisotropic current sheet, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 102, 22099-22106

M. I. Sitnov, H. V. Malova, A. T. Y. Lui, (1997), Quasi-neutral sheet tearing instability induced by electron preferential acceleration from stochasticity, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 102, 163-173, ://WOS:A1997WA69200014

H. V. Malova, M. I. Sitnov, (1993), ON THE MECHANISM OF TEARING INSTABILITY IN A QUASI-NEUTRAL SHEET ASSOCIATED WITH THE PHENOMENON OF DETERMINISTIC CHAOS IN STRONGLY CURVED MAGNETIC-FIELDS, Physics Letters A, 177, 235-240, ://WOS:A1993LJ33000012

M. I. Sitnov, (1991), PLASMA-WAVE COLLISIONLESS DAMPING AND CHARGED-PARTICLE ACCELERATION INDUCED BY DETERMINISTIC CHAOS IN A STRONGLY CURVED MAGNETIC-FIELD, Physics Letters A, 159, 170-173, ://WOS:A1991GL66300012

H. V. Malova, M. I. Sitnov, (1989), NONLINEAR STRUCTURES, STOCHASTICITY AND INTERMITTENCY IN THE DYNAMICS OF CHARGED-PARTICLES NEAR A MAGNETIC-FIELD REVERSAL, Physics Letters A, 140, 136-140, ://WOS:A1989AR06800014

M. I. Sitnov, (1988), MAXIMUM ENERGY OF PARTICLES IN SERFOTRON IN THE UNLIMITED ACCELERATION REGIME, Pisma V Zhurnal Tekhnicheskoi Fiziki, 14, 89-92, ://WOS:A1988M126000024

L. S. Kuzmenkov, M. I. Sitnov, (1984), BERNSTEIN MODE FORMATION IN WEAK MAGNETIC-FIELD, Physics Letters A, 100, 141-143, ://WOS:A1984SA98500007