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  Malamati.Gkioulidou@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   Space Physicist

:  Heliophysics

  Van Allen Probes, RBSPICE

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
Ph.D. Space Physics 2012 Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
M.S. Space Physics 2008 Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
B.Sc. Physics 2006 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

JHU/APL

SENIOR PROFESSIONAL STAFF                                                                                                                                  2014 – present

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE                                                                                                                 2012 - 2014

  • Co-I of the Van Allen Probes/RBSPICE instrument and member of the Van Allen Probes Project science team.
  • Developed and implemented algorithms for the calculation and calibration of data products for the two RBSPICE instruments aboard the Van Allen Probes.
  • Performed extensive data analysis of measurements from multiple satellites in the Earth’s magnetosphere (Van Allen Probes, THEMIS, GOES, LANL), as well as ground-based facilities (SuperMAG magnetometer network) with focus on inner magnetosphere dynamics during storm time activity.

UCLA/Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT                                                                                                          2006 - 2012

  • Coupled and integrated a force-balanced magnetic field solver to the Rice Convection Model (RCM), in order to self-consistently calculate magnetic field changes according to plasma pressures in the plasma sheet and inner magnetosphere.
  • Incorporated plasma density and temperature profiles, based on statistical observations in the plasma sheet, to the outer boundary of RCM.
  • Incorporated electron loss rates derived from an empirical model to RCM, resulting in more realistic ionospheric conductance, which significantly affects the Magnetosphere - Ionosphere coupling.

My full CV

Google Scholar Citations

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS Magnetosphere: inner
MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS Ring current
MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS Plasma sheet
MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS Magnetosphere/ionosphere interactions
SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS Charged particle motion and acceleration
SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS Plasma energization
SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS Instruments and techniques
SPACE WEATHER Magnetic storms
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Start Year End Year Description
2014 Current Senior Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL).
2015 Current Instructor for graduate level Plasma Physics (615.753), Whiting School of Engineering/ Engineering for Professionals, JHU. Duties: Design a syllabus, prepare lectures, teaching, creating and grading homework assignments and exams (https://apps.ep.jhu.edu/course-homepages/3530-615.753-plasma-physics-gkioulidou)
2012 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, JHU/APL.
2010 2010 Teaching Assistant, UCLA.
2006 2012 Graduate Student Research Assistant, UCLA.
Start Year End Year Description
2017 2021 Co-chair of the “Magnetotail Dipolarization and its Effects on the Inner Magnetosphere” Focus Group of the NSF Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Workshop
2017 2017 Convener of Session “Toward a Comprehensive Understanding of the Storm-Time Geospace”, Fall AGU meeting.
2017 2017 Convener of Session “Dipolarization throughout the Magnetotail and its Effects on the inner magnetosphere”, Fall AGU meeting.
2015 2015 Convener of Session “Comparative Studies of the Storm-Time Inner Magnetosphere”, Fall AGU meeting.
2015 2015 Session organizer and Discussion Leader at the Inner Magnetosphere Coupling III (IMC III) meeting.
2014 2014 Convener of Session “Multi-point Observations in the Inner Magnetosphere: System-wide Understanding of Particle Transport, Energization and Loss”, Fall AGU meeting.
2013 Current Session organizer for multiple Van Allen Probes Science Working Group meetings.
2017 Current Topical Editor for Annales Geophysicae (ANGEO) Journal.
2013 Current Reviewer (panel and mail-in) of a number of proposals for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) program.
2011 Current Reviewer for Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR), Geophysical Research Letters (GRL), Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics (JASTP), Space Science Reviews, and AGU books.
2012 Current Judge, Outstanding Student Presentation Award, American Geophysical Union.
2007 Current Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU).
Year Description
2015 Elected Member, NSF Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Science Steering Committee, to serve as Magnetotail and Plasma Sheet Research Area Coordinator
2015 Publication award: Author's First APL Paper in Peer-Reviewed Journal, jHU/APL
2015 Invited participant of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) workshop on "Understanding energetic particle injections and their effect on Earth's outer radiation belt electrons using multipoint observations"
2011 Bjerknes Memorial Award for academic excellence, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department, UCLA
2009 - 2012 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)
2006 Dorothy Radcliffe Dee Fellowship, Physical Sciences Division, College of Letters and Science, UCLA
2001 Scholarship award, Greek State Scholarship Foundation
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/G-9009-2015.
Menz, A. M., Kistler, L. M., Mouikis, C. G., Spence, H. E., Skoug, R. M., Funsten, H. O., Larsen, B. A., Mitchell, D. G., Gkioulidou, M., (2017), The role of convection in the buildup of the ring current pressure during the 17 March 2013 storm, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 122, 475-492

Turner, D. L., O'Brien, T. P., Fennell, J. F., Claudepierre, S. G., Blake, J. B., Jaynes, A. N., Baker, D. N., Kanekal, S., Gkioulidou, M., Henderson, M. G., Reeves, G. D., (2017), Investigating the source of near-relativistic and relativistic electrons in Earth's inner radiation belt, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 122, 695-710

Ukhorskiy, A. Y., Sitnov, M. I., Merkin, V. G., Gkioulidou, M., Mitchell, D. G., (2017), Ion acceleration at dipolarization fronts in the inner magnetosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 122, 3040-3054

Clark, G., Cohen, I., Westlake, J. H., Andrews, G. B., Brandt, P., Gold, R. E., Gkioulidou, M. A., Hacala, R., Haggerty, D., Hill, M. E., Ho, G. C., Jaskulek, S. E., Kollmann, P., Mauk, B. H., McNutt, R. L., Mitchell, D. G., Nelson, K. S., Paranicas, C., Paschalidis, N., Schlemm, C. E., (2016), The "Puck" energetic charged particle detector: Design, heritage, and advancements, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 121, 7900-7913, ://WOS:000385811500043

Gkioulidou, Matina, Ukhorskiy, A. Y., Mitchell, D. G., Lanzerotti, L. J., (2016), Storm time dynamics of ring current protons: Implications for the long-term energy budget in the inner magnetosphere, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 4736-4744

Keika, K., Seki, K., Nose, M., Machida, S., Miyoshi, Y., Lanzerotti, L. J., Mitchell, D. G., Gkioulidou, M., Turner, D., Spence, H., Larsen, B. A., (2016), Storm time impulsive enhancements of energetic oxygen due to adiabatic acceleration of preexisting warm oxygen in the inner magnetosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 121, 7739-7752, ://WOS:000385811500030

Kistler, L. M., Mouikis, C. G., Spence, H. E., Menz, A. M., Skoug, R. M., Funsten, H. O., Larsen, B. A., Mitchell, D. G., Gkioulidou, M., Wygant, J. R., Lanzerotti, L. J., (2016), The source of O+ in the storm time ring current, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 121, 5333-5349

Lyons, L. R., Gallardo-Lacourt, B., Zou, S., Weygand, J. M., Nishimura, Y., Li, W., Gkioulidou, M., Angelopoulos, V., Donovan, E. F., Ruohoniemi, J. M., Anderson, B. J., Shepherd, S. G., Nishitani, N., (2016), The 17 March 2013 storm: Synergy of observations related to electric field modes and their ionospheric and magnetospheric Effects, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 121, 10880-10897

Nakayama, Y., Ebihara, Y., Ohtani, S., Gkioulidou, M., Takahashi, K., Kistler, L. M., Tanaka, T., (2016), Void structure of O+ ions in the inner magnetosphere observed by the Van Allen Probes, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 121, 11698-11713, ://WOS:000393183300007

Ohtani, Shinichi, Gkioulidou, Matina, Wang, Chih-Ping, Wolf, Richard A., (2016), The Harang reversal and the interchange stability of the magnetotail, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 121, 3278-3292

Westlake, J. H., Cohen, I. J., Mauk, B. H., Anderson, B. J., Mitchell, D. G., Gkioulidou, M., Walsh, B. M., Lanzerotti, L. J., Strangeway, R. J., Russell, C. T., (2016), The permeability of the magnetopause to a multispecies substorm injection of energetic particles, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 9453-9460, ://WOS:000385392900012

Yue, C., An, X., Bortnik, J., Ma, Q. L., Li, W., Thorne, R. M., Reeves, G. D., Gkioulidou, M., Mitchell, D. G., Kletzing, C. A., (2016), The relationship between the macroscopic state of electrons and the properties of chorus waves observed by the Van Allen Probes, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 7804-7812, ://WOS:000383290300003

Engebretson, M. J., Posch, J. L., Wygant, J. R., Kletzing, C. A., Lessard, M. R., Huang, C. -L., Spence, H. E., Smith, C. W., Singer, H. J., Omura, Y., Horne, R. B., Reeves, G. D., Baker, D. N., Gkioulidou, M., Oksavik, K., Mann, I. R., Raita, T., Shiokawa, K., (2015), Van Allen probes, NOAA, GOES, and ground observations of an intense EMIC wave event extending over 12 h in magnetic local time, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 120, 5465-5488

Gkioulidou, Matina, Ohtani, S., Mitchell, D. G., Ukhorskiy, A. Y., Reeves, G. D., Turner, D. L., Gjerloev, J. W., Nose, M., Koga, K., Rodriguez, J. V., Lanzerotti, L. J., (2015), Spatial structure and temporal evolution of energetic particle injections in the inner magnetosphere during the 14 July 2013 substorm event, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 120, 1924-1938

Halford, A. J., McGregor, S. L., Murphy, K. R., Millan, R. M., Hudson, M. K., Woodger, L. A., Cattel, C. A., Breneman, A. W., Mann, I. R., Kurth, W. S., Hospodarsky, G. B., Gkioulidou, M., Fennell, J. F., (2015), BARREL observations of an ICME-shock impact with the magnetosphere and the resultant radiation belt electron loss, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 120, 2557-2570

Motoba, T., Takahashi, K., Ukhorskiy, A., Gkioulidou, M., Mitchell, D. G., Lanzerotti, L. J., Korotova, G. I., Donovan, E. F., Wygant, J. R., Kletzing, C. A., Kurth, W. S., Blake, J. B., (2015), Link between premidnight second harmonic poloidal waves and auroral undulations: Conjugate observations with a Van Allen Probe spacecraft and a THEMIS all-sky imager, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 120, 1814-1831

O'Brien, T. P., Claudepierre, S. G., Looper, M. D., Blake, J. B., Fennell, J. F., Clemmons, J. H., Roeder, J. L., Kanekal, S. G., Manweiler, J. W., Mitchell, D. G., Gkioulidou, M., Lanzerotti, L. J., Spence, H. E., Reeves, G. D., Baker, D. N., (2015), On the use of drift echoes to characterize on-orbit sensor discrepancies, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 120, 2076-2087

Thaller, S. A., Wygant, J. R., Dai, L., Breneman, A. W., Kersten, K., Cattell, C. A., Bonnell, J. W., Fennell, J. F., Gkioulidou, Matina, Kletzing, C. A., De Pascuale, S., Hospodarsky, G. B., Bounds, S. R., (2015), Van Allen Probes investigation of the large-scale duskward electric field and its role in ring current formation and plasmasphere erosion in the 1 June 2013 storm, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 120, 4531-4543

Turner, D. L., Claudepierre, S. G., Fennell, J. F., O'Brien, T. P., Blake, J. B., Lemon, C., Gkioulidou, M., Takahashi, K., Reeves, G. D., Thaller, S., Breneman, A., Wygant, J. R., Li, W., Runov, A., Angelopoulos, V., (2015), Energetic electron injections deep into the inner magnetosphere associated with substorm activity, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 2079-2087

Gerrard, Andrew, Lanzerotti, Louis, Gkioulidou, Matina, Mitchell, Donald, Manweiler, Jerry, Bortnik, Jacob, (2014), Quiet time observations of He ions in the inner magnetosphere as observed from the RBSPICE instrument aboard the Van Allen Probes mission, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 1100-1105

Gerrard, Andrew, Lanzerotti, Louis, Gkioulidou, Matina, Mitchell, Donald, Manweiler, Jerry, Bortnik, Jacob, Keika, Kunihiro, (2014), Initial measurements of O-ion and He-ion decay rates observed from the Van Allen probes RBSPICE instrument, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 119, 8813-8819

Gkioulidou, Matina, Ukhorskiy, A. Y., Mitchell, D. G., Sotirelis, T., Mauk, B. H., Lanzerotti, L. J., (2014), The role of small-scale ion injections in the buildup of Earth's ring current pressure: Van Allen Probes observations of the 17 March 2013 storm, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 119

Wang, Chih-Ping, Gkioulidou, Matina, Lyons, Larry R., Xing, Xiaoyan, Wolf, Richard A., (2014), Interchange motion as a transport mechanism for formation of cold-dense plasma sheet, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 119, 8318-8337

Wing, Simon, Gkioulidou, Matina, Johnson, Jay R., Newell, Patrick T., Wang, Chih-Ping, (2013), Auroral particle precipitation characterized by the substorm cycle, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 118, 1022-1039

Gkioulidou, Matina, Wang, Chih-Ping, Wing, Simon, Lyons, Larry R., Wolf, Richard A., Hsu, Tung-Shin, (2012), Effect of an MLT dependent electron loss rate on the magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 117

Lyons, L. R., Nishimura, Y., Xing, X., Shi, Y., Gkioulidou, M., Wang, C. -P., Kim, H. -J., Zou, S., Angelopoulos, V., Donovan, E., Keiling, A, Donovan, E, Bagenal, F, Karlsson, T, (2012), Auroral Disturbances as a Manifestation of Interplay Between Large-Scale and Mesoscale Structure of Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Electrodynamical Coupling, Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric Processes: Earth and Other Planets, 197, 193-204

Wang, Chih-Ping, Gkioulidou, Matina, Lyons, Larry R., Angelopoulos, Vassilis, (2012), Spatial distributions of the ion to electron temperature ratio in the magnetosheath and plasma sheet, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 117

Gkioulidou, Matina, Wang, Chih-Ping, Lyons, Larry R., (2011), Effect of self-consistent magnetic field on plasma sheet penetration to the inner magnetosphere: Rice convection model simulations combined with modified Dungey force-balanced magnetic field solver, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 116

Subbotin, D. A., Shprits, Y. Y., Gkioulidou, M., Lyons, L. R., Ni, B., Merkin, V. G., Toffoletto, F. R., Thorne, R. M., Horne, R. B., Hudson, M. K., (2011), Simulation of the acceleration of relativistic electrons in the inner magnetosphere using RCM-VERB coupled codes, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 116

Wang, Chih-Ping, Gkioulidou, Matina, Lyons, Larry R., Wolf, Richard A., Angelopoulos, Vassilis, Nagai, Tsugunobu, Weygand, James M., Lui, A. T. Y., (2011), Spatial distributions of ions and electrons from the plasma sheet to the inner magnetosphere: Comparisons between THEMIS-Geotail statistical results and the Rice convection model, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 116

Chen, Lunjin, Thorne, Richard M., Jordanova, Vania K., Wang, Chih-Ping, Gkioulidou, Matina, Lyons, Larry, Horne, Richard B., (2010), Global simulation of EMIC wave excitation during the 21 April 2001 storm from coupled RCM-RAM-HOTRAY modeling, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 115

Gkioulidou, Matina, Wang, Chih-Ping, Lyons, Larry R., Wolf, Richard A., (2009), Formation of the Harang reversal and its dependence on plasma sheet conditions: Rice convection model simulations, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 114

Lyons, Larry R., Wang, Chih-Ping, Gkioulidou, Matina, Zou, Shasha, (2009), Connections between plasma sheet transport, Region 2 currents, and entropy changes associated with convection, steady magnetospheric convection periods, and substorms, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 114

Gkioulidou, M., Zimbardo, G., Pommois, P., Veltri, P., Vlahos, L., (2007), High energy particle transport in stochastic magnetic fields in the solar corona, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 462, 1113-1120