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Mangalathayil Ali Abdu


Ministério da Defesa (Brasil). Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA). Divisão de Ciência da Computação (IEC)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Índia

Obtained Bachelor degree (B.Sc) in 1959) and Master degree (M.Sc) in 1961 from Maharajas college, Kerala University, and Ph.D )1967) from Physical research Laboratory, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India. Conducted research as National Research Council Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (1968-71). Research Professor at Center for Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics (CRAAM) at Mackenzie University, Sap Paulo (1971-73). Presently senior researcher and CNPq research fellow at 1A level at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. Coordinated ionospheric research program at INPE from 1978 to 2008; Professor of post graduation in Space Geophysics area at INPE, having supervised about 30 Doctoral and Masters thesis and a number of post doctoral fellows and many students for scientific initiation. Member of the CNPq evaluation committee (CA) from 2005 to 2008; Head of the Aeronomy Division at INPE (1992-1996); Member of executive committee of IAGA(International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy)/IUGG (2003-2011); Discipline Representative, Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) 1987-1995; Chairman, Inter-Divisional Commission for Developing Countries of IAGA; Chairman of the International Equatorial Electrojet Year (1991-1993) of IAGA. Coordinated the establishment of several ionospheric observatories in Brazil (Cachoeira Paulista, Fortaleza, and Sao Luis).Experience in the areas of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Space Geophysics with specific interest in Space and Atmospheric Science, ionospheric physics and aeronomy. Currently focussing on: Atmosphere-ionosphere-magnetosphere coupling, space weather issues, equatorial ionosphere, ionospheric electrodynamics, plasma bubbles, electric fields, ionospheric responses to magnetic storms. Reviewer for various scientific journals since 1973. Recognition for excellence in reviewing by AGU (American Geophysical Union) and Elsevier publisher. Consultant to CNPq, FAPESP, NASA, NSF etc. Published more than 290 research articles in International journals, and several book chapters, and edited one Book by Springer. Vikram Sarabhai Medal conferred by COSPAR/ISRO (2008) for excellence in promoting Space Research in Developing Countries. Member of the Science Academy of the State of Sao Paulo, ACADEMIA DE CIÊNCIAS DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO (ACIESP). Distinguished Lecturer in Solar-Terrestrial Science at the AOGS (Asia Oceania Geoscience Society) meeting, Singapore (2015).. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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