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Biography

I come from Greece and I am currently a research fellow at Northumbria University. I finished my BSc in Physics and MSc in Astrophysics from University of Athens. I got my PhD degree in Mathematics from KU Leuven, Belgium, with my doctoral studies revolving around numerical simulations of MHD Alfvenic waves in coronal loops.

After four years as a doctoral student at KU Leuven, I received an 1-year postdoctoral mandate (PDM - Internal Funds) for a short postdoctoral research project at KU Leuven. Towards the end of my first postdoc, I was granted a 3-year FWO fellowship from Research Foundation - Flanders with the support of KU Leuven. This fellowship is temporarily suspended, as I am currently working as a research fellow at Northumbria University.

My research interest include numerical modeling of waves and oscillations in the Solar Atmosphere, instabilities of oscillating coronal loops, coronal seismology, the mass-energy flow across the solar atmosphere and magnetic reconnection and the Coronal Heating Problem.

Research interests

1. I am interested in numerical simulations, with a focus on magnetohydrodynamics and forward modeling.
2. I have worked extensively on waves, oscillations and instabilities in solar coronal loops.
3. I am interested in coronal seismology (i.e. determining physical quantities at the solar atmosphere through the study of waves).
4. I am also involved in the study of the Coronal Heating Problem (i.e. the sustain of a hot solar atmosphere).
5. I have also an interest in the energy-mass flow across the solar atmopshere.
6. Currently, I am working on magnetic reconnection in the solar atmosphere, and more specifically on Oscillatory Reconnection.

Further Information

Employment

01.11.2020 - 30.09.2025: FWO Junior Postdoctoral Fellow at KU Leuven (CmPA, D. Mathematics), Belgium, (granted, temporarily suspended)
01.10.2020 - ongoing: Research Fellow at Northumbria University (Solar Physics group, Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering), UK
26.10.2019 - 30.09.2020: Postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven (CmPA, D. Mathematics), Belgium
26.10.2015 - 25.10.2019: PhD researcher at KU Leuven (CmPA, D. Mathematics), Belgium

Career Highlights

1. Recipient of a Junior Postdoctoral Fellowship from FWO Vlaanderen (grant number 1273221N).
2. Recipient of Postdoctoral mandate from KU Leuven Internal Funds (PDM/2019).
3. Participation in 13 refereed publications.
4. 4 years teaching experience (Fluid Dynamics, Calculus II, Differential Equations).

Education/Academic qualification

Mathematics, PhD

31 Aug 201931 Dec 2099

Award Date: 31 Aug 2019

Astrophysics, MSc, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Award Date: 1 Feb 2014

Physics, BSc, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Award Date: 1 Oct 2012

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