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Zubair I. Shaikh

Postdoctoral ScholarSpace Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
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  1. Dr. Shaikh is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL), University of California at Berkeley, USA. He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), India, where he accomplished his Ph.D. degree in 2021. He was appointed a research associate at IIG in 2021 and spent sixteen months in this position. Dr. Shaikh earned his postgraduate degree (Master of Science) from the Department of Physics, University of Mumbai, India, in 2016. He receives several honors and awards, such as the “Young Scientist Award” in Commission H (Waves in Plasma) at URSI-RCRS 2022. The “Young Scientist Best Poster Award” at the 5th Asia Pacific Solar Physics Meeting-2020 held at IUCAA, India. “Best Poster Presentation Award” at the 20th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS) 2019, India. Dr. Shaikh has published more than 33 articles in numerous reputed international journals. He has given invited talks at several institutes, including VSSC/ISRO and SPL/ISRO, and in several science outreach activities.


Research Interest:

Plasma constitutes a significant portion of the universe, and recent developments have revealed its role in the universe’s evolution, including the Sun’s involvement in the development of the heliosphere and its impact on Earth. However, several fundamental processes concerning the Sun require further investigation, such as space weather prediction, coronal heating, predicting solar eruptions, particle acceleration, wave-particle interaction, and the origin of solar wind. Dr. Shaikh’s research is focused on these aspects. He has worked on various projects and is interested in the following fields: Waves in space plasma, evolution of ICMEs/CIRs in the heliosphere, instabilities associated with temperature anisotropy in space plasma, thermodynamics of solar wind, turbulence of solar wind structures, and space weather phenomena such as geomagnetic storms and ICME/CIR induced cosmic ray modulation.