A. Pulkkinen is currently an Associate Professor at the Catholic University of America and an Associate Director of the Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences. He received his Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics from the University of Helsinki, Finland in 2003. Subsequently, he joined the nonlinear dynamics group at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to carry out his postdoctoral research during years 2004–2006. His Ph.D. and postdoctoral research involved studies on both ground effects of space weather and complex nonlinear dynamics of the magnetosphere-ionosphere system. Pulkkinen has been both leading and participating in numerous space weather-related projects where scientists have been in close collaboration with industrial partners. In most of these projects, his work has involved general geomagnetic induction modeling and modeling of space weather effects on pipelines and power transmission systems. Recently, he has been working on utilizing the established modeling capabilities in operational nowcasting and forecasting of general space weather. Pulkkinen is the main or coauthor of more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
Biography Updated on 7 August 2012