Imperial College London

Dr Julia E. Stawarz

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Royal Society University Research Fellow



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I am a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Space and Atmospheric Physics group of the Physics Department. I received my Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of Colorado Boulder where I held a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. I was awarded the Basu United States Early Career Award for Research Excellence in Sun-Earth Systems Science from the American Geophysical Union in 2018.

My research focuses on using spacecraft observations to study plasma turbulence, magnetic reconnection, and related small-scale plasma processes in the Earth's magnetosphere and the solar wind. I am currently closely involved with NASA's Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) mission, as a member of the science team. In addition to analysing the data from MMS, I have also contributed to planning scientific operations for the mission. Previously, I have worked extensively with data from NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) and Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) missions and have experience performing and analysing direct numerical simulations of magnetohydrodynamic and Hall magnetohydrodynamic turbulence.



Woolley T, Matteini L, McManus MD, et al., 2021, Plasma properties, switchback patches, and low alpha-particle abundance in slow Alfvenic coronal hole wind at 0.13 au, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:508, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:236-244

Lavraud B, Kieokaew R, Fargette N, et al., 2021, Magnetic reconnection as a mechanism to produce multiple protonpopulations and beams locally in the solar wind, Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy, ISSN:0250-6335

Kieokaew R, Lavraud B, Yang Y, et al., 2021, Solar Orbiter Observations of the Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability in the Solar Wind, Astronomy and Astrophysics: a European Journal, ISSN:0004-6361

Laker R, Horbury TS, Bale SD, et al., 2021, Multi-spacecraft study of the solar wind at solar minimum: Dependence on latitude and transient outflows, Astronomy and Astrophysics: a European Journal, Vol:652, ISSN:0004-6361, Pages:1-10

Masters A, Dunn W, Stallard T, et al., 2021, Magnetic reconnection near the planet as a possible driver of Jupiter's mysterious polar auroras, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, Vol:126, ISSN:2169-9380, Pages:1-10

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