Imperial College London

Dr Lorenzo Matteini

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Lecturer in Space Plasma Physics







Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Research Areas:

  • Heliospheric Physics
  • Kinetic plasma instabilities
  • Wave-particle interactions
  • Wave-wave interactions and turbulence
  • Magnetic reconnection
  • SW/comets interactions


  • Numerical simulations (hybrid, kinetic)
  • Data Analysis

Involvement in space missions:

  • Co-I of MAG instrument on ESA Solar Orbiter 
  • Co-I of RPW instrument on ESA Solar Orbiter  

International Collaborations

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University of Florence, Italy (S. Landi, A. Verdini, E. Papini)

Observatoire de Paris, France (M. Maksimovic, O. Alexandrova, F. Pantellini, L. Bercic)

Astronomical Institute, Prague (P. Hellinger, S. Stverak)

Queen Mary University London (D. Burgess, C. Chen, L. Franci)

MSSL/UCL, London (D. Stansby)

IAPS/ASI, Rome (R. Bruno, R. D'Amicis, D. Perrone)

UCLA, US (M. Velli)

SSL Berkely (S. Bale)

International projects

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Past funded collaboration projects:

EU FP7: Solar and Heliospheric Collisionless Kinetics (SHOCK)

ISSI group, Bern Non-Equilibrium Processes in the Solar Corona and their Connection to the Solar Wind