Imperial College London

Dr Ravindra T. Desai

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Associate
 
 
 
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Contact

 

ravindra.desai Website

 
 
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Location

 

Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Presentations

  • Space Weather: From the Sun to Saturn (Invited), November 2021, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. 
  • A massively parallel particle model for radiation belt and non-thermal particle distributions in the magnetosphere, October 2021, European Space Weather Week, Glasgow, UK.
  • "Drawing the Sun" Art & Science workshop, October 2021, Science Museum, London, UK.
  • A unified theoretical framework for global magnetospheric and radiation belt modelling, October 2021, Royal Astronomical Society Discussion Meeting: Numerical Modelling of Planetary Magnetospheres, London, UK.
  • Three Dimensional MHD Simulations of Coronal Mass Ejections in the context of Space Weather Forecasting, September 2021, European Solar Physics Meeting (ESPM), Rome, Italy.
  • The Multiscale Nature of Space Weather Forecasting (Invited), July 2021, CFSA seminar series, University of Warwick, UK.
  • The Multiscale Nature of Space Weather Forecasting (Invited), July 2021, SERENE group seminar series, University of Birmingham, UK.
  • High Latitude Trapping of the Outer Radiation Belt: Combined Global-MHD and Test-Particle Simulations, July 2021, National Astronomy Meeting, University of Bath, UK.
  • Dusty Plasmas in the Outer Solar System (Invited),  June 2021, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Cassini's Interaction with Saturn's Dusty Ionosphere: 3-D Particle-In-Cell Simulations, June 2021, 28th Spacecraft Plasma Interaction Network in Europe (SPINE) meeting, ESTEC, Netherlands.
  • Evaluating the recent 2021 Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Previous Reports, May 2021, SPAT EDI & Engagement Meeting Series, Imperial College London, UK.
  • "Draw the Sun" Art & Science Workshop, April 2021, Science Museum, London, UK.
  • Fast-Forward Interplanetary Shock-drive Magnetopause Compressions: Gorgon Global-MHD Simulations and Theory,  April 2021, European Geophysical Union Meeting, Vienna, Austria.
  • Interplanetary Shock-induced Magnetopause Motion in Gorgon Global-MHD Simulations, April 2021, SMILE Modelling Working Group Meeting
  • The interactions of Interplanetary Shocks with the Day-Side Magnetosphere in global-MHD simulations, December 2020, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
  • Three dimensional simulations of solar wind preconditioning and the 23 July 2012 Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejection, November 2020, European Space Weather Week, Belgium.
  • Space Weather: from the Sun to Saturn (Invited), February 2020, Plasma Physics Group Seminar Series, Imperial College London, UK.
  • Three dimensional MHD simulations of the solar wind, small-scale jets, and large-scale coronal mass ejections, March 2020, Royal Astronomical Society Specialist Discussion Meeting: The near-Sun solar wind at solar minimum, London, UK.
  • Space Weather: from the Sun to Saturn (Invited), February 2020, Deutsche GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ), Germany.
  • Drift Orbit Bifurcations and Radial Diffusion within Global-MHD fields, January 2020, RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting, London, UK.
  • Three dimensional simulation of solar wind preconditioning and the 23 July 2012 extreme space weather event, January 2020, Post-phoned Autumn MIST Meeting, London, UK.
  • The role of Global MHD and Test-Particle simulations in forecasting extreme space weather events, August 2019, Asian and Oceanic Geophysical Union Meeting, Singapore
  • An Integrated Van Allen Radiation Belt Model for Global-MHD Simulations, July 2019, FRESWED workshop, San Juan, Argentina
  • An Integrated Van Allen Radiation Belt Model for Global-MHD Simulations, July 2019, National Astronomy Meeting, Lancaster, UK
  • The role of Global-MHD and Integrated Radiation Belt models in simulating extreme Space Weather events (Invited), February 2019, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK
  • Modelling negative ion production in the Enceladus plumes, January 2019, ISSI Team Meeting on Negative Ions in the Solar System, International Space Science Institute, Bern, Switzerland
  • Negative ion production at Icy Moons: Rhea & Europa, January 2019, ISSI Team Meeting on Negative Ions in the Solar System, International Space Science Institute, Bern, Switzerland
  • Global-MHD & Test-Particle Simulations of Non-diffusive Radiation Belt Flux Enhancements, December 2018, AGU Fall Meeting, Washington D.C., USA
  • Global-MHD & Test-Particle Simulations of Radiation Belt evolution during shock-driven magnetospheric compressions, November 2018, Autumn MIST Meeting, Royal Astronomical Society, London, UK
  • Non-diffusive processes leading to enhanced radiation belt fluxes: Global MHD & Test-Particle simulations of extreme space weather events, November 2018, European Space Weather Week, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. 
  • Radiation belt dynamics during shock-driven severe space weather events, September 2018, Rad-Sat Team Meeting, University of Reading, UK. 
  • Global MHD/test particle simulations of radiation belt evolution during extreme space weather events, September 2018, 13th International School/Symposium for Space Plasma Simulations, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA. 
  • Plasma waves at Europa, what can they tell us about the surface/ocean? (Invited), July 2018, NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA.
  • Global MHD/test particle simulations of radiation belt dynamics during extreme space weather events, July 2018, COSPAR 2018, Pasadena, USA.
  • Plasma waves at Europa, what can they tell us about the surface/ocean? (Invited), June 2018, Imperial College Space & Atmospheric Physics Seminar Series, London, UK.
  • MHD-test particle simulations of radiation belt response to extreme space weather events, April 2018, Spring MIST Meeting, Southampton University, UK. 
  • Hybrid Particle-In-Cell simulations of pickup ion instabilities in space plasmas, November 2017, IOP Conference on Computational Plasma Physics, University of York, UK. 
  • BBC Sky At Night Interview, 'Cassini the Gamechanger', 2017.
  • Tracing a route from small to large organic molecules in Titan's upper atmosphere, September 2017, 7th Astrobiology of Britain conference, The Open University, Milton Keanes, UK. 
  • Negative ions in the Outer Solar System: What are they telling us? (Invited), September 2017, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Titan as a habitable world (Invited), not given, Autumn 2017, UCL Lunch Hour Lecture Series, London, UK.
  • Positive and negative ion outflow at Rhea as observed by Cassini, April 2017, European Geophysical Union, Vienna, Austria,
  • On the role of aerosol monomers in Titan’s upper atmosphere (Invited), April, 2017, NASA Goddard Solar System Exploration Seminar Series, NASA GSFC, Maryland, USA.
  • Negative ions and aerosol formation in Titan’s upper atmosphere, April 2017, Titan Through Time IV Workshop, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, USA.
  • Tracing a route from small to large negative ions in Titan’s ionosphere, March 2017, Cassini CAPS-INMS Team Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • Haze formation at Titan: The missing link, November 2016, MIST Autumn Meeting, London, UK.
  • Cassini observations of complex organic molecules in Titan's upper atmosphere (Invited), November 2017, CPS Astrobiology and Planetary Exploration seminar series, UCL/Birbeck Centre for Planetary Science, London, UK.
  • Negative pickup ions at Rhea and Europa, July 2016, Enceladus and Icy Moons of Saturn Workshop, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
  • Cassini’s unexpected discovery in Titan’s ionosphere and a unique plasma instability at Europa, July 2016, NCAR Heliophysics Visiting Science Program, University Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
  • Hybrid simulations of plasma waves at Europa (Invited), July 2016, LANL ISR-1 Seminar Series, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA.
  •  CAPS-ELS observations of carbon-based anions and aerosol growth in Titan's ionosphere, June 2016, Titan Aeronomy and Climate Workshop, Reims, France.
  • Cassini observations of negatively charged molecules in Titan’s upper atmosphere, June 2016, CPS Summer Meeting, London, UK.
  • Negatively charged ions and aerosols in Titan’s ionosphere, May 2016, Astrochemistry on Small Scales, Manchester, UK.
  • CAPS-ELS response to negatively charged ions in Titan’s ionosphere, March 2016, Cassini CAPS-INMS Team Meeting, Grenoble, France.
  • II. A Miniaturised Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer for the NASA Europa Mission, February 2018, Second Akon Europa Penetrator Workshops, Toulouse, France.
  • I. A Miniaturised Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer for the NASA Europa Mission,  January 2018, First Akon Europa Penetrator Workshops, London, UK.
  • Simulating negative pickup ions and ion cyclotron wave generation at Europa (Invited),  December 2015,  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.
  • Hybrid simulations of positive and negative pickup ions at Europa,  November 2015, MIST Autumn Meeting, Royal Astronomical Society, London, UK.
  • Towards further understanding of the negative ion and nanograin dataset acquired by Cassini at the moons Titan and Enceladus, September 2015, European Planetary Science Congress, Nantes, France.
  • Simulating negative pickup ions and ion cyclotron wave generation at Europa, July 2015, Los Alamos Space Weather Summer School Presentation , LANL, New Mexico, USA.
  • Performance evaluation of micropropulsion systems with the application of Active Debris Removal, July 2014, 50th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
  • Plasma propulsion technologies for space debris removal missions (Invited), April 2014, ESA eDeorbit team review, ESTEC, Netherlands.
  • Electric Propulsion option for Active Debris Removal,  October 2013, ESA Clean Space Workshop, Harwell, UK.