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Professor Mathioudakis research interests are in the areas of solar and stellar astrophysicsMore specifically he is interested in the observational signatures of chromospheric and coronal heating both in terms of MHD waves and flare phenomena.

He has authored/co-authored more than 160 publications in the refereed literature. His research has attracted funding from a number of sources including the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Royal Society, NASA, the Leverhulme Trust, the Daphne Jackson Trust, the British Council, the European Office of the US Airforce Research Division and the European Union (FP7 & H2020)

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Solar physics and cool star research
  • Spectropolarimetry of small-scale structures in the solar atmosphere
  • Radiative hydrodynamic simulations of solar and stellar flares
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Research students

PhD title:  Understanding the Physical Processes of Type-II While-light Flares

Name: Ondrej Prochazka
Years of Study: 2015 - 2018
Country: Czech Republic

PhD title: Flare induced Sunquakes

Name: Sean Quinn
Years of Study: 2017 - 2020
Country: UK


PhD title: Small-scale Horizontal Fields in the Solar Atmosphere

Name: Ryan Campbell
Years of Study: 2018 - 2021
Country: UK

Alumni: where are they now?

Dr David Williams

PhD title: Coronal and Transition Observations of the Sun and Cool Stars

Years of Study: 1998 - 2002
Country: Spain
Current position: Instrument Operations Scientist for the Solar Orbiter, European Space Agency 

Dr Shaun Bloomfield

PhD title: Oscillatory Phenomena is Solar and Stellar Atmospheres

Years of Study: 2001 - 2005
Country: UK
Current position: Reader in Extreme Environments, Northumbria University



 Dr Ryan Milligan 

PhD title: Multi-wavelength Observations of Chromospheric Evaporation in the Solar Atmosphere 

Years of Study: 2002 - 2006
Country: UK
Current position: Ernest Rutherford Fellow, University of Glasgow



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