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Sushil Kumar

Engineering and Physics
University of the South Pacific


Prof. Sushil Kumar has more than 20 years of experience in research (Atmospheric and Space Physics) and teaching at various universities and Institutes. Prof. Kumar has carried out collaborative work with several international research institutes and universities and has published jointly in high rank journals. Prof. Kumar, at the USP initiated the research in the area of Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) and Very low frequency (VLF) under research grant from USP in collaboration with World-Wide Lightning Location Network (WWLLN), University of Washington, USA, and later in the areas of Atmospheric electricity, GPS, and Natural & Space Weather Hazards. His research was supported by Space, Telecommunications and Radio Science (STAR) laboratory, Stanford University, USA under the International Heliophysical Year 2007 (IHY 2007) project supported by UN/NASA. His recent research has been supported by GNSS Center, Wuhan University, China, AOARD, Japan, etc and through the university SRT funding. The technical, scientific & instrumental support has been provided by collaborators. Prof. Kumar graduated with MSc Physics with Electronics from St. John’s College (Agra University), India, in 1989. He then completed PG Diploma in Space Science and Applications from Gujarat University, India, and Ph.D. in Physics (Space Physics) from Barkatullah University, Bhopal, India. His PhD work dealt with Experimental study of VHF ionospheric scintillations, experimental and theoretical study of whistler and related phenomena at low latitudes. The PhD work was carried out under the All India Coordinated Program on Ionospheric Thermospheric Studies (AICPITS) sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. He had participated in the XVIIIth Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica, during December 1998 to March 1999, during his post-doctoral fellowship.

Research Interest

Remote sensing of upper atmosphere using ELF/VLF radio wave technique, Space Weather and its Technological Impacts, Climate Change (Upper and Lower Atmosphere): Natural Hazards, Plasma waves, fields and currents in the magnetosphere

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