Dr. Matina Gkioulidou

Applied Physics

Personal Bio

You can find out more about me here: https://sites.google.com/site/matinagkioulidou/

Education History

  • B Sc Physics, Aristotle University
  • M Sc Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California
  • Ph D Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California

Work Experience

Senior Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory


1. S. A. Thaller, J. R. Wygant, L. Dai, A. W. Breneman, K. Kersten, C. A. Cattell, J. W. Bonnell, J. F. Fennell, M. Gkioulidou, C. A. Kletzing, S. De Pascuale, G. B. Hospodarsky, S. R. Bounds (2015), Van Allen Probes investigation of the large-scale duskward electric field and its role in ring current formation and plasmasphere erosion in the 1 June 2013 storm, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JA020875.

2. Gkioulidou, M., et al. (2015), Spatial structure and temporal evolution of energetic particle injections in the inner magnetosphere during the 14 July 2013 substorm event, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics,120, doi:10.1002/2014JA020872.

3. Turner, D. L., S. G. Claudepierre, J. F. Fennell, T. P. O'Brien, J. B. Blake, C. Lemon, M. Gkioulidou, K. Takahashi, G. D. Reeves, S. Thaller, A. Breneman, J. R. Wygant, W. Li, A. Runov and V. Angelopoulos (2015), Energetic electron injections deep into the inner magnetosphere associated with substorm activity, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL063225.

4. Motoba, T., K. Takahashi, A. Ukhorskiy, M. Gkioulidou, D. G. Mitchell, L. J. Lanzerotti, G. I. Korotova, E. F. Donovan, J. R. Wygant, C. A. Kletzing, W. S. Kurth and J. B. Blake (2015), Link between premidnight second harmonic poloidal waves and auroral undulations: Conjugate observations with a Van Allen Probe spacecraft and a THEMIS all-sky imager, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JA020863.

5. Halford, A. J., S. L. McGregor, K. R. Murphy, R. M. Millan, M. K. Hudson, L. A. Woodger, C. A. Cattel, A. W. Breneman, I. R. Mann, W. S. Kurth, G. B. Hospodarsky, M. Gkioulidou and J. F. Fennell (2015), BARREL observations of an ICME-shock impact with the magnetosphere and the resultant radiation belt electron loss, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JA020873.

6. O'Brien, T. P., S. G. Claudepierre, M. D. Looper, J. B. Blake, J. F. Fennell, J. H. Clemmons, J. L. Roeder, S. G. Kanekal, J. W. Manweiler, D. G. Mitchell, M. Gkioulidou, L. J. Lanzerotti, H. E. Spence, G. D. Reeves and D. N. Baker (2015), On the use of drift echoes to characterize on-orbit sensor discrepancies, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JA020859

7. Gerrard A., L. Lanzerotti, M. Gkioulidou, D. Mitchell, J. Manweiler, J. Bortnik, and Kunihiro Keika (2014), Initial Measurements of O-ion and He-ion Decay Rates Observed from the Van Allen Probes RBSPICE Instrument, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, doi: 10.1002/2014JA020374.

8. Wang, C.-P., M. Gkioulidou, L. R. Lyons, X. Xing, R. A. Wolf (2014), Interchange motion as a transport mechanism for formation of cold-dense plasma sheet, , J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, doi: 10.1002/2014JA020251.

9. Gkioulidou, M., A. Ukhorskiy, D. G.Mitchell, T. Sotirelis, B. Mauk, and L. J. Lanzerotti (2014), The role of small-scale ion injections in the buildup of Earth’s ring current pressure: Van Allen Probes observations of the 17 March 2013 storm, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JA020096.

10. Gerrard A., L. Lanzerotti, M. Gkioulidou, D. Mitchell, J. Manweiler, and J. Bortnik (2014), Quiet-time observations of He ions in the inner magnetosphere as observed from the RBSPICE instrument aboard the Van Allen Probes Mission, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 1100–1105, doi:10.1002/2013GL059175.

11. Wing, S., M. Gkioulidou, J. R. Johnson, P. T. Newell, and C.-P. Wang (2013), Auroral particle precipitation characterized by the substorm cycle, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics., 118, doi:10.1002/jgra.50160.

12. Gkioulidou, M., C.-P. Wang, S. Wing, L. R. Lyons, R. A. Wolf, and T.-S. Hsu (2012), Effect of an MLT dependent electron loss rate on the magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A11218, doi:10.1029/2012JA018032.

13. Lyons, L. R., Y. Nishimura, X, Xing, Y. Shi, M. Gkioulidou, C.-P. Wang, H.-J. Kim, S. Zou, V. Angelopoulos, and E. Donovan (2012), Auroral disturbances as a manifestation of interplay between large- and meso-scale structure of magnetosphere-ionosphere electrodynamical coupling, Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric Processes: Earth and other Planets, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., edited by Keiling, Donovan, Bagenal, and Karlsson, AGU, Washington D.C.

14. Wang, C.-P., M. Gkioulidou, L. R. Lyons, and V. Angelopoulos (2012), Spatial distributions of the ion to electron temperature ratio in the magnetosheath and plasma sheet, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A08215, doi:10.1029/2012JA017658

15. Gkioulidou, M., C.-P. Wang, and L. R. Lyons (2011), Effect of self-consistent magnetic field on plasma sheet penetration to the inner magnetosphere: Rice convection model simulations combined with modified Dungey force-balanced magnetic field solver, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A12213, doi:10.1029/2011JA016810.

16. Wang, C.-P., M. Gkioulidou, L. R. Lyons, R. A. Wolf, V. Angelopoulos, T. Nagai, J. M. Weygand, and A. T. Y. Lui (2011), Spatial distributions of ions and electrons from the plasma sheet to the inner magnetosphere: Comparisons between THEMIS-Geotail statistical results and the Rice convection model, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A11216, doi:10.1029/2011JA016809.

17. Subbotin, D. A., Y. Y. Shprits, M. Gkioulidou, L. R. Lyons, B. Ni, V. G. Merkin, F. R. Toffoletto, R. M. Thorne, R.B. Horne, and M. K. Hudson (2011), Simulation of the acceleration of relativistic electrons in the inner magnetosphere using RCM-VERB coupled codes, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A08211, doi:10.1029/2010JA016350.

18. Chen, L., R. M. Thorne, V. K. Jordanova, C.-P. Wang, M. Gkioulidou, L. Lyons, and R. B. Horne (2010), Global simulation of EMIC wave excitation during the 21 April 2001 storm from coupled RCM-RAM-HOTRAY modeling, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A07209, doi:10.1029/2009JA015075.

19. Gkioulidou, M., C.-P. Wang, L. R. Lyons, and R. A. Wolf (2009), Formation of the Harang reversal and its dependence on plasma sheet conditions: Rice convection model simulations, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A07204, doi:10.1029/2008JA013955.

20. Lyons, L. R., C. Wang, M. Gkioulidou, and S. Zou (2009), Connections between plasma sheet transport, Region 2 currents, and entropy changes associated with convection, steady magnetospheric convection periods, and substorms, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A00D01, doi:10.1029/2008JA013743.

21. Gkioulidou, M., G. Zimbardo, P. Pommois, P. Veltri, and L. Vlahos (2007), High energy particle transport in stochastic magnetic fields in the solar corona, Astr. Astroph., 462,1113-1120

Honors and Awards

  • Publication award: Author’s First APL Paper in Peer-Reviewed Journal, JHU/APL (2015)
  • Member, NSF GEM Science Steering Committee (Magnetosphere/Plasma Sheet Research Area Coordinator) (2015)
  • Invited participant of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) workshop on “Understanding energetic particle injections and their effect on Earth’s outer radiation belt electrons using multipoint observations” (2015)
  • Bjerknes Memorial Award for academic excellence, AOS, UCLA (2011)
  • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) (2009)
  • European Union Erasmus – Socrates Exchange Program Fellowship (2004)
  • Scholarship award, Greek State Scholarship Foundation (2001)