Dr. Chris Najmi is a physicist and weapon systems engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He received a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a PhD in Plasma Physics from the University of Maryland College Park for research into ionospheric turbulence and anomalous heating during active experiments. His work has been published in Radio Science and Journal of Geophysical Research.

Education History

  • B.S. Physics and Mathematics, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Ph.D Plasma Physics, University of Maryland College Park

Work Experience

Senior Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory


Najmi, A., B. Eliasson, X. Shao, G. M. Milikh, and K. Papadopoulos (2016), Simulations of ionospheric turbulence produced by HF heating near the upper hybrid layer, Radio Sci., 51,704–717, doi:10.10022015RS005866

Najmi, A., et al. (2015), Studies of the ionospheric turbulence excited by the fourth gyroharmonic at HAARP, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 6646–6660, doi:10.1002/2015JA021341.

Najmi, A., G. Milikh, J. Secan, K. Chiang, M. Psiaki, P. Bernhardt, S. Briczinski, C. Siefring, C. L. Chang, and K. Papadopoulos (2014), Generation and detection of super small striations by F region HF heating, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 6000–6010, doi:10.1002/2014JA020038.

Sharma, A. S., Eliasson, B., Milikh, G. M., Najmi, A., Papadopoulos, K., Shao, X. and Vartanyan, A. (2016) Low-Frequency Waves in HF Heating of the Ionosphere, in Low-Frequency Waves in Space Plasmas (eds A. Keiling, D.-H. Lee and V. Nakariakov), John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ. doi:10.1002/9781119055006.ch3

Vartanyan, A., G. M. Milikh, B. Eliasson, A. C. Najmi, M. Parrot, and K. Papadopoulos (2016), Generation of whistler waves by continuous HF heating of the upper ionosphere, Radio Sci., 51, doi:10.1002/2015RS005892.