Curriculum Vitae
Katariina Nykyri
 Department of Physics, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
903 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320
Email: ftkk@aurora.alaska.edu
Phone: (907) 474-5747
Fax: (907) 474-7290


Name
Heidi Katariina Nykyri 
Date of Birth
1.1.1975
Place of Birth
Tampere, Finland
Citizenship
Finnish
Education
1998-Present  Ph.D Studies in Physics, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA

1998-Present  M.S Studies in Computational Physics, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA

1998   M.S in Theoretical Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland

Teaching and Research Positions
1999-present   Research Assistant, Computer Modelling of the Magnetospheric Boundary Layers, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fall 2001   Visiting scientist, Cluster data analysis and program development, computer simulations, Max Planck Institute f\"ur Aeronomie, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany.

1998-1999     Teaching Assistant,  Department of Physics, Universityof Alaska Fairbanks.

1998  Summer Research Intern, Pitch Angle Modelling of the Mercurian Magnetosphere, SMART-1 Space Project Participation, 
European Space Agency (ESA), ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

1996  Summer Research Intern, Modelling of the Mercurian Magnetosphere ,Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland.

Awards
1993 ``MikkelinYhteiskoulu''-Award for Success in Sports and Studies.

2000  The Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska   Fairbanks  Graduate Student Travel Grant Award $ 400.

2000           The Graduate School University of Alaska Fairbanks 
                    Graduate Student Travel Grant Award $ 600.

2001          American Geophysical Union  2000 Fall Meeting
                   ``Outstanding Student Paper Award''.

Personal Grants 
1998          Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Scolarship 50000 FIM  for Ph.D studies in Space Physics in University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA.
 

1999           Finnish Cultural Foundation Scolarship 80000 FIM 
               for Ph.D studies in Space Physics in University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA.

2000           Finnish Cultural Foundation Scolarship 80000 FIM 
               for Ph.D thesis work in Space Physics in University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA.

2001           Finnish Academy Scolarship 150000 FIM 
               for Ph.D thesis work in Space Physics in University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA.

2001            Finnish Cultural Foundation Scolarship 80000 FIM 
               for Ph.D thesis work in Space Physics in University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA.

Selected Talks and Presentations
1996           Talk:``The Mercurian Magnetosphere'', 
               International Conference for Physics Students, Szeged, Hungary.

1999           Poster:`` Magnetic Reconnection in Kelvin-Helmholtz Vortices during Northward IMF'', The American Geopohysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

2000           Talk: ``The Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability at the Duskside 
Magnetospheric Boundary'', The Geophysical Institute Journal Club, The University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA. 

2000           Poster:`` Magnetospheric Plasma Entry Through Reconnection in Kelvin-Helmholtz Vortices During Northward IMF'',The Geospace Environment Modeling Workshops, Snowmass 
Village, Colorado, USA.

2000           Poster:`` Simulation of Magnetic Reconnection in Kelvin-Helmholtz Vortices and Comparison with Equator-S Observations'', The American Geopohysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

2000           Talk:`` MHD Simulation of FTE-Like Signatures of Magnetic Reconnection and Kelvin-Helmholtz Vortices at the Magnetopause'', The American Geopohysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

2001           Poster:''Equator-S Observations of Boundary Signatures: FTE's or Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves? '', Low Latitude Boundary Layer, LLBL, Chapman Conference New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

2001           Poster:`` Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability at LLBL: Mass Transport, Hall MHD and Ionospheric Signatures, The Geospace Environment Modeling Workshops, Snowmass Village, Colorado,USA.

2001           Talk:`` MHD Modeling'', The Geospace Environment Modeling Workshops Student Tutorial, Snowmass Village, Colorado, USA.

2001          Talk:`` Signatures of Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities 
               in simulations and CLUSTER observations''
               MPAe: Mitarbeiterseminar Heliosph\"are Max Planck 
  Institute f\"ur Aeronomie, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany

2001          Poster:`` Reconnection in Kelvin-Helmholtz 
               Vortices: Hall Dynamics'',
               The American Geopohysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.


 
Publications
 Korkiakoski K., M.S Thesis: Merkuriuksen Magneettikentt\"a (The Magnetic Field of Mercury), Physics department, University of Helsinki, Finland, 1998

Nykyri. K and Otto A., Plasma Transport at the Magnetospheric Boundary due to Reconnection in Kelvin-Helmholtz Vortices, GRL, VOL.28,NO:18,3565,2001, 

Nykyri. K et al., Equator-S Observations of Boundary Signatures: FTE's or Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves?, AGU Monograph, Chapman Conference on the LLBL, in press, 2002
 

Otto A. and Nykyri K.,Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability and Magnetic Reconnection: Mass Transport at the LLBL, AGU Monograph, Chapman Conference on the LLBL, in press, 2002


 
 
 
 
Professional  Societies
American Geophysical Union

American Institute of Physics

European Geophysical Society


 
 
Postscript of CV
CV.ps