Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre (SP2RC)

Recent grants and awards

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Above 5K

Study of Solar Coronal Jets - A Novel Insight
2017-2019
Royal Society International Exchanges Scheme
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Towards Dynamic Solar Atmospheric Magneto-Siesmology with New Generation Instrumentation
2017-2018
Networking, 2 x 5 Day International Team ISSI Workshop
PI Dr G. Verth (CoI Dr R. Morton, Northumbria University)

Numerical Modelling of Wave Based Coronal Heating Using Resistive MHD and Thermal Conductivity
2016-2018
Royal Society, Newton Mobility Grant
CoI Dr V. Fedun (CoIs Dr G. Verth, Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen, PI Dr F. Guzman, Instituto de Física y Matemáticas, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Mexico)

STFC Consolidated Grant Support for Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre at the University of Sheffield
01/04/2015 - 31/03/2018
STFC
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (CoI Prof. M. S. Ruderman, Dr I. Ballai, Dr R. Jain, Dr E. Kim, Dr V. Fedun)

Modelling complex and partially identified engineering problems-Application to the individualised multi-scale simulation of the musculoskeletal system
1/07/2013 - 30/06/2018
EPSRC Frontier Engineering Awards
CoI M J Hounslow, D Lacroix, M Viceconti, S A Billings, V Kadirkamanathan, A Pavic, E McCloskey, T Skerry

Instabilities in Partially Ionised Prominence Plasmas
01/04/14-31/03/18
Leverhulme Trust International Networking Grant
PI Dr I. Ballai

Conference Support for the ESPM15 Conference
15/02/17-15/09/17
Hungarian Government Conference Support Grant
PI Dr I. Ballai

THOR Electron Density Sounder Concept & Design Work
01/04/16-31/03/17
STFC
PI Prof. M. Balikhin

Cluster Operations 2015-2016
01/01/15-31/03/17
STFC
PI Prof. M. Balikhin

Sun- Earth Connection (SEC) Web-based Interactive Database and Analysis System
01/10/13-31/03/17
PhD Studentship for 3.5 years, Sunshine Project
PI Dr G. Verth

Collaboration with University of Nanjing, China
2016-2017
Sheffield International Mobility Scheme
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (CoIs Prof. M. S. Ruderman, Dr V. Fedun, Dr C. J. Nelson, Dr G. Verth

Improving Solar Flare and CME Predictability: A Potential Step Change
2015-2017
Royal Society International Exchanges Scheme
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Leverhulme International Networking Grant
2014-2017
Dr. I. Ballai, Prof. M.S. Ruderman

UTC Submarines
01/01/16-31/12/16
Rolls-Royce
CoI Dr S. Pope

UTC Control and Systems Engineering
01/01/16-31/12/16
Rolls-Royce
PI Dr S. Pope

Cluster Active Archive Extension
01/01/15-31/12/16
ESA(European Space Agency)
PI Prof. M. Balikhin

Understanding neural excitation and inhibition: Implications for the interpretation of extracellular field potentials and neurovascular coupling
1/05/2013 - 30/04/2016
BBSRC
PI Y Zheng, J Berwick, A J Kennerley, S A Billings, D Coca, E Milne, P Regreave

THOR Electron Density Sounder Concept & Design Work
01/09/15-31/03/16
STFC
PI Prof. M. Balikhin

Advanced Fluid Dynamics and Applications
2016
GIAN (Global Initiative for Academic Networks), Government of India
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Solar Terrestrial and Experimental Plasma Physics Synergy
2016
STEPPS
PI Dr V. Fedun (CoIs Drs Dr E. Scullion, Northumbria; B. Reville, QUB; Prof H. Goedbloed, FOM Institute, Netherland; JG. Lunney, TCD, Ireland; G. Verth, SU)

Hardware for Initiation of Observations of the Cracking-Induced Pre-Seismic Geophysical Fields in the UK
2015-2016
Royal Society
PI Dr V. Fedun

Multiplefactor analysis and modelling of ionospheric perturbations'
2013-2016
Royal Society International Exchanges Scheme
PI Dr V. Fedun, Co-I Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen, Prof M. Balikhin, Dr A. Rozhnoi, Russian Academy of Sciences

Computational methods in scientific investigation of space
2013 - 2016
ESA (European Space Agency)
CoI Dr I. Ballai

PhD studentship for 3.5 years, Sunshine Project, ‘Sun-Earth Connection (SEC) web based interactive database and analysis system
2013-2016
CoI Dr V Fedun

Third UK- Ukraine- Spain Conference on Solar Physics and Space Science
2015
EOARD
PI Dr V. Fedun

Consolidated Grant Support for the Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre
April 2015
STFC
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (CoIs: Prof. M.S. Ruderman, Dr. V Fedun)

Prediction of Geospace Radiation Environment and Solar Wind Parameters (PROGRESS)
2015
EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (CoIs: Prof. M. Balikhin, Dr V. Fedun, Tony Arber, Natalya Ganushkina, Bart van der Holst, Vladimir Krasnoselskikh, Michael Liemohn, Yuri Shprits, Simon Walker, Magnus Wik, Peter Wintoft, and Vitaliy Yatsenko)

Ultimate Control in Semiconductor Lasers
2013-15
EPSRC
CoI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen, Prof. R. Hogg, Dr R Khamas, S., Dr K Groom

Study of MHD Waves and Instabilities in Localised Solar Jets
2014-2015
Royal Society International Exchanges Scheme
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

System Identification and Information Processing for Complex Systems
2/1/10 - 30/6/15
EPSRC
CoI Prof. M Balikhin

Efficient capture of the dominant periodic orbits underlying turbulent fluid flow
10/06/2013 – 09/06/2015
EPSRC, EP/K03636X/1
PI Dr A P Willis

Solar and Astrophysical MHD
01/07/2011 – 01/06/2015
NSF Hungary
CoI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (CoI Dr K. Petrovay Eotvos University Budapest)

Platform Grant Renewal 'System Identification and Information Processing for Complex Systems'
04/01/2010 – 03/06/2015
EPSRC
PI Prof. S A Billings Co-Is V Kadirkamanathan, Z Q Lang, D Coca, M Balikhin, H Wei

New Generation Solar Magnetoseismology: Opening Avenues in Solar Physics
01/03/12-28/02/15
Leverhulme Trust ECF
PI Dr G. Verth

The Royal Society International Exchanges Scheme 2013 Russia (RFBR)
2012-2015
Royal Society
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen, Co-I Dr V Fedun

Cluster Post Launch Support Phase 2
01/01/14-31/12/14
STFC
PI Prof. M Balikhin (CoI Dr S. Pope)

Detector Development for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope
2014
STFC
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (CoIs Prof Balikhin and Dr Fedun) and Director of Research until 2015, (PI Prof Mathioudakis, QUB and the ATST UK Consortium)

Investigation into self-consistent dynamics of waves and energetic particles in near-Earth plasma based on multi-satellite measurements
15/8/12 - 14/8/14
Royal Society
PI Prof. M Balikhin

Nonlinear Systems Identification and Analysis in the Time, Frequency, and Spatio-Temporal Domains
1/04/2009 - 31/03/2014
Advanced Grant Scheme of the European Research Council
PI Prof. S A Billings

The thalamic clock and the cortical focus theory in childhood absence epilepsy—an insight with a new approach of quantitative EEG analysis in the time domain: the error reduction ratio method
01/04/2013 - 30/03/2014 The Ryder Briggs Charity
PG Sarrigiannis, Y Zhao, H L Wei, F He, S A Billings

Spatio-Temporal Systems Estimation, Modelling, and Analysis
2.01/2010 - 1/06/2014
EPSRC
PI Prof. S A Billings Co-I D Coca

Reverse Engineering Drosophila’s Retinal Networks
9/08/2010 - 2/01/2014
BBSRC
PI D Coca, Co-I M I Juusola, S A Billings

A century of variability in Greenland melting and iceberg calving
2/01/2011 - 1/01/2014
NERC
PI G Bigg, Co-Is E Hanna, V Kadirkamanathan, S A Billings

Leverhulme Trust ECF for Dr Verth
2011-2014
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Ensuring a Prominent University of Sheffield role in UK ground-based solar physics: support for participation in the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST)
The University of Sheffield
2013
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Active Metamaterials for Control of Sound and Vibration- A Practical Solution to Creating Negative Refraction
01/02/12-31/07/13
EPSRC
PI Dr S. Pope

MHD Waves and Solar Magneto-Seismology, e-Infrastructure South, EMERALD HPC Facility, 10,000 hrs GPU
February 2013
UCL
PI Dr M. Griffiths (CoI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen),

Financial Support for Second UK- Ukraine- Spain Conference on Solar Physics and Space Science
2013
EOARD
PI Dr V. Fedun

Cluster Ops Extension Phase 2
1/1/13 - 31/12/13
STFC
PI Prof. M Balikhin

Kinetic Theory of Waves in Space and Astrophysical plasmas
1/7/09 - 31/03/13
STFC
PI Prof. M Balikhin

Computational methods in scientific investigation of space
2013
ESA/Space Technology and Advanced Research:
CoI Dr I Ballai

Sheffield Cluster postlaunch extension
1/1/11 - 31/12/12
STFC
PI Prof. M Balikhin

Scientific leader of the FP7 consortium, Sheffield coordinating partner
1/12/10 - 30/11/12
Prof. M Balikhin

Consolidated Grant Support for the Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre
From April 2012
STFC
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (CoIs: Prof. M.S. Ruderman, Dr. I. Ballai, Dr. R. Jain, Dr. E. Kim)

Venus Express Post Launch Support
1/5/09 - 31/01/12
STFC
PI Prof. M Balikhin

STFC Introductory Summer School in Solar and Solar-Terrestrial Physics (ISS 2012)
STFC
2012
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Transverse Oscillations of Coronal Loops
2009-2012
STFC Standard Grant
PI Prof. M.S.Ruderman, Co-I: Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Topical Advanced Summer School joint with UK-Ukraine Workshop on MHD Waves, Oscillations and Instabilities in Solar and Space Environment
2011
STFC

Venus Express Science Exploitation
1/11/08 - 31/10/11
STFC
PI Prof. M Balikhin

Heating and Magneto-Seismology of the Solar Atmosphere
2008-2011
STFC Standard Grant
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (CoIs: Prof. M.S. Ruderman, Dr. I. Ballai)

Low Cost Printed Plastic Luminescent Solar Concentrator
2010-2011
CLCF Foresighting Proposal
CoI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (with Dr Dr A. Buckley, PI; WY Print)

Five Summer Studentships, each to fund an UG student for a period of 6 weeks to carry out research over the summer period
2010
SURE-CILASS

The Sheffield Solar Farm - HEIF 4 Faculty
2010
Priority KT Grant
CoI (with Dr A. Buckley, PI; 6 other CoIs)

PV Futures Promoting households to generate low-carbon energy from photovoltaics sited at northerly latitudes, 3x University Networked Studentships,
2010
CoI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (with Dr A. Buckley as overall PI; 4 other CoIs)

Particle Physics and Astronomy International Summer School
IUSS 2009
STFC
PI Dr. I. Ballai, Dr. R. Jain,

Observations and MHD Theories in Solar-Terrestrial Research
2009
RCUK-China
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (CoI: Prof. P.F. Chen - Nanjing, China)

Structure and Dynamics of Solar Interior and Other Stars
STFC Standard Grant
PI Dr E-J. Kim, Co-I: Rekha Jain

1-5K

Conference Support for the ESPM15 Conference
15/01/17-15/09/17
ESA (European Space Agency)
PI Dr I. Ballai

The Numerical Modelling of Wave Propagation in Solar Magnetic Flux Tubes and Coronal Heating Using Resistive MHD and Thermal Conductivity
04/07/16-07/08/16
Royal Society, MAS Short Term Mobility Grant
PI Dr V. Fedun (CoI Dr F. Guzman, Instituto de Física y Matemáticas, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Mexico

Financial Support for Dynamic Sun: I. MHD Waves and Confined Transients in the Magnetised Atmosphere Conference
2015 - 2016
ESA (European Space Agency)
PI Dr V. Fedun

Statistical Study of Electron Flux Dropouts at GEO
01/06/14-30/09/14
Commissariat, Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives France
PI Prof. M. Balihkin

Plasma Processes in the Solar and Space Plasma at Diverse Spatio- Temporal Scales: Upcoming Challenges in the Science and Instrumentation
2014
Royal Society
PI Dr V. Fedun(CoI, Dr. AK Srivastava, BHU IIT, India)

India-UK Scientic Seminar: Plasma Processes in the Solar and Space Plasma at Diverse Spatio-Temporal Scales: Upcoming Challenges in the Science and Instrumentation
2013-2014
Royal Society
CoPI's Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen, Dr V Fedun, A.K. Srivastava

Visiting Professorship
2013
UIB
PI Dr I Ballai

Visiting Professorship: i) Rayleigh-Taylor Instability of Magnetic Interfaces with magnetic Sheer ii) Propogating and Standing Kink Waves in Twisted magnetic Flux Tubes
2013
UIB
PI Prof. M. S. Ruderman

Dynamic events in the chromosphere of coronal holes: RBEs and Swirls
2012
STFC PATT
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

PATT Grant
2010
STFC
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Travel Grant
2009
Royal Society
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Travel support to carry out STFC PATT awarded observations at Sac Peak, USA
2009
STFC
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Observing Grants

Dynamics of Quiet-Sun Spicules: A Multi-Wavelength Perspective, 7 days observing time
2016
SOLARNET/ DST
CoI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (PI Mr Sharma (PI), T. Kiss, M. Korsos, Dr G. Verth (SU))

Understanding the Role of Transients in Active Regions Dynamics (14 days observing time)
Spring 2016
SOLARNET/ SST
CoI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (PI Dr Nelson (SU), Prof. Matioudakis, Dr V. Henriques, Mr Reid (QUB), Dr Cauzzi (INAF Italy)

MHD wave identification in small scale magnetic structures: Pores, MBPs, 7 days observing time
Spring 2014
SOLARNET
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (CoIs Drs M. Stangalini INAF-OAR, D. Del Moro UTOV, Prof Mathioudakis QUB and Mr Nelson (Sheffield and Armagh Observatory)

Investigation of the Lower Atmosphere in the Solar Flares
2014
SOLARNET
PI Dr V. Fedun (CoI Dr V. Olshevsky KUL Belgium, Olena Molochko, MAO, Ukraine

A Search for Torsional Motions in Chromospheric Horizontal Magnetic Structures, 7 days observing time
Spring 2014
SOLARNET
PI Drs Morton, Northumbria, G. Verth, Sheffield, Prof Doyle, Armagh, Mr Nelson Sheffield/Armagh Observatory, Dr McLaughlin Northumbria, CoI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Multi-Wavelength Investigation of Solar Flares (10 days observing time)
July 2013
THEMIS/ SOLARNET
PI Dr V. Fedun (CoI Dr V. Olshevsky KUL Belgium, Olena Molochko, MAO, Ukraine

TBA, Canary Island, 10 days observing time
Spring 2013
SOLARNET/SST
CoI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (Prof Mathioudakis, Mr Kuridze QUB; Drs Morton NU; Jess QUB; Mr Reardon, Keys QUB)

Running Super-Penumbral Waves in Magnetic Pores, USA, 7 days observing time
Spring 2013
NSO/ DST
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (CoIs Prof Mathioudakis QUB; Mr Freij, Nelson SU)

The Detection of Sausage Waves in Near-Limb Spicules, USA 2013 7 days observing time,
Spring 2013
NSO/ DST
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (CoIs Prof Doyle Armagh Observatory, N. Ireland, Mr Nelson SU; Mathioudakis QUB; Mr Bennett, Freij SU)

MHD Oscillations in Small-Scale Chromospheric Structures in the Quiescent Chromosphere, USA, 7 days observing time
Spring 2013
NSO/ DST
CoI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (Prof Mathioudakis, Mr Kuridze QUB; Drs Morton NU; Jess, Shelyag QUB; Mr Reardon, Keys QUB)

Dynamic events in the chromosphere ofcoronal holes: RBEs and Swirls, La Palma, 14 days observing time
June 2012
SST
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (CoIs Drs Scullion U. Oslo; Fedun SU)

Signatures of Wave Reflection in the Quiescent Solar Chromosphere, USA, 10 days observing time
November 2011
NSO/ DST
CoI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (Profs Mathioudakis, Keenan, Drs Jess, Keys QUB; Christian Cal. State Uni, USA)

Hunt for MHD waves: Magneto-seismology of pores and MBPs, USA, 10 days observing time
September 2010
NSO/ DST
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (CoIs Drs Dorrian, Jess and Prof Mathioudakis, QUB; Dr Verth K.U.L.; Morton SU)

Magnetic mapping of the chromosphere: Magneto-seismology of bright points, USA
2010
NSO/DST
PI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen, CoIs: Dr. Jess, Dr. Reardon, Prof. Mathioudakis (QUB), Dr. Verth (K.U.L.), Mr. Morton (SU)

The observational signature of Alfvén waves in the lower solar atmosphere, EU
2009
SST/OPTICON
PI Dr Mathioudakis, QUB, CoI: Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

The observational signature of Alfvén waves in the lower solar atmosphere, USA
2009
NSO/DST
PI Dr Mathioudakis, QUB, CoI: Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

High Frequency MHD waves in the Lower Solar Atmosphere: Oscillatory Power at the Highest Spatial and Temporal Resolution, EU
2008
SST/OPTICON
PI Dr Mathioudakis, QUB, CoI: Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Instrumentation/ Mission Development

SunbYte Sheffield University Nova Balloon Lifted Solar Telescope (http://sunbyte.group.shef.ac.uk)
October 2017 - Balloon Launch
ESA (European Space Agency) under REXUS/BEXUS (Rocket & Balloon Experiments for University Students)
Academic Lead Dr V. Fedun

Outside the University of Sheffield

MTA Infrastructure and Development Fund in Support of EU Research Portfolio: SOLARNET
2015
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

MTA Infrastructure and Development Fund in Support of EU Research Portfolio: FET Space Weather
2015
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

MTA Infrastructure and Development Fund in Support of EU Research Portfolio: ITN WASPNET
2015
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Model of Energy Transport from Solar Interior to Corona: The Role of Alfven waves
2015
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Solar Magneto-Seismology by EUV Waves
2015
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

MTA Infrastructure and Development Fund in Support of EU Research Portfolio
2014
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

MTA Infrastructure and Development Fund in Support of EU Research Portfolio
2014
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

MTA Infrastructure and Development Fund in Support of EU Research Portfolio
2014
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

MTA Distinguished Guest Scientist Programme Hungary
2014
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
PI Prof. R von Fáy-Siebenbürgen

Parallel Computing Resources for the UK MHD Community
2009
PPARC
CoI Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen with Prof. Hood (St. Andrews), Prof. Fearn (Glasgow), Prof. Falle (Leeds), Prof. Proctor (Cambridge), Prof. Zharkova (Bradford), Prof. Zhang (Exeter), Dr. Arber (Warwick), Dr. Brown (Aberystwyth), Dr. Browning (UMIST), Dr. Ross (Newcastle), Dr. Tsiklauri (Salford).

Waves in the Solar Corona, Switzerland
2007 - 2008
ISSI
PI Dr Nakariakov (Warwick), Prof. R. von Fáy-Siebenbürgen,