Olena Lyubchyk

Dr. Olena Lyubchyk

My research area has focused on space plasma physics with particular emphasis on

  • wave-particle interactions in the solar corona and heliosphere
  • parametric wave interaction in solar corona and in the Earth's magnetosphere
  • heating and acceleration of particles in space plasma

Curriculum Vitae

Contact:

Main Astronomical Observatory NASU, Akademika Zabolotnogo Str., 27, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680

Tel: (+38-044)526-00-28,

Fax: (+38-044)526-21-47

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Personalia:

Family Name before marriage: Sirenko

Nationality: Ukranian

Education:

1992-graduated from high school with special leaning in mathematics

1997- graduated from Kyiv Shevchenko National University, Master of Science in physics, speciality “Space Plasma Physics”

January 1998 - October 2000 post-graduate student, Main Astronomical Observatory (Natinal Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)

October 2000 - December 2003 post-graduate student, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). On 21 November 2003 granted the Degree of Doctor in Sciences (Ph.D): Mathematics. The title of thesis is ”Non-linear interaction of dispersive Alfven waves with high-frequency waves in space plasmas”

Current and previous position:

01.2005 - now, Research Scientist, Main Astronomical Observatory, Natinal Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine)

01.2004-09.2004 - Research assistant at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)

Scientific activities and field of specialisation:

Space Plasma Physics: wave-particle interaction in space plasma, parametric wave interaction in space plasma, plasma heating.

Grants:

- INTAS Project 96-530, “Effects of the magnetic geometry and plasma kinetics on the heating by resonant MHD waves of solar coronal magnetic loops” (1/9/1998 - 1/9/2000)

- Research grant (DB.OO.18), “Nonlinear interaction of Alfvén waves in the solar atmosphere and the magnetosphere of Earth” (1/10/2000 - 31/12/2002)

- Research grant (G.0178.03) “Current-driven instability of ion-cyclotron kinetic Alfvén waves: anomalous resistivity, fast magnetic reconnection, heating and acceleration of plasma in the solar atmosphere” (1/1/2003 - 31/12/2007)

- Royal Society Short Visitor grant “Particle driven plasma waves in inhomogeneous solar corona” (1/3/2009-30/4/2009)

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English. Dutch with dictionary.

Most important publications:

  1. A.K. Yukhimuk, V.A. Yukhimuk, O.K. Sirenko, Yu.M. Voitenko "Nonlinear mechanism of electromagnetic waves generation in the magnetized plasma", 1999, J.Plasma Phys., vol.62, part1, p. 53-64
  2. O. Sirenko, Yu. Voitenko, M. Goossens, A. Yukhimuk "Nonlinear coupling of O- and X-mode radio emission and Alfven waves in the solar corona", 2000, AIP conference proceedings, Leuven, Belgium, May 22-26, vol.537, p.287-294
  3. Sirenko O., Voitenko Yu. and Goossens M. Nonlinear interaction of kinetic Alfven waves and radio waves in the solar corona // Astron. and Astrophys.– 2002. – Vol. 390. – P. 725-732.
  4. Voitenko Yu., Goossens M., Sirenko O. and Chian Abraham C.-L. Nonlinear excitation of kinetic Alfven waves and whistler waves by the electron beam-driven Langmuir waves in the solar corona // Astron. and Astrophys. – 2003. – Vol. 409. – P. 331-345.
  5. Sirenko O.K., Voitenko Yu.M., Goossens M, Chian A.C.-L. “Nonlinear damping of electron beam-driven Langmuir waves due to Langmuir-kinetic Alfven-whistler coupling in the solar corona”, Problems of Atomic Science and Technology 2007, no. 1, Series: Plasma Physics (13), p.84-86
  6. Hannah, I. G.; Kontar, E. P.; Sirenko, O. K. The effect of wave-particle interactions on low energy cutoffs in solar flare electron spectra, 2009, Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 707, L45-L50
  7. Lyubchyk, O. and Voitenko, Y. Nonlocal nonlinear coupling of kinetic sound waves // Annales Geophysicae. – 2014. – Volume 32, Issue 11. – P.1407-1413.

PUBLICATIONS

Journal articles:

  1. Rapoport Yu.G., Sirenko O.K., Fedun V.N. "Interaction of magnetosonic solitons with ion beam in magnetized plasma", 1998, Ukrainian Journal of Physics, vol.43, N2, p.169-176 (in Ukranian)
  2. A.K. Yukhimuk, V.N. Fedun, V.A. Yukhimuk, O.G. Falko, E.K. Sirenko "Nonlinear mechanism of lower hybrid wave generation in space plasma", 1998, Space Science and Technology, vol.5, N1-2, p.1-5 (in Russian)
  3. A.K. Yukhimuk, V.A. Yukhimuk, O.G. Falko, E.K. Sirenko "Scattering of ordinary electromagnetic wave on the kinetic alfven wave", 1999, Space Science and Technology, vol.5, N1, p.48-51 (in Russian)
  4. A.K. Yukhimuk, V.A. Yukhimuk, O.K. Sirenko, Yu.M. Voitenko "Nonlinear mechanism of electromagnetic waves generation in the magnetized plasma", 1999, J.Plasma Phys., vol.62, part1, p. 53-64
  5. A.K. Yukhimuk, E.K. Sirenko , V.A. Yukhimuk, Yu.M. Voitenko "Nonlinear interaction of magnetohydrodynamic waves in the solar corona", 1999, Kinematiks and Physics of Celestial Bodies, vol.15, N6, p.536-542 (in Russian)
  6. Sirenko O., Voitenko Yu. and Goossens M. Nonlinear interaction of kinetic Alfven waves and radio waves in the solar corona // Astron. and Astrophys.– 2002. – Vol. 390. – P. 725-732.
  7. Voitenko Yu., Goossens M., Sirenko O. and Chian Abraham C.-L. Nonlinear excitation of kinetic Alfven waves and whistler waves by the electron beam-driven Langmuir waves in the solar corona // Astron. and Astrophys. – 2003. – Vol. 409. – P. 331-345.
  8. Voitsekhovska A. D., Yukhimuk A. K., Sirenko O. K., Cheremnykh O. K. “Nonlinear mechanism of inertial Alfven and electromagnetic waves generation in space dust plasma”, Kinematiks and Physics of Celestial Bodies 2005, vol. 21, no. 4, p. 278-287 (in Russian)
  9. Kryshtal A. N., Sirenko O.K., Gerasimenko S.V. “The decay instability of kinetic Alfven waves in the preflare plasma in active region of the Sun”, Kinematiks and Physics of Celestial Bodies 2007, vol. 23, no. 3, p. 131-140 (in Russian)
  10. Sirenko O.K., Voitenko Yu.M., Goossens M, Chian A.C.-L. “Nonlinear damping of electron beam-driven Langmuir waves due to Langmuir-kinetic Alfven-whistler coupling in the solar corona”, Problems of Atomic Science and Technology 2007, no. 1, Series: Plasma Physics (13), p.84-86
  11. A.N. Kryshtal, A.D. Voytsekhovskaja, S.V. Gerasimenko, Yu.V. Kyzyurov, P.P. Malovichko, O.K. Sirenko "Investigation of the processes of the MHD-wave generation, wave transformation and wave energy transport under condition of the large-scale electromagnetic fields existence in solar atmosphere and heliosphere", 2008, Kinematiks and Physics of Celestial Bodies, vol.14, N6, p.3-17 (in Russian)
  12. Voitsekhovska A. D., Yukhimuk A. K., Sirenko O. K., “Nonlinear mechanism of electromagnetic waves generation in space dust plasma”, Problems of Atomic Science and Technology 2007, no. 1, Series: Plasma Physics (13), p.87-89
  13. Hannah, I. G.; Kontar, E. P.; Sirenko, O. K. The effect of wave-particle interactions on low energy cutoffs in solar flare electron spectra, 2009, Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 707, L45-L50
  14. Lyubchyk, O. and Voitenko, Y. Nonlocal nonlinear coupling of kinetic sound waves // Annales Geophysicae. – 2014. – Volume 32, Issue 11. – P.1407-1413.

Conference Proceedings:

  1. Fedun V.N., Sirenko E.K., Rapoport Yu.G. "Interaction of magnetosonic solitons with particles in magnetized plasma", 1997, Proceedings of International Symposium Plasma'97, vol.1, p.367-369
  2. O. Sirenko, Yu. Voitenko, M. Goossens, A. Yukhimuk "Nonlinear coupling of O- and X-mode radio emission and Alfven waves in the solar corona", 2000, AIP conference proceedings, Leuven, Belgium, May 22-26, vol.537, p.287-294
  3. Yukhimuk, V. Fedun, O. Sirenko, Yu. Voytenko "Excitation of fast and slow magnetosonic waves by kinetic Alfven waves", 2000, AIP conference proceedings, Leuven, Belgium, May 22-26, vol.537, p.311-316
  4. A.K. Yukhimuk, V.M. Fedun, E.K. Sirenko, Yu.M. Voytenko, A.D. Voytsekhovskaya " Nonlinear interaction of MHD waves and solar corona heating ", Kinematics and Physics, of Celestial Bodies, Suppl. Ser., 2000, N 3, 477-480 "Astronomy in Ukraine - 2000 and Beyond (Impact of International Cooperation)", Ed. Ya. S. Yatskiv.
  5. A.K. Yukhimuk, V.M. Fedun, E.K. Sirenko, Yu.M. Voytenko , V.A. Yukhimuk "Parametric interaction of whistler waves and kinetic Alfven waves in the space plasmas", Kinematics and Physics of Celestial Bodies, Suppl. Ser., 2000, N 3, 483-489 "Astronomy in Ukraine - 2000 and Beyond (Impact of International Cooperation)", Ed. Ya. S. Yatskiv.
  6. A.K. Yukhimuk, V.M. Fedun, Yu.M. Voytenko, O.K. Sirenko, V.A. Yukhimuk " Generation of the Alfven wave and lower hybrid wave in space plasma ", In: O.K. Cheremnykh (editor) Space Plasma Physics, Proceedings of the VIII Ukrainian Conference and School on Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (Alushta, Crimea, September 11-16, 2000), Space Science and Technology 7, issue 2, pp. 59-66 (2001).
  7. Chian A.C.-L., Goossens M., Miranda R.A., Rempel E.L., Sirenko O., Voitenko Yu. "Radio signatures of Langmuir-Alfvén turbulence in the solar atmosphere", Multi-Wavelength Investigations of Solar Activity, IAU Symposium, No. 223. 2004., p. 95-96

Participations in projects

  • INTAS Project 96-530, “Effects of the magnetic geometry and plasma kinetics on the heating by resonant MHD waves of solar coronal magnetic loops”, Main Astronomical Observatory, Ukraine (1/9/1998 - 1/9/2000)
  • Research grant (DB.OO.18), “Nonlinear interaction of Alfvén waves in the solar atmosphere and the magnetosphere of Earth”, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (1/10/2000 - 31/12/2002),
  • Research grant (G.0178.03) “Current-driven instability of ion-cyclotron kinetic Alfvén waves: anomalous resistivity, fast magnetic reconnection, heating and acceleration of plasma in the solar atmosphere”, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (1/1/2003 - 31/12/2007)
  • Royal Society Short Visitor grant “Particle driven plasma waves in inhomogeneous solar corona”, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (1/3/2009-30/4/2009)