Dr Suli Ma

Visiting Research Associate Professor (Jul 2023 – Jul 2024)

School of Physics and Astronomy,
Kelvin Building, University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ Scotland.

Email: Suli.Ma@glasgow.ac.uk

Dr. Suli Ma had been a PHD candidate of Yunnan Astronomical Observatory (YNAO) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) from Mar 2006 to Aug 2010 and a predoc fellow of Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) from Oct 2008 to Sep 2010. She defended her thesis in Aug 2010 and after that she worked as a postdoc in CfA until the end of Aug 2011. During this period, she mainly worked with professor Jun Lin and Senior Astrophysicist Leon Golub on CMEs, EUV waves and low coronal shocks.

From Sep 2011 to Feb 2019, she taught physics at the school of science in China University of Petroleum (East China). She joined the solar radio group of National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC) of CAS leading by professor Yihua Yan in Mar 2019 and expanded her research to solar radio bursts. In Jan 2022, she moved to the National Space Science Center(NSSC) of CAS along with the group.

Now, she is a visiting researcher of University of Glasgow working with professor Eduard Kontar on solar radio bursts and particle accelerations.

ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5431-6065

Dr Sargam Mulay


July 2021 – present: Research Associate

Nov. 2019 – Jun 2021: Research Assistant
School of Physics and Astronomy,
Office 605, Kelvin Building, University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ Scotland.

Email: Sargam.Mulay@glasgow.ac.uk

Tel: +44 141 330 7111

Dr. Sargam Mulay obtained a Ph.D. in Solar Physics from the University of Cambridge, UK in 2018. She had an opportunity to work with Dr. Helen Mason and Dr. Giulio Del Zanna on the topic of solar active region jets. After completing PhD, she joined as a postdoc at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India. She worked with Prof. Durgesh Tripathi for 1.5 years on sigmoid observations. Since 2019, she is a research assistant with Prof. Lyndsay Fletcher at the University of Glasgow, UK and she is working on spectroscopic observations of solar flares.

Her research interest includes observational X-ray and UV spectroscopy, solar radiophysics, reconnection in solar flares, coronal heating, sigmoids and jets in the Solar atmosphere.

During her Ph.D., she focused on understanding the temperature structure of active region jets using data from several space-based observatories such as the SDO (AIA, HMI), Hinode (EIS, XRT), RHESSI, IRIS and WIND/Waves. Combining imaging and spectroscopic observations from multiple instruments facilitated her to measure the physical parameters of jets (temperature, electron number density, filling factor, emission measure, velocities (plane-of-sky, nonthermal and Doppler)) and study their relationship with other phenomena such as H-alpha surges, solar flares, nonthermal type-III radio bursts and soft/hard X-ray emission. This comprehensive investigation of AR jets extended our knowledge and the study provided substantial constraints for theoretical modelling of the jets and their thermodynamic nature.

Link to her Ph.D. thesis – https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/277700

During her tenure at IUCAA, she worked on the temperature structure of sigmoids during various phases of the solar flare as well as during sigmoid eruption. This study benchmarks different techniques (emission measure and filter-ratio methods) available for temperature estimation in solar coronal structures.

At the University of Glasgow, she has been studying the turbulence in the solar flares using spectroscopic observations from IRIS satellite. The research includes understanding the nature of emission from molecular hydrogen by deriving its physical properties from IRIS spectra.

ORCID and List of publications