Eleanna Asvestari, PhD, Physics

MSc, Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Personlig profil

Utbildning information

  • 12/2016 Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

Space Climate Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland

PhD thesis: Imprints of long-term solar variability on cosmic rays and terrestrial archives

  • 11/2013 Master of Science in Astrophysics with Distinction

School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

MSc thesis: The Earth's Quasi-parallel Bow Shock

  • 05/2012 Bachelor of Science in Physics

Physics Department, National and Kapodistrian, University of Athens, Greece

BSc thesis: Study of Solar Proton Events in Relation to Coronal Mass Ejections


Current Position

  • Academy of Finland Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland (01/09/2019 - 31/08/2022)

Previous Work Experience

  • Postdoctoral researcher at the Space Physics Research team, University of Helsinki, Finland (01/08/2019 - 31/08/2019)
  • Postdoctoral researcher at Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria - on a personal grant provided by the Finnish Academy of Science and letters via the Postdoc Pool (01/10/2018 - 31/07/2019)
  • Postdoctoral researcher at the Space Physics Research team, University of Helsinki, Finland (15/05/2017 - 30/09/2018)
  • Postdoctoral researcher at the Space Climate Research group, University of Oulu, Finland (01/01/2017 - 28/02/2017)


  • TRAMSEP (Transport Mechanisms of Strong Solar Energetic Particles in Complex Background Solar Wind Conditions), project funded by the Academy of Finland (as a PI from 01/09/2019 - 30/09/2022)

  • SolMAG (Unraveling the structure solar flux ropes and their magnetosheath) ERC Consolidator Grant project (2017 -2022) led by Assoc. Prof. Emilia Kilpua, University of Helsinki (as a Post-Doc fellow at University of Helsinki, 01/08/2019 - 31/08/2019)
  • CCSOM (Constraining CMEs and Shocks by Observations and Modelling), Belgian-led project (as a Post-Doc fellow at University of Helsinki, 05/2017 - present)
  • FOREsail (Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space)funded by the Academy of Finland (as Post-Doc fellow at University of Helsinki, 01/2018 - present)
  • ReSoLVE (Research on SOlar Long-term Variability and Eects) Center of Excellence, funded by the Academy of Finland (as PhD candidate at University of Oulu, Finland (02/2014-12/2016) and as a Post-Doc fellow (01/2017 - 02/2017))

Awards, Prizes & Honours

  • Principal's Prize for outstanding academic achievement, awarded in 2013 by Queen Mary, University of London, UK;


  • Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher grant, 2019 - 2022;
  • Postdoctoral researcher grant funded by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters via Postdoc Pool, 2018 - 1019;
  • Scientic visit grant, supported by TOSCA COST Action ES1005, \Towards a more complete assessment of the impact of solar variability on the Earths climate", 2015;
  • Travel grant provided by the Finnish Doctoral Programme in Astronomy and Space Physics, 2015;
  • Travel grant provided by Exactus Doctoral Program, University of Oulu, 2016;


  • Royal Astronomical Society
  • Finnish Astronomical Society
  • European Geophysical Union
  • American Geophysical Union

Scientific Visits

  • 07/2017: Scientic Visit at the Center of Mathematical Plasma Astrophysics, KU Leuven, Belgium (4 days);
  • 04/2016: Scientic visit at the Institute of Mathematics, University of Siedlce, Poland (1 week);
  • 02/2015: Short Term Scientic Mission (STSM), at Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Gottingen, Germany, supported by TOSCA COST Action ES1005 (4 weeks);

Information om forskning och undervisning

Research: At the present, I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Helsinki (UH) working in Belgian led project CCSOM (Constraining CMEs and Shocks by Observations and Modelling throughout the inner heliosphere), where I perform runs with EUHFORIA (EUropean Heliospheric FORecasting Information Asset) model. EUHFORIA is a state-of-the-art magnetohydrodynamics model that reconstructs the background solar wind conditions, up to about the orbit of Mars (~ 2 AU), and the propagation of one or multiple CME through this background. The main purpose of my work is to investigate how well EUHFORIA reconstructs the plasma and magnetic field of CMEs that have been encountered by multiple spacecraft in the solar wind.

Teaching: I have been a teaching assistant to the course "Space Applications of Plasma Physics, taught at the University of Helsinki.

Utbildning / akademisk kvalifikation

Space Physics, Doctor's degree, University of Oulu

feb 2014dec 2016

Astronomy and Astrophysics, Master's degree, Queen Mary University of London

sep 2012sep 2013

Physics, Bachelor's degree, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

sep 2005dec 2011


  • 115 Rymdvetenskap och astronomi

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Publikationer 2017 2019

  • 3 Artikel
  • 1 Konferensartikel

FORESAIL-1 cubesat mission to measure radiation belt losses and demonstrate de-orbiting

Palmroth, M., Praks, J., Vainio, R., Janhunen, P., Kilpua, E. K. J., Ganushkina, N. Y., Afanasiev, A., Ala-Lahti, M., Alho, A., Asikainen, T., Asvestari, E., Battarbee, M., Binios, A., Bosser, A., Brito, T., Envall, J., Ganse, U., George, H., Gieseler, J., Good, S. & 40 andraGrandin, M., Haslam, S., Hedman, H-P., Hietala, H., Jovanovic, N., Kakakhel, S., Kalliokoski, M., Kettunen, V. V., Koskela, T., Lumme, E., Meskanen, M., Morosan, D., Mughal, M. R., Niemelä, P., Nyman, S., Oleynik, P., Osmane, A., Palmerio, E., Pfau-Kempf, Y., Peltonen, J., Plosila, J., Polkko, J., Poluianov, S., Pomoell, J., Price, D., Punkkinen, A., Punkkinen, R., Riwanto, B., Salomaa, L., Slavinskis, A., Säntti, T., Tammi, J., Tenhunen, H., Toivanen, P., Tuominen, J., Turc, L., Valtonen, E., Virtanen, P., Westerlund, T. & Dupart, M., jul 2019, I : Journal of geophysical research. Space physics. 124, 7, s. 5783-5799 17 s.

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Multipoint Observations of the June 2012 Interacting Interplanetary Flux Ropes

Kilpua, E. K. J., Good, S. W., Palmerio, E., Asvestari, E., Lumme, E., Ala-Lahti, M., Kalliokoski, M. M. H., Morosan, D. E., Pomoell, J., Price, D. J., Magdalenić, J., Poedts, S. & Futaana, Y., 18 jul 2019, I : Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences. 6, 21 s., 50.

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Heliospheric modulation of galactic cosmic rays: Effective energy of ground-based detectors

Gil, A., Asvestari, E., Kovaltsov, G. A. & Usoskin, I., 2017, I : PoS Proceedings of Science. 301, 6 s., 032.

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Neutron Monitors and Cosmogenic Isotopes as Cosmic Ray Energy-Integration Detectors: Effective Yield Functions, Effective Energy, and Its Dependence on the Local Interstellar Spectrum

Asvestari, E., Gil, A., Kovaltsov, G. A. & Usoskin, I. G., 13 okt 2017, I : Journal of geophysical research. Space physics. 122, 10, s. 9790 - 9802 13 s.

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Projekter 2017 2025

Aktiviteter 2017 2018

  • 1 Public Talks
  • 1 Akademisk besök på annan institution

An afternoon in The Science Basement: Travelling in the Solar System

Erika Palmerio (Talare: Presentation), Urs Ganse (Talare: Presentation), Eleanna Asvestari (Talare: Presentation)
24 mar 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangPublic Talks

University of Leuven

Eleanna Asvestari (Besökande forskare)
24 jul 201727 jul 2017

Aktivitet: Typer för besök till extern institutionAkademisk besök på annan institution