Dr. Maxim Khodachenko


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Room E.c.4

Research Interests

  • Extrasolar planets: Stellar-planetary interactions, habitability, search algorithms, exoplanetary magnetospheres
  • Planetary Magnetospheric/atmospheric/surface physics: Io-Jupiter electrodynamic interaction, Mercury, Earth paleo-magnetosphere, exoplanets
  • Solar/stellar physics: Solar/stellar activity and winds; Dynamics of solar/stellar plasma-magnetic structures; flares; prominences; CMEs; waves
  • Radio astronomy: radiation mechanisms, data analysis
  • Plasma physics: MHD and kinetic theories in application to astrophysical and aerospace problems
  • Laboratory astrophysics: experimental study of space plasma processes
  • Scientific research management: Project coordination; EU FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020; European Research Area (ERA) and Research Infrastructures


1989-1999: Research Scientist, Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, RU; (full-time)

1999-2001: Senior Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, DE (fellowship; full-time)

2001-2014: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria (full-time)

Since 2014: Research Scientist, Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria (permanent; full-time)