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Seebany Datta-Barua Ph.D.

Seebany Datta-Barua
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Office: 

RE-252B

Phone: 

312.567.3566

Fax: 

312.567.7230

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Education 

M.S. and Ph.D. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2008
B.S. Physics, Stanford University, 2000

Expertise 

Space weather, navigation, data assimilation, remote sensing, atmospheric dynamics

Research 

Prof. Datta-Barua researches the use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) for remotely sensing the atmosphere and Earth's surface, tomography and data assimilation for ionospheric and thermospheric prediction of dynamics, and in mitigating upper atmospheric effects on GPS-based navigation systems.

Current Projects

  • Lagrangian coherent structures in the ionosphere and thermosphere
  • Comparative investigation of kilometer-scale auroral E and F region irregularities with a GPS scintillation array
  • Laurentian Great Lake ice cover characterization with GNSS reflectometry
  • Magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere response to electromagnetic flux at the poles
  • Atmospheric effects on GPS-based navigation

Awards 

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2014-2019
  • Science Highlight Speaker at the NSF Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Workshop, June 2017
  • Excellence in Research Award, Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2017
  • Best Presentation of Session, ION GNSS+ Conference 2017; ION GNSS Conference 2011
  • Outstanding Contribution in Peer Review, Navigation, 2016, presented by the Institute of Navigation (ION)
  • Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, Space Weather, 2013, presented by the American Geophysical Union

Professional Society Memberships