Dr. Gamayunov has extensive experience in theoretical and computational space plasma physics, and in data analysis and interpretation. In particular in:
- kinetic and magnetohydrodynamic modeling of the Earth's magnetospheric plasma, nonlinear wave-particle and wave-wave interactions in the Earth's magnetospheric ring current (RC) and radiation belts (RBs);
- large scale kinetic modeling of the Earth's magnetospheric ring current, plasmasphere, ionosphere, and electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves;
- interaction between ultra low frequency (ULF) wave activity in the Pc 4-5 frequency range (2-22 mHz) and electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves (0.1-5 Hz) in Earth's magnetosphere;
- self-consistent kinetic modeling of the interstellar pickup ions, Alfvenic turbulence, and the core solar wind in the outer heliosphere;
- energetic particle propagation, acceleration, and interaction with neutral atoms in the heliosphere and interstellar medium;
- particle interactions with an external and self-generated turbulence;
- data analysis and interpretation.
Dr. Gamayunov has developed:
- global, based on first principles, self-consistent computational model of electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves and ring current ions in a coupled system of Earth's magnetosphere, ionosphere, and plasmasphere - the best currently available global model of electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves in Earth's magnetosphere;
- self-consistent kinetic model of the interstellar pickup ions, Alfvenic turbulence, and the core solar wind heating in the outer heliosphere.
Dr. Gamayunov has worked as a senior research scientist at IZMIRAN, as a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL), and currently he is a Research Associate Professor at Florida Institute of Technology. During his free time, he enjoys reading, watching movies, listening music, and spending time with his family and friends on beach.