Professor Michael Balikhin

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Professor of Space Systems

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m.balikhin@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5628

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Professor Michael Balikhin
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
Amy Johnson Building
Portobello Street
Sheffield
S1 4DW
Profile

Professor Balikhin joined the Space Systems Laboratory (prior to 2011 Space Systems Group) in 1995. His main scientific interests since his PhD in 1989 are the physics of collisionless shocks, plasma turbulence and nonlinear systems. His later acquired research topics include dynamics of radiation belts and waves in the inner magnetosphere. The first spacecraft project that he has been involved with was the VEGA mission to Comet Halley. Presently Professor Balikhin is the PI of DWP instruments onboard of four ESA Cluster satellites and is an editor of the Journal of Geophysical  Research Space Physics , published by American Geophysical Union.

Research interests
  • Space Plasma
  • Turbulence in high beta (hot) plasma
  • Collisionless Shocks
  • Avalanching Systems
  • Space Weather
  • Solar-Terrestrial Relations
  • Spacecraft Instrumentation
  • Nonlinear Systems
  • Identification of linear and non-linear processes in data
  • Methods of data analysis for multi-spacecraft missions.
Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Boynton R, Balikhin M, Wei HL & Lang ZQ (2018) Applications of NARMAX in space weather, Machine Learning Techniques for Space Weather (pp. 203-236). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Boynton R, Balikhin M, Wei H-L & Lang Z-Q (2018) Applications of NARMAX in Space Weather, Machine Learning Techniques for Space Weather (pp. 203-236). Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alves LR, Angelopoulos V, Baker DN, Bala R, Balikhin M, Bortnik J, Boynton R, Camporeale E, Carè A, Chandorkar M , Chu X et al (2018) Contributors, Machine Learning Techniques for Space Weather (pp. xi-xii). Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download
  • Krasnoselskikh V, Balikhin M, Walker SN, Schwartz S, Sundkvist D, Lobzin V, Gedalin M, Bale SD, Mozer F, Soucek J , Hobara Y et al (2013) The Dynamic Quasiperpendicular Shock: Cluster Discoveries, Microphysics of Cosmic Plasmas (pp. 459-522). Springer US RIS download Bibtex download
  • Scholer M, Thomsen MF, Burgess D, Bale SD, Balikhin MA, Balogh A, Horbury TS, Krasnoselskikh VV, Kucharek H, Lucek EA , Lembège B et al (2005) Cluster at the Bow Shock: Status and Outlook, Outer Magnetospheric Boundaries: Cluster Results (pp. 223-227). Springer Netherlands RIS download Bibtex download
  • Balogh A, Schwartz SJ, Bale SD, Balikhin MA, Burgess D, Horbury TS, Krasnoselskikh VV, Kucharek H, Lembège B, Lucek EA , Möbius E et al () Cluster at the Bow Shock: Introduction, Outer Magnetospheric Boundaries: Cluster Results (pp. 155-160). Springer-Verlag RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bale SD, Balikhin MA, Horbury TS, Krasnoselskikh VV, Kucharek H, Möbius E, Walker SN, Balogh A, Burgess D, Lembège B , Lucek EA et al () Quasi-perpendicular Shock Structure and Processes, Outer Magnetospheric Boundaries: Cluster Results (pp. 161-203). Springer-Verlag RIS download Bibtex download
  • Burgess D, Lucek EA, Scholer M, Bale SD, Balikhin MA, Balogh A, Horbury TS, Krasnoselskikh VV, Kucharek H, Lembège B , Möbius E et al () Quasi-parallel Shock Structure and Processes, Outer Magnetospheric Boundaries: Cluster Results (pp. 205-222). Springer-Verlag RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Gu Y, Wei H, Balikhin M, Boynton R & Walker S (2019) Machine learning enhanced NARMAX model for Dst index forecasting. Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC), 5 September 2019 - 7 September 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gu Y, Wei H-L, Boynton RJ, Walker SN & Balikhin MA (2017) Prediction of Kp index using NARMAX models with a robust model structure selection method. 2017 9th International Conference on Electronics, Computers and Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), 29 June 2017 - 1 July 2017. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gu Y, Wei H-L & Balikhin MA (2017) Nonlinear dynamic predictive model selection and interference using information criteria. 2017 23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC), 7 September 2017 - 8 September 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wei H-L, Balikhin MA & Walker SN (2015) A new ridge basis function neural network for data-driven modeling and prediction. 2015 10th International Conference on Computer Science & Education (ICCSE), 22 July 2015 - 24 July 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pokhotelov OA, Sagdeev RZ, Balikhin MA, Fedun VN & Dudnikova GI (2010) Nonlinear dynamics of mirror instability revisited. AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1306 (pp 136-144) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Istomin YN, Pokhotelov OA & Balikhin MA (2009) Nonlinear Mirror Modes in a Plasma with Nonzero Electron Temperature. NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN NONLINEAR PLASMA PHYSICS, Vol. 1188 (pp 213-223) RIS download Bibtex download
  • POKHOTELOV OA, BALIKHIN M, SAGDEEV RZ, ONISHCHENKO OG & FEDUN VN (2008) NONLINEAR DYNAMICS OF MIRROR WAVES IN NON-MAXWELLIAN PLASMAS. New Aspects of Plasma Physics RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hobara Y, Walker SN, Dunlop M, Balikhin M, Pokhotelov OA, Nilsson H & Reme H (2007) Mode identification of terrestrial ULF waves observed by Cluster: A case study. PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE, Vol. 55(15) (pp 2257-2260) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pokhotelov OA, Balikhin MA, Onishchenko OG & Walker SN (2007) Non-Maxwellian effects in magnetosonic solitons. PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE, Vol. 55(15) (pp 2310-2314) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pokhotelov OA, Sagdeev RZ, Balikhin MA & Treumann RA (2006) Mirror instability including finite Larmor radius effects. PARTICLE ACCELERATION, SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS, SOLAR RADIATION AND THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE, Vol. 37(8) (pp 1550-1555) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Balikhin MA & Walker SN (2005) Methods of plasma turbulence analysis: Application to shock studies. Physics of Collisionless Shocks, Vol. 781 (pp 123-128) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walker SN, Alleyne HSCK, Balikhin MA, Andre M & Horbury TS (2004) Electric field scales at quasi-perpendicular shocks. ANNALES GEOPHYSICAE, Vol. 22(7) (pp 2291-2300) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Balikhin MA, Pokhotelov OA, Walker SN & Andre M (2003) Identification of low frequency waves in the vicinity of the terrestrial bow shock. PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE, Vol. 51(11) (pp 693-702) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Drezet PM, Harrison RF & Balikhin M (2002) A kernel-based technique for forecasting geomagnetic activity and prediction of D-st. ADVANCES IN GLOBAL MAGNETOSPHERIC STRUCTURE, DYNAMICS, AND REGION COUPLING, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 30(10) (pp 2181-2188) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pokhotelov OA, Treumann RA, Sagdeev RZ, Onishchenko OG, Balikhin MA, Pavlenko VP & Sandberg I (2002) Fully kinetic theory of drift-mirror modes in space plasmas. Electron drift-mirror instability. SOLMAG 2002: PROCEEDINGS OF THE MAGNETIC COUPLING OF THE SOLAR ATMOSPHERE EUROCONFERENCE AND IAU COLLOQUIUM 188, Vol. 505 (pp 533-535) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walker SN, Balikhin MA & Dunlop M (2002) Mirror structures in the magnetosheath: 3D structures or plane waves. DYNAMIC PROCESSES IN THE CRITICAL MAGNETOSPHERIC REGIONS AND RADIATION BELT MODELS, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 30(12) (pp 2745-2750) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walker SN, Balikhin MA, Bates I & Huff R (2002) An investigation into instrumental nonlinear effects. DYNAMIC PROCESSES IN THE CRITICAL MAGNETOSPHERIC REGIONS AND RADIATION BELT MODELS, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 30(12) (pp 2815-2820) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bates I, Balikhin M, Alleyne HSK & Andre M (2001) Minimum-variance free determination of magnetosheath wave propagation vectors. SHEFFIELD SPACE PLASMA MEETING: MULTIPOINT MEASUREMENT VERSUS THEORY, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 492 (pp 133-140) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Balikhin MA, Bates I & Walker S (2001) Identification of linear and Nonlinear processes in space plasma turbulence data. ALFVENIC STRUCTURES: FROM THE SUN TO THE MAGNETOSPHERE, Vol. 28(5) (pp 787-800) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Boaghe OM, Balikhin MA, Billings SA & Alleyne H (2001) Global nonlinear model for the evolution of the D-st index. SHEFFIELD SPACE PLASMA MEETING: MULTIPOINT MEASUREMENT VERSUS THEORY, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 492 (pp 157-161) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Coca D, Balikhin MA & Billings SA (2001) Comparison of the dynamical processes in plasma turbulence observed in the high- and low-beta regions of the terrestrial foreshock. SHEFFIELD SPACE PLASMA MEETING: MULTIPOINT MEASUREMENT VERSUS THEORY, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 492 (pp 69-72) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pokhotelov OA, Balikhin MA & Walker SN (2001) Drift mirror instability of the magneosheath plasma. SHEFFIELD SPACE PLASMA MEETING: MULTIPOINT MEASUREMENT VERSUS THEORY, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 492 (pp 111-113) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Korepanov V, Negoda O, Lizunov G, Alleyne H, Balikhin M, Blecky J, Dudkin F, Fedorov A, Juchniewicz J, Klimov S , Krassnosel'skikh V et al (2000) Project VARIANT: Current and field measurements on board SICH-1M satellite. COORDINATED MEASUREMENTS OF MAGNETOSPHERIC PROCESSES, Vol. 25(7/8) (pp 1337-1342) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Balikhin M, Bates I & Dunlop M (2000) Minimum variance free identification of the composition of space plasma turbulence and nonlinear precesses in it. CLUSTER-II WORKSHOP MULTISCALE/MULTIPOINT PLASMA MEASUREMENTS, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 449 (pp 287-290) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bates I, Balikhin M, Alleyne HSCK, Dunlop M & Luhr H (2000) Coherence lengths of the low frequency turbulence at the bow shock and in the magnetosheath. CLUSTER-II WORKSHOP MULTISCALE/MULTIPOINT PLASMA MEASUREMENTS, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 449 (pp 283-286) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Coca D, Balikhin M, Billings SA, Alleyne HSCK, Dunlop M & Luhr H (2000) Time-domain identification of nonlinear processes in space plasma turbulence using multi-point measurements.. CLUSTER-II WORKSHOP MULTISCALE/MULTIPOINT PLASMA MEASUREMENTS, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 449 (pp 111-118) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walker SN, Huff R & Balikhin MA (2000) An investigation into instrumental nonlinear effects.. CLUSTER-II WORKSHOP MULTISCALE/MULTIPOINT PLASMA MEASUREMENTS, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 449 (pp 279-282) RIS download Bibtex download
  • McCaffrey D, Bates I, Balikhin MA, Alleyne HSK, Dunlop M & Baumjohann W (2000) Experimental method for identification of dispersive three-wave coupling in space plasma. COORDINATED MEASUREMENTS OF MAGNETOSPHERIC PROCESSES, Vol. 25(7/8) (pp 1571-1577) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kingsley SP, Alleyne HSK, Balikhin MA, Junkin G, Green SD, Walker SN & Yearby KH (1999) Remote sensing of Mars by a flexible orbiting radar. MOON AND MARS, Vol. 23(11) (pp 1929-1932) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walker SN, Balikhin MA, Alleyne HSCK, Baumjohann W & Dunlop M (1999) Observations of a very thin shock. MICROSCOPIC PROCESSES IN SPACE PLASMAS AND THEIR ROLE IN MACROSCALE PHENOMENA, Vol. 24(1) (pp 47-50) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lembege B, Walker SN, Savoini P, Balikhin MA & Krasnosel'skikh V (1999) The spatial sizes of electric and magnetic field gradients in a simulated shock. MICROSCOPIC PROCESSES IN SPACE PLASMAS AND THEIR ROLE IN MACROSCALE PHENOMENA, Vol. 24(1) (pp 109-112) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Balikhin MA, Walker SN, deWit TD, Alleyne HSCK, Woolliscroft LJC, MierJedrzejowicz WAC & Baumjohann W (1997) Non-stationarity and low frequency turbulence at a quasiperpendicular shock front. RESULTS OF THE IASTP PROGRAM, Vol. 20(4-5) (pp 729-734) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Balikhin M, Krasnosselskikh V & Gedalin M (1995) The scales in quasiperpendicular shocks. PHYSICS OF COLLISIONLESS SHOCKS, Vol. 15(8-9) (pp 247-260) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gedalin M, Balikhin M & Krasnosselskikh V (1995) Electron heating in quasiperpendicular shocks. PHYSICS OF COLLISIONLESS SHOCKS, Vol. 15(8-9) (pp 225-233) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Krasnosselskikh V, Balikhin M, Gedalin M & Lembege B (1995) Electron dynamics in the front of the quasi-perpendicular shocks. PHYSICS OF COLLISIONLESS SHOCKS, Vol. 15(8-9) (pp 239-245) RIS download Bibtex download
  • KRASNOSELSKIKH VV, BALIKHIN MA, ALLEYNE HSC, KLIMOV SI, MIERJEDRZEJOWICZ WAC, PARDAENS AK, PETRUKOVICH A, SOUTHWOOD DJ, VINOGRADOVA T & WOOLLISCROFT LJC (1991) ON THE NATURE OF LOW-FREQUENCY TURBULENCE IN THE FOOT OF STRONG QUASI-PERPENDICULAR SHOCKS. PLANETARY MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS I, Vol. 11 (pp 15-18) RIS download Bibtex download
  • BALIKHIN MA, ALLEYNE HS, KRASNOSELSKIKH VV, DUNLOP M, PARDAENS AK, SOUTHWOOD DJ, SUMNER AE & WOOLLISCROFT LJC (1991) PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS OF MAGNETIC-FIELD TURBULENCE AT A QUASI-PARALLEL SHOCK. PLANETARY MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS I, Vol. 11 (pp 253-256) RIS download Bibtex download
  • BALIKHIN MA, CATTERMOLE PJ, GAIDANSKII VI, JENKINS PJ, KINGSLEY SP, LACHLANCOPE TA, NATANZON AM, QUEGAN S, REZNIKOV AE & WOOLLISCROFT LJC (1990) A MOBILE LANDER-BORNE RADAR TO INVESTIGATE THE SUBSURFACE OF THE PLANET MARS. SMALLER SOLAR SYSTEM BODIES AND ORBITS, Vol. 10 (pp 39-42) RIS download Bibtex download
Grants
  • STFC, M A Balikhin (PI), Dynamics of key wave emissions in the radiation belts, 2018-2021, £316,869
  • NERC, M A Balikhin (PI), Radiation Belt Modelling, 2017-2021, £474.161
  • STFC, M A Balikhin (PI), Operations Support for Cluster DWP instrument, 2017-2019, £144,570
  • STFC, M A Balikhin (PI), Operations Support for Cluster WDB instrument, 2017-2019, £97,578
  • STFC, M A Balikhin (PI)  Cluster operations 2015-2017 £265,159
  • STFC, M A Balikhin (PI), V Fedun Thor Eds 2016-2017 £80,642
  • EC Horizon 2020, R Von Fay-Siebenburgen, M A Balikhin (CoI), V Fedun, S A Billings, H L Wei PROGRESS 2015-2017 £577,742
  • STFC, R Von Fay-Siebenburgen, M A Balikhin(CoI), V Fedun, S A Billings, S A Pope, M Ruderman, I Ballai, R Jain, P Willis Consolidated Grant Support for the Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre (SP2RC) 2015-2018 £664,328
  • ESA, M A Balikhin (PI) Cluster Active Archive Extension 2015-2016 £84,444
  • STFC, M A Balikhin (PI) Cluster Operations 2015-6 2015-2016 £265,159
  • STFC, M A Balikhin (PI) THOR Electron Density Sounder concept and design work 2015-2016 £29,936
  • Royal Society, M A Balikhin (PI) Investigation into self-consistent dynamics of waves and energetic particles in near-Earth plasma based on multi-satellite measurements 2012-2015 £12,000
  • EPSRC Platform Grant Renewal, S A Billings, V Kadirkamanathan, Z Q Lang, D Coca, M Balikhin (CoI), H Wei System Identification and Information Processing for Complex Systems 2010-2015 £1.2M
  • STFC, "Cluster Ops Extension Phase 2 ", June 2013, £110k
  • STFC, "Sheffield Cluster Postlaunch Extension", December 2011, £210k
  • European Space Agency, "Cluster Active Archive Extension", October 2011, £142k
  • EU 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme), M Balikhin, "Search for Electro-Magnetic Earthquake Precursors combining satellite and ground-based facilities (SEMEP)", 2010-2012, €452,514
  • STFC, M Balikhin (PI), "Kinetic Theory of waves in space and astrophysical plasmas", 2009 - 2012, £293,792
  • STFC, M Balikhin (PI), "Venus Express Post Launch Support", 2009 - 2011, £26,792
  • STFC, M Balikhin (PI), "Venus Express science exploitation", 2008 - 2011, £254,097
  • PPARC M Balikhin (PI), "Theory of Nonlinear Waves in Hot Space Plasmas", 2006-2009, £173,640
  • PPARC, M Balikhin, H St CK Alleyne, "Dynamical Processes and Wave Turbulence at the Boundaries of the Magnetosphere", 2004-2008, £164,825
  • PPARC M Balikhin, "A Theoretical Kinetic Study of Low Frequency Values in High β Non-uniform Anistropic Space Plasmas", 2003-2006, £146,503