Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Dibyendu Sur

(Research Scientist)

Dibyendu Sur's Contact Card & Information.
Org Code: 673
Mail Code 673
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Brief Bio

Dr. Dibyendu Sur is a Research Scientist in the Geospace Physics Laboratory in the Heliophysics Division since August 2023. He also worked as Postdoctoral Associate in Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado Boulder. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from University of Calcutta in 2021.

Dr. Dibyendu Sur is an expert in Solar Wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere coupling. He has experience in ionospheric and magnetospheric modeling including the Whole Atmosphere Model Ionosphere Plasmasphere Electrodynamics (WAM-IPE). He is also a member of COSPAR International Space Weather Action Team (ISWAT) and Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT) External Scientist Working Group.

Research Interests

Earth and other planetary space weather (magnetosphere, ionosphere, thermosphere) and their interactions with Solar wind

Heliophysics: Earth's Ionosphere

Current Projects

The Magnetosphere-Aurora Reconnection Boundary Layer Explorer (MARBLE)

Earth's Magnetosphere

Comprehensive Inner-Magnetosphere Ionosphere (CIMI)

Earth's Magnetosphere


Research Associate

The Catholic University of America - Washington DC

July 2023 - Present

Postdoctoral Associate

CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder, US

June 2021 - July 2023

Research Scholar

Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta - Kolkata, India

April 2010 - January 2021

Assistant Professor

Narula Institute of Technology - Kolkata, India

February 2015 - Present

Assistant Professor

Guru Nanak Institute of Technology - Kolkata, India

December 2008 - February 2015

Professional Societies

American Geophysical Union


2017 - Present

European Geosciences Union


2017 - Present

COSPAR International Space Weather Action Teams


2019 - Present

NASA Drive Center Community for the Unified Study of Interhemispheric Asymmetries (CUSIA)


2020 - 2022

NASA Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT) mission

Member, External Scientist Working Group


Space Weather with Quantified Uncertainties (SWQU), NSF project

Postdoctoral Student in University of Colorado Boulder

2021 - 2023


Dibyendu Sur is awarded with Best Poster Title Award in NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 15th Sciences and Exploration Directorate New Year Poster Party on January 23, 2024.

Dibyendu Sur is awarded as Young Scientist in BSS 2019, Olsztyn, Poland, August 19-23, 2019.

Dibyendu Sur is selected as Young Scientist in ISSI, Bern, Switzerland in 2018.

Dibyendu Sur received EURO 700 as COSPAR Travel Grant in 2018 at Pasadena, Los Angeles, US.

Dibyendu Sur was selected as one of the participant in Workshop on Space Weather at the ICTP in Trieste from 23 April 2018 to 4 May 2018. He received grant of 695 Euro in this workshop.

Dibyendu Sur was selected as student in International Reference Ionosphere 2017 Workshop, National Central University, Taiwan, 6-17 November, 2017 and received COSPAR Travel grant.


Dibyendu Sur received USD 1000 as AGU General Travel Grant in 2017 at New Orleans, US.


Dibyendu Sur has received Young Scientist Award at URSI RCRS 2015 at New Delhi in 2015.

Dibyendu Sur received the first prize in National Space Science Symposium at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati in 2012.

Selected Publications


2023. "CME Propagation Through the Heliosphere: Status and Future of Observations and Model Development." Advances in Space Research [10.1016/j.asr.2023.07.003] [Journal Article/Letter]

Talks, Presentations and Posters


Performance Assessment of CIMI Electron Precipitation During Geomagnetic Storm

April 16, 2024

European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, Austria

Magnetospheric and ionospheric model performance evaluation towards predictions of different auroral parameters during geomagnetic disturbed periods

December 13, 2023

AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 11-15, 2023

Detection of Phase-Space Holes and Double Layers at induced magnetosphere of Venus using high resolution burst mode Parker Solar Probe Data during its 4th Gravity Assist in 2021 and comparisons with Earth's intrinsic magnetosphere

December 12, 2023

AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 11-15, 2023

MARBLE: How to make an open science global magnetosphere code?

October 10, 2023

Data, Analysis and Software in Heliophysics (DASH) 2023 Conference, JHU/APL, Laurel, MD

Simulation of the ionospheric response to the March 2015 storm and the physical processes

September 13, 2023

NASA FST Extreme Team Meeting

Inspection of possible presence of Double Layers and Phase-Space Holes at Venus Magnetosphere using Parker Solar Probe

August 7, 2023

SHINE 2023, Stowe, Vermont, US