Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Agnit Mukhopadhyay
[ Download CV ]

Agnit Mukhopadhyay

Ph.D. Student

Office: 1435


  • B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering, Punjab Engineering College
    (2012 - 16)
  • M.Sc.E. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
    (2016 - 18)
  • Ph.D. Pre-candidate in Space Sciences, University of Michigan
    (2017 - present)





I am interested in studying various aspects of the magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, such as auroral precipitation in the upper atmosphere, ionospheric response to the magnetosphere, and spacecraft charging, which can help improve present space weather prediction capabilities. 

Personal Introduction

I am a joint PhD student in Space Sciences and Master of Science student in Aerospace Engineering. I am from an Aerospace background, and a long list of events and interests helped me into space physics. My primary interests are in understanding terrestrial magnetosphere dynamics and the input of the ionosphere during space weather events that are harmful to man-made technology. I am also a patron of Indian classical music and an ardent classical singer (Hindustani classical, Rabindrasangeet, Bengali folk).

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling
  • Space Weather Prediction
  • Numerical Methods in Fluid & Plasma Dynamics

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • NASA CCMC Student Research Contest (2017)
  • Silver Medal in Aerospace Engineering, Punjab Engineering College (2016)
  • Institute Colour for Exemplary Performance, Punjab Engineering College (2016)

Professional Service

  • Secretary (2017 - Present), Indian Students Association, University of Michigan
  • Student Secretary (2015 - 2016), The Music Club, Punjab Engineering College
  • Student Joint Secretary (2015 - 2016), Aerospace Technical Lab and Astronomy and Space Sciences Society, Punjab Engineering College


Updated: 2018-04-21