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


Daniel Vech



  • BSc, Earth Sciences with a spec. in Geophysics, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary, 2014
  • MSc, Space Technology, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, 2016

Specializations and Research Interests

  • MHD and kinetic scale physics of the solar wind
  • Application of machine learning in space physics
  • Solar wind interaction with unmagnetized bodies

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award - Planetary and Solar System Sciences, Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria, 2015
  • My paper on the induced magnetosphere of Venus was highlighted by the editorial board of the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics.


Papers as first author:

1. Vech, D., K. G. Klein, & J. C. Kasper, Nature of stochastic ion heating in the solar wind: testing the dependence on plasma beta and turbulence amplitude, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2017.

2. Vech, D. & C.H.K. Chen, Testing the effects of expansion on solar wind turbulence, Astrophysical Journal Letters, DOI: 10.3847/2041-8205/832/1/L16, 2016.

3. Vech, D., G. Stenberg, H. Nilsson, N. Edberg, A. Opitz, K. Szegő, T.L. Zhang, Statistical features of the global polarity reversal of the Venusian induced magnetosphere in response to the polarity change in IMF, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, DOI: 10.1002/2015JA021995, 2016.

4. Vech, D., K. Szegő, A. Opitz, P. Kajdic, E. Kallio, M. Alho, Space weather effects on the bow shock, the magnetic barrier and the ion composition boundary at Venus, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, DOI: 10.1002/2014JA020782, 2015.

Updated: 2017-11-04