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


Enrico Landi
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Enrico Landi

Research Scientist

Office: 2426
Phone: 734-647-3705


1995 - "Laurea" degree, University of Florence, Italy

1998 - Ph.D., University of Florence, Italy


My research is devoted to understand the nature, variability and activity of the solar corona, and its effects on the Heliosphere and on Earth. Since this topic is broad, my research spans across several different fields, and focuses on:

1) building diagnostic tools (atomic physics);

2) inventing new analysis techniques (high- and low-resolution spectroscopy, in-situ charge state composition); and

3) applying my tools and methods to understand the Sun, its variability, and its activity:

- coronal heating;

- solar flares;

- coronal mass ejections;

- solar irradiance;

- solar wind;

- solar chemical composition;

- and so on....

Personal Introduction

The thing I like of this job is that you do not know today what you are going to work on tomorrow. Scientific research is about creating, discovering, inventing and, most of all, re-inventing yourself.

Specializations and Research Interests

1 - Solar physics (transition region, corona, solar wind, coronal mass ejections, flares, abundances etc)
2 - X-ray, EUV, UV spectroscopy
3 - Spectral codes
4 - Spectroscopic diagnostic techniques
5 - Atomic physics

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

2014 UM Research Faculty Achievement Award

2012 UM/CoE Kenneth M. Reese Outstanding Research Scientist Award

2010 UK Royal Astronomical Society - Group Achievement Award for Geophysics

2007 NASA Group Achievement Award

Updated: 2015-08-25