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Dr Eamon Scullion


Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

I graduated form Queens University (Belfast) in 2005 with a B.Sc. in Joint Physics and Applied Mathematics. Afterwards, I graduated after 1-year with a Masters by Research in Solar Physics at the University of Glasgow.

E_ScullionBetween 2007 and 2010, I completed a Ph.D.  in Solar Physics with thesis titled, “Investigating Jets in the lower-to-mid Solar Atmosphere: Observations and Numerical Simulations”. Between 2011 and 2013, I was awarded a post-doctoral research Fellowship position within the Institute for theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo, Norway. From 2013 to 2015, I was awarded a 2-year Irish Research Council Post-doctoral Fellowship to carry out research at Trinity College Dublin (Rep. of Ireland).

I specialize in observational solar physics, which involves image processing and data analysis on high resolution observations of the lower atmosphere of the Sun. 

Campus Address

Room 126, Pandon Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


Ph.D., M.Sc. (Res.)., B.Sc. (JH)

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Observational Solar Physics, Numerical Simulations of the Sun, Plasma Physics, Magneto-Hydrodynamics, Astrophysics.

Professional Activity

I am an active member of the Science Working Group for the Daniel K. Inouye 4-m Solar Telescope (DKIST) being built on Maui, Hawaii.

I am a member of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), Institute of Physics in Ireland (IOP) and Irish Astronomical Association (IAA).

I am a UK contact point for ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array) and a member of the SSALMON network.

I am a member of an ISSI (International Space Science Institute) workshop on the formation of coronal rain on the Sun.

Sponsors and Collaborators

I have collaborated and continue to collaborate with Prof. J G Doyle (Armagh Observatory, N.  Ireland), Prof. Peter Gallagher (Trinity College Dublin, Rep. of Ireland), Prof. Robert Erdelyi (University of Sheffield, UK), Dr. Viktor Fedun (University of Sheffeld, UK), Prof. Luc Rouppe van der Voort (University of Oslo, Norway) and Dr. Sven Wedemeyer (University of Oslo, Norway).

Current/Recent Projects

“Understanding the Origins of Space Weather”, Irish Research Council (IRC), 1ST Oct 2013 until 1st Oct 2015, Post-doctoral research Fellow

“Investigating small-scale transients in the lower solar atmosphere”, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics University of Oslo, 29th Sept 2010 until 29th Sept 2013, Post-doctoral research Fellow

Key Publications


1.Onishchenko,O. G., Pokhotelov, O. A., KaladzeT. D., Scullion, E.,Fedun, V., 2015,  “Alfven Tornadoes”, Physics of Plasmas, accepted (in production)

2.Scullion, E., Engvold, O., Lin, Y., Rouppe van der Voort, L., 2015, “Observing cascades of solar bullets at high resolution – Paper II”, ApJ, accepted (in production)

3.Nelson, C. J., Scullion, E., Doyle, J. G., Frej., N., Erdélyi, R., 2015, ApJ, 798, Issue 1, id. 19, 9

4.Henriques, V. M. J., Scullion, E., Mathioudakis, M., Kiselman, D., Gallagher, P. T., Keenan, F. P., 2015, A&A,Vol. 574, 9



5.Scullion, E, Rouppe van der Voort, L., Wedemeyer, S., Antolin, P., 2014, ApJ, 796, 1



6.Wedemeyer-Bohm, S., Scullion, E., Steiner, O., Rouppe van der Voort, L., de la Cruz Rodriguez, J., Fedun, V., Erdelyi, R., 2012, Nature, 486, pp. 505-508 (currently 105 citations)


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