Qusai Al Shidi, Ph.D.

about me

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, U. of Michigan
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  • Ph.D., Physics, 2019, University of Massachusetts--Lowell, MA.
  • B.S., Physics, 2012, University of Toledo, OH.

research interests

  • Uncertainty quantification in space weather.
  • Magnetospheric physics and modeling.
  • Solar chromosphere physics and modeling.
  • Numerical Magnetohydrodynamics.
  • Space physics modeling using GPUs.
  • Functional programming.


  • A Large Simulation Set of Geomagnetic Storms—Can Simulations Predict Ground Magnetometer Station Observations of Magnetic Field Perturbations? Q. Al Shidi, T. Pulkkinen, G. Toth, A. Brenner, S. Zou, J. Gjerloev
  • Time-Dependent Two-Fluid Magnetohydrodynamic Model and Simulation of the Chromosphere. Q. Al Shidi, O. Cohen, P. Song, J. Tu., Solar Physics (2019). doi:10.1007/s11207-019-1513-8
  • Multi-Fluid Collisional Magnetohydrodynamic Modeling. Q. Al Shidi. Ph.D. Dissertation (2019). download
  • What sustained multi-disciplinary research can achieve: The space weather modeling framework Tamas I. Gombosi, Yuxi Chen, Alex Glocer, Zhenguang Huang, Xianzhe Jia, Michael W. Liemohn, Ward B. Manchester, Tuija Pulkkinen, Nishtha Sachdeva, Qusai Al Shidi, Igor V. Sokolov, Judit Szente, Valeriy Tenishev, Gabor Toth, Bart van der Holst, Daniel T. Welling, Lulu Zhao and Shasha Zou. https://doi.org/10.1051/swsc/2021020
  • Simulating Solar Maximum Conditions Using the Alfven Wave Solar-Atmosphere Model (AWSoM) Nishtha Sachdeva, Gábor Tóth, Ward B Manchester, Bart Van Der Holst, Zhenguang Huang, Igor V Sokolov, Lulu Zhao, Qusai Al Shidi, Yuxi Chen, Tamas I Gombosi, Carl J Henney https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10507983.1


  • CoMFi - Collisional Multi-Fluid Ion Magnetohydrodynamic code. github
  • swmfpy - Space Weather Modeling Framework Python library. github

programming languages

  • Python
  • C and C++
  • Haskell
  • Linux and Shell scripting


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