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Dr. Kenichi Nishikawa

Office: 039 V. M. Chambers Bld.
Phone: (256) 372-5062
E-Mail: kenichi.nishikawa@aamu.edu

Education

  • 1981 Ph. D., Nagoya University, (Physics)
  • 1975 M. Eng., Nagoya University, (Applied Physics)
  • 1973 B. Eng., Nagoya University, (Applied Physics)

Synergistic Activities

  1. Synergistic research of relativistic jets integrating macroscopic and microscopic processes to understand systematically involved physics
  2. Proposal reviewer for NSF, and NASA panel review, ANR (French Science Foundation), Greek Science Foundation, Czech Science Foundation, and Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
  3. Manuscript reviewer for Astrophysical Journal, Physics of Plasmas, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Journal of Geophysical Research,  eophysical Research Letters, Nature Communications, Computer Physics Communications, and New Astronomy
  4. Development of innovative simulation methods in order to understand microscopic processes in macro scale and instruction of these methods to communities including collaborating national and international institutions

Research Articles in refereed journals(as of November 7, 2019)

  1. Nishikawa, K., Mizuno, Y., Gomez, J. L., Dutan, I., Niemiec, J., Kobzar, O., MacDonald, N., Meli, A. Pohl, M., Hirotani, K., Rapid Particle Acceleration due to Re-collimation in Injected Jets with Helical Magnetic Fields, ApJL, submitted, May 30, 2019
  2. Nishikawa, K.-I., Mizuno, Y., Gomez, J. L., Dutan, I., Meli, A., White, C., Niemiec, J., Kobzar, O., Pohl, M., Pe'er, A., Sol, H., MacDonald, N., Hartmann, D. H., Relativistic Jet Simulations of the Weibel Instability in the Slab Model to Cylindrical Jets with Helical Magnetic Fields, Galax., 7, 29; doi:10.3390/galaxies7010029, 2019
  3. Cai, D., Lembege, B., Hasegawa, H., & Nishikawa, K.-I., Identifying 3D vortex structures at/around the magnetopause using a tetrahedral satellite configuration, JGR: Space Physics, 123, 10,158?10,176. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JA025547, 2018
  4. Nishikawa, K.-I., Mizuno, Y., Gomez, J. L., Dutan, I., Meli, A., White, C., Niemiec, J., Kobzar, O., Pohl, M., Pe'er, A., Frederiksen, J. T., Nordlund, _A., Sol, H., Hardee, P. E., Hartmann, D. H., Microscopic Processes In Global Relativistic Jets Containing Helical Magnetic Fields, Galax., 5, 58, 2017
  5. Mizuno, Y., Gomez, J., Nishikawa, K.-I., Meli, A., Hardee, P., Rezzolla, L., Singh, C., Pino, E., Magnetic Dissipation in Relativistic Jets, Galax., 4, 40, 2016
  6. Nishikawa, K.-I., Mizuno, Y., Niemiec, J., Kobzar, O., Pohl, M., Gomez, J., Dutan, I., Pe'er, A., Frederiksen, J., Nordlund, _A., Meli, A., Sol, H., Hardee, P. E., Hartmann, D. H., Microscopic Processes in Global Relativistic Jets Containing Helical Magnetic Fields, Galax., 4, 38, 2016
  7. Ardaneh, Kazem, Cai, Dongsheng, and Nishikawa, Ken-Ichi, Collisionless electron-ion shocks in relativistic unmagnetized jet-ambient interactions: Non-thermal electron injection by double layer, ApJ, 827, 124, 2016 (arXiv:1604.04388) (part of Ardanehs Ph.D.Thesis)
  8. Niemiec, J., Florinski, V., Heerikhuisen, J., and Nishikawa, K.-I. The IBEX ribbon and the pickup ion ring stability in the outer heliosheath II. Monte-Carlo and PIC model results, ApJ, 826, 198, 2016
  9. Nishikawa, K.-I., Frederiksen, J. T., Nordlund, A., Mizuno, Y., Hardee, P. E., Niemiec, J., Gomez, J. L., Pe'er, A., Dutan, I., Meli, A., Sol, H., Pohl, M. & Hartmann, D. H., Evolution of Global Relativistic Jets: Collimations and Expansion with kKHI and the Weibel Instability, ApJ, 820, 94, 2016 (arXiv:1511.03581)
  10. Wieland, V., Pohl, M., Niemiec, J., Rafghi, I., Nishikawa, K.-I., Non-relativistic Perpendicular Shocks in Supernova Remnants, ApJ, 820, 62, 2016 (arXiv:1602.05064)
  11. Nishikawa, K.-I., Frederiksen, J. T., Nordlund, A., Mizuno, Y., Hardee, P. E., Niemiec, J., Gomez, J. L., Pe'er, A., Dutan, I., Meli, A., Sol, H., Pohl, M. & Hartmann, D. H., Evolution of Global Relativistic Jets: Collimations and Expansion with kKHI and the Weibel Instability, ApJ, 820, 94, 2016
  12. Cai, D. Esmaeili, B. Lembege, K-I, Nishikawa, Cusp dynamics under northward IMF using three-dimensional global particle-in-cell simulations, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JA021230, 2015