Ganesh Lalgudi Gopalakrishnan, M.Sc.

Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut und
Lehrstuhl für Geodätische Geodynamik (Prof. Seitz)

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

Tel.: +49 (89) 23031-1117
Fax.: +49 (89) 23031-1240

Research Area

Ionosphere and thermosphere modelling, data assimilation techniques from GNSS and Earth observation space missions

Academic Career

  • Since 2017-05, Research associate, Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut der Technische Universität München (DGFI-TUM)
  • Since 2011-01 upto 2017-04, Team member in European Space Agency and European Commission sponsored research projects in the area of Satellite navigation systems for Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 2010-11, Master of Science, Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology (ESPACE), Technische Universität München (TUM) with specialization in satellite navigation systems
  • 2004-04, Bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Madras, India


International Association of Geodesy (IAG)

  • ICCT Joint Study Group 0.20 Space weather and ionosphere, Member (since 2018)



Rudenko S., Lalgudi Gopalakrishnan G., Schmidt M., Bloßfeld M.: Estimation of scale factors from SLR observations to LEO satellites for the thermospheric density computed from empirical and physical models. 2019 Living Planet Symposium, Milan, Italy, 2019-05-15 (Poster)


Lalgudi Gopalakrishnan G., Schmidt M. : Expressing the Thermosphere as an Affine Transformation of the Ionosphere. IX Hotine-Marussi, Rome, Italy, 2018
Lalgudi Gopalakrishnan G., Schmidt M.: Comparison between thermospheric neutral density and ionospheric electron density from TIEGCM and empirical models. EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, 2018-04-09 (Poster)
Lalgudi Gopalakrishnan G., Schmidt M., Rudenko S., Bloßfeld M.: Towards the calibration of empirical and physics based neutral density models. The 7th IAGA/ICMA/SCOSTEP Workshop on Vertical Coupling in the Atmosphere-Ionosphere System, Potsdam, Germany, 2018-07-05
Lalgudi Gopalakrishnan G., Schmidt M., Seitz F., Vielberg K., Kusche J., Börger K.: Development of an operational prototype for the determination of the thermospheric density on the basis of a thermosphere-ionosphere coupling model (TIK). EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, 2018-04-09 (Poster)
Rudenko S., Schmidt M., Bloßfeld M., Lalgudi Gopalakrishnan G.: Thermospheric density estimation using Satellite Laser Ranging observations of low Earth orbiting satellites. 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, CA, United States of America, 2018-07-16

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