Dr Mainul Hoque

Mainul Hoque received his Bachelor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2000 and was awarded a Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Siegen, Germany. Mainul Hoque is working at DLR since 2004. Since 2019 he is head of the department Space Weather Observations at the Institute for Solar-Terrestrial Physics. He has many years of research experience with focus in mitigation of ionospheric propagation effects in GNSS precise positioning, global ionospheric total electron content (TEC) modelling, ionospheric parameters (e.g., peak electron densityNmF2 and height hmF2) modelling, plasmaspheric parameters modelling, electron density modelling, ionospheric mapping function modelling, ionospheric scintillations and plasma bubble detection methods. He has contributed to several projects e.g. EGNOS V3 (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service), DIAS (Data Assimilation Techniques for Ionospheric Reference Scenarios), SIPIC(Ionospheric Propagation Impairments for GNSS at C Band), AGIM (GNSS Contribution to Next Generation Global Ionospheric Monitoring), MONITOR (MONitoring of the Ionosphere by innovative Techniques, coordinated Observations and Resources), HPFDIS (High Performance Frequency Dissemination Techniques), EU projects TRANSMIT (Training Research and Applications Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats), AFFECTS (Advanced Forecast For Ensuring Communications Through Space), national projects MuSIK (Multi-scale model of the ionosphere from the combination of modern space-geodetic satellite techniques), HGF Alliance EDA (Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics), SWACI (Space Weather Application Center - Ionosphere), IMPC(Ionosphere Monitoring and Prediction Center). He is the author/co-author of 3 patents and over 50 scientific papers in referreed journals and has presented numerous talks at national and international meetings. 

Mainul Hoque is the responsible for provision and operation of the plasmasphere model in the PITHIA project with an allocation of 10% of full-time employment.