David Berghmans

David Berghmans

Head of Scientific Service “Solar Influences Data analysis Center” (SIDC)
Royal Observatory of Belgium, Ringlaan 3, B1180 Brussels, Belgium.
Email: david.berghmans@sidc.be


Birth Place, Country:
Antwerp, Belgium

Academic Details:
PhD in Sciences (option Physics), KU Leuven on “Heating of coronal loops by MHD waves driven by photospheric motions” (May 1997)

Career overview: At ROB since June 1997.

Current research/ job focus: I will be Principal investigator for the “Extreme Ultraviolet Imagers” (EUI) instrument on board of Solar Orbiter (ESA) from 2020 onwards.

Area of expertise: Observational Coronal Physics

Area of interests: Solar Physics and Space Weather

Role in SOLARNET/PRE-EST: Team leader of SIDC team that participates in SOLARNET.

What do you like to do when not doing science/ engineering/ programming/ management?
Family live, gardening/farming, bee keeping.

What motivated you to choose your field of study/ your professional field? MHD theory and international travel

Research profile (e.g. ORCID ID, Web of Science, ResearchGate):
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4052-9462