Davydenko Stanislav Stanislavovich
Deputy Head of the Department, PhD


  • Nizhny Novgorod State University (graduated in 1990, specialty «radiophysics and electronics»)
  • PhD thesis «Models of the core plasma distribution and currents in the vicinity of the rotating magnetized planets and stars» (scientific supervisor Professor P.A. Bespalov, 1999)

Scope of professional interests:
atmospheric electricity, electrodynamics of the thunderclouds, physics of the lightning discharge, atmospheric chemistry, Global electrical circuit, magnetospheric-ionospheric coupling, plasma MHD instability

Professional career:

  • 2009 to now: Deputy Head of Department
  • 2005 to now: Senior Scientific Researcher in the same department
  • 1994 to 2004: Scientific Researcher in the same department
  • 1990 to 1994: Junior Scientific Researcher, Department of Astrophysics and Cosmic Plasma Physics, Institute of Applied Physics RAS

Membership in professional organizations:

  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Member of еру Editorial Board, “Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics” scientific journal
  • Member of the American Geophysical Union

Pedagogical activities:

  • 2008 to now: Associate Professor in Radiophysics, Nizhny Novgorod State University
  • 1991 to 2008: Lecturer, Nizhny Novgorod State University


Most significant papers and results:

  • Bespalov P.A. and Davydenko S.S. The shape of dense structures in the plasma envelopes of slowly rotating hot magnetic stars // Sov. Astron. Lett. 1990. Vol.17, No.9, P.342.
  • Bespalov P.A. and Davydenko S.S. The stability of dense disks in magnetospheres of hot degenerate stars and rotating planets // Astron. Rep. 1993. Vol.37, No.4, P.401.
  • Bespalov P.A. and Davydenko S.S. On the structure of the plasma disk in the Jovian magnetosphere // Planet. Space Sci. 1994. Vol.42, No.7, P.583.
  • Bespalov P.A., Chugunov Yu.V., and Davydenko S.S. Plasmasphere rotation and the nature of the atmospheric electricity. Planetary electric generator with the altitude variation of atmospheric conductivity // Adv. Space Res. 1996. Vol.18, No.3, P.(3)29.
  • Bespalov P.A., Chugunov Yu.V., and Davydenko S.S. Planetary electric generator under fair-weather condition with the altitude-dependent atmospheric conductivity // J. Atm. Terr. Phys. 1996. Vol.58, No.5, P.605.
  • Davydenko S.S. and Bespalov P.A. Manifestations of Latitudinal Atmospheric-Conductivity Variations in the Distribution of Electric Fields and Currents in the Global Circuit // Geomagnetism and Aeronomy. 2000, V.40, No.2, P.201.
  • Davydenko S.S., Mareev E.A., Marshall T.C., and Stolzenburg M. On the calculation of electric fields and currents of mesoscale convective systems // Journal of Geophysical Research, 2004. Vol.109, D11103, doi:10.1029/2003JD003832.
  • Belenkaya E.S., Bespalov P.A., Davydenko S.S., and Kalegaev V.V. Magnetic field influence on aurorae and the Jovian plasma disk radial structure // Ann. Geophysicae. 2006. Vol.24, P.973.
  • Bespalov P.A., Davydenko S.S., Cowley S.W.H., and Nichols J.D. Interchange instability of the plasma disk in Jupiter’s middle magnetosphere and its relation to the radial plasma density distribution // Ann. Geophysicae. 2006. Vol.24, P.2043.
  • Mareev E.A., Yashunin S.A., Davydenko S.S., Marshall T.C., Stolzenburg M., and Maggio C.R. On the role of transient currents in the global electric circuit // Geophysical Research Letters, 2008. Vol.35, L15810, doi:10.1029/2008GL034554.
  • Davydenko S.S., Marshall T.C., and Stolzenburg M. Modeling the electric structures of two thunderstorms and their contributions to the global circuit // Atmospheric Research, 2009. Vol.91, P.165, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2008.08.006.
  • Davydenko S.S., Influence of ionospheric flows on the effect of the planetary electric generator // Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, 2012. Vol.52, No.2, P.226.