The Laboratory for Solar-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Research (LASMIR) is part of the Center for Space and Atmospheric Research (CSAR) and is located within the Physical Sciences Department of Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach campus. The lab conducts research related to theoretical, numerical and experimental space physics and space weather research.

The LASMIR hosts several numerical models for modeling of the solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere system, empirical statistical model Solar Wind And Magnetosphere Unification model (SAMU) for statistical studies of the solar wind-magnetosphere-system, radiation belt and magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling models.

During the past decade, several Embry-Riddle undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. students as well as post-doctorates and research professors have worked in NASA, NSF and Air Force-funded LASMIR lab research projects under the supervision of lab directors Dr. Katariina Nykyri and Dr. Anatoly Streltsov. In addition, the LASMIR is used for undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D.-level course projects in Space Physics, Advanced Space Physics and Space Plasma Physics.


  • 10 Linux/max workstations: STK, SPEDAS, Matlab, IDL, Fortran, C++
  • Meeting space, office space for 10 people, projector

Lab Information

Location: COAS 309

Lab Director: Dr. Katariina Nykyri and Dr. Anatoly Streltsov

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email