Last Updated: 10/07/2022

Dr. Liutauras Rusaitis


Dr. Rusaitis received his Ph.D. in 2022 at the University of California, Los Angeles. His Ph.D. thesis, under the guidance of Prof Raymond J. Walker, was centered on modeling and observations of field line resonances in Saturn’s and Earth’s magnetospheres. His current research focuses on global magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) and implicit particle-in-cell simulations and the dynamics of the ring current.


  • Ph.D., Geophysics and Space Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2022
  • B.A., Physics, University of Oxford, 2013

CCMC Responsibility

  • Magnetosphere Models

Research Interests

  • Magnetospheric Physics
  • Global MHD simulations
  • Particle-in-cell simulations
  • The dynamics of the ring current system