Mr Nigussie M. Giday

Position: PhD Student Qualifications: MSc

Mr Giday was born and raised in northern Ethiopia and received his first degree in Applied Physics from the then Debub and current Hawassa University, at southern Ethiopia in 2005. After 4 years of teaching physics at Humera secondary school in northern Ethiopia and 1 year as an assistant lecturer (GAII) in Medawalabu University, in southern Ethiopia, he attended a postgraduate program at Addis Ababa University from 2010-2011 that paved a way to the NASSP bursary awarded as of 2012. Under NASSP bursay he attended MSc programe, first based at University of CapeTown for a 6 month course work and later at SANSA Space science and registered at Rhodes university for a year research in partiall fullfilment of the MSc program which was awarded in April 2014

Since 2014, he is doing his PhD study in a research area focused mainly in characterising ionospheric parametres using ionospheric tomography and study of the morphology and electrodynamics of equatorial ionospheric irregularities over the African sector in particular. He has attended international confrences both in South Africa such as Ionospheric Monitoring: Africa, January 24-25 ,2013, SANSA , Hermanus and abroad such as the 14th International Symposium on Equatorial Aeronomy (ISEA), Bahirdar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, October 19-23, 2015 to mention a few.

Research Interests

  • Characterising ionospheric parametres using Tomographic techniques
  • Study of equatorial ionospheric irregularities and their electrodynamics


Title DOI Number Link
Ionospheric tomography over South Africa: Comparison of MIDAS and ionosondes measurements Nigussie M. Giday, Zama T. Katamzi, Lee-Anne McKinnell 10.1016/j.asr.2015.08.017
Ionospheric imaging in Africa Chartier, A. T., et al. (2014) 10.1002/2013RS005238