IRF's group in Umeå studies the propagation of infra-sound in the atmosphere and has developed new methods for signal processing and data analysis.
Together with the Astronomy and Space Physics Division of Uppsala University's Department of Physics and Astronomy, IRF in Uppsala is active in the research fields of space plasma and theoretical plasma physics.
IRF's group in Lund models and predicts space weather with the use of intelligent hybrid systems.
The Government has appointed the following people as members of the IRF Board (insynsrådet). The Director of IRF is the chairman of the board, which is entrusted with keeping the government informed about the institute's activities.
Ella Carlsson Sjöberg (chairman, ex officio)
Anders Fällström (Mid Sweden University/Mittuniversitetet), until 2019-12-31
Anders Jörle, until 2019-12-31
Mark Pearce (Royal Institute of Technology/KTH), until 2018-12-31
Anna Rathsman (SSC), until 2019-12-31
Anneli Sjögren (Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth/Tillväxtverket), until 2019-12-31
Anja Taube (Sami Parliament/Sametinget), until 2018-12-31
From left: Stefan Karlsson (staff representative), Anneli Sjögren, Mark Pearce, Anna-Karin Ukonsaari (Financial Manager), Anja Taube, Stas Barabash, Anders Jörle, Uwe Raffalski (staff representative), May 2016 (Photo: Rick McGregor, IRF).
Dr Ella Carlsson Sjöberg (Acting Director)
Prof. Mats André (Acting Deputy Director and Head of Space Plasma Physics Research Programme, Uppsala)
Prof. Stas Barabash (Head of Solar System Physics and Space Technology Research Programme, Kiruna)
Dr Urban Brändström (Head of Observatory activities)
Cecilia Flemström (Personnel Officer)
Dr Johan Kero (Head of Solar Terrestrial and Atmospheric Research Programme, Kiruna, Lund, Umeå, Uppsala)
Dr Rick McGregor (Research and Development Officer)
Anna-Karin Ukonsaari (Financial Manager)
IRF's executive, from left: Anna-Karin Ukonsaari, Cecilia Flemström, Stas Barabash, Ella Carlsson Sjöberg, Rick McGregor, Johan Kero, Mats André. Absent: Urban Brändström and Hans Nilsson. (Photo: Maria Wästle, IRF)