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.
Stas Barabash (chairman, ex officio)
Anders Jörle, until 2019-12-31
Maria Nilsson (Metria), until 2021-12-31
Olle Norberg (Luleå University of Technology/Luleå tekniska universitet), until 2021-12-31
Mark Pearce (Royal Institute of Technology/KTH), until 2021-12-31
Anneli Sjögren, until 2019-12-31
Anja Taube (Sami Parliament/Sametinget), until 2021-12-31
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).
Prof. Stas Barabash (Director and Head of Solar System Physics and Space Technology Research Programme, Kiruna)
Dr Ella Carlsson Sjöberg (Deputy Director)
Prof. Mats André (Head of Space Plasma Physics Research Programme, Uppsala)
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)
Assoc. Prof. Hans Nilsson (Computer Group Manager)
Anna-Karin Ukonsaari (Financial Manager)
IRF's executive, from left: Rick McGregor, Ella Carlsson Sjöberg, Hans Nilsson, Anna-Karin Ukonsaari, Mats André, Urban Brändström, Cecilia Flemström, Johan Kero, Stas Barabash. (Photo: Maria Wästle, IRF)