Patricia Larocca

University of Buenos Aires

Patricia Larocca is a senior research scientist and the Director at the Institute of Applied Geodesy and Geophysics of the Faculty of Engineering of Buenos Aires University. She has a MSc degree in Physics received from the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, and a PhD in Engineering received from Faculty of Engineering of Buenos Aires University. She has been an Associate Professor at the Facultad de Ingeniería for over ten years. In 2007, Dr. Larocca joined the Institute of Applied Geodesy and Geophysics and has since worked on multiple scientific topics related to space weather, from the effects of geomagnetic storms on power systems and pipelines to satellite environment and to space weather forecasts. She has been a leader and collaborator on multiple research projects dealing with impacts of space weather on pipelines, power grids, and also investigated the ionized radiation on satellite orbits. She is the author or co-author of more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles on geomagnetic and space weather effects topics, one chapter of a published book and one chapter of a book currently in press.