Alik Ismail-Zadeh#


Alik Ismail-Zadeh
Email:alik.ismail-zadeh 'at' kit.edu
Membership Number:4485
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:aismail-zadeh
Elected:2017
Homepage: http://www.mitp.ru/~aismail



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1997 - Head of Research Group "Computational Geodynamics and Geohazards Modeling", Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, RUSSIA
  • 2001 - present, Senior Scientist, Geophysical Institute (before 2012) and Institute of Applied Geoscience (since 2012), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, GERMANY
  • 2005 - 2016, Visiting Professor, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, FRANCE
  • 2001 - 2015, School Director/Senior Researcher, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, ITALY
  • 2006 - 2007, Invited Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN
  • 2003, Invited Professor, Department of Earth & Space Sciences, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • 2000, Royal Society Visiting Scholar, Institute of Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1998-2000, Visiting Scientist, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, SWEDEN

Fields of Scholarship
  • Mathematical geophysics (gravitational & thermal hydrodynamic instability)
  • Computational geodynamics (numerical methods)
  • Data-driven modeling (inverse problems, data assimilation)
  • Lithosphere and mantle dynamics (continental and oceanic lithosphere, mantle-lithosphere interaction)
  • Sedimentary basin (East European, Siberian, North American basin evolution)
  • Salt tectonics (up- & down-building of salt structures)
  • Geohazards and disaster risk (integrated research)
  • Seismic hazard (Vrancea, Tibet-Himalayan, Caucasus)
  • Lava flow (with breccia, multi-phase flow, dynamics of flow in tube)

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 Honorary Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2012 Axford Distinguished Lecture Award, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
  • 2011 Honorary Member, IUGG Union Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability
  • 2009 International Award, American Geophysical Union
  • 2001 The Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship Award
  • 2000 The Royal Society Research Fellowship Award
  • 1999 Fellowship Award of the Russian President to Early Career Doctors of Science
  • 1995 Academia Europaea Prize and Medal to Early Career Scientists

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