Vladimir Cermák#

Vladimir Cermák
Membership Number:1037
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:CZECH REPUBLIC

Present and Previous Positions

  • since 1970 Geophysical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
    • 1971-1990 Head of the Department of Geothermics
    • 1990-1998 Director of the Institute
    • currently Senior Research Scientist
  • 1968-1970 Post-doctorate fellow, Dominion Observatory, Ottawa, Canada
  • 1960-1968 Geophysical Institute Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Praha

Fields of Scholarship
  • Basic heat flow studies in terms of crustal and lithospheric structure
  • Geothermal modelling and Heat flow mapping
  • Dynamics of the Earth`s crust
  • Thermal properties of rocks
  • Inversion of borehole temperature data in ground surface temperature history
  • Recent climate change and Global warming

Honours and Awards
  • Silver Medal of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences for merits in physical sciences (1987)
  • Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, (1991-1997)
  • Member of the Evaluation Commission (1992-1997)
  • Edward A.Flinn III Medal of the American Geophysical Union (1995)
  • O.Yu.Schmidt Medal of the Institute of Earth Physics, Moscow (1995)
  • Patricius Plakette from Deutsche Geothermische Vereinigung e.V. (1998)
  • Member of the Scientific Council, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Charles University (1998-2002)
  • President of the Czech National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics (since 1999) and Czech Delegate to the General IUGG Assembly
  • Chairman of the Evaluation Committee for the DrSc title of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (since 2001)
  • Earnst Mach Medal for Merits in Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (2003)

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