Taras Gerya - Curriculum Vitae#


Education, Academic degrees
  • 1984 MSc in Geology, Polytechnic University of Tomsk, Tomsk, USSR
  • 1990 PhD in Petrology, Moscow State University, Moscow, USSR
  • 1999 Habilitation in Petrology, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
  • 2008 Habilitation in Geodynamics and analytical and numerical modelling of geological and planetary processes, ETH-Zurich

Positions
  • 1984 - 1987 Junior Researcher, Institute of Geology and Geophysics USSR Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, USSR
  • 1987 - 1999 PhD student, Research Associate, Senior Researcher, Head of the Laboratory of Metamorphism, Institute of Experimental Mineralogy Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow dist., Russia
  • 1990 - 1999 Associate Professor, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
  • 2000 - 2004 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow, Guest Scientist, Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  • 2004 - 2005 Oberassitent (Senior research scientist, Lecturer) Geological Institute, ETH-Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2005 - 2008 Oberassitent (Senior research scientist, Lecturer, permanent Research Faculty since 2007) Institute of Geophysics, ETH-Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2008 - 2010 Privatdozent, Institute of Geophysics, ETH-Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2010 - present Professor, Study Advisor in Geophysics (since 2013), Institute of Geophysics, ETH-Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Teaching
  • 1989 - 1990 General geology, Geo-School, Chernogolovka, Moscow dist., Russia
  • 1990 - 1992 Mineralogical thermobaromery, Moscow State University
  • 1993 - 1996 Thermodynamic databases, Moscow State University
  • 1996 - 1999 Geodynamics and numerical modelling, Moscow State University
  • 2004 - 2005 Theoretical tectonics: geodynamics, ETH-Zurich
  • 2004 - 2005 Mathematical modelling in geology, ETH-Zurich
  • 2005 - 2006 Computer modelling on geological examples, ETH-Zurich
  • 2006 - present Continuum mechanics, ETH-Zurich
  • 2006 - present Numerical modelling: theory and applications, ETH-Zurich
  • Students and postdocs supervising: 74 students/postdocs
    Postdocs=6, PhD students=22 (3 with a Thesis Medal), visiting PhD students=10, MSc students=25, BSc students=11

Languages

Russian, English, German, French

Honours
  • 2007 Adjunct Professor of Geology Department of Moscow State University
  • 2008 Listed in Top 50 Russian Scientists Abroad, Russian Newsweek Magazine
  • 2008 Golden Owl Price from ETH-students for excellence in teaching
  • 2008 Top Reviewer for Tectonophysics
  • 2015 Best Reviewer for AGU-journals
  • 2016 Best Reviewer for Nature-journals

Publications and other professional and outreach activities

Peer-reviewed journal or book articles: >200 as author or co-author including 13 papers in high-impact journals (4 in Nature, 2 in Science, 4 in Nature Geoscience and 3 in Nature Communications)
Monograph: Introduction to Numerical Geodynamic Modelling, Cambridge University Press, >1600 copies sold, 287
citations on Google Scholar
Citations: ISI = 6258 citations (817/949/915 per year in 2015/2016/2017), h-factor 45; Google Scholar = 9827 citations
(1111/1301/1419 per year in 2015/2016/2017), h-factor 56, i10-factor 159
Outreach activities: press releases, ETH Study Week 2015 (responsible for the Department of Earth Sciences).
Invited seminars, lectures and block courses: 5-10 every year

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