Alik Ismail-Zadeh#

Alik Ismail-Zadeh
Membership Number:4485
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2001 - present, Senior Research Fellow, Geophysical Institute (before 2012) and Institute of Applied Geoscience (since 2012), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, GERMANY
  • 1997-2022 - Head of Research Group "Computational Geodynamics and Geohazards Modeling", Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, RUSSIA
  • 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
  • Seismic hazard (Vrancea, Tibet-Himalayan, Caucasus)
  • Sedimentary basin (East European, Siberian, North American basin evolution)
  • Geohazards and disaster risk (integrated research, science diplomacy)
  • Lithosphere and mantle dynamics (continental and oceanic lithosphere, mantle-lithosphere interaction)
  • Lava dynamics (flow with breccia, multi-phase flow, lava domes, Colima)
  • Computational geodynamics (numerical methods)
  • Mathematical geophysics (gravitational & thermal hydrodynamic instability, data-driven modeling)
  • Data-driven modeling (inverse problems, data assimilation, computer vision)
  • Salt tectonics (up- & downbuilding of salt structures, Pricaspian basin)

Honours and Awards
  • Fellow, International Science Council (2022)
  • Distinguished Lecturer of the American Geophysical Union' College of Fellows (2021)
  • Ambassador Award, American Geophysical Union (2019)
  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union (2019)
  • Fellow, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (2019)
  • Secretary (elected), International Science Council (2018)
  • Member of Academia Europaea (2017)
  • Honorary Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society (2013)
  • Axford Distinguished Lecture Award, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (2012)
  • Honorary Member, IUGG Union Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability (2011)
  • International Award, American Geophysical Union (2009)
  • Secretary General (elected), International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (2007)
  • The Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship Award (2001)
  • The Royal Society Research Fellowship Award (2000)
  • Russian President Yeltsyn Fellowship Award (1999)
  • Academia Europaea Prize and Medal to Early Career Scientists (1995)

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