CURRICULUM VITAE

Alik T. Ismail-Zadeh


ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2012 - present

Senior Scientist, Institute of Applied Geoscience,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, GERMANY

2008 - present

Chief Scientist/Research Professor, Head of Research Group Computational Geodynamics and Geohazard Modeling, Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics (IEPT), Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow, RUSSIA

ACADEMIC DEGREES

1982

B.Sc. (magna c.l.) in Mathematics

Baku State University, Azerbaijan

1983

M.Sc. (magna c.l.) in Mathematical Physics

Lomonossov Moscow State University, Russia

1990

Ph.D. in Geophysics

Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

1997

D.Sc. (Habilitation) in Geophysics

Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

 

B.Sc. thesis: Numerical solution to one special system of ordinary differential equations.

M.Sc. thesis: On diffraction of inner waves in oceans.

Ph.D. thesis: Gravitational instability of visco-elastic structures: Application to lithosphere dynamics.

D.Sc. dissertation (habilitation): Numerical modeling of geodynamic processes associated with sedimentary basin evolution.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

POST-DOCTORAL EXPERIENCE

PRE-DOCTORAL TRAINING

AWARDS AND HONORS

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY & INTERNATIONAL UNION ACTIVITIES

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

 

European Geosciences Union (EGU)

 

European Association for the Promotion of Science and Technology (EUROSCIENCE)

 

International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)

 

International Science Council (ISC, since 2018)

 

International Council for Science (ICSU, 1931-2018)

 

Other international and intergovernmental scientific groups and organizations

·        Scientific Council Member (2018-present), UNESCO-ICTP-East African
Institute for Fundamental Research
(EAIFR), Kigali, Rwanda

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

PEER REVIEW AND REFEREE

-        Geosciences: Geophys. Geochem. Geosys. (G3); Geophysical Journal International;
Geophysical Research Letters;
GeoMarine Letters; Journal of Geodynamics;
Journal of Geophysical Research; Journal of Quaternary Science; Natural Hazards;
Natural Hazards Review; Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences;
Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics; Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors;
Scientific Reports - Nature, Tectonophysics, Terra Nova
.

-        Applied Mathematics and Mechanics: Applied Mathematics and Computations;
Computer and Structures;
International Journal of Thermal Sciences;
Journal of Computational Physics; Mathematical Problems in Engineering.

SCIENTIFIC AND THESIS EVALUATION COUNCIL

EDITORIAL BOARDS

-        Member (2019-present, Albanian Journal of Natural and Technical Sciences,
Academy of Sciences of Albania.

-        Associate Editor (2015-present), Surveys in Geophysics, Springer

-        Member (2015-present), Proceedings, Earth Sciences, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences

-        Associate Editor, Russian Journal of Earth Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences

-        Editor-in-Chief (2011-present), Special Publication Series of the IUGG, Cambridge University Press

-        Member (2013-2016), Advisory Board for Research Reviews, Natural Hazard Science,
Oxford University Press

-        Editor (2006–2008), Associate Editor (2004-2006), Computational Seismology and Geodynamics,
American Geophysical Union

-        Member (2003-2010), Editorial Board, Computational Seismology, Russian Academy of Sciences

-        Editor-in-Chief (2007-), Electronic Newsletters of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

-        Guest Editor (2006-2007), Natural Hazards, Springer

DESCRIPTION OF SCIENTIFIC WORK

Studies of dynamics of the crust, lithosphere, and mantle and their surface manifestations
(including sedimentary basin evolution, salt tectonics, seismicity, seismic and lava flow hazards)
through multidisciplinary synthesis, theoretical analysis, and numerical experiments.

Ongoing research (key words): computational geodynamics; data assimilation (inverse problems)
in models of crustal and mantle dynamics; development of quantitative methods for geodynamics;
geothermal evolution of sedimentary basins; salt diapirism; modelling of seismicity; block-and-fault
dynamics of the lithosphere (earthquake simulator); evolution of descending lithosphere;
mantle plume evolution.

SCIENTIFIC RESULTS

Seismic and Volcanic Hazard and Risk

Tectonic Stress

Inverse Problems and Data Assimilation

Gravitational and Thermal Instability

Sedimentary Basins

Numerical Methods (2-D and 3-D) to solve geodynamical problems

ORGANIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

INDUSTRY COLLABORATION

RESEARCH GRANT AWARDS

OUTREACH PROJECTS

PERSONAL DATA

Born: Baku, Azerbaijan

 

Marital Status: Married to Sonya Salman, concert pianist. Son David

 

Languages: Azeri (native), English (fluent), German (good), Russian (fluent); Italian and Turkish (minor).

 

Secondary education: