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Eleftheria Papadimitriou Eleftheria E. Papadimitriou  

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

She made her B. Sc. in Geology and her Ph. D. Thesis in Seismology. She speaks Greek, English, French, and Russian. In her career, she cooperated with about 50 foreign institutions, participated in several field experiments, 90 scientific meetings and 60 research projects (in 18 as a scientifically responsible researcher). She has teaching experience on Seismology for more than 30 years and is also supervising undergraduate, Master and Ph. D. theses. She published more than 220 papers and got over 2500 citations. She is a member of 8 Scientific societies & 11 Special Committees and Councils.

Editor TBCSavka Dineva
(Anthropogenic Geohazards)
Department of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering Luleå, Sweden

Neuer InhaltGabriela Fernández Viejo
Co-Editor-in-Chief (Applied Geophysics) 
University of Oviedo, Spain

Prof. Gabriela Fernández Viejo is a lecturer at the Department of Geology of University of Oviedo (Spain) since 2003. During her career, after completing her PhD thesis in seismic refraction/wide angle reflection at University of Barcelona-CSIC, she was a postdoctoral researcher at University of British Columbia and a Marie curie Fellow at University of Copenhagen. Her main contributions in the field of Earth Science have been in the advance of knowledge related to the structure, evolution and formation of the North Iberian margin and Cantabrian Cordillera through different geophysical methods, primarily seismic active records and recently evolving to passive seismology.  In addition, some studies were published relating the North Sea and The Canadian cordillera. A secondary line of research pertain to shallow geophysics, where studies in archaeology, engineering or mining have been done through seismic and electric methods. She also supervises undergraduate Master thesis and PhD thesis. Her most recent research involve the integration of seismological data with geomorphological indicators and exploring the processes occurring in hyperextended margins and their reactivation.

Theodore KaracostasTheodore Karacostas
(Atmospheric & Space Sciences)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

He is Professor Emeritus in Meteorology and Climatology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He pursued his graduate studies (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Wyoming, USA. He has published extensively and has participated in, and organized, numerous Conferences and Workshops, worldwide. He coordinated several national-international research projects on his expertise interests: weather modification, synoptic and dynamic meteorology, extreme weather events, cloud physics, climatic change. He designed the Greek National Hail Suppression program. He has supervised 27 PhDs and 51 MScs theses. He was the Vice-President of the AUTH Research Committee. He is Vice-President of the Greek National Meteorological Society.

Michael NonesMichael Nones
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Michael Nones is an Associate Professor at the Hydrology and Hydrodynamics Department of the Institute of Geophysics. Nones received his Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Padova, Italy. Afterwards, he spent 4 years as postDoc at the University of Bologna, Italy, and 2 years as Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the SME gerstgraser in Cottbus, Germany. His research is mostly focused on numerical modeling of riverine hydro-morphodynamics, but he also worked on field and laboratory experiments of sediment transport. His more recent research combines remote sensing and GIS for tracking vegetation and sediment dynamics along large rivers.

Ramon ZunigaF. Ramón Zúñiga
(Solid Earth Sciences)
UNAM, Mexico

A geophysical engineer from UNAM, and PhD from the University of Colorado-Boulder in the USA. He is currently a senior researcher at the Center for Geosciences, UNAM. He is internationally recognized for his work in evaluating variations of natural and artificial seismicity. He has taught courses, in addition to UNAM and other Mexican Universities, at the University of Colorado, USA, the Polytechnic School of Ecuador, and the University of Costa Rica. He has been a visiting researcher at CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico, at the Institute of Geophysics of the University of Alaska and at the Center for Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd in New Zealand.

Associate Editors

Anthropogenic Geohazards

Neuer InhaltMehdi Abdolmaleki
University of Toronto, Canada  

Mehdi Abdolmaleki is a postdoctoral fellow with the department of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada. He received his PhD in 2018 from Isfahan university of Technology. He worked as a researcher at the Department of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, from February 2019 till December 2021. Mehdi got all his academic degrees in mining engineering, in particular mineral exploration using remote sensing satellite data. His research is mostly focused on understanding and modeling of land surface processes, their parameterizations in potential mapping, and monitoring environmental impact of land activity also, he is mainly interested in utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques in the earth science topics.

Gaetano FestaGaetano Festa
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

He is associate Professor at Physics Department of University of Naples Federico II. He is a seismologist, his main research interests are earthquake source and seismic wave propagation, numerical modelling of earthquakes, analysis of microseismicity and earthquake early warning. He manages INFO, the Irpinia Near Fault Observatory, an advanced infrastructure with the goal of monitoring physical processes occurring on the faults in Southern Apennines. 

Maya IlievaMaya Ilieva
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland

Maya Ilieva is a geodesist, specialized in radar remote sensing for natural and man-made hazards. She holds a PhD degree in Geosciences from University Pierre and Marie Curie – Paris 6, France. She has been an associate professor (head of department Geodesy and geoinformatics) in University of architecture, civil engineering and geodesy, Sofia, and an invited lecturer in the University of mining and geology, Sofia, Bulgaria. Currently she is a researcher in the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland. Her areas of research are in natural and induced seismicity, mining deformations, deformation modelling. 

Grzegorz KwiatekGrzegorz Kwiatek
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany

Grzegorz Kwiatek is a Senior Researcher at Section 4.2: Geomechanics and Scientific Drilling of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and a Geophysical Consultant at fastloc GmbH. His research focuses on the analysis induced seismicity towards understanding interactions between physical processes in earthquake source, geomechanical properties of geo-reservoirs in response to engineering operations, and resulting seismic hazard. His another area of interests covers earthquake nucleation, propagation and earthquake scaling relations in broad range of scales between the acoustic emission activity recorded in laboratory experiments on rock samples, mezo-scale in-situ laboratories and microseismicity recorded in-situ. 

Neuer Inhalt (1)Stanisław Lasocki
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Full Professor in the Department of Seismology of Institute of Geophysics Polish PAS. Graduated as a physicist, in 1975 he linked to seismology. His main research interest is applying statistical methods to analyzing natural and anthropogenic seismicity and assessing and managing the time-dependent anthropogenic seismic hazard. He has authored over 140 research papers, coordinated or participated in many research and innovation projects: Polish, European,  US, and South African. He chairs the Triggered and Induced Seismicity Working Group of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth Interior. Since 2010 he has been involved in integrating anthropogenic seismicity research infrastructure within the European Plate Observing System (EPOS) integration project. Currently, he is a director of the EPOS Thematic Core Service Anthropogenic Hazards consortium of twelve European research and industrial organizations.

New Content ItemAlex Milev
Independent Consultant in Mining Seismology, Johannesburg, South Africa 

Dr. Milev spent last 25 years working as a Principal Scientist at the Councill of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa. His research interests laid in the area of mining seismology and specifically on characterization of natural and Induced seismicity, seismic sources, radiation pattern and nucleation processes, seismic waves propagation around deep level mining excavations, underground monitoring using micro-seismic arrays, monitoring of pillar systems to evaluate mechanism of failure, strong ground motion and site response to rock burst, the use of peak particle velocities recorded at the excavation surfaces for the optimization of the rock burst support criteria, co-seismic and aseismic deformations of the rock surrounding mining excavations, vibration monitoring and analyses on civil engineering structures. 

Neuer InhaltBeata Orlecka-Sikora
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Beata Orlecka-Sikora is a full Professor at the Institute of Geophysics PAS (IG PAS) in Warsaw and General Director of IG PAS. She is the Coordinator of the GeoPlanet Centre of five Institutes of PAS, aiming to integrate and strengthen the research, organizational, and infrastructural potential to conduct interdisciplinary projects in Earth sciences. Since 2010, she has been involved in developing a world-class Thematic Core Service Anthropogenic Hazards within the EPOS Program, which integrates the community dealing with the problems of anthropogenic hazards due to exploitation of resources and research infrastructure in this field. Her domain of interest is anthropogenic and natural seismicity, earthquake interaction, seismic hazard assessment, and statistical seismology.

Alessandro ParrisiAlessandro Parisi
Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy)

Alessandro Parisi, PhD in Risk and environmental, territorial and building development at the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy). His research fields are mainly related to Disaster Risk Management and Reduction, cascading disasters, risk analysis, and karst groundwater monitoring and modeling. He collaborated with the Cascading Disasters Research Group of UCL-IRDR, working on a scenario-building process of cascading vulnerability scenarios related to the management of groundwater depletion and salinization in semi-arid areas. Currently, he is involved as research grant-holder within the MEDSAL Project (founded by PRIMA and European Commission), focusing on karst groundwater monitoring and modeling, data collection and analysis.

Caterina SamelaCaterina Samela
Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, Italy

Caterina Samela is a Researcher at the National Research Council of Italy - Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (CNR-IMAA). She is an environmental engineer with a Ph.D. in the fields of Hydrology and Hydraulics. Her primary interests are related to flood risk, hydro-geomorphology, Digital Elevation Model (DEM)-based analyses, remote sensing and analyses in data-scarce environments. Her research activity focuses on the definition of data-driven methods with applications in multiple fields, including fluvial and pluvial flood risk assessment and detection, hydrological models and river monitoring.

Stylianos StoulosStelios Stoulos
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Professor Stoulos holds an associated Professorship at the AUTH co- establish one of the nation's top research laboratories in Nuclear Physics Applications based on α- and γ-spectroscopy systems. His research interests include radiation detection methods, environmental radioactivity and geoscience, medical physics, and dosimetry. He has also worked on spallation neutron sources – accelerator-driven systems and nuclear reactions cross-section related to energy production through fission and astrophysical γ-processes. He has up to day 102 publications in international scientific journals with about 1800 citations.

Neuer InhaltDaniele P. Viero
University of Padova, Italy

Daniele P. Viero is an associate professor of Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics at the University of Padova (Italy).
His research mainly focuses on free-surface geophysical flows by means of numerical modelling, field and laboratory experiments.
Specifically, his research included high-velocity flows and shock wave reflections, open-channel and overland flow, river modelling, flooding of rural and urban areas, flood forecasting using physics-based and statistical models, sediment transport and geomorphological processes, water renewal in tidal basins, estuarine hydrodynamics including tidal bores and salt wedge intrusion, lagoon hydro- and morpho-dynamics, flood risk assessment, CFD modelling of turbulent flows on rough natural beds.

Applied Geophysics

Yaser AlashlooNeuer Inhalt
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Yaser Alashloo is a research associate at the Institute of Digital Signal Processing, University of Duisburg- Essen. He worked as an assistant professor with the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, and as a postdoctoral research fellow with the Centre of Seismic Imaging (CSI), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). He obtained his Ph.D. in petroleum geosciences from UTP in 2017, with focus on seismic imaging, seismic anisotropy and wave propagation.
His collaboration with the PETONAS R&D in different projects brought on developing anisotropic wave modeling and anisotropic traveltime computing algorithms to improve the resolution and imaging capabilities.
His current research deals with the wave propagation, diffraction, wavefield continuation imaging techniques, and application of least squares RTM in near surface and complex crustal scale geologies.

Rafał CzarnyNeuer Inhalt
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States

Rafał Czarny is a postdoctoral researcher at Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. His research interests focus on subsurface imaging and monitoring with wave methods, including but not limited to ambient seismic noise interferometry, surface-wave analysis, and ground penetrating radar. He currently explores the ability of seismic site characterization by fiber-optic seismology. Rafał Czarny is also involved in understanding seismic rock mass response to mining.

Neuer InhaltAli Gholami
Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Ali Gholami received the Ph.D. degree in geophysics in 2010 from the University of Tehran, Iran, and is currently a Full Professor at the Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran. His research interests include inverse problems, statistical signal processing, compressed sensing, regularization methods, and application of these methods to seismic data processing, imaging, and inversion. He has teaching experience on Geophysical Time Series Analysis, Inverse Methods in Geophysics, Numerical Analysis, Seismology, and Seismic Data Processing, for more than 10 years. He also supervised 10 Ph.D. and 23 M.Sc. theses and published more than 70 papers in peer reviewed international journals and numerous abstracts. He has received Sobouti-Khajehpour Award for influential research in earth sciences in Iran. Ali is also a member of Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE).

Editor TBCAndrzej Górszczyk
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Jadwiga A. JarzynaJadwiga Jarzyna
AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Prof. Dr. Jadwiga A. Jarzyna - petrophysicist and well log analyst. Graduated (1972) from the AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Geological Prospection, Krakow, Poland still belongs to the AGH UST, Faculty of Geology Geophysics and Environmental Protection staff. Area of interest – comprehensive interpretation of well logs combined with the laboratory results to construct models of the reservoir formations including conventional hydrocarbon deposits, shale gas plays and aquifers, application of ANN to determine petrophysical parameters, i.e. porosity, permeability, TOC and others, numerical and statistical modeling in acoustic and resistivity logs. Member of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts and European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers.

Junlun LiJunlun Li
University of Science and Technology of China, China

Prof. Junlun Li received his Ph.D. in Geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S. in 2013, and then worked as a research geophysicist in the oil & gas industry for 4 years before he joined the academia. He is now a faculty member at the School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China. His current areas of research are in microseismic, induced seismicity, ambient noise tomography and full waveform inversion in global and exploration seismology.

Miachal MalinowskiMichal Malinowski
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), Espoo, Finland

Michal Malinowski is an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Geophysical Imaging at the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. His research interests include solving complex subsurface imaging problems using novel methods like full-waveform inversion and seismic interferometry applied at different scales – from near-surface till the deep crust. He is especially interested in the use of seismic methods (both active and passive) for mineral exploration in hardrock environment.

Neuer Inhalt (1)Mostafa Naghizadeh
Laurentian University, Canada

Mostafa Naghizadeh received B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the University of Kerman, Iran, in 2000 and M.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2003. He received his Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Alberta in 2009. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher with CREWES at the University of Calgary and Signal Analysis and Imaging Group (SAIG) at the University of Alberta from January 2010 till September 2012. In September 2017, after five years of industry experience as a Processing Geophysicist in Shell Canada, he joined Laurentian University as Assistant Professor of Exploration Seismology as part of the Metal Earth project. His interests are mineral exploration, geophysical inversion, seismic processing and interpretation, computational geophysics, and hard rock geophysics. Mostafa is the recipient of the J. Clarence Karcher Award from SEG in 2011.

Neuer InhaltBogdan Niculescu
Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest, Romania

Dr. Bogdan Mihai Niculescu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest. He received a Geological Engineering—Geophysics specialization degree (1991) and a Ph.D. in Applied Geophysics degree (2002) both from the University of Bucharest. He is working in education and research positions since 1991 in the same university. Between 1997 and 1999 he was an exploration geophysicist and geophysical consultant for a mining company in Chile, South America, carrying out geophysical surveys for the identification of copper–gold ore deposits in Atacama region. His main fields of expertise and research interests are borehole geophysics (well logging) and formation evaluation, petrophysics, and the application of surface geophysical methods (geoelectrical, electromagnetic, magnetometric, and gravity surveys) for mineral resources, environmental hazards, and archaeological investigations.

Ivana VasiljevicIvana Vasiljević
University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Ivana Vasiljević is an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Geophysics at the Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade. Her interests include a wide range of topics connected to the gravity field investigations – from geoid determination to microgravimetry problems. Current research interests are mainly in the area of potential filed data modeling and inversion. The other area of research, mostly conducted in recent years, is the application of geophysical well logging in civil engineering and hydrogeology.

Liang XiaoLiang Xiao
China University of Geoscience, China

Dr. Xiao holds a B.Sc in applied geophysics (2004) from Yangtzeu University, China, a M.A.Sc. (2007) and a Ph.D. (2012) in geological resources and geological engineering from China University of Petroleum, Beijing. From 2012 to 2014, he was as a postdoctoral research fellow at China University of Geosciences, Beijing. He is currently an associate professor in China University of Geosciences, Beijing. Dr. Xiao’s research interests include formation evaluation, geophysical well logging, unconventional reservoirs (tight oil/gas, coalbed methane, shale gas) pore structure characterization, and applied NMR logging. More than 40 relevant papers have been published.

Neuer InhaltQamar Yasin
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Qamar Yasin is a research geoscientist with over 16 years of experience in industry and academia. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. He has extensive experience in the interpretation of quantitative and qualitative log data, seismic inversion, rock physics, seismic modeling, well & core log data analysis, and artificial intelligence, including machine learning and deep learning. Moreover, he has experience in the characterization and geomechanical analysis of unconventional reservoirs.
Qamar Yasin holds a PhD in Geophysics with distinction and is the author of 49 international research publications. He has also worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at China University of Petroleum. He has been awarded the International Young Scholar Fund by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Sanyi YuanSanyi Yuan
China University of Petroleum (Beijing), China

Sanyi Yuan is a professor from China University of Petroleum (Beijing). He was a visiting scholar in the University of British Columbia, University of California and Tokyo University. His research field includes seismic high-resolution processing, seismic inverse problem, intelligent geophysical exploration and reservoir prediction. So far, he has presided over nearly 20 projects including National Natural Science Foundation of China, and published nearly 70 journal papers at Geophysics et al. Moreover, 14 technique modules have been developed and packaged on the mainstream software platform of petroleum geophysical exploration in China by his team, and achieved favorable results in the industry.

Editor TBCMario Zarroca Hernández
University of Barcelona, Spain

Atmospheric & Space Sciences

Neuer InhaltEwa Bednorz
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland

Ewa Bednorz is a professor of earth sciences, working at the Department of Meteorology and Climatology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. She deals mainly with synoptic climatology, and her scientific publications mostly concern the influence of atmospheric circulation on climatic conditions in Europe, e.g., the occurrence of snow cover and cold spells in winter, as well as, heat waves and floods in summer. Her research area expands from southern Europe to polar regions and central Asia, and she is particularly interested in changes in atmospheric circulation over the Euro-Atlantic region under contemporary climate change conditions.

Neuer InhaltAndrzej Krankowski
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (UWM) Space Radio-Diagnostics Research Centre (SRRC/UWM), Poland

Prof. Andrzej Krankowski has an extensive research experience in classical and GNSS geodetic control networks, GNSS precise data processing in the frame of IGS and EPN services, and precise ionosphere modeling based on GNSS data and in-situ measurements. During his research he especially developed new algorithms for precise modeling and forecasting of disturbed ionosphere. Currently, his algorithms provide high spatial (150 – 200 km) and temporal (5 min.) resolution of TEC  maps (especially over Europe). This high spatial and temporal resolution represents all local and regional features of TEC distribution and can be used for detecting ionospheric features associated with geomagnetic storms, solar flares, solar eclipses and seismic events. Prof. Andrzej Krankowski also developed several algorithms for long- and short-term precise TEC forecasting. Since 2007 he is the Chairman of the International GNSS Service (IGS) Ionosphere Working Group and the member of the IGS Governing Board. Since 2015 he is the Chairman of the POLFAR (POlish Low Frequency ARray) Consortium and representative of POLFAR to International LOFAR Telescope (ILT) Governing Board. Area of interest: ionosphere, TEC, GNSS, space weather, radioastronomy

Neuer InhaltKrzysztof Markowicz
Institute of Geophysics, University of Warsaw, Poland

Krzysztof Markowicz is a professor at the Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw.
He specializes in radiative transfer in the atmosphere, remote sensing and aerosol impact on climate system. He participated in many international and national field experiments including INDOEX, ACE-Asia, MINOS, CAPE2015, UAE2 and iAREA.
Coordinator of Poland-AOD aerosol research network. Co-inventor of radiative transfer laboratory at the Institute of Geophysics and founder of private radiative research station in Strzyżów.
His recent contributions concern drone, cable car and balloon profiling of the lower troposphere under smog and fog conditions.

Ioannis PytharoulisIoannis Pytharoulis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Ioannis Pytharoulis is an Associate Professor in the School of Geology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH;, Greece and the director of the Laboratory of Meteorology and Climatology (LMC-AUTH). His research interests lie in Numerical Weather Prediction and Synoptic/Mesoscale Meteorology, focusing on intense weather events. He is responsible for the operational weather forecasting system of LMC-AUTH ( He has received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from AUTH, an M.Sc. in Weather, Climate and Modelling and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from the Department of Meteorology of the University of Reading (United Kingdom). More detailed CV appears in

Neuer InhaltAhmad Sharafati
Civil Engineering Department, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Dr. Ahmad Sharafati received a master's degree (Sharif University of Technology, 2005) and a Ph.D. degree (Iran University of Science and Technology, 2013) in civil engineering (water resources engineering). He is an Assistant Professor in the Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University. He has diverse expertise in satellite meteorology, weather forecasting, climate change impact, drought assessment, uncertainty analysis, and reliability modeling. He also has several skills in advanced machine learning models.

Editor TBCIwona Stanislawska
Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Neuer InhaltKrzysztof Stasiewicz
Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Krzysztof Stasiewicz is a professor at the Space Research Centre (PAS), retired from the University of Zielona Góra. He specializes in space plasma physics using satellite measurements in the ionosphere, magnetosphere and in the interplanetary medium. He participated in the first Polish experiment on the satellite Intercosmos-Copernicus-500. He worked 29 years in the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Kiruna and Uppsala participating in many satellite missions including Viking, Freja, Polar, Cluster, Solar Probe, and MMS. He has led international research teams at the International Space Science Institute in Bern and was coordinator of a Research Training Networks funded by the European Commission. He was visiting professor in scientific institutes and universities in USA, Brazil and Taiwan. His recent contributions concern particle heating and acceleration mechanisms at planetary bow shocks.
Keywords: Satellite measurements, space plasma physics, ionosphere, magnetosphere, solar wind, space weather

Neuer InhaltVlado Spiridonov
Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Vlado Spiridonov is a full professor of meteorology and atmospheric physics, St. Cyril & Methodius University-Skopje. He received a Ph.D. at the University of Belgrade. In 2004 NRC of Canada granted a Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position to Dr Spiridonov, when he was appointed as a director of Hydrometeorological Service and the Permanent Representative with the World Meteorological Organization. From 2017-2019 Vlado Spiridonov was a Visiting Professor of Meteorology at University of Vienna. He has participated in many international scientific conferences organized international conferences giving scientific lectures, invited talks into the plenary sessions and seminars worldwide. Vlado Spiridonov has published many scientific articles, books, and has received awards and recognitions (Gold medal with mention at EUREKA-2000, GRAND PRIX in 2002 on 4th GENIOUS Int. Invention Exhibition in Budapest.


Neuer InhaltSándor Baranya
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Sándor Baranya is an Associate Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary), where he is the Head of the Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering. His research focuses on the analysis of flow and morphodynamics of large rivers, with state of the art investigation tools, from CFD modeling to novel field and data processing methods, involving acoustic and image based techniques.

Editor TBCRobert Bialik
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Richard BoothroydRichard Boothroyd
School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK

Fluvial geomorphologist with research interests in remote sensing, ecohydraulics and flood risk management. Currently involved with a NERC-PCIEERD project on hydrometeorological hazards in the Philippines. Interested in the dynamics of river systems including anthropogenic influences.

Neuer Inhalt (1)Luigi Cimorelli
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Luigi Cimorelli is a civil engineer with a Ph.D. in hydraulic engineering. He is Associate Professor of hydrology, hydraulic infrastructure, and maritime infrastructures. His research interests include optimization of hydraulic infrastructures, open channel flow modelling, simplified hydrologic flood routing, time series modelling and, recently, he is focusing on machine learning applications to hydrology and hydraulic engineering. He is the author of over 50 scientific paper 35 of which indexed by Scopus and Web of Science. 

Subhasish DeySubhasish Dey
Indian Institute of Technology, West Bengal

Subhasish Dey is known for his research on the applied hydrodynamics. He is currently a Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. Besides Acta Geophysica, he is an associate editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Sedimentology, Journal of Hydro-Environment Research, International Journal of Sediment Research, etc. He is also an editorial board member of several journals including the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. He has published about 200 papers in refereed journals and authored a book titled Fluvial Hydrodynamics published by Springer.

Neuer InhaltFekadu Fufa
Jimma Institute of Technology, Jimma University, Ethiopia

Dr.-Ing. Fekadu Fufa is an Associate Professor at Civil and Environmental Faculty, Jimma Institute of Technology, Jimma University. He did his B. Sc. in Geology at Addis Ababa University and his PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Rostock, Germany. His research interests include groundwater and surface water hydrology, climate change, pollution, and applications GIS and remote sensing in water resources and environmental hazards.

Neuer InhaltAnkit Garg
Shantou University, China

He obtained his PhD from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2015. He was former Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, India (2015-2017). He was appointed part time World Bank Consultant (2016-2017) for monitoring transport infrastructure projects in Assam, India. His research focusses on design and development of sustainable materials for soil remediation. He has been awarded prestigious “Telford Premium Prize” for 2020 from British Civil Engineers Association for publication in Geotechnique letters, ICE, UK. He has published more than 120 publications and got over 1800 citations.

Neuer InhaltJaroslaw Napiórkowski
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Prof. Napiórkowski is a Head of Department of Hydrology and Hydraulics at the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences since 2004. 
He received his MSc degree at the Department  of Electronics, Technical University of Warsaw, Ph.D. from the Institute of Geophysics. He worked as a Postdoctoral scholar at University College Dublin and as Humboldt Fellow at the Ruhr University Bochum.
Scientific experience of prof. Napiórkowski covers: application of system theory to modelling catchment runoff and flow routing in open channel, pollutant transport in rivers, prediction of streamwater temperature, reservoir system management, vulnerability of water systems to climate change.
He was the Editor-In-Chief of Acta Geophysica in 2009-2017 and now he is the Associate Editor in Hydrology section.
He is the winner of the Tison Award for the best paper published by young authors.

Neuer InhaltStefano Pagliara
Università di Pisa, Italy

Stefano Pagliara was born in 1962 in Pontedera (Italy) and after graduation on Civil Engineering at the University of Pisa, he got a Ph.D. at the S.Anna School for University Studies and Doctoral Research in 1994. In 1996 he has been post-doctoral student at the University of Pisa. He has been Fullbright Awardee (United States Government) in 1996-1997, STA Science and Technology Awardee (Japan Government) in 1997 and has conducted post-doctoral researches in the United States (University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign) and Japan (Public Work Research Institute, Tsukuba).
He has been in charge for the managing and control of major rivers by the Regione Toscana. He is active in Hydraulic Construction with experience on flood hydraulic and stream rehabilitation. He has published more than 300 scientific articles mainly on experimental hydraulic, hydraulic construction and hydrology.
He is actually Professor of Hydraulic Construction at the Department of Civil Engineering University of Pisa. In 2001 he has been the scientific coordinator of the PRIN project on "River sistemation with low environmental impact structures". In 2003-2005 he spent several periods at the Polytechnic of Zurich for some experimental research on river structures. He is since 2004 president of the doctoral course on Civil Engineering. He teaches Environmental hydraulic protection and Coastal Engineering at the University of Pisa.

Achilleas SamarasAchilleas Samaras
Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Dr. Achilleas Samaras is Assistant Professor of Maritime Hydraulics, Port & Harbour Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering in Democritus University of Thrace (Greece). He has more than 15 years of experience in research and engineering practice on the fields of wave dynamics and hydrodynamics in marine and coastal areas, sediment transport and coastal morphodynamics, design of harbour and coastal structures, adaptation to climate change in coastal zones and oil spill dynamics, focusing on the numerical modelling of the above. His research interests also include a particular interest in the dynamics of coupled watershed-coast systems. More information is available at:

Neuer InhaltMohammad Valipour
Kentucky State University, USA

Dr. Mohammad Valipour is an Assistant Professor at the Kentucky State University. Besides Acta Geophysica, he is an Associate Editor of Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Earth Science Informatics, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, Scientia Agricola, and Simulation. His areas of expertise are artificial intelligence, remote sensing, sustainable development, climate change, hydrometeorology, and hydroinformatics.

Neuer InhaltSenlin Zhu
College of Hydraulic Science and Engineering, Yangzhou University, China

Dr. Zhu is an Assistant Professor in College of Hydraulic Science and Engineering, Yangzhou University, China. He received his Ph.D. in 2017 from Wuhan University, China. Afterwards, he spent three years as PostDoc at Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute (China), University of Houston (USA), and Portland State University (USA). His research interests include modelling of pollutant transport and transformation in aquatic systems, hydrological time series modelling using data-driven models, eutrophication modelling for reservoirs, and riverine nutrient fluxes modeling in Earth System Models (ESMs). He is especially interested in the use of hydrodynamic and water quality models for eutrophication modelling.

Solid Earth Sciences

Aybige AkinciAybige Akinci
National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy

Aybige Akinci is a senior researcher at Instituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, INGV since 2000. She graduated in Geophysical Engineering Department at the University of Dokuz Eylul, DEU Turkey. She received the Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics (Seismology), conferred by the Graduate School of DEU. She had been visiting research fellow in Physics Department at the University of Salerno where she conducted research on resolving the attenuative behaviors of the Western Anatolia region, Turkey and Southern Spain. As a postdoctoral fellow, she worked on the topics of probabilistic seismic hazard in Central Eastern U.S. at the Saint Louis University, USA. She published more than 60 JCR-papers; her h-index-Scopus is 28. Her current research activities are in the fields of earthquake ground motion and simulations, probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard assessments.

Editor TBCMariusz Białecki
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Mariusz Białecki made his Ph.D. in mathematical physics at Warsaw University and habilitation in theoretical geophysics at Institute of Geophysics PAS. He spent two years at Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences of The University of Tokyo as a postdoc fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Mariusz’s research focuses recently on methods of construction of completely discrete stochastic solvable models (Cellular Automata) and their application to seismic phenomena.
His interest include applications of broad range of concepts from complex systems and statistical physics to geophysics, but he is open to discuss any promising new theoretical/mathematical ideas in the field.

Rudolfo ConsoleRodolfo Console
National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy

He got his degree in Physics in Rome in 1967. He was a researcher at ING-INGV from 1968 managing the Italian Seismological Network and developing data acquisition and analysis software for the real time seismic monitoring system. He retired from INGV in 2004. He was a lecturer of seismology at the University "Roma Tre" of Rome from 1997 to 2009 and lecturer for the PhD course in Geophysics at the University of Bologna from 2001 to 2015. He has published more than 200 seismological papers, physics of the earthquakes, statistical models, earthquake simulators.  He has been Associate Editor for JGR, Annals of Geophysics and Acta Geophysica. His present position is President of CGIAM (Potenza, Italy).

Neuer InhaltLeszek Czechowski
University of Warsaw, Poland

Leszek Czechowski is a professor at the University of Warsaw. The area of ​​his scientific activity is global tectonics and convection in the Earth's mantle and physical processes taking place on other celestial bodies. In 1993, he pointed to the role of the heterogeneity of the D ”layer (on the interface between the core and the mantle) for convection in the Earth's mantle. He also explored the ice-rock moons of Saturn, especially, he showed that the interior of Enceladus is at a temperature favorable to life and investigated the possibility of panspermia from Enceladus. In 2019, he proposed a generalization of the isostasis hypothesis. Together with Professor Marek Grad, he pointed to the possibility of two types of asthenosphere. He also is the author of popular science books. His hobbies are skiing and sailing.

Neuer InhaltRaphael De Plaen
Royal Observatory of Belgium, Belgium

Raphael De Plaen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Observatory of Belgium. He is a seismologist mainly focused on using seismic ambient noise for the monitoring of changes in the physical properties of the crust and the imaging of its seismic velocity structure. He has a particular interest in volcanoes but also has ongoing projects on other topics such as urban seismology, the microseism generated by oceanic storms, and the valorization of legacy seismic data.

Neuer Inhalt (1)Semih Ergintav
Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

Semih Ergintav is a professor at the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Boğaziçi University, Turkey.  He has MSc&PhD Degree in Seismology from the İstanbul Technical University, Turkey and then worked at the TUBITAK MRC Earth and Marine Research Institute, from 1984 to 2013, as a Senior Researcher and Deputy Director.  During that period, he has been established seismic and CGPS networks to study the active tectonic zones of Turkey. His current research area is the geodetic imaging of seismic and aseismic fault slips, under the constrain of seismology, and modeling of the seismic cycle.

Salvatore GambinoSalvatore Gambino
Osservatorio Etneo, Italy

Senior geophysicist at Istituto Nazionale Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Catania, Italy. Responsible of Ground Deformation, Gravity and Magnetic groups at INGV Catania. Scientist responsible of tilt permanent networks on the Sicilian volcanoes (Mt. Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano). SG main scientific interest and experiences have been focussed on physical volcanology, modelling of volcanic and magmatic processes, magma ascent, volcano seismicity, volcano hazards and risks, volcano monitoring, participation to volcanic crises and emergencies. Authors of more than 60 ISI publications and h-index 22. Scientific coordinator and task responsible of Italian and European research projects.

Teresa GrabowskaTeresa Grabowska
AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Prof. dr hab. Teresa Grabowska – emeritus professor at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. Specialist on geophysical potential fields and their use in geological prospecting, in the study of the lithosphere, natural environment and secular variations of the geomagnetic field. She is the author of an academic textbook Applied Magnetometry in Environmental Research and over 100 scientific papers published in Poland and abroad. She conducted lectures and seminars on exploration geophysics, applied and environmental magnetometry, comprehensive geophysical research and geophysical examination of the lithosphere. She authored many reviews in the PhD, habilitation and professor’s proceedings.

Marian IvanMarian Ivan
University of Bucharest, Romania

Professor Marian Ivan (University of Bucharest, Romania) obtained a M.Sc. and a PhD in Geophysics and a M.Sc. in Mathematics at University of Bucharest. He is mainly interested in Global Seismology (core phases) but also in theoretical aspects related to Potential Fields and Solid Body Mechanics.

Eugenio LippielloEugenio Lippiello
Second University of Naples Caserta, Italy

Eugenio Lippiello has defended his PhD thesis in Physics at the University of Salerno in 2002 and from 2008 he was researcher of Geophysics at the Second University of Naples. From 2017 he is Assistant Professor in theoretical physics at the University of Campania "L. Vanvitelli". E.Lippiello has expertise in non equilibrium statistical mechanics, complex systems, statistical seismology,granular materials, seismic forecasting. E. Lippiello is the author of about 100 articles published on ISI journals. 

Editor TBCMaria Marsella
Faculty of Engineering of the Universiity La Sapienza of Rom, Italy

Nikolay PalshinNikolay Palshin
Shirshov Institute of Oceanology,
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Fields of interest: electromagnetic induction and electrical conductivity in the ocean and Earth, deep magnetotelluric studies of the crust and upper mantle, motionally induced electric fields, cable voltage measurements, multi-disciplinary environmental observation systems. In a broad sense, the range of interests includes non-seismic methods in geoscience and exploration and integrated tectonic interpretation of geological and geophysical data. Current research focuses on electrical prospecting for hydrocarbon, freshwater, geothermal and mineral resources.

Editor TBCNorikazu Suzuki
College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, Japan

Norikazu Suzuki is a Professor at College of Science and Technology, Nihon University. From 1990 to 1991, he was a visiting student at Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany. He received a Ph.D. in physics from Nihon University in 1992. He has been interested in complex systems science since 2000. With a background in theoretical physics, his current research interest is in seismicity in view of science of complex systems. His approach is based on theory of complex networks, nonlinear time series analysis, stochastic processes, and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics.

Luciano TelescoLuciano Telesca
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

Senior researcher at Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis of National Research Council of Italy. He participated to several projects funded by EU, NATO; responsible of many bilateral projects funded by CNR. Professorship awarded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His scientific research is focused on the statistical analysis of geophysical and environmental processes. His main research fields comprise statistics of point processes, fractals, multifractals, informational and topological time series analysis, statistical seismology, hydrologic and remote sensing time series analysis.