CV Sergej Zilitinkevich

Title Research Professor
Contact Sergej.Zilitinkevich@fmi.fi
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, POB 503, 00101 HELSINKI
Street address Erik Palménin Aukio 1, 00560 HELSINKI
Phone number +358505732203
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Fields of expertise

Projects

  • Finland: Research Professor, Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI since 2008); Research Director, Institute of Atmospheric & Earth System Research (INAR), University of Helsinki (UH since 2018); Chief Scientist, EU-Russia-China Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX, since 2012)

  • Visiting positions in Russia: Chief Scientist: Univ. of Nizhny Novgorod (since 2011); Inst. of Geography, Russian Acad. of Sci. (RAS) (since 2015); Professor, Faculty of Geography, Moscow Univ. (since 2014)

University and other degrees

  • Professor of meteorology: Uppsala University, Sweden (1997)

  • Professor of geophysics: Presidium of Acad. Sci. USSR (1972)

  • Dr Sci. physical/mathematical sciences: PP Shirshov Institute of Oceanology Acad. Sci. USSR (1970)

  • PhD physical/mathematical sciences: Leningrad Hydro-meteorological Institute/University (1962)

  • Graduated from: Faculty of Physics, Leningrad University, USSR (1959)

Previous professional appointments

  • 2004-2007 Finland: Marie Curie Chair of Boundary-Layer Physics, University of Helsinki

  • 1998-2003 Sweden: Professor and Chair of Meteorology, Uppsala University (now Professor Emeritus)

  • 1991-1997 Germany: Visiting Professor, Max Planck Institute of Meteorology; Hamburg University; Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research; GKSS Research Centre

  • 1990-1990 Denmark: Visiting Professor, RISØ National Laboratory

  • 1959-1990 Russia: Main Geophysical Observatory (Researcher, Head of Lab); Russian State Hydro-meteorological University (Professor); Institute of Limnology RAS (Senior Scientist), Institute of Oceanology RAS (Founding Head of the Leningrad Branch)

Other professional activities

Supervised/consulted 21 PhD and 4 Dr Sci. dissertations; created and taught 7 original courses on various issues within geoscience in Russia, Germany, Sweden and Finland; created and taught worldwide short courses on geophysical turbulence and boundary layers

List of publications

http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=y1CJd4MAAAAJ

Participation in international conferences, workshops and seminars (last 10 years)

Took part in organisation of over 30 international conferences and gave over 80 keynote / invited talks

Current membership in editorial boards of scientific journals

International Geography, Environment, Sustainability (since 2008), Advances in Applied Physics (since 2012); Russian Ice & Snow (since 2014), Proceedings of Moscow University (Series Geography, since 2014), Marine Hydrophys. J. (since 2014)

Honours and awards

Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal-2000 of European Geophysical Society

Alfred Wegener Medal-2015 of European Geoscience Union

Member of Academia Europaea (Earth and Cosmic Sciences, since 2002)

Member of Finnish Academy of Science and Letters (Geosciences, since 2009)

Member of Societas Scientiarum Fennica (Mathematical & Physical Sciences, since 2012)

Member of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences (Geosciences, since 2012)

Fellow of Royal Meteorological Society (UK, since 2004)

Honorary member of European Geoscience Union (since 2015)

Professor Emeritus, Uppsala University (Sweden, since 2003)

Doctor honoris causa, University of Pretoria (South Africa, since 2015)

Doctor honoris causa, University of Nizhny Novgorod (Russia, since 2015)

Doctor honoris causa, Odessa State Ecological University (Ukraine, since 2016)

Major external funding / coordination of projects (last 15 years)

EU Commission: Marie Curie Chair "Planetary boundary layers (PBLs): theory, modelling and role in Earth System" (~500 kEUR), University of Helsinki, FI, 2004-2007

EU Commission: TEMPUS JEP 26005 "Development of competency-based two-level curricula in meteorology" (~500 kEUR), University of Helsinki, FI, 2007-2010

EU Commission: ERC-Ideas Advanced Grant 227915 "Atmospheric PBLs: physics, modelling and role in Earth system" (2.4 million EUR), FMI, FI, 2009-2013

EU Commission: TEMPUS 159352-FI-JPHES "Development of qualification framework in meteorology" (~1 million EUR), University of Helsinki, FI, 2010-2013

EU Commission: ERC Proof of Concept Grant 632295 "Integrated monitoring and forecasting system for local weather and microclimate" (150 kEUR), FMI, FI, 2014-2015

EU Commission: Erasmus+ Grant 561975-EPP-1-2015-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP Adaptive learning … of local weather and climate (ECOIMPACT ~1 million EUR), University of Helsinki, FI, 2015-2019

Academy of Finland (1st bilateral RU-FI): Grant 280700 "Atmosphere-hydrosphere interaction in Baltic Basin and Arctic Seas" (400 kEUR), FMI, 2014-2017

Academy of Finland (2nd bilateral RU-FI): Grant "Clim-Eco: Reaction of Arctic ecosystems on climate change" (400 kEUR), PI of the FMI team), 2018-2020

Russian Mega-Grant 11.G34.31.0048 "Air-sea/land interaction: physics and observation of PBLs" (equivalent to 4.7 million EUR), University of Nizhny Novgorod, 2011-2015

Russian Science Foundation: Grant 15-17-20009 "Physical Nature and Modelling of Atmospheric Boundary Layer over Heterogeneous Terrain" (equivalent to 800 kEUR), 2015-2018

Supervision and teaching

Supervised/consulted  21 PhD and 4 Dr Sci. dissertations; created and taught 7 original courses on various issues within geoscience in Russia, Germany, Sweden and Finland; created and taught worldwide short courses on geophysical turbulence and boundary layers