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Dr. Guram Kervalishvili

Section 2.3: Geomagnetism

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Behlertstraße 3a
Building K 2, room 009
14467 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1882
Fax: +49 331 288-1235
e-mail: guram.kervalishvili(at)gfz-potsdam.de

Publications

About the person

Research Interests:

  • Space Weather
  • Upwelling of neutral and ionized particles at high-latitudes
  • Thermosphere-ionosphere-magnetosphere coupling processes
  • Current systems and their relation to IMF
  • Plasma and space physics

Career:

     since 2011     Scientific Researcher, GFZ German Research Centre For Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
     2008 - 2010   Scientific Researcher, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany
     2008 - 2008   Scientific Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), Greifswald, Germany
     2007 - 2008   Scientific Researcher, Leib­niz In­sti­tu­te for Plas­ma Sci­ence and Tech­no­lo­gy (INP), Greifswald, Germany
     2004 - 2007   Scientific Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), Greifswald, Germany
     2000 - 2006   Junior Scientist, Division of Plasma Physics at Department of Physics of Tbilisi State University, Georgia
     1999 - 2002   PhD student, Division of Plasma Physics at Department of Physics Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Education:

  • Academic Qualification
    • Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, November 2003
    • Master of Physics in Theoretical Physics, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, Jule 1999
    • Bachelor of Natural Sciences in Physics, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, June 1997
  • Certifications
    • Java EE 5 Web Component Developer (Badge), Oracle certified professional, April 2011
    • Java SE 6 Programmer (Badge), Oracle certified professional, December 2010

Projects:

     ESA
         since 2016     Swarm DISC: Ionospheric Plasma Irregularities and fluctuations based on Swarm data
         since 2016     Swarm DISC: Communication with the Scientists
         since 2016     Swarm Data, Innovation and Science Cluster (Swarm DISC): FAC, IBI, and TEC support
         2016 - 2017   Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Space Weather (SWE): Swarm Utilisation Analysis (SUA)
         2014 - 2016   Swarm Expert Support Laboratories (ESL): FAC, IBI, and TEC support
     DFG
         2016 - 2017   DFG-SPP 1488: Role of geomagnetic field in atmospheric escape from Earth (part II)
         2011 - 2014   DFG-SPP 1488: Role of geomagnetic field in atmospheric escape from Earth (part I)
     Other
         2009 - 2010   BAM-ZIB: Development of methods for defect shape reconstruction in pulsed thermography
         1998 - 2000   Joint Intas-Georgia Call-97 Grant No.52: Superstrong electromagnetic waves in plasma

Research Boards and Committees:

  • Reviewer for: Geophysical Research Letters (GRL); Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR) - Space Physics; Earth, Planets and Space (EPS); Journal of Instrumentation (JINST)

Awards:

  • International Soros Science Education Program Award for Students, 2001
  • International Soros Science Education Program Second Prize for Students, 2000
  • Tbilisi State University Students’ Scientific Conference Award, 1999
  • International Soros Science Education Program Scholarship, 1998, 1999, and 2000