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Dr. Ehsan Sharifi

Dr. Ehsan Sharifi
Building C 4, Room 2.22 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

  • Developing the global gravity-based groundwater product
  • Data assimilation of observation- and model-based water storage data sets
  • Uncertainty assessment of the developed groundwater products (based on GRACE & GRACE-FO satellits)
  • Product evaluation and validation with, e.g., in-situ data
  • Scientific software development

Research Interests:

  • Satellite-based Earth Observation
  • Precipitation
  • Groundwater
  • Drought Monitoring
  • Data Assimilation
  • Downscaling


  • 01.2020 - 12.2022          Postdoctoral Researcher at German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), section 4.4 Hydrology, Potsdam
  • 05.2015 - 08.2018           Research Assistant at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • 08.2018 - 10.2019           Researcher at the Institute of Meteorology and Climatology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
  • 2017 - 2019                     Lecturer, University of Vienna
  • 2010 - 2011                     Research Assistant at Dryland Agricultural Research Sub-Institute, Sararood, Iran


  • 2019     PhD in Meteorology at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Vienna
  • 2009     Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering, Iran
  • 2005     Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, Iran



  • 2018          Dissertation completion fellowship, awarded by University of Vienna
  • 2016          Outstanding paper in 6th Iranian National Conference on Water Resources Management, University of Kurdistan-Iran; 04/2016
  • 2016          Conference travel grant, awarded by University of Vienna,

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