Dr. Krzysztof Snopek

Dr. Krzysztof Snopek
Building 401, Room 1.11
Claude-Dornier-Str. 1
82234 Weßling

Function and Responsibilities:

  • GRACE-FO Operations Mission Manager
  • Deputy IT-Manager  in Oberpfaffenhofen

Research Interests:

  • Satellite operations
  • Computer programming (C/C++, perl, Linux shell)
  • Developing of web based applications for science and project management
  • Visualization of scientific data (GMT, gnuplot, RRD)
  • Application of database systems in research
  • Application of open source software for support of scientific work
  • Use of stochastic methods (evolution strategies, Monte Carlo) for solving of not-linear problems


  • 2000-2005: Scientific Assistant at Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics  at Ruhr University Bochum
    • SFB 526 Rheology of the Earth
  • since 2005: Scientist at Section 1.2  Global Geomonitoring and Gravity Field at GFZ Potsdam
    • GRACE/GRACE-FO Project (project management, system engineering, developing of flight control procedures )
    • Satellite orbits determination
    • IT Administration


  • 1991-1995  School education, Stalowa Wola, Poland
  • 1995 - 2000  MSc Eng, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
  • 2000- 2005  PhD, Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    • Dissertation:  Inversion of gravity data with application to density modeling of the Hellenic subduction zone


Siegfried Niedermeyer-Förderpreis (2005)

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