GFZ German research centre for geo sciences

Prof. Dr. Stephan Sobolev

Group Leader
Prof. Dr. Stephan Sobolev
Building A 46, Room 204 (Büro)
Albert-Einstein-Straße 42-46
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

PI of the  ERC Synergy Project MEET

Research Interests:

Geodynamic Modeling, Petrophysical Modeling, Geophysics,

Numerical Methods, Interdisciplinary Synthesis

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2020-2026: PI of the ERC Synergy Project MEET

since 2015: Professor (W3) in Geodynamics as joint appointment of Potsdam University with GFZ

2007-2019: Head of Section 2.5 “Geodynamic Modeling” at GFZ Potsdam

1997-2007: Senior Research Associate at GFZ-Potsdam

1996-1997: Visiting Professor at the Institute Physique du Globe, Univ. Strasbourg, France

1992-1995: A.-v.-Humboldt Research Fellow and then Research Associate at the Geophysical Institute, University Karlsruhe

1977-1992: Research Associate and then Head of Modeling Section at Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth, Moscow


1980: PhD in physics/mathematics at Schmidt Institute of Physics of the  Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences
1976: Diploma- Physics/Geophysics, Novosibirsk University


  • 2021 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 2019 ERC Synergy Grant for research in 2020-2026
  • 2004 GFZ-Senior Researcher Award for outstanding research
  • 1992 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship at the Geophysical Institute, University Karlsruhe
  • 1987 Recipient of Academy of Sciences, USSR Medal for Best Research in Geosciences

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