Prof. Dr. Mahdi Motagh

Mahdi Motagh
Prof. Dr. Mahdi Motagh
Arbeitsgruppenleiter
Telegrafenberg
Gebäude A 17, Raum 20.24
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1197
+49 331 288-1192
mahdi.motagh@gfz-potsdam.de

Funktion und Aufgaben:

Professor für "Radarfernerkundung" an der Leibniz Universität Hannover und GFZ
Leiter der Arbeitsgruppe 'Radar und optische Fernerkundung zur Analyse von Geohazards' am GFZ

Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

  • Fernerkundung mit Radarinterferometrie (InSAR)
  • Landabsenkung und anthropogene Oberflächendeformationen
  • Gravitative Massenbewegungen und Hangrutschungen
  • Gletscherdynamik
  • Neotektonik und Erdbeben 

Karriere:

04.2017-present  Professor for Radar Remote Sensing at Leibniz University Hannover and GFZ
11.2011-04.2017 Senior Research Scientist, Department of Geodesy, GFZ
09.2009-11.2011 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Geodesy (section 1.4), GFZ
06.2007-09.2009 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Geophysics (section 2.1), GFZ
11.2003-06.2007 PhD student, Department of Geophysics (GFZ) and University of Potsdam, Germany
10.2002-11.2003 Research Assistant, Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, University of Braunschweig, Germany
10.2000-06.2002 Part-time Instructor at the Department of Surveying and Geomatics Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran


Research Training and Lecturing Cooperation:
 
02.2016-present  Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
06.2015-present  Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
04.2015-present  GNSS Research Center, Wuhan University, China
09.2013-present  International Summer School at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany  


Möglichkeiten für Graduierte und Postdocs:

Wenn Sie einen Master oder PhD haben und Interesse an der Anwendung von Radarfernerkundung  für geowissenschaftliche und ingenieurwissenschaftliche Themen haben, kontaktieren Sie mich bitte unter motagh(at)gfz-potsdam.de. Gerne unterstütze ich Sie und diskutiere mit Ihnen Anträge und Möglichkeiten für Forschungsstipendien und -projekte (DAAD, DFG, BMBF,…). Studierende mit einem B.Sc.-Abschluss in Vermessung, Geodäsie, Geoinformatik, Bauingenieurwesen oder verwandten Fachrichtungen können sich für den internationalen Masterstudiengang Geodäsie und Geoinformatik an der Leibniz Universität Hannover bewerben.

Werdegang / Ausbildung:

PhD in Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Potsdam University, Germany (conferred 2007), Thesis title “Tectonic and non-tectonic deformation monitoring using Satellite Radar Interferometry”
Master of Science in Geodesy, Department of Surveying and Geomatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran (conferred 2000 with First Class Honors), Thesis title “Comparison of 5 methods for modification of Stokes' Integral”
Bachelor of Science in Surveying Engineering, Department of Surveying and Geomatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran (conferred 1997 with First Class Honors)

Projekte:

2020-2022       Al4flood: Artificial intelligence for flood mapping using SAR, funded by Helmholtz Association

2020-2021       TECVOLSA: Tectonics and Volcanoes in South America, funded by Helmholtz Association

02-06.2020      Assessment of the sinkhole risk in the mining area of Solotvyno, Zakarpattya region, Ukraine, funded by JRC for Copernicus Emergency Management Service

2019-2023       Landslide hazard assessment in Badong, China, funded by CSC program

2019-2020       Land subsidence hazard in Delhi, India, funded by DAAD-India IIT program

2019-2020       Subsidence and coal fire hazards in Jharia Coalfields, India, funded by DAAD-India IIT program

2019-2020       Remote sensing analysis of permafrost degradation in Sanjiangyuan, China, funded by CSC program

2018-2022       HEIBRiDS:  a joint graduate program in Data Science between the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) and the Helmholtz Association, funded by Helmholtz Association

2018-2019       InSAR for hazard assessment due to open-pit mining, funded by Sino-German (CSC-DAAD) program

2018-2019       Sinkhole and ground deformation monitoring in Wuhan, funded by CSC program
2016-2017       Imaging Geodesy and Infrastructure Monitoring, funded by Shenzhen Water Science and Technology Development

2013-2017       HGF Alliance “Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics”, funded by Helmholtz Association

2011-2012       SAR-EDU - A German education initiative for applied Synthetic Aperture Radar remote sensing

2007-2009      InSAR to study volcano and earthquake-cycle deformation in South America, funded by German Research Foundation (DFG)  

Publikationen