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Dr. Alik Ismail-Zadeh

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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Studies of dynamics of the crust, lithosphere, and mantle and their surface manifestations (including sedimentary basin evolution, salt tectonics, seismicity, seismic hazard and risk, volcanoes and orogeny) through multidisciplinary synthesis, theoretical analysis, and numerical experiments.
  • Ongoing research: computational geodynamics; data assimilation (inverse problems) in models of crustal and mantle dynamics; tectonic stress analysis; modeling of volcanic lava flow; modelling of seismicity; seismic hazards and risk analysis; evolution of descending lithosphere; mantle plume evolution.
  • Previously also: gravitational, thermal, and buckling instabilities of rheologically stratified (geo)structures; propagation of slow tectonic waves in the lithosphere; migration of seismic activity; subsidence and geothermal analysis of sedimentary basins and mechanisms of basin evolution; salt diapirism.

Current Projects

  • DFG project “Unravelling the areas prone to large earthquakes in the Caucasian region (KaukasUs-R)” (2016-2018)
  • Russian Science Foundation project "Modeling of volcanic lava flow with breccias" (2014-2016).

Completed Projects

  • DFG project “Evolution of descending lithospheric slabs as inferred from assimilation of geophysical, geodetic and geological data” (2009-2012).
  • Russian Academy of Sciences project “Mantle plume dynamics, heat flow changes and maturation of hydrocarbons” (2009-2010).
  • Chevron industrial project “Modelling of salt extrusion and raft development” (2008-2009).

Publications

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Books:

Ismail-Zadeh, A.T., Korotkii A., and Tsepelev, I. Data-driven Numerical Modelling in Geodynamics: Methods and Applications. Springer, Heidelberg, 2016.

Ismail-Zadeh, A.T., Fucugauchi, J., Kijko, A., Takeuchi, K., and Zaliapin, I. (Eds.) Extreme Natural Hazards, Disaster Risks and Societal Implications, Cambridge University Press, to be published in 2013.

Ismail-Zadeh, A. T., and Tackley, P. J., Computational Methods for Geodynamics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010 .

Ismail-Zadeh, A. T., and T. Beer (Eds.), Georisk: Interactions between Science and Society, Springer, Heidelberg, 2007.

Ismail-Zadeh, A. T. (Ed.) Recent Geodynamics, Georisk and Sustainable Development in the Black Sea to Caspian Sea Region, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, vol. 825, Melville, New York, 2006.

Beer, T. and Ismail-Zadeh, A. T. (Eds.) Risk Science and Sustainability, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2003.


Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Full list of publications can be viewed at : http://www.mitp.ru/~aismail/lpub.htm

Korotkii, A., Kovtunov, D., Ismail-Zadeh, A., Tsepelev, I., and Melnik, O., Quantitative reconstruction of thermal and dynamic characteristics of lava from surface thermal measurements, Geophys. J. Int., doi:10.1093/gji/ggw117, 2016.

Tsepelev, I., Ismail-Zadeh, A., Melnik, O., and Korotkii, A., Numerical modelling of fluid flow with rafts: An application to lava flows, J. Geodyn., doi:10.1016/j.jog.2016.02.010, 2016.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Kovtunov, D., Korotkii, A., Melnik, O., and Tsepelev, I., Physical characteristics of a lava flow determined from thermal measurements at the lava’s surface, Doklady Earth Sciences / Transactions of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 467 (2), 367–370, 2016.

Cutter, S, Ismail-Zadeh, A., Alcántara-Ayala et al., Pool knowledge to stem losses from disasters, Nature, 522 (7556), 277-279, 2015.

Sokolov, V., and Ismail-Zadeh, A., Seismic hazard from instrumentally recorded, historical and simulated earthquakes: Application to the Tibet-Himalayan region, Tectonophysics, 657, 187-204, 2015.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Honda, S., and Tsepelev, I., Linking mantle upwelling with the lithosphere descent and the Japan Sea evolution: a hypothesis, Scientific Reports, 3, 1137; DOI: 10.1038/srep01137, 2013.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Matenco, L., Radulian, M., Cloetingh, S., and Panza, G., Geodynamic and intermediate-depth seismicity in Vrancea (the south-eastern Carpathians): Current State-of-the-Art, Tectonophysics, 530-531, 50-79, 2012.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Le Mouël, J.-L., and Soloviev, A., Modeling of extreme seismic events, in Extreme Events and Natural Hazards: The Complexity Perspective, Sharma, S. A., Bunde, A., Dimri, V. P., and Baker, D. N. (eds.), Geophysical Monograph 196, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C., pp. 75-97, 2012.

Doglioni, C., Ismail-Zadeh, A., Panza, G., and Riguzzi, F., Lithosphere-asthenosphere viscosity contrast and decoupling, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 189, 1-8, 2011.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Aoudia, A., and Panza, G., Three-dimensional numerical modeling of contemporary mantle flow and tectonic stress beneath the Central Mediterranean, Tectonophysics, 482, 226-236, 2010.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Wilhelm, H., Volozh, Y., and Tinakin, O., The Astrakhan Arch of the Pricaspian Basin: Geothermal analysis and modelling, Basin Research, 22, 751–764, 2010.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Korotkii, A., Schubert, G., and Tsepelev, I., Numerical techniques for solving the inverse retrospective problem of thermal evolution of the Earth interior, Computers & Structures, 87, 802-811, 2009.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Schubert, G., Tsepelev, I., and Korotkii, A., Thermal evolution and geometry of the descending lithosphere beneath the SE-Carpathians: An insight from the past, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 273, 68-79, 2008.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Korotkii, A., Schubert, G., and Tsepelev, I., Quasi-reversibility method for data assimilation in models of mantle dynamics, Geophys. J. Int., 170, 1381-1398, 2007.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Le Mouël, J.-L., Soloviev, A., Tapponnier, P., and Vorovieva, I., Numerical modeling of crustal block-and-fault dynamics, earthquakes and slip rates in the Tibet-Himalayan region, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 258, 465-485, 2007.

Ismail-Zadeh, A. and Takeuchi, K., Preventive disaster management of extreme natural events, Natural Hazards, 42, 459-467, 2007.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Schubert, G., Tsepelev, I., and Korotkii, A., Three-dimensional forward and backward numerical modeling of mantle plume evolution: Effects of thermal diffusion, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B06401, doi:10.1029/2005JB003782, 2006.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Mueller, B., and Schubert, G., Three-dimensional modeling of present-day tectonic stress beneath the earthquake-prone southeastern Carpathians based on integrated analysis of seismic, heat flow, and gravity observations, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 149, 81-98, 2005.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Schubert, G., Tsepelev, I., and Korotkii, A., Inverse problem of thermal convection: Numerical approach and application to mantle plume restoration, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 145, 99-114, 2004.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., Naimark, B., and Talbot, C., Reconstruction of the history of the movement of layered geostructures: Inverse problem of gravitational stability, Comput. Seism. Geodyn., 6, 27-32, Amer. Geophys. Union, Washington D.C., 2004.

Ismail-Zadeh, A.T., Tsepelev, I.A., Talbot, C.J., and Korotkii, A.I., Three-dimensional forward and backward modelling of diapirism: Numerical approach and its applicability to the evolution of salt structures in the Pricaspian basin, Tectonophysics, 387, 81-103, 2004.

Soloviev, A. A., and Ismail-Zadeh, A. T., Models of dynamics of block-and-fault systems, in Nonlinear Dynamics of the Lithosphere and Earthquake Prediction, Keilis-Borok, V. I., and Soloviev, A. A. (eds.), pp. 69-138, Springer, Heidelberg, 2003.

Volozh, Yu. A., Talbot, C.J., and Ismail-Zadeh, A.T., Salt structures and hydrocarbons in the Pricaspian Basin, Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., 87(2), 313-334, 2003.

Ismail-Zadeh, A.T., Huppert, H.E., and Lister, J.R., Gravitational and buckling instabilities of a rheologically layered structure: Implications for salt diapirism, Geophys. J. Int., 148(2), 288-302, 2002.

Ismail-Zadeh, A.T., Talbot, C.J., and Volozh, Yu.A., Dynamic restoration of profiles across diapiric salt structures: numerical approach and its applications, Tectonophysics, 337, 21-36, 2001.

Keilis-Borok, V., Ismail-Zadeh, A., Kossobokov, V., and Shebalin, P., Non-linear dynamics of the lithosphere and intermediate-term earthquake prediction, Tectonophysics, 338(3-4), 247-259, 2001.

Ismail-Zadeh, A.T., Panza, G.F., and Naimark, B.M., Stress in the descending relic slab beneath Vrancea, Romania, Pure Appl. Geophys., 157 , 111-130, 2000.

Ismail-Zadeh, A.T., Keilis-Borok, V.I., and Soloviev, A.A., Numerical modelling of earthquake flows in the southeastern Carpathians (Vrancea): Effect of a sinking slab, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 111, 267-274, 1999.

Naimark, B.M., Ismail-Zadeh, A.T., and Jacoby, W.R., Numerical approach to problems of gravitational instability of geostructures with advected material boundaries, Geophys. J. Int., 134, 473-483, 1998.

Ismail-Zadeh, A.T., Naimark, B.M., and Kostyuchenko, S.L., Quantitative modelling of the Tunguska Basin evolution in the Palaeozoic: A role of eclogitization within the uppermost mantle, J. Geodyn., 23, 47-63, 1997.

Ismail-Zadeh, A.T., Kostyuchenko, S.L., and Naimark, B.M., The Timan-Pechora Basin (northeastern European Russia): tectonic subsidence analysis and a model of formation mechanism, Tectonophysics, 283, 205-218, 1997.

Ismail-Zadeh, A.T., Naimark, B.M., and Lobkovsky, L.I., Hydrodynamic model of sedimentary basin formation based on development and subsequent phase transformation of a magmatic lens in the upper mantle, Comput. Seism. Geodyn., 3, 42-53, Amer. Geophys. Union, Washington D.C., 1996.

Lobkovsky, L.I., Ismail-Zadeh, A.T., Krasovsky, S.S., Kuprienko, P.Ya., and Cloetingh, S., The Dnieper-Donets Basin: Origin of gravity anomalies and possible forming mechanism, Tectonophysics, 268, 281-292, 1996.

Naimark B.M., and Ismail-Zadeh, A.T., Numerical models of subsidence mechanism in intracratonic basin: Application to North American basins, Geophys. J. Int., 123, 149-160, 1995.

Publications


Quantitative modeling of the lithosphere dynamics, earthquakes and seismic hazard [in press].
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Soloviev, A.; Sokolov, V.; Vorobieva, I.; Müller, B.; Schilling, F.
2017. Tectonophysics. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2017.04.007
Geoscience international : the role of scientific unions.
Ismail-Zadeh, A.
2016. History of geo- and space sciences, 7 (2), 103–123. doi:10.5194/hgss-7-103-2016
Forging a paradigm shift in disaster science.
Ismail-Zadeh, A. T.; Cutter, S. L.; Takeuchi, K.; Paton, D.
2016. Natural Hazards, 86 (2), 969-988. doi:10.1007/s11069-016-2726-x
On the use of multiple-site estimations in probabilistic seismic-hazard assessment.
Sokolov, V.; Ismail-Zadeh, A.
2016. The bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 106 (5), 2233-2243. doi:10.1785/0120150306
Numerical modeling of fluid flow with rafts: An application to lava flows.
Tsepelev, I.; Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Melnik, O.; Korotkii, A.
2016. Journal of geodynamics, 97, 31-41. doi:10.1016/j.jog.2016.02.010
Quantitative reconstruction of thermal and dynamic characteristics of lava flow from surface thermal measurements.
Korotkii, A.; Kovtunov, D.; Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Tsepelev, I.; Melnik, O.
2016. Geophysical Journal International, 205 (3), 1767-1779. doi:10.1093/gji/ggw117
Making the Northern Indian Ocean a Hub of Geomagnetic Data.
Arora, K.; Nagarajan, N.; Thomson, A.; Ismail-Zadeh, A.
2015. Eos, 96 (16), 19-22. doi:10.1029/2015EO034037
Global risks: Pool knowledge to stem losses from disasters.
Cutter, S. L.; Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Alcántara-Ayala, I.; Altan, O.; Baker, D. N.; Briceño, S.; Gupta, H.; Holloway, A.; Johnston, D.; McBean, G. A.; Ogawa, Y.; Paton, D.; Porio, E.; Silbereisen, R. K.; Takeuchi, K.; Valsecchi, G. B.; Vogel, C.; Wu, G.
2015. Nature <London>, 522 (7556), 277–279. doi:10.1038/522277a
Linking mantle upwelling with the lithosphere descent and the Japan Sea evolution: a hypothesis.
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Honda, S.; Tsepelev, I.
2013. Scientific Reports, 3, Article Nr. 1137. doi:10.1038/srep01137
Lithosphere–asthenosphere viscosity contrast and decoupling.
Doglioni, C.; Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Panza, G.; Riguzzi, F.
2011. Physics of the earth and planetary interiors, 189 (1-2), 1–8. doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2011.09.006
Scenario-based earthquake hazard and risk assessment for Baku (Azerbaijan).
Babayev, G.; Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Le Mouël, J.-L.
2010. Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 10 (12), 2697–2712. doi:10.5194/nhess-10-2697-2010
International Cooperation in Geophysics to Benefit Society.
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Beer, T.
2009. Eos, 90 (51), 493–502. doi:10.1029/2009EO510001
Numerical techniques for solving the inverse retrospective problem of thermal evolution of the Earth interior.
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Korotkii, A.; Schubert, G.; Tsepelev, I.
2009. Computers & Structures, 87 (11 - 12), 802 - 811
Geothermal evolution of the Astrakhan Arch region of the Pricaspian basin.
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Wilhelm, H.; Volozh, Y.
2008. International journal of earth sciences, 97 (5), 1029–1043. doi:10.1007/s00531-007-0258-z
Thermal evolution and geometry of the descending lithosphere beneath the SE-Carpathians: An insight from the past.
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Schubert, G.; Tsepelev, I.; Korotkii, A.
2008. Earth and planetary science letters, 273 (1-2), 68–79. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.06.012
Tectonic stress, seismicity, and seismic hazard in the southeastern Carpathians.
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Sokolov, V.; Bonjer, K.-P.
2007. Natural hazards, 42 (3), 493–514. doi:10.1007/s11069-006-9074-1
Preventive disaster management of extreme natural events.
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Takeuchi, K.
2007. Natural Hazards, 42 (3), 459 - 467
t* - an unsuitable parameter to characterize anelastic attenuation in the Eastern Carpathians.
Wenzel, F.; Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Weidle, C.
2007. Geophysical Journal International, 170 (3), 1139 - 1150
Numerical modeling of crustal block-and-fault dynamics, earthquakes and slip rates in the Tibet-Himalayan region.
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Le Mouel, J.-L.; Soloviev, A.; Tapponnier, P.; Vorovieva, I.
2007. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 258 (3-4), 465 - 485
Quasi-reversibility method for data assimilation in models of mantle dynamics.
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Korotkii, A.; Schubert, G.; Tsepelev, I.
2007. Geophysical Journal International, 170 (3), 1381 - 1398
Geothermal Evolution of the Astrakhan Crest Region of the Pricaspian Basin, Russia.
Krupsky, D.; Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Wilhelm, H.; Volozh, Y.
2006. Recent Geodynamics, Georisk and Sustainabe Development in the Black Sea to Caspian Sea Region : Proceedings of the International Workshop on Recent Geodynamics, Georisk and Sustainable Development in the Black Sea to Caspian Sea Region. Ed. : A. Ismail-Zadeh, 120-131, AIP Press, Woodbury (NY)
Three-dimensional numerical simulation of the inverse problem of thermal convection using the quasi-reversibility method.
Ismail-Zadeh, A. T.; Korotkii, A. I.; Tsepelev, I. A.
2006. Computational mathematics and mathematical physics, 46 (12), 2176–2186. doi:10.1134/S0965542506120153
Three-dimensional forward and backward numerical modeling of mantle plume evolution: Effects of thermal diffusion.
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Schubert, G.; Tsepelev, I.; Korotkii, A.
2006. Journal of geophysical research / Solid earth, 111 (6), Art. Nr: B06401. doi:10.1029/2005JB003782
Numerical reconstruction of the initial temperature of diapiric structures in the earth: Effect of the heat diffusion.
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Korotkii, A.; Schubert, G.; Tsepelev, I.
2005. 3rd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics; Boston, MA; United States; 14 June 2005 through 17 June 2005. Ed.: K.-J. Bathe, 679-682, Elsevier, Amsterdam / Boston
Inverse problem of thermal convection: Numerical approach and application to mantle plume restoration.
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Schubert, G.; Tsepelev, I.; Korotkii, A.
2004. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 145 (1-4), 99 - 114
Numerical apporach to 3D forward modeling of slow viscous flow.
Tsepelev, I. A.; Korotkii, A. I.; Ismail-Zadeh, A. T.
2003. Computational fluid and solid mechanics 2003 ; proceedings, Second MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, June 17-20, 2003. Ed.: k.-J. Bathe, 1169–1171, Elsevier, Amsterdam. doi:10.1016/B978-008044046-0.50286-4
Salt structures and hydrocarbons in the Pricaspian basin.
Volozh, Y.; Talbot, C.; Ismail-Zadeh, A.
2003. AAPG bulletin, 87 (2), 313–334. doi:10.1306/09060200896