Biographical Sketch

Shimon Wdowinski
Professor of Geophysics
Florida International University
Department of Earth and Environment

Short Bio

Dr. Shimon Wdowinski is a professor at the department of Earth and Environment, Florida International University. He received Ph.D. in Geophysics and M.S. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University. ┬áHis B.Sc in Earth Sciences and M.Sc. in Geology were obtained from the Hebrew University (Jerusalem, Israel). Since his graduation, he conducted a post-doctorate studies at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (1990-1993), worked for a decade at Tel Aviv University (1994-2004), and a decade at the University of Miami (2005-2015). Since 2016, he has taught and conducted research at the department of Earth and Environment, Florida International University.

Dr. Wdowinski is an expert in space geodetic techniques, mainly GPS and InSAR. He successfully applied these techniques to study natural hazards and environmental phenomena, such as tectonic plate motion, earthquakes, land subsidence, wetland surface flow, climate change and sea level rise. To date, Dr. Wdowinski authored over 100 peer reviewed journal papers, proceedings, and technical reports. He is also leading efforts to establish the sub-field of “Hydro-geodesy”, which uses geodetic observations for hydrological research and hydrological monitoring.

Higher Education
Hebrew University Earth Sciences B.Sc., 1984
Hebrew University Geology M.Sc., 1985
Harvard University Engineering Sciences M.S.,   1987
Harvard University Geophysics Ph.D., 1990

 

Appointments.
2019-present Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, Florida International University
2016-2019 Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, Florida International University
2015-2016 Professor, MGG-RSMAS, University of Miami
2005-2015 Associate Research Professor, MGG-RSMAS, University of Miami
2001-2005 Research Scientist, MGG-RSMAS, University of Miami
1998-2005 Senior Lecturer, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel
1994-1998 Lecturer, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel
1993-1994 Geophysicist, Geological Survey of Israel
1990-1993 Post Graduate Researcher, Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

 

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