curriculum vitae

Nikolai Shapiro

Center for Imaging the Earth's Interior

Department of Physics

University of Colorado at Boulder

Boulder, CO 80309-0390

Phone: (303) 735-1850

FAX: (303) 492-7935

E-mail: nshapiro@fignon.colorado.edu

 

Citizenship: Russia

 

Research Interests

Theoretical, computational and observational seismology; seismic tomography; seismic wave propagation in heterogeneous media; random seismic wavefields; seismic surface waves; structure of the Earth’s interior; interpretation of seismic tomographic models; regional seismic phases; CTBT monitoring; seismic source; site effects; application of numerical modeling.

Education

Habilitation ą Diriger des Recherches, (Seismology) Université de Grenoble, France, 2004

Ph.D., (Seismology) Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, 1996

B.S. & M.S., (Physics) Institute of Physics and Technology of Moscow, 1991

                          

Appointments

2003-present      Lecturer, Center for Imaging the Earth's Interior, Department of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder

2000-2003          Research Associate, Center for Imaging the Earth's Interior, Department of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder

1999-2000          Assistant Professor, Instituto de Geofísica, UNAM, Mexico

1997-1999          Post-Doctoral Fellow, Instituto de Geofísica, UNAM, Mexico

1992-1993          Research Fellow, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

1991-1993          Research Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Geophysics, Moscow, Russia

1990-1991               Research Fellow, Institute of Spectroscopy, Moscow, Russia

 

 

Teaching experience

Teaching of graduate classes at UNAM, Mexico and at University of Colorado at Boulder

 

Student supervising

Arturo Iglesias-Mendoza, undergraduate geophysics student, UNAM, Mexico, 1999-2000.

Victor Manuel Cruz Atienza, undergraduate geophysics student, UNAM, Mexico, 1999-2000.

Garrett Leahy, undergraduate physics student, CU Boulder, 2001-2002.

William Landuyt, undergraduate physics student, CU Boulder, 2001-2002.

Brian Laughman, graduate physics student, CU Boulder, 2002-2003.

Daniel Smith, undergraduate physics student, CU Boulder, 2003-present.

Laurent Stehly, graduate geophysics student, UJF Grenoble, 2004-present

 

 

Languages

Fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Russian.

 

Synergetic activities

Organizing Committee, Structure and Evolution of the Antarctic Plate, 2003, Workshop, Boulder, CO, March 2003.

Member of the Antarctic Seismic Array working group.

 

 

Current and recent grants

Co-PI, “Collaborative Research, Active Tectonics at the Aleutian-Kamchatka Corner: A Lithospheric Perspective”, National Science Foundation, $59,790, 05/01/02 - 04/30/04.

Co-PI, “Modeling the Middle American Lithosphere: Illuminating the Enigma of Cocos Plate Subduction”, National Science Foundation, $60,000, 08/01/02 - 07/31/04.

Co-PI, “Refinements and Interpretation of Images of the Antarctic Crust and Upper Mantle”, National Science Foundation, $242,215, 07/01/02 - 06/30/05.

Co-PI, "Structure of the Tibetan Crust and Upper Mantle and Its Geodynamic Implications", National Science foundation, $239,053, 01/01/04-12/31/06.

Co-PI, "Seismic and Geodynamic Investigation of the Interaction Between the Oceanic Lithosphere and Upper Mantle", National Science foundation, $230,318, 07/01/04-06/31/07.

 

Graduate Advisor

Pr. Michel Campillo, UniversitŹ Joseph Foureir, Grenoble, France

 

Postdoctoral Advisors

Michael Ritzwoller, University of Colorado
Shri Krishna Singh, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

 

Recent Collaborators

Jean-Claude Mareschal, University of Montreal, Canada; Claude Jaupart, Institut de Physique de Globe, Paris, France; Shijie Zhong, University of Colorado; Bob Engdahl, University of Colorado; Peter Molnar, University of Colorado; Jeffrey Park Yale University; Vadim Levin, Rutgers University; Michel Campillo, Ludovic Margerin, and Bart van Tiggelen, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France; Kim Olsen, University of California, Santa Barbara; Shri Krishna Singh and Javier Pacheco, UNAM, Mexico; K. McLaughlin, I. Bondár, and J. Bhattacharyya, SAIC.