Tamaz Chelidze – TSU M. Nodia Institute of Geophysics is the Chairman of the Scientific Board

Address 1, Alexidze str, 0160, Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone +995 32 233 28 67
Fax +995 32 233 28 67
E-mail: Tamaz.chelidze@gmail.com
Website: www.ig-geophysics.ge

Place and date of birth Georgia, 24 Dec 1934

 

 

Work experience

 

Dates (from – to) 2006-to present
Name and address of employer Tbilisi State University
Type of business or sector Research
Occupation or position held Chairman of the Scientific Council of M. Nodia Institute of Geophysics,

Head of Applied Geophysics Department, Director of the European Centre “Geodynamical Hazards of High Dams” at the Council of Europe

Main activities and responsibilities Compilation and working on projects, guidance of research in complexity in geophysics,

seismology, geoengineering, environmental and archaeo- geophysics, modeling, stick-slip research, natural and man-made hazards, early warning systems

 

Dates (from – to) 1992- 2006
Name and address of employer M. Nodia Institute of Geophysics, 1, Alexidze str. 0193, Tbilisi, Georgia
Type of business or sector Research
Occupation or position held Director of M. Nodia Institute of Geophysics, Georgian Academy of Sciences, 1992-2006
Main activities and responsibilities Administration, research

 

Dates (from – to) 2006- to present
Name and address of employer M. Nodia Institute of Geophysics, 1, Alexidze str. 0193, Tbilisi, Georgia
Type of business or sector Research
Occupation or position held Chairman of the Scientific Council, M. Nodia Institute of Geophysics
Main activities and responsibilities Science management

 

 

Education and training

 

Dates (from – to) 1952-1957
Name and type of organisation providing education and training Moscow State University
Principal subjects  occupational skills covered Geophysics
Title of qualification awarded Master Diploma in Prospecting Geophysics

 

 

 

Dates (from – to) 1975
Name and type of organisation providing education and training Kiev, Institute of Colloid and Water Chemistry
Principal subjects  occupational skills covered Physics of colloids
Title of qualification awarded

 

Dates F(from-to)

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

 

Principal subjects  occupational skills

Title of qualification awarded

Doctor of Science in Chemistry

 

1985

Moscow, Institute of Physics of Earth,

Academy of Sciences of USSR

 

Percolation model of fracture and earthquake source

 

Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics

Research activities
Research sectors Experimental and theoretical research in: physics of heterogeneous media, including rocks, biological, granular and colloidal objects; environmental science; surface physico-chemical processes; prospecting geophysics and archaeogeophysics;  percolation, fractal and nonlinear models of fracture; nonlinear dynamics in geophysics; triggering and synchronization of stick-slip and seismic process; seismohydraulics of underground water; geothermy; seismic hazard and seismic risk assessment; earthquake prediction; multi-hazards and multi-risks; early warning systems.
Books and Articles – T. Chelidze, Yu. Kolesnikov, T.  Matcharashvili. Seismological Criticality Concept and percolation model of fracture. Geophysical Journal International, 164, 125-136, 2006.

– T. Chelidze, T. Matcharashvili. Complexity of seismic process; measuring and applications – A review. Tectonophysics. 2007, 49-60.

–  Identification of complex processes based on analysis of phase space structures. In:  “Imaging for  Detection and Identification” , NATO Security through Science Series – B: Physics and Biophysics. Ed. J. Byrnes, Springer, 2007, pp. 207-243;  T. Matcharashvili, T. Chelidze,  M. Janiashvili.

– N. Varamashvili, T.  Chelidze, O.  Lursmanashvili. Phase synchronization of slips by periodical (tangential and normal) mechanical forcing in the spring-slider model. Acta Geophysica, 56, 357-371, 2008

– T. Chelidze, T. Matcharashvili, O.  Lursmanashvili, N.Varamashvili,. Acoustics of stick-slip deformation under external forcing: the model of seismic process synchronization. In: Advanced Topics of Geology and Seismology, Eds. D.Triantis, M.Jelenska, F.Vallianatos, Cambridge, WSEAS Press, 2008, pp. 36-43.

– T. Chelidze, O. Lursmanashvili, T. Matcharashvili, N. Varamashvili, N. Zhukova, E. Mepharidze. High order synchronization of stick-slip process: experiments on spring-slider system. Nonlinear Dynamics. DOI 10.1007/s11071-009-9536-6, 2009,

–  J. Peinke, T. Matcharashvili, j. Gogiashvili, A. Nawroth, O. Lursmanashvili, Z. Javakhishvili. Influence of periodic variations in water level on regional seismic activity around a large

reservoir: field data and laboratory model. Physics of the Earth and Plan. Int., 130-142,  2006

–   G. Buntebarth, T. Chelidze, G. Melikadze The Hydrothermal System of Tbilisi, Georgia.

In: J.H.Tellam et al (Eds), “Urban Grounwater Management and Sustainability”, Springer,

417-426, 2006.

–    T. Chelidze, T. Matcharashvili, O. Lursmanashvili, J.Gogiashvili, M.Devidze. Electromagnetic Synchronization of Slip. Nonlinear Dynamics. 44, 293_298, 2006.

–   T. Matcharashvili, T. Chelidze.  Increase in order in seismic process around large reservoir induced by water level periodic variation. Nonlinear Dynamics. DOI 10.1007/sl11071-007-9219-0,  2007.

-T. Matcharashvili, T. Chelidze, M. Janiashvili. Identification of complex processes based on analysis of phase space structures. In:  “Imaging for  Detection and Identification” , NATO Security through Science Series – B: Physics and Biophysics. Ed. J. Byrnes, Springer, 2007, pp. 207-243;

– N. Varamashvili, T.  Chelidze, O.  Lursmanashvili. Phase synchronization of slips by periodical (tangential and normal) mechanical forcing in the spring-slider model. Acta Geophysica, 56, 357-371, 2008

– T. Chelidze, T. Matcharashvili, O.  Lursmanashvili, N.Varamashvili. Acoustics of stick-slip deformation under external forcing: the model of seismic process synchronization. In: Advanced Topics of Geology and Seismology, Eds. D.Triantis, M.Jelenska, F.Vallianatos, Cambridge, WSEAS Press, 2008, pp. 36-43.

– T. Chelidze, O. Lursmanashvili, T. Matcharashvili, N. Varamashvili, N. Zhukova,  E. Mepharidze. High order synchronization of stick-slip process: experiments on spring-slider system. Nonlinear Dynamics. DOI 10.1007/s11071-009-9536-6, 2009.

– T. Matcharashvili, T.Chelidze, Z. Javakhishvili. Dynamics, Predictability and Risk Assessment of Natural Hazards.In” Building Safer Communities, Risk Governance, Spatial Planning and Responces to Natural Hazards. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series E. Vol.58. 2009.pp.148-155.

-T. Chelidze, O.  Lursmanashvili, T. Matcharashvili, N.Varamashvili N. Zhukova, E. Mepharidze. High order synchronization of stick-slip process: experiments on spring-slider system. Nonlinear Dynamics, 2010, DOI 10.1007/s11071-009-9536-6

– T. Matcharashvili, T. Chelidze, N. Zhukova, E. Meparidze, A. Sborschikovi. Investigation of Dynamics of Temporal Distribution of Acoustic Waves Caused by Stick-Slip Process. Bull. of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, 2010. v.4, 53-55.

– T. Matcharashvili, T. Chelidze, V.Abashidze, N. Zhukova, E. Mepharidze, T. Kobakhidze. Influence of Large Water Reservoirs Construction and Filling on Dynamics of Earth Crust Local Tilts. Hydrocomplexity: New Tools for Solvinng Wicked Water Problems. IAHS Publications  2010. 338. pp. 268-269.

– G. Melikadze, T. Chelidze. Protecting Drinking Water in Central Georgia. Water&Environmental News. Newsletter. 2010. Issue #27, 19-21.

T.  Matcharashvili and T. Chelidze. Nonlinear Dynamics as a Tool for Revealing  Synchronization and Ordering in Geophysical Time Series: Application to Caucasus Seismicity.  in:  Geoplanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences Volume 1, 2010, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12300-9; Synchronization and Triggering: from Fracture to Earthquake Processes. Eds.V.de Rubeis, Z. Czechowski and R. Teisseyre, 2010. pp.3-21.

T. Chelidze and N. Varamashvili. Models of Stick-Slip Motion: Impact of Periodic Forcing,  2010,ibid,pp. 23-33.

T. Chelidze, T. Matcharashvili, O. Lursmanashvili, N. Varamashvili and N. Zhukova, E. Meparidze. Triggering and Synchronization of Stick-Slip: Experiments on Spring-Slider System. ibid, 2010. pp.123-164

R. Teisseyre, T. Chelidze and K. P. Teisseyre. Phase-Shifted Fields: Some Experimental Evidence, ibid, 2010, pp.213-220

T. Matcharashvili, T. Chelidze, V. Abashidze, N. Zhukova and E. Meparidze. Changes in Dynamics of Seismic Processes Around Enguri High Dam Reservoir Induced by Periodic Variation of Water Level, ibid, 2010, pp.273-286

T. Chelidze, T. Matcharashvili and G. Melikadze. Earthquakes’ Signatures in Dynamics of Water Level Variations in Boreholes, ibid, 2010, pp.287-303.

T. Chelidze, V. de Rubeis, T. Matcharashvili and P. Tosi. Dynamical Changes Induced by Strong Electromagnetic Discharges in Earthquakes’ Waiting Time Distribution at the Bishkek Test Area (Central Asia), ibid,  2010, pp.339-360

– T. Matcharashvili , T. Chelidze, V. Abashidze, N. Zhukova, E. Mepharidze. Evidence for changes in the dynamics of Earth crust tilts caused by the large dam construction and reservoir filling at the Enguri dam international test area (Georgia). Nonlinear Dynamics, 2011, DOI 10.1007/s11071-010-9930-0

– T.Matcharashvili,T.Chelidze,N.Zhukova and E.Mepharidze. Investigation of acoustic emission accompanying stick-slip movement of rock samples at different stiffness of spring-block system, Tribology International, 2011, doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2011.02.005

-T.Matcharashvili,T.Chelidze, Z.Javakhishvili, N.Jorjiashvili and U. FraPaleo. Non-extensive statistical analysis of seismicity in the area of Javakhety, Georgia, Computers&Geosciences, 2011.doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2010.12.008

T.Matcharashvili, T.Chelidze, Z.Javakhishvili, N. Jorjiashvili, N Zhukova,. 2012, Scaling Features of Ambient Noise at Different Levels of Local Seismic Activity: A Case Study for the Oni Seismic Station. Acta Geophysica. vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 809-832. DOI: 10.2478/s11600-012-0006-z.

N. Tsereteli, G. Tanircan, E. Safak, O. Varazanashvili, T. Chelidze, A. Gvencadze, N. Goguadze. Seismic Hazard Assessment for Southern Caucasus – Eastern Turkey Energy Corridors: The Example of Georgia.2012.In: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series – E: Human and Societal Dynamics. “Correlation Between Human Factors and the Prevention of Disasters” by David L. Barry, Wilhelm G. Coldewey, Dieter W.G. Reimer, Dmytro V. Rudakov ( Eds), Volume 94,  96 – 111.

L. Telesca, T. Matcharashvili, and T. Chelidze. 2012. Investigation of the temporal fluctuations of the 1960–2010 seismicity of Caucasus. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 1905–1909, www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/12/1905/2012/doi:10.5194/nhess-12-1905-2012.

T. Chelidze and T. Matcharashvili. 2013. Triggering and Synchronization of Seismicity: Laboratory and Field Data – a Review.In: Earthquakes – Triggers, Environmental Impact and Potential Hazards. (Ed. K. Konstantinou), Nova Science Pub.165- 231.

T. Chelidze, T. Matcharashvili, V. Abashidze, M. Kalabegashvili, N Zhukova.  2013. Real time monitoring for analysis of dam stability: Potential of nonlinear elasticity and nonlinear dynamics approaches. Front. Struct. Civ. Eng. 2013, Vol. 7, 188-205 DOI: 10.1007/s11709-013-0199-5

T. Matcharashvili, L. Telesca, and T. Chelidze. 2013.  Analysis of temporal variation of earthquake occurrences in Caucasus from 1960 to 2011. Tectonophysics.v.608, 857-865,  DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2013.07.033.

L Telesca, T Matcharashvili, T Chelidze, N Zhukova. 2013 Investigating the dynamical features of the time distribution of the reservoir-induced seismicity in Enguri area (Georgia).  Natural Hazards. DOI 10.1007/s11069-013-0855-z.

Eftaxias, K., Potirakis, S. M., and Chelidze, T. 2013.On the puzzling feature of the silence of precursory electromagnetic emissions, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2381-2397, doi:10.5194/nhess-13-2381-2013,

 

MATCHARASHVILI,T. TAMAZ CHELIDZE, and NATALIA. ZHUKOVA . 2014. Influence of High Energy Electromagnetic Pulses on the Dynamics of the Seismic Process Around the Bishkek Test Area (Central Asia), Pure and Applied Geophysics, (DOI) 10.1007/s00024-014-0860-5,

Chelidze, T., Zhukova, N., Matcharashvili, T. SEISMOTOOL – an easy way to see, listen, analyze seismograms. Seismol. Res. Letters. 85, 2014 , 889 -895.

T. Chelidze, T. Matcharashvili, 2015. Dynamical Patterns in Seismology. In: Recurrence Quantification Analysis: Theory and best practices. (Eds. C.Webber and N.Marwan). Springer Cham Heidelberg, pp. 291-335.

T. Chelidze, I. Shengelia, N. Zhukova, T. Matcharashvili, G. Melikadze, G. Kobzev. 2016. M9 Tohoku earthquake hydro- and seismic response in Caucasus and North Turkey. Acta Geophysica, 64, 567-588.

T. Matcharashvili, T. ChelidzeN. Zhukova. Assessment of a ratio of the correlated and uncorrelated waiting times in the Southern California earthquake catalogue. Physica A, 449 (2016) 136–144S.

Chelidze T (2017) Complexity of Seismic Process: A Mini-Review. Phys Astron Int J 1(6): 00035. DOI: 10.15406/paij.2017.01.00035

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information Full  member of Georgian Academy of Sciences, 1997

Member of European Advisory Committee on Earthquake Prediction, 2001-2008

Member of American Geophysical Society, 1992- to present

Member of Society of Exploration Geophysics, 2000 – to present

President of Georgian Geophysical Society, 1993-2000, 2008-to present

Chairman of the National Committee of IUGG

Leadership in international grants:

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Project Title

Date and Duration of the Project Funding organization
1 Test Area for Seismic Hazard Assessment in Caucasus 1994-1996 INTAS
1 Seismic Hazard Assessment for Big Cities in Georgia Using the Modern Concept of Seismic Microzonation with Consideration of Soil Non-linearity 1998-2000

 

INTAS
2 Protection of Thermal Ground Water Resources in Seismic Areas 1998-2001 INCO-COPERNICUS
3 Test Area for Seismic Hazard Assessment in the Caucasus 1995-1997 INTAS
4 Toxic Pollution Detection in Ground Water: From Real Time Early Warning to Overall Assessment 2000-2001 INCO-COPERNICUS
5 Effects of MHD Generated electromagnetic discharges on the seismic regime  (EM-QUAKES) 2000-2002 INTAS
6 Seismic Risk in Large Cities of Caucasus: Tools for Risk Management 2001-2006 NATO
7 Caucasian Seismic Information Network 2002- 2006 ISTC
8 Strategy development for long term pollution control in regions of extreme environmental risk (ENVRISK) 2002-2004 INTAS
9 Prediction of major events in multiscale fracture based on the theory of critical phenomena. 2002-2004 INTAS
10  

Geodynamical Risks of High Dams

1996-2006 Council of Europe
11 Creation of acoustic warning system (EWS) of catastrophic debris flows in mountainous areas 2006-2007 Council of Europe
12 GIS-Mapping of integrated major hazards in the Southern Caucasus as an early warning tool 2006-2007 Council of Europe
13 Triggering and synchronization of seismic/acoustic events by weak external forcing as a sign of approaching the critical point. 2007-2009 INTAS
14 Applying Isotope Techniques for the Assessment of Water Resources In Georgia 2007-2009 IAEA
15 Open network of scientific Centers for mitigation risk of natural hazards in the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia 2006-2009 ISTC
16 Assessment of radon-hazard potential, residential exposure, lung cancer and COPD in West Georgia 2007-2009 ISTU
17 Seismic hazard and risk assessment for Southern Caucasus-Eastern Turkey energy corridor. 2008- 2011 NATO – SFP

 

International Rating: Publications SCOPUS-112; Citations – 1080; SCOPUS h-index: 18.Research Gate index-34.8

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