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Name, Last Name:
Tamaz Giorgobiani

Date of Birth:
02.01.1939

Position:
Senior Scientist - LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, Department of Tectonics, Regional Geology and Seismotectonics

Scientific/Academic Degree:
Doctor of Science (candidate of geological-mineralogical sciences)

Contact Information:
Vazha-Pshavela avenue, V block, build. 4, f.27, Tbilisi 0186, Georgia
Phone: 995 (32) 230 81 86.
Fax: (995 32) 233 06 47, E-mail: geolog@gw.acnet.ge

Education:
1957-1962 Polytechnical Institute of Georgia, Geological faculty - mining geological engineer.

Professional Qualification:
PhD thesis: "Folding and Cleavage of the Caledonian Structural Stage of the North-Western Karatau."

Scientific Work Experience:
1962-1967 Engineer-geologist in various geological parties of the Geological Survey of Eastern Kazakhstan;
1967-1969 Kazakhstan,  Sientific Research Institute of Mineral Resources - Scientist  - Senior Engineer;
1969-1972 Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakh SSR - postgraduate student;
1972-1976 Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakh SSR - Senior Scientist;
1976-1979 Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Georgian SSR - Junior Scientist;
1979-1992 Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia - Senior Scientist;
1992-2000 Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia - Head of the sector of Tectonics;
2000-2009 LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology - Chief Scientist, Head of Laboratory of Modeling of the Structures.
2009-present  LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, Department of Tectonics, Regional Geology and Seismotectonics - Senior Scientist

Scope of Interests of Study:
Tectonics, structural geology, seismotectonics, geodynamics; study of tectonic structures spread in the Earth's crust and mechanism of their formation, tectonophysics, experimental tectonics. 

Total Number of Publications: 140, Including those in Impact-Factor Scientific Journals - 5.

List of Publications for Last 10 Years:

Giorgobiani T. (1999). Late Cenozoic Geodynamics of the Greater Caucasus // Tectonics, geodynamics and Processes of Metamorphism. M.: GEOS.  Pp. 174-178.(in Russian)

Giorgobiani T. (1999). Shole Tectonics of the Greater Caucasus and the Adjacent Trans-Caucasus. // Tectonics, geodynamics and Processes of Metamorphism. M.:  GEOS. vol. 1. Pp. 178-181.(in Russian)

Giorgobiani T., Zakaraia D. (1999). Experimental Study of Forming Mechanics of the Folded Structure of the North-Western Caucasus. In: Problems of Geology and Petrology // Proceedings of Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. New series., issue 114. Pp.229-257 (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T. (2000). On the Protrusive Origin of Darial Granitoid Massifs // General Issues of the Tectonics. Tectonics of Russia.  GEOS M. Pp. 122-125 (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T. (2000). Collision Folded Structures of the Greater Caucasus // General issues of the tectonics. Tectonics of Russia. M.: GEOS. Pp. 120-123.(in Russian)

Giorgobiani T., Zakaraia D. (2000). On the Problem of Origin of Listric Faults // Transactions of the scientific session dedicated to Al. Janelidze's 110th anniversary. Tbilisi. Pp.215-226 (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T. (2001). On the Genesis of Folded Structure of Daghestan Wedge // Tectonics of Neogaea: general and regional aspects.  ?.: GEOS, vol.1. Pp. 141-144.(in Russian)

Giorgobiani T., Zakaraia D. (2002). Distribution Regularities, Age and Formation of Diabases of the Central and Eastern Caucasus // Transactions of Geol. Inst. dedicated to the 90th anniversary of G. Dzotsenidze, Tbilisi. Pp.384-407 (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T., Zakaraia D. (2003). Late Paleozoic Collision Basic Magmatism of the Greater Caucasus // Materials of 11th International symposium on volcanology and paleovolcanology: volcanism and geodynamics.  pp. 235-240.(in Russian)

Giorgobiani T. (2003). Late Paleozoic Kinematics of Gagra-Java Fault (the Greater Caucasus) // Materials of tectonic conference: "Strained State of Lithosphere, its deformation and seismicity". Irkutsk, pp. 277-280.(in Russian)

Giorgobiani T., Zakaraia D. (2003). Collision Cleavage of the Central Caucasus // Materials of tectonic conference "Strained state of lithosphere, its deformation and seismicity." Irkutsk, pp. 280-282 (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T. (2003). On the Question of Origin of Horst-anticlinorium of Eastern Caucasian Main Range.// Papers of Russian Acad. of Sci.  vol. 388, ?3. Pp.363-368.(in Russian)

Giorgobiani T. (2004). Main Peculiarities of the Alpine Folded Structure of the Greater Caucasus // Transactions dedicated to the 100th anniversary of P.Gamkrelidze. New series, issue 119. Tbilisi. Pp. 79-89 (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T., Zakaraia D. (2004). On the Show of Protrusive Tectonics in the Axial Zone of Svaneti Anticlinorium (Greater Caucasus) // Transactions dedicated to the 100th anniversary of P. Gamkrelidze New series, issue 119. Tbilisi. Pp. 98-112 (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T. (2004). Late Collision Structures of the Greater Caucasus // Materials of the 37-th All-Union tectonic conference: Evolution of tectonic processes in the earth's history. vol. 1. Novosibirsk: GEO. Pp. 94-96 (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T. (2005). Alpine Collision Geodynamics of the Greater Caucasus and Its Adjacent Trans-Caucasus. // Materials of XXXVIII Tectonic Conference: "Tectonics of the Earth's Crust and Its Mantle. Tectonic Regularities of Distribution of Mineral Resources". ?.: GEOS.  Pp. 143-146 (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T. (2006). Morphological and Kinematical Peculiarities of the Alpine Collision Structures of the Greater Caucasus.// "Areas of Active Tectogenesis in the Recent and Ancient History of Earth". Moscow, GEOS. Volume 1, pp. 153-157. (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T., Zakaraia D. (2006). Listric Faults Structure in Fold-faulted Regions // XVIII Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association. Belgrade. September 3-6. Pp. 178-181.

Giorgobiani T. (2007).  Peculiarities of Structure Formation of Some Collision Orogens (on the example of the Greater Caucasus).// "Fundamental Problems of  the Geotectonics". Materials of the XL Tectonic Conference. Volume 1. Moscow GEOS. Pp. 174-178. (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T., Zakaraia D. (2007). On the Mechamism of Listric Fault-formation.// "Fundamental Problems of  the Geotectonics". Materials of the XL Tectonic Conference. Volume 1. Moscow GEOS. Pp. 178- 181. (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T. (2007). Alpine Geodynamics of the Greater Caucasus and its Adjacent Regions. // In: "The Problems of Modern Seismic Geology and Geodynamics of the Central and Eastern Asia." Volume 1. Irkutsk, Pp.91-96. (in Russian)

  Giorgobiani T. (2008). Whether the Black Sea-Transcaucasian Microcontinent was Thrusting under the Greater Caucasus? //General and Regional Problems of the Tectonics and Geodynamics. Materials of the XI Tectonic Conference. Volume 1. Moscow GEOS. Pp. 188- 194. (in Russian)
 
Giorgobiani T. (2008). To the Question about the Formation Mechanism of Fold Structure of the Greater Caucasus. //Tectonophysics and Actual Questions of the Earth Sciences. Volume I. Moscow, GEOS, pp.214-216. (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T., Zakaraia D. (2008). Injective Dislocations In the Axial Zone of the Horst-anticlinorium of the East Caucasian Main Range.// Proceedings of Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology. New series, issue 124. Pp. 44-60. (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T., Nadareishvili G., Zakaraia D., Gogoladze D. (2008). Geological-Structural Peculiarities of the Bolnisi Ore District (South-East Georgia). // Proceedings of Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology. New series, issue 124. Pp. 91-105. (in Russian)

List of the Best Publications (at the author's discretion):

Patalakha E., Giorgobiani T. (1975). Structural Analysis of Linear Folding on the Example of Karatau Ridge.// Acad. of Sci of Kazakh SSR."Nauka". 195p. (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T. (1985). Experimental Investigations of the Mechanism of the Formation of the Greater Caucasus Alpine Structure.//Experimental Tectonics in the Theoretical and Applied Geology.

Gamkrelidze I., Giorgobiani T. 1987. Problems of Alpine Deformation of the Greater Caucasus and the Adjacent Regions.//Geology and Mineral Resources of the Greater Caucasus. Moscow, "Nauka". Pp.35-40.

Giorgobiani T., Zakaraia D. (1989). Folded  Structure of the North-Western Caucasus and Mechanism of its Formation.// "Metsniereba", Tbilisi. 60 p.(in Russian)

Giorgobiani T. (1991). Tectonic Facial Analysis of the Greater Caucasus Fold System.// Tectonic Facial Analysis and its Role in the Geology, Geophysics and Metallogeny. Alma-Ata: "Gilim". Pp.101-107 (in Russian)

Giorgobiani T. (1995). Condition of formation of the Alpine structure of the North-Western Caucasus // Geologica Balcanica. ? 25, 3-4. Pp. 27-34.

Giorgobiani T. (1997). Paragenesis of Collision Structures of the Caucasus. // Structural Paragenesis and their Assemblages.  M.: GEOS. Pp. 39-41. (in Russian)

Participation in International Scientific Forums (for last 10 years):

1999 Georgia, Tbilisi  - International symposium: Seismicity and engineering seismology
1999 Azerbaijan, Baku - International conference: Geodynamics of the Black Sea-Caucasian segment of the Alpine folded belt and prospects of search of mineral resources
1999 Russia, Moscow - 32-nd All-Union tectonic conference: Tectonics, geodynamics and processes of metamorphism
2000 Russia, Moscow- 33-rd All-Union tectonic conference: General issues of the tectonics: Tectonics of Russia.
2001 Russia, Moscow- 34-th All-Union tectonic conference: Tectonics of Neogaea: general and regional aspects
2001 Turkey, Adana - Fourth International geological symposium of Turkey
2002 Azerbaijan, Baku - International conference: Assessment of seismic hazards and risks  in oil-gas-bearing areas
2003 Russia, Yekaterinburg - 11-th All-Union symposium on volcanology and paleovolcanology: volcanism and geodynamics
2003 Russia, Irkutsk - All-Union tectonic conference: Strained state of lithosphere, its deformation and seismicity.
2004 Russia, Moscow - 37th All-Union tectonic conference: Evolution of tectonic processes in the Earth's history
2004 Italy, Florence - International geological congress. http:/ www.32congress.
2005 Turkey, Izmir - International Earth Sciences: Aegean Region Colloquium
2005 Russia, Moscow - XXXVIII Tectonic Conference: "Tectonics of the Earth's Crust and Its Mantle. Tectonic Regularities of Distribution of Mineral Resources".
2006 Russia, Moscow - All-Union Tectonic Conference: "Areas of Active Tectogenesis in the Recent and Ancient History of Earth".
2006 Yugoslavia, Belgrade - XVIII Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association.
2007 Russia, Moscow - All-Union Tectonic Conference: "Fundamental Problems of Geotectonics".
2007 Russia, Irkutsk - International Tectonic Conference: "The Problems of Modern Seismic Geology and Geodynamics of the Central and Eastern Asia."
2008 Russia, Moscow - XI All-Union Tectonic Conference: "General and Regional Problems of the Tectonics and Geodynamics".
2008 Russia, Moscow - International Tectonic Conference: "Tectonophysics and Actual Questions of the Earth Sciences".

Participation in Research Grant Projects (for last 10 years):

Grant Project of Georgian Academy of Sciences -  Detailed Structural Study of the Cross-Section on the Tergi River Crossing -1997-1999;
Grant Project of Georgian Academy of Sciences - Tectonic Structure and Geodynamic Evolution of the Territory of Georgia - 2000-2001;
Grant Project of Georgian Academy of Sciences - Geodynamic Evolution of the Territory of  Georgia and the Formation Mechanism of the Tectonic Structures - 2002-2003;
Grant Project of Georgian Academy of Sciences - The Pre-Alpine and Alpine Geodynamics of the Territory of Georgia - 2004-2005;
GNSF/ST 06/5-037 -Investigation of the detail geologic-structural section units of the Caucasus and adjacent areas along Georgian Military Road - 2006-2009;

Scientific Activity:
1984-1991 - Member of the Interdepartmental Tectonic Committee of the Academy of sciences of the USSR - section "Experimental Tectonics and Structural Geology".
2004 - D.Zakaraia, T.Giorgobiani. Methodology for Special Geological-Structural Researches.
"Sakpatenti" certificate #1090.