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Name, Last Name:
Ferando Maisadze

Date of Birth:
April 14, 1941

Position:
Chief Scientist

Scientific/Academic Degree:
Doctor of geological-mineralogical sciences, corresponding member of National Academy of Sciences of Georgia

Contact Information:
14 Bezhanishvili st., Tbilisi, Georgia.
E-mail: fmaisadze@yahoo.com

Education:
Higher education
Engineer- geologist, Tbilisi State University, 1958-1963

Professional Qualification:
Ph.D. thesis (1970) - "Paleogeographic-tectonic Conditions of Eocene Formations Generation" (between the rivers Rioni and Liakhvi);
Doctoral thesis (1995) - "Paleogeography and Geological Development of Georgia in Paleogene".

Professional Experience:
1965-1977 - Alexandre Djanelidze Geological Institute - Department of Regional Geology - Junior Scientist;
1977-1992 - Alexandre Djanelidze Geological Institute - Department of Regional Geology - Senior Scientist;
1992-2001 - Alexandre Djanelidze Geological Institute - Department of Regional Geology and Tectonics - A head of the Sector of Regional Geology;
2001-2002 - Alexandre Djanelidze Geological Institute - Department of Regional Geology and Tectonics - Leading Scientist;
2002-2006 - Alexandre Djanelidze Geological Institute - Department of Regional Geology and Tectonics - Chief Scientist;
2006-2009 - Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology- Department of Regional Geology and Tectonics - Senior Scientist;
2009-present -lexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology- Department of Tectonics, Regional Geology and Seismotectonics - Chief Scientist;

Sphere of Research:
Regional geology, paleogeography, tectonics.

Total Number of Publications: 70.
List of Publications for Last 10 Years:

Principal Stages in the Geologic History of Georgia in the Paleogene//Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation. 1998. Volume 6, No 3;
Paleogeography of Flysch Basins of the Southern Slope of the Greater Caucasus in Paleogene// Proceedings of Geol. Inst. Dedicated to the anniversary of Al.Djanelidze.1998 (in Russian)
On the Orkhevi Thrust//Bull. of the Georgian Academy of Sciences. 1998. 158 № 3;
Paleogeography and Geological Development of Georgia in Paleogene // Publ. "Intellect". Tbilisi, 1999. (in Russian);
Geological-Structural Position of the Racha Earthquake of April 29, 1991// Journal of Georgian geophysical Association. Issue (A), Solid Earth, vol.4. 1999 (co-authors)
On the Relation of Sedimentation with Orogenetic Phases. // Proceedings of Geol. Inst. of Georgian Acad. of Sci., new series, issue. 2000. (in Russian);
On the Kinta Suite//Bull. of the Georgian Academy of Sciences.  2001. 164,  1;
On the Products of Eocene Volcanism on the Southern Slope of the Greater Caucasus. -//Proceedings of Geological Institute of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, new series, issue. 2002 (in Russian);
Mesozoic Orogenic Phases and Sedimentation (on the example of Georgia).// Proceedings of Geological Institute of the Georgian Academy of Sciences. New series, issue 119, 2004 (in Russian);
The Relationship between the Sedimentation and Orogenic Phases (on the example of Mesozoic-Cenozoic Sediments in Georgia)// Bulletin of the Georgian Academy of Sciences. 2005. 171 № 1;
On the Mechanism of olistostromes Genesis (on the example of Eocene sediments of Georgia)// Bull. of the Georgian Academy of Sciences. 2006. 174 1;
Cenozoic Phases and Sedimentation (on the example of Georgia)// Proceedings of Geol. Inst. of Georgian Acad. of Sci, new series, issue 124, 2008 (in Russian);
Event Deposits in Chaotically Built Formations//Bulletin of the Georgian Academy of Sciences. 2008. Vol.2, no 3.

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

The Alpine Stage of Tectonic Development of the Southern Slope of the Greater Caucasus// Transactions on the Geology of the Caucasus and Carpathians. Bratislava. 1984; (co-authors)
On the New Pirenean Folding on the Caucasus// Bulletin of the Acad. of Sci. of USSR, 1984;   7
Structure of the Kvaisa Ore Zone // Bulletin of the Acad. of Sci. of USSR, 1987. No 1.
Paleogeography of Abkhazia in the Paleogene//"Metsniereba", Tbilisi. 1987;
   The Facial-Paleogeographical Environments of the Late Eocene-Early Oligocene of the Transcaucasus// Bulletin of the Acad. of Sci. of Armenian SSR. 1987. 2. (co-authors)
On the Upper Eocene Olistostromes of the Southern Slope of the Greater Caucasus // Stratigraphy. Geological Correlation. Rus. Acad. of Sci. 1994.vol.2, 1. (in Russian)
    Late Eocene-Early Oligocene Geological and Biotic Events on the Territory of the Former Soviet Union// Publ. GEOS, Moscow. 1996. Part. 1; (co-authors)
   Principal Stages in the Geological History of Georgia in the Paleogene//Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation. 1998, volume 6, No 3;
   Paleogeography and Geological Development of Georgia in Paleogene // Publ. "Intellect". Tbilisi, 1999. (in Russian);
    Event Deposits in Chaotically Built Formations//Bull. of the Georgian Nat. Acad. of Sciences.       2008. vol.2, No 3.

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

  XXXII International geological congress - The Relationship between the Sedimentation and Orogenic Phases (on the example of Mesozoic-Cenozoic Sediments in Georgia) - Florence, 2004;
   International Symposium on the Geodynamics of Eastern Mediterranean - Duration of Orogenic Phases on the Example of Mesozoic-Cenozoic Sediments in Georgia - Istanbul, 2005;
  XXXIII International Geological Congress - Event Deposits in Chaotically Formations -Oslo, 2008;

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

  Grant Projects of the Georgian Academy of Science:
Study of Transversal Section of the Greater Caucasus Fold System along the Terek and Aragvi Rivers -1997-1999;
Tectonic Structure and Geodynamic Evolution of the Territory of Georgia - 2000-2001;
Geodynamic Evolution and System of Tectonic Structure Formation on the Territory of Georgia - 2002-2003;
Pre-Alpine Geodynamics, Tectonic Structure and Seismotectonics of the Territory of Georgia - 2004-2005; 
Grant Projects of the Georgian National Science Foundation:
Investigation of the Detail Geologic-structural Section of the Tectonic Units of the Caucasus and the Adjacent Area along the Georgian Military Road - 2006-2009; (GNSF/st 06/5-037)
ISTC,  A 1418
Creation of Scientific Centers for the Mitigation of Natural Disaster Risks in Southern Georgia and Central Asia - 2006-2009.

Scientific Activity:
Member of Geological Society of Georgia; Breastplate - "Honored Worker of National Education"