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Name, Last Name:
Endi Varsimashvili

Date of Birth:
11.01.1934

Position:
Senior Scientist at Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, Department of Petrology, Mineralogy and Lithology

Scientific/Academic Degree:
Doctor of geological-mineralogical sciences

Contact Information:
13 Mtskheta st., Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone: (995 32) 222 46 26; mobile phone: 599 44 00 14

Education:
Engineer-geologist, Tbilisi State University. 1951-1956

Professional Qualification:
1. Ph.D. thesis: 1970 - "Lithology of the Lower Cretaceous Terrigene Flysch Sediments of the Rioni River Basin."
2. Thesis for Doctor's degree: 2000 - ""Evolution and Lithogenesis of Lower Cretaceous Sediments of the Eastern Basin Flysch Accumulation in the Marginal Sea of the Greater Caucasus."

Scientific Work Experience:
1956 - 1957 Senior laboratory assistant - Al.Djanelidze Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Georgian SSR, Department of Lithology and Volcanology;
1957 - 1975 Junior Scientist  -  Al.Djanelidze Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Georgian SSR, Department of Lithology and Volcanology;
1975 - 2001 Senior Scientist -  Al.Djanelidze Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia, Department of Lithology and Volcanology;
2001 - 2005 Leading  Scientist -  Al.Djanelidze Geological Institute of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, Department of Lithology and Volcanology;
2005 - 2006 Head of the department - Al.Djanelidze Geological Institute of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, Department of Lithology and Volcanology;
2006 - 2009 Head of the Department of Lithology and Volcanology - LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology;
2009 - present  Senior Scientist - LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, Department of Petrology, Mineralogy and Lithology.

Sphere of Research:

Lithology, volcanology, mineralogy, regional geology
Total Number of Publications: 65 (2 monographs among them),

List of Publications for Last 10 Years:

Varsimashvili E. (1999). Terrigenous Mineralogy of Early Cretaceous Formations of Georgia. //Proceedings of Al. Djanelidze Geol. Inst. of Georgian Academy of Sci., new series, issue 114. pp. 257-260.(in Russian)

Varsimashvili E. (2000) Regularities of Structure and Forming Conditions of the Early Cretaceous Flysch Formation in Georgia.// Proceedings of Al. Djanelidze Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Academy of Sci., new series, issue115. pp. 250-256. (in Russian)

Varsimashvili E. (2000) Geocomplexes and Evolution of Early Cretaceous Basin of Flysch Sedimentation in Georgia.// Bulletin of The Georgian Academy of Sciences,162, N2. pp. 293-296.

Varsimashvili E. (2002). Lithogeny and Sedimentological Properties of the Early Cretaceous Epicontinental-marine Sediments of the West Georgia. //Proceedings of Al. Djanelidze Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Academy of Sci., new series, issue 117. pp. 223-231. (in Russian)

Varsimashvili E. (2004) Evolution of the Early Cretaceous Basin of Flysch Sedimentation of the Greater Caucasian Marginal Sea in Georgia.// Proceedings of Al. Djanelidze Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Academy of Sci., new series, issue 119. pp. 648-655 (in Russian)

Varsimashvili E. (2005) Evolution of Sedimentation and Lithogenesis of the Lower Cretaceous Sediments of the Eastern Basin of Flysch-accumulation in the Marginal Sea of the Greater Caucasus.// Proceedings  of Al.Janelidze Geological Institute of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, new series, vol. 121. 151p. (Russian, abstracts: Georgian, English)

Varsimashvili E. (2008) Comparative Lithology of the Early Cretaceous Sedimentary Formations of Georgia.// Proceedings of LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, new series, vol.124, pp.338-347

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

Varsimashvili E. (1981). Lithology of Upper Jurassic-Cretaceous Deposits Granulometric of the Southern Slope of the Greater Caucasus. (co-author)//. Proceedings of Al. Djanelidze Geol. Inst. of the Academy of Sci. of GSSR, new series, issue 72. pp. 84-129. (in Russian)

Varsimashvili E., Chikhradze G., Nachev I. (1984). Jurassic Sedimentary Geocomplexes of Bulgaria and Georgia. //"Metsniereba", Tbilisi. 98 p.. (in Russian)

Varsimashvili E.  (1992). Sedimentological Peculiarities and Genetic Types of Early Cretaceous Basin Flysch Sediments of the Southern Slope of the Greater Caucasus. //"Lithology and Mineral Resources", N4. Moscow, "Nauka" pp.39-50.(in Russian)

Varsimashvili E. (2000) Regularities of Structure and Forming Conditions of the Early Cretaceous Flysch Formation in Georgia.// Proceedings of Al. Djanelidze Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Academy of Sci., new series, issue115. pp. 250-256. (in Russian)

Varsimashvili E. (2000) Geocomplexes and Evolution of Early Cretaceous Basin of Flysch Sedimentation in Georgia.// Bulletin of The Georgian Academy of Sciences,162, N2. pp. 293-296.

Varsimashvili E. (2002). Lithogeny and Sedimentological Properties of the Early Cretaceous Epicontinental-marine Sediments of the West Georgia. //Proceedings of Al. Djanelidze Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Academy of Sci., new series, issue 117. pp. 223-231. (in Russian)

Varsimashvili E. (2004) Evolution of the Early Cretaceous Basin of Flysch Sedimentation of the Greater Caucasian Marginal Sea in Georgia.// Proceedings of Al. Djanelidze Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Academy of Sci., new series, issue 119. pp. 648-655 (in Russian)

Varsimashvili E. (2005) Evolution of Sedimentation and Lithogenesis of the Lower Cretaceous Sediments of the Eastern Basin of Flysch-accumulation in the Marginal Sea of the Greater Caucasus.// Proceedings  of Al.Janelidze Geological Institute of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, new series, vol.121. 151p. (Russian, abstracts: Georgian, English)

Varsimashvili E. (2008) Comparative Lithology of the Early Cretaceous Sedimentary Formations of Georgia.// Proceedings of LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, new series, vol.124, pp.338-347

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

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

Grant projects of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia:
1. Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Biosedimentation Cycles and Paleoreconstructions of the Georgian Block within the Racha-Lechkhumi Regions. 1997-1999
2. Lithogeny and Sedimentological Properties of the Early Cretaceous Epicontinental-marine Sediments of West Georgia. 2000-2001
3. History of Geological Evolution of the Black and Caspian Seas in the Quaternary and Geological Problems of the Georgian Black Sea Coast (2000-20001)
4. Paleogeography of Georgia in the Quaternary (2002-2003)
5. Georgian Black Sea Coast for 2025 and its integrated management programme (2004-2005)

Scientific activity:

Member of Geological Society of Georgia;
Member of All-Union Committee for Flysch Sediment Study
1975 Georgia, Tbilisi - Soviet-Indian symposium
1981  Russia, Novosibirsk - All-Union Lithological conference
1984 Russia, Novosibirsk - All-Union Lithological conference
1985 Russia, Moscow - All-Union Lithological conference