Curriculum Vitae


born in 1960 in Semionov (Russian Federation)


1983 Diploma (equivalent of BS + MS) with distinction in physics, Faculty of Physics,  Moscow State University
1988 Candidate (equivalent of PhD) in physical and mathematical sciences, Moscow State University


Professional career

since 1994 Scientist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK),  Germany
1992-1994 Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
1986-1992 Junior (since 1991 Senior) Research Scientist, Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Additional professional experience

 2017    Visiting scientist, IBS Center for Climate Physics, Busan, S. Korea 


Visiting scientist, SUT, Melbourne, Australia

Lecturer professor, Lanzhou University, China
2000 Visiting scientist, LSCE CEA/CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
1992 YSSP participant, International Institute for Applied System Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria
1989 Visiting scientist, Institute of Electronic Physics, Berlin



120 papers in refereed journals and book chapters, 20 reports and miscellaneous publications (see separate list of publications).

Awards and honors

Peccei Award, International Institute for Applied System Analysis (1992)

American Meteorological Society Editor's Award (2010)

European Geosciences Union Milutin Milankovic Medal (2011)

Member of the Academia Europaea


Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) WG1

  • Third Assessment Report (2001): Contributing author (Chapters 9 and 11)

  • Fourth Assessment Report (2007): Contributing author (Chapter 8)

  • Fifth Assessment Report (2013): Lead author (Chapter 5)

Scientific reviewing

Reviewer of scientific contributions for

AGU monograph, Atmosphere-Ocean, Climate Dynamics, Climate of the Past, Climatic Change,  Deep Sea Research, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Earth System Dynamics, Environmental Research Letters, EOS, G3 (Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems), Geophysical Research Letters, Global and Planetary Change, Geoscientific Model Development, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth system (JAMES), Journal of Climate, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Physical Oceanography, Journal of Quaternary Research, Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, Nature Geoscience, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, Ocean Modelling,  Paleoceanography, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Quaternary International, Quaternary Science Reviews, Science, Science Advances, Scientific Reports, Theoretical and Applied Climatology

Reviewer of project proposals and reports for funding agencies

Agence nationale de la recherche (France), Belgian Federal Public Planning Service Science Policy, Research Foundation - Flanders (Belgium), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany), Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal), National Science Foundation (USA), National Environmental Research Council (UK), European Science Foundation (EU), European Research Council (EU), European Commission RD (EU),  Danish National Research Foundation, De Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (The Netherland), The Marsden Fund (New Zealand), National Commission for Scientific and Technological Development (Chile)