Professor Efim Pelinovsky, Chief Scientist
Dr. Sc. in physics and mathematics

1981 Doctor of Science (Highest Scientific Degree in Russia), Physics and Mathematics  
(Physical Oceanography - Oceanology), P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Moscow,
Russia. D.Sc. Thesis: Nonlinear Dynamics of Tsunami Waves.

1972 Candidate of Science (PhD), Physics and Mathematics (Radiophysics), Gorky State 
University, Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod), Russia.
Ph.D. Thesis: Non-sinusoidal Waves in Nonlinear Dispersive Media.

1969 Diploma with distinction (M.S.), Physics and Mathematics (Radiophysics), Gorky State 
University, Gorky, Russia.
M.S. Thesis: Generalised Variational Principle for Nonlinear Waves in Dispersive Media.

2012 Award of Int. Tsunami Society. Presented for Outstanding and Original Contributions to  
 Tsunami Research.

2006 The EGU Sergey Soloviev Medal.  Awarded by the European Geosciences Union
“In recognition of his world leadership in predicting the consequences of tsunamis and rogue waves, and in the avoidance and mitigation of these severe natural hazards”
1999 The George Soros Professor. Awarded by International Soros Science Education Program.
“In recognition and appreciation of outstanding contributions to world science and
science education”.

1997 The State Prize of the Russian Federation in Science and Engineering        
“Study of Intense Noise Waves and Nonlinear Structures in Non-Dispersive Media”

1993  The William Mansfield Adams Award (The International Natural Hazards Society).
 “In Recognition of Outstanding Long-Term Contributions to Tsunami Research”

1985  The State Medal (USSR)  “Contribution in the Science”