Gerya, Taras, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr.  Taras Gerya


ETH Zurich

Dep. of Earth Sciences 

Prof. Dr. Taras Gerya

Institut für Geophysik 

NO  H 9.2 

Sonneggstrasse 5

8092 Zürich


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Research area

Taras Gerya’s research focuses on plate tectonics, geodynamics, planetary processes as well as numerical geodynamic modelling.

Curriculum Vitae

Taras Gerya has been Adjunct Professor for Geodynamics and Analytical and Numerical Modelling of Geological and Planetary Processes, Department of Earth Sciences, since 2010.

He was born 1962 in Ivanovka, Lugansk District, Russia.

He studied geology at the Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia and graduated 1984 with a MSc in geology.

In 1990 he earned a PhD in petrology from the Moscow State University, Russia.

1990-1999 Taras Gerya worked as a research associate, senior researcher and Head of the Laboratory of Metamorphism at the Institute of Experimental Mineralogy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Russia (main position). At the same time he was an associate professor at the Geological Faculty of the Moscow State University.

2000-2004 he was an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow and Guest Scientist at the Geological Faculty of the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany.

2004 -2010 Taras Gerya was senior research scientist and Lecturer at ETH Zurich’s Department of Earth Sciences.


Year Distinction
2008 Golden Owl Price, annually conferred by VSETZ, ETH Zurich's student association, to lecturers in appreciation of their excellent teaching
2008 Listed in the top 50 Russian scientists abroad, Russian Newsweek Magazine, Russia
2008 Top Reviewer for Tectonophysics
2007 Named Adjunct Professor of the Geological Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Mr Prof. Dr. Taras Gerya is the winner of a «Golden Owl», a prize awarded by students at ETH Zurich in recognition of outstanding faculty teaching.

The «The Golden Owl» website 

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