Monday February 19, 2018 Site Updated: May 18, 2015 Doron Nof, Ph.D.
Distinguished Nansen Professor of Physical Oceanography
(850) 644-2736
Mailing Address: Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
419, 117 N. Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306
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Curriculum Vitae ( Download )

  1. Professional and Personal History
  2. Research Activities
  3. Teaching Activities

  1. Professional and Personal History

    1. Degrees
      1. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison (Residency: Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences);
      2. M.S., Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (Hydrodynamics);
      3. B.S., Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (Hydraulic Engineering)

    2. Honors and awards, Professional societies
      1. External

      2. Internal
        • Florida State University Superior Honors Teacher Award 1999-2000
        • Florida State University Professorial Excellence Program award 1998
        • Florida State University Teaching Incentive Program award 1998
        • Florida State University Named Professorship 2002
        • Florida State University Distinguished Research Professor 2003

    3. Professional associations
      • American Association for the Advancement of Science (member)
      • American Geophysical Union (member)
      • American Meteorological Society (Fellow)
      • European Geophysical Society (member)
      • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Fellow)
      • Royal Meteorological Society (Fellow)
      • Sigma Xi (member)

    4. Other forms of professional recognition
      • Research on parting of the Red Sea (see articles 46 and 56, below) discussed in articles in Science, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Discover, and the Britannica 1994 Yearbook of Science and the Future, and on the Public Broadcast Service (PBS). The oceanographic effects of China's Three Gorges Dam is discussed in Science Newsand Florida State Times.

  2. Research Activities

    1. Publications
      1. Refereed publications in conventional oceanographic literature

      2. Publications in other refereed literature
        • Nof, D., 1990: The breakup of outflows and the formation of 'Meddies'. The Physical Oceanography of Sea Straits, L. J. Pratt, ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 559-566.
        • Nof, D., 1988: Nonlinear intrusions. Mesoscale/Synoptic Coherent Structures in Geophysical Turbulence, Nihoul & Jamart, eds., Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam, 113-134.

    2. Research Grants
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        Note: The above grants have been used to cover all research expenses save my nine (9) months annual salary which is provided by FSU.

    3. Visiting scientists and post docs supported by research programs (for periods ranging from one month to a year)
    4. Invited and contributed talks (last five years)
      1. Invited presentations
      2. Contributed presentations
  3. Teaching Activities

    1. Students for whom I am currently the major professor
    2. Students for whom I have been the major professor
    3. Student committees on which I have served other than as major professor (past five years)
    4. Courses I have taught at Florida State University (past five years)

    5. Other forms of teaching and teaching recognition
      • An instrument developed by me to demonstrate physical oceanic processes to nonscientists was featured on the PBS educational television program "Scientific American Frontiers" (1994).


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