Prof. Dr. Leonid (Leo) Brevdo

Born: July 12, 1948, Pinsk, USSR
Citizenship: German and French
Marital status: Married to Elisabeth Juchem-Brevdo
1955-1964 Elementary School in Pinsk and Middle School in Kamenez, USSR

Physical-mathematical High School-Internat No. 18 of A. Kolmogorov at the Moscow State University, Moscow, USSR, High School Diploma
1966-1972 Moscow State University, Moscow, USSR, M. Sc., Mathematics
1978-1983 Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, D. Sc., Applied Mathematics

Academic degrees:
1972 M. Sc., Mathematics, Moscow State University, USSR
1983 D. Sc., Applied Mathematics, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
1993 Habilitated D. Sc., Fluid Mechanics, Braunschweig Technological University, Braunschweig, Germany
Languages: Russian (native language), English (fluent), German (fluent), French (fluent), Hebrew (fluent), Italian (B1 low intermediate level, read and write)

Positions held:
1972-1973 Computer Programmer, MinskAutomobile Plant, Minsk, USSR
1973-1975 Unskilled Worker, following my application for an emigration visa to Israel, USSR
1975-1976 Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
1976-1977 Military Service, Israeli Defense Force, Israel
1977-1978 Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
1978-1983 Instructor, Department of Mathematics, Technion, Haifa, Israel
1983-1984 Kennedy-Leigh Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel
1984-1985 Postdoctoral Fellow,Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
1985-1987 Hedrick Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
1987-1988 Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama,USA
1988-1990 Visiting Scientist, German Aerospace Research Establishment, Institute for Theoretical Fluid Mechanics, Göttingen, Germany
1990-1993 Research Fellow, Institute for Fluid Mechanics, Braunschweig Technological University, Braunschweig, Germany
1994-1998 Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics, Stuttgart University, Stuttgart, Germany
1998-2013 University Professor, Ecole Supérieure de Mécanique de Marseille, Université de la Méditerranée, and Ecole Centrale Marseille. Since December 2007 put to disposition of the Strasbourg University, France
Since 01.09.2013 Retired
Additional experience:
Experience in UNIX, FORTRAN, MACSYMA and LATEX, in advising postgraduate research students, and in writing research proposals
Courses taught:

Calculus, linear algebra, complex analysis, differential equations, infinite series, numerical analysis, asymptotic methods, singular perturbations, continuum mechanics, fluid dynamics, hydrodynamic instabilities, instabilities of geophysical flows, wave packets, flows in porous media, elastic waveguides
Research interests:

Mathematical modeling, and analytic and numerical investigation of localized disturbances and instabilities in geophysical and astrophysical flows, shear flows, boundary layers, wakes and elastic waveguides; modeling of atmospheric blockings; modeling of precursor phenomena of earth quakes; floating ice dynamics; modeling of flow and transport phenomena in porous media; waves in spatially periodic flows; waves in time oscillatory flows; waves in inhomogeneous flows; non-linear waves; boundary layer separation in geophysical flows; eN-method for prediction of turbulent transition in boundary layers; flow control
Supervision of D.Sc. Theses:
F. Leopold [1993] Simulation and theoretical investigation of instabilities of a wake behind a circular cylinder in a longitudinal flow, Braunschweig Technological University, Braunschweig, Germany. (In a co-supervision with Dr. Jaeggy.)
K. Mills [1999] Absolute and convective instabilities of the magnetopause of the Earth, University of Saint Andrews, Saint Andrews, Scotland, UK. (In a co-supervision with Prof. Rudermann.)
E. Egorova [2012] Nonlinear waves in a beta-plasma with collisions, Yakutsk University, Yakutsk, Russia. (In a co-supervision with Prof. Il'ichev.)
E. Diaz [2012] Absolute and convective instabilities and wave propagation in a saturated porous medium with inclined thermal and solutal gradients, throughflow and gravity, Strasbourg University, France.
Grants and awards:
1983 The Technion Jabotinski Award for high standards of the D.Sc. Thesis
1984 Kennedy-Leigh Research Grant
1986 California Space Institute Research Award CS-76-87
1987 NASA Grant NAS8-36718 (Fluid Dynamics Study)
2000 NATO Expert Visit Grant PST.EV.976428 (Stability of floating ice)
2001 European Exchange Fellowship of the Royal Society of London HA/ESEP/JP (Stability of astrophysical flows)
2002 NATO Expert Visit Grant PST.EV.978462 (Stability of floating visco-elastic ice)
2003 Fellowship of the Royal Society of London (Stability of astrophysical flows)
2005 Fellowship of the Royal Society of London (Stability of shear flows having visco-elastic boundaries)

Fellowship of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the UK for a scientific collaboration with Prof. M.S. Ruderman, Sheffield University, on “Absolute and convective instabilities in a saturated porous layer in the presence of inclined temperature gradient and vertical throughflow”

Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a collaboration with Prof. O. A. Cirpka, University of Tübingen, on “Absolute/convective instabilities dichotomy and emergence of convection in a porous layer under the influence of the Soret effect”