Prof. Dr. Inna SAFONOVA

Prof. Dr. Inna SAFONOVA

Prof. Dr. Inna SAFONOVA

Novosibirsk State University | Russia

Inna Safonova is a Senior Research Scientist at the Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy SB RAS and the Head of Laboratory of Evolution of Paleo-Oceans and Mantle Magmatism (LEPOM) at the Geology-Geophysical Department of the Novosibirsk State University, both in Novosibirsk, Russia. She received her M.Sc. (1987) from the Novosibirsk State University (Honors), and her Ph.D. (2005) from the Russian Academy of Sciences. She has been a visiting researcher in the Tokyo Institute of Technology (2004-2015), University of Tokyo (2010-2014) and a Brain Pool Program Researcher in the Korea Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources (2010-2012). Awardee of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science in 2007-2009, 2014-2015 and 2017. Over the past 15 years, Inna has advised many graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers in SCI journals, is a coauthor of several monographs, and has been an associate editor of Gondwana Research Journal for 7 years. Research fields include continental growth in Central Asia, Pacific-type orogenic belts, ocean plate stratigraphy, tectonic erosion, geochronology, igneous geochemistry and petrology, mantle magmatism. Published over 80 peer-reviewed papers in SCI journals. Proposer and Leader of IGCP#592 Project “Continental construction in Central Asia” of UNESCO-IUGS (2012-2016). Leader of a Megagrant Project of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia “A multidisciplinary study of Pacific-type orogenic belts and development of a holistic model linking evolution of oceans, their active margins and mantle magmatism” (no. №14.Y26.31.0018; 2017-2019).


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