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Prof. Mehdi Eshagh: Leading Researcher in Space Geodesy

 Professor at University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

Congratulations, Prof. Mehdi Eshagh, on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from Sfconference! Your dedication, innovative research, and scholarly contributions have truly made a significant impact in your field. Your commitment to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of research is commendable. Here’s to your continued success in shaping the future of academia and making invaluable contributions to your field. Well done!

Prof. Mehdi Eshagh a distinguished academic and researcher in the field of Theoretical advances and space missions, holds a PhD in Geodesy, from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 2009, Sweden. His academic journey has been marked by a profound dedication to advancing Theoretical advances and space missions.

Professional Profiles:


● PhD in Geodesy, from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 2009.
● Docent in Physical Geodesy / Space Geodesy at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 2010.

Granted research projects

1. Deformation network design of man-made constructions, Project funded by FORMAS, 2013-2014.
2. Ethiopian-Sweden International mobility project, granted by Erasmus+, European Commission.
 3. Study of the deep magmatic plumbing systems using new geodetic and geophysical approaches, granted by the Ministry of Science, innovation and universities of Spain, 2019-2021.
4. Funds from trade and industry as well as authorities
5. Geoid determination by GOCE, project No. 63/07:1 funded by the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB), 2006-2009.
6. Towards a precise geoid for Fennoscandia using GOCE and EGM08, Project No: 98/09:1 funded by the SNSB, 2010 and 2011.
7. Fennoscandian studies of local gravity field modelling using GOCE, the research project No. 82/11 funded by the SNSB, 2012.
8. Deformation Monitoring over Västra Götaland using InSAR data of Sentinel-1 satellite mission, J Gustaf Richters stiftelse, SWECO, 2018-2019
Professional Journey:

● Visiting Professor, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic, September2023-December 2023.                                   ● Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Geomatics, Sherbrooke University, 18thNovember 2022-17th November 2025.

Honors & Awards: 
 ● Teaching sabbatical, 2014 from the Swedish Foundation for international cooperation in research and higher education (STINT) for teaching at the Ohio State University.
● Nominated for the Bomford prize by the Swedish National Committee on Geophysics, 2010.
● Nominated for James B Macelwane Medal, AGU, 2012, by Lars E. Sjöberg and support of Carl Christian Tscherning, Christopher Jekeli and Klas-Göran Persson
Publications: 115 documents indexed in Scopus.

Citations: A total of 427 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

General Invited scientific talks

1. Time and coordinate systems in space, Islamic Azad University, Larestan Branch,
2. Applications of satellite mission GOCE, Islamic Azad University, South of Tehran
Branch, 30th of December 2018.
3. Satellite Geodesy and its applications, Samarkand state architectural and civil
engineering institute, Uzbekistan.
4. Satellite Geodesy and its applications, Centre d’applications et de recherches en
télédétection (Cartel), Université de Sherbrooke, 2nd of June 2023.
5. Space Geodesy, An overview, Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute, 19th
June 2023, https://youtu.be/eLJ0feGgJ_0
6. On academic systems of Sweden and Iran, public presentation, at the cultural centre
of Iranian Embassy in Stockholm.

Research project evaluation assignments

● The Dutch research council 2010.
● The Austrian research council 2012.
● The Austrian Research Funding 2014.
● Project report for Islamic Azad University, South of Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran,
● Reporter of the Romanian research council, Bucharest, Romania, October 2012.
● German Research Foundation 2018.
● German Research Foundation 2019.
● Dutch Research Council 2021.
● NWO, the Dutch Research Council 2023

Administration, management and collaboration

● Head of the Department of Surveying of Rajaee Technical Institute, from 2000
to 2003.
● Supervisor of the Department of Surveying at Islamic Azad University,
Shahr-e-Rey branch, 2004/10/24-2005/03/10.
● Vice-head of Department of Cartography at Islamic Azad University,
Shahr-e-Rey branch, 2004/10/24-2005/03/10.
● Head of Department of Surveying at Islamic Azad University, Shahr-e-Rey
branch, 2005/05/22-2006/06/22.
● Head of research office at faculty of Science and Graduates studies at Islamic
Azad University, 2005/03/10-2006/08/30.
● Head of Association of Surveying of Islamic Azad University, Shahr-e-Rey
Branch, Since 2004 to 2006.
● Head of Department of Geodesy, at KNToosi University of Technology,


1.Eshagh M. (2020) Satellite Gravimetry and the Solid Earth, Elsevier
2. Eshagh M. (2002) Basis and principles of geometrical geodesy, Parastooyeh Mohajer
publishing company (in Persian).
3. Eshagh M. and Sjöberg L.E. (2009) Satellite Gravity Gradiometry: An approach to
high resolution gravity field modelling from space, VDM Verlag, 244 p., ISBN-13:
978-3639203509. (In English).

Publications & Contributions:
1. Eshagh M. (2005) Step-variable numerical orbit determination of a low earth Orbiting Satellite, J Earth &Space Phys., 31(1): 1-12.
2. Eshagh M. and Najafi-Alamdari M. (2006) Comparison of different methods of orbit integration of a lowEarth orbiting satellite, J Earth & Space Phys., 32(3): 41-57.
3. Eshagh M. and Najafi-Alamdari M. (2006) The effects of Solid Tide on an elastic and unelastic Earth, JEarth & Space Phys., 32(3):1-9.
4. Eshagh M. and Najafi-Alamdari M. (2007) Perturbations in orbital elements of a low Earth orbiting(LEO) satellite, J Earth & Space Phys., 33(1): 1-12.
5. Eshagh M., Sjöberg L. E. and Kiamehr R. (2007) Evaluation of robust techniques in suppressing theimpact of outliers in a deformation monitoring network – A case study on the Tehran Milad towernetwork, Acta Geod. Geophys. Hung., 42(4): 449-463.
6. Eshagh M. and Kiamehr R. (2007) A strategy for optimum designing of the geodetic networks from thecost, reliability and precision views, Acta Geod. Geophys. Hung., 42(2): 297-308.
7. Eshagh M. and Sjöberg L.E. (2008) Impact of topography and atmosphere over Iran on validation andinversion of GOCE gradiometric data, J Earth & Space Phys., 34(3): 15-30.
8. Eshagh M. and Sjöberg L.E. (2008) The modified best quadratic unbiased non-negative estimator(MBQUNE) of variance components, Stud. Geophys. Geod., 52: 305-320.
9. Eshagh, M. and Sjöberg L.E. (2008) Interpretation of the general geophysical patterns of Iran based onthe gradient components analysis of the GRACE, Acta Geophys., 56(2): 440-454.
10. Kiamehr R. and Eshagh M. (2008) Estimation of variance components Ellipsoidal, Geoidal andorthometrical heights, J Earth & Space Phys., 34(3):1-13.
11. Eshagh M. (2008) Non-singular expressions for vector and gradient tensor of gravitation in a geocentricspherical frame, Computers & Geosciences, 32: 1762-1768.





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