Левина Галина Владимировна


Fluid Mechanics Geophysical Fluid MechanicsComputational Fluid Mechanics
  • hydrodynamic stability and turbulence
  • thermal convection
  • geophysical flows (tropical cyclones, coherent structures in the atmospheric boundary layer)
  • nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation
  • numerical and experimental studies of laminar and turbulent convection
  • biophysical flows
  • non-Newtonian fluid flows.


1983 PhD Institute for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Siberian Branch of theRussian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia (USSR).

Physics and Mathematics. Dissertation Title: Selected Flows in Channels with Wavily Moving Boundaries.

1971 MSc Perm State Pedagogical University, Perm, Russia (USSR).

Physics and Mathematics. Thesis Title: Onset of Convection in a Horizontal Layer of Porous Medium.


PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:                                             

     2010                   Visiting Research Scientist at the Department of Meteorology,  

   April – June;              Montgomery Research Group,   http://met.nps.edu/~mtmontgo/

                                              Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA.

         August-September;        Participant of the field experiment NSF-PREDICT (Pre-Depression

                                              Investigation of Cloud-systems in the Tropics), Saint-Croix Island,

                                              U.S. Virgin Islands,  http://met.nps.edu/~mtmontgo/predict.html


    2009                     Visiting Research Scientist at the Department of Meteorology,

   May – June;               Montgomery Research Group,   http://met.nps.edu/~mtmontgo/

   Oct. – Nov.                Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA.


 1999-Present Senior Research Scientist at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academyof Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
 1994-2010 Lecturer at the Perm State University, Department of Mechanics and Mathematics,Perm, Russia.
 1984-1985 Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Fluid Mechanics, Institute for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences,Novosibirsk, Russia (USSR)
1975-Present Laboratory of Hydrodynamics, Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Perm, Russia:
1989-Present Senior Research  Scientist
     1988-1989 Research  Scientist
     1980-1988 Junior Research Scientist
     1975-1980 Research Engineer
1971-1975 Application Programmer, Institute for Control Systems, Information Technology and Search Systems, Perm, Russia (USSR).


Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

2005-Present Application of helicity concept for studying the tropical cyclone formation.
1999-2004 Theoretical and numerical investigations of the turbulent vortex dynamo based on helicity concept.

 Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences,

Perm, Russia (USSR).

2006-Present Development of numerical approach to study the role of helicity in tropical cyclones by use of regional atmospheric modeling systems.
1998-2005 Theoretical, numerical and experimental modeling of vortex structures in rotating convectively unstable fluids with applications to intense atmospheric vortices.
1984-1997 Theoretical, numerical and experimental investigation of large-scale structure generation in turbulent convection in horizontal fluid layers with large aspect ratios, including the analysis of a mathematical model for the turbulent vortex dynamo.
1981-1984 Explored theoretically and numerically mixed convection flows in an infinite vertical fluid layer with boundaries subjected to wavy motion.
1981-1983 Explored theoretically autovibrational flow regimes induced by resonant external forces.
1981-1982 Developed a compatible pressure marching scheme and a finite difference code for thermo-convective flows in channels with deformable boundaries.
1980-1983 Developed a finite difference code and investigated numerically thermo-convective flows in channels with non-stationary deformable boundaries.
1977-1983 Developed a finite difference code and investigated numerically isothermal flows in channels with boundaries subjected to wavy motion, the so-called peristaltic flows.
1975-1977 Investigated non-Newtonian fluid flows in channels of complex geometry and developed a numerical code for fluid flows with a deformable free surface.

 Institute for Control Systems, Information Technology and Search Systems, Perm, Russia (USSR).

1973-1975 Developed a finite difference code and determined numerically the onset of convection in two-dimensional square domain heated from below.
1971-1975 Developed numerical codes for information and search systems.


Perm State Pedagogical University, Perm, Russia (USSR).

1970-1971 Performed linear stability analysis of horizontal layer of porous medium heated from below.



 Perm State University, Department of Mechanics and Mathematics, Perm, Russia (USSR).

1994-2010 Lecturer (Reader after 20/11/1996)
Courses developed and taught: Viscous Flows, Hydrodynamic Stability and Thermal Convection, Theory of Turbulence.



  • Project Manager“Magnetic Effects in Liquid Metal Flows”, International Science and Technology Center. Moscow, Russia. October 2000-July 2006.
  • Scientific Secretary, International Symposium “Generation of Large-Scale Structures in Continuous Media. Nonlinear Dynamics of Structures”.Perm-Moscow, USSR, June 11-20, 1990.
  • Member of the Organizing CommitteeWinter Schools in Mechanics at the Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Perm, Russia, 1989, 1991; International Symposium  “Perm Dynamo Days”, Perm, Russia, February 7-11, 2005.



  • Selected for Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2008-2009

Who’s Who in the World, 2009

Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2011-2012

 See Marquis Who’s Who web site at: http://www.marquiswhoswho.com

  • Recipient of the Second Place Biennial Award and a cash prize for the Best Scientific Publication for a review “Hydrodynamic alpha-effect in a convective system”, Space Research Institute, Moscow, Russia, December, 2000
  • Merit Certificate for the Excellence in Research and in Celebration of the 275th Anniversary of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1999.
  • Young Investigator Award from the Academy of Sciences of the USSR for a series of works “Selected Flows in Channels with Wavily Moving Boundaries”, 1985.
  • Recipient of the Departmental Scholarship for Distinguished Students, Department of Physics and Mathematics, Perm State Pedagogical University, Perm, Russia (USSR), 1968-1971.



  • American Meteorological Society