Yu. M. Timofeev
Deputy head of the laboratory

Yu. M. Timofeev, Doctor of Phys. Mat. Sci., professor at the Faculty of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, is a world-class scientist with the expertise in the development, implementation and use of remote sensing methods for studying the parameters of the Earth's atmosphere. He made a significant contribution to the development of the physical and mathematical foundations of various remote sensing methods and their implementation in the USSR and Russia. He directed and took an active part in the preparation and implementation of many Russian and international space experiments to study the atmosphere.

Yu. M. Timofeev was and is the leader and executor of many grants from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, the Russian Science Foundation and a number of international scientific grants. He is Chairman of the Russian Commission on Radiation (National Geophysical Committee, section of meteorology and atmospheric sciences). He is a member of the editorial board of the journals Izvestiya RAN, series Physics of the atmosphere and ocean; Optics of the atmosphere and ocean; Meteorology and Ecology.

He is the author of 10 monographs and textbooks, over 350 articles in leading journals. For outstanding scientific achievements, he was awarded the International Max Planck Prize (Germany) and the honorary title "Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation".