Governance

Governance of MEPhI

Rector - Mikhail Strikhanov

Email: MNStrikhanov@mephi.ru

Phone: +7 (495) 788-56-99, add. 9900

Room: G-218

  • Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (1978)
  • Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education (2012)
  • Academician of the Russian Academy of Education (2015)
Biography

Mikhail Strikhanov was born on July 18, 1952 in Krasnodar.

He graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute with honors degree in “Theoretical nuclear physics” in 1974. 1974-1997 – worked in MEPhI. Intern researcher, assistant, senior lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor. 1997-1998 – Vice-rector of MEPhI. 1998-2003 – Head of the Department of scientific researches development and planning at the Russian Ministry of Education and Science. 2003-2004 – Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation. 2004-2007 – Deputy Director of Department at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. 2007 – elected as rector of MEPhI. 2010 – re-elected as rector of MEPhI. 2014 – recommended by the Supervisory Board of MEPhI and appointed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation as rector of MEPhI.

2007 – MEPhI became one of the winners of the competition among institutions implementing innovative educational programs (competition of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation). 2008 – the University received the title of “National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI” (NRNU MEPhI)”. 2013 – MEPhI was among 15 winners of the competition to increase international competitiveness of leading Russian universities among major global scientific and educational centres (competition of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation).

 

Academic career

His research spans areas including nuclear physics, interaction of radiation with matter, physics of nanostructures. Mikhail Strikhanov is a co-author of over three hundred scientific papers, author of several monographs. Citation Index - 13834, h-index = 59 (Web of Science, 2015). He is the head of the MEPhI group in the STAR experiment (discovery of quark-gluon plasma) in BNL (USA).

Public activity

Presidium member of the Russian Academy of Education; Presidium member of the Russian Higher Attestation Commission; Vice-Chairman of the Interagency Council for awarding Russian Federation Government Prizes in the field of education; Chairman of the Expert Council for higher education under the State Duma Committee on education; member of the Scientific Council under the Security Council of the Russian Federation; member of the Scientific and Technical Council of the State Corporation “Rosatom”; member of the editorial board of the journal “Nuclear energy”, Chairman of the editorial board of the journal “Nuclear physics and engineering”; Vice-Chairman of the Council of rectors of Moscow and Moscow region.

Awards

Winner of prizes:

  • Governmental award of the Russian Federation in science and technology (2009);
  • Governmental award of the Russian Federation in education (2004, 2010).

Medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” of II class (2014); Order “Academician I.V. Kurchatov” of I class (2012); Medal “In commemoration of the 850th anniversary of Moscow” (1997); “Honorary worker of higher professional education of the Russian Federation” (2001). Diploma of Merit, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (2007); Diploma of Merit, the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation (2009); Diploma of Merit, the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation (2014).

Married, has a daughter.

 

First Vice-rector - Oleg Nagornov

  • Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (1983)
  • Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (2005)
Biography

Oleg Nagornov was born on August 15, 1956 in Moscow. He earned his diploma with honours in “Theoretical nuclear physics” at MEPhI in 1979.

1979-1982 – MEPhI post-graduate student. 1983-1985 – Junior research fellow in MEPhI. 1985-1988 – MEPhI assistant. 1988-2006 – Associate Professor in MEPhI. 2007-2008 – Professor, the Head of the Department in MEPhI. 2008-2010 – MEPhI vice-rector. Since 2010 – First Vice-rector in MEPhI.

Academic career

The main priorities in scientific area are inverse problems in mathematical physics, mathematical models in paleoclimatology, numerical methods in environmental problems, heat and mass transfer and wave dispersion in porous multiphase environment.

International cooperation

1991-1994: Visiting Professor in the Polar Ice Coring Office, University of Alaska Fairbanks. USA. 1994-2004: Project management at the International Science and Technology Center. 1996, 1998-2000: Gave lectures in the Center of Theoretical Research, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Cuautitlan, UNAM, Mexico. 1996-1999: Co-organizer of the project CRDF (U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation). 1997-2002. Gave lectures as a part of Master’s degree program “Numerical methods in Environmental problems” in universities of Argentina, Facultad Regional de San Nicolas. Universidad Tecnologica Nacional and Universidad Nacional de San Juan.

Public activity

Member of the Expert Council at the Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation.

Awards

Laureate of the Governmental Award of the Russian Federation in education (2013), Diploma of Merit of the Rosatom State Corporation (2010), Departmental insignia of the Federal State Statistics Service – Medal “For conducting the Russian population census”, Certificate for training specialists in information security and in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of MEPhI (2012), Diploma of Merit of the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring (2012), Badge “Academician I.V. Kurchatov” of IV class (2012).

 

Vice-rector – Elena Vesna

  • Doctor of Science in Psychology
  • Full Professor
Biography

Elena Vesna graduated from Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University with honors majoring in Psychology, Russian Language and Literature. She received a PhD and a Doctor of Science in Psychology at the Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Education.

Professional experience

From 1985 to 1999 E.Vesna worked as an assistant, assistant professor, associate professor and full professor at Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University. She also headed the Department of Theoretical and Applied Psychology.

From 1999 to 2008 she held several administrative positions at Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University: Vice-rector for Research, Vice-rector for Research and International Cooperation and First Vice-rector.

She started her career at MEPhI in 2008. From 2008 to 2011 she headed the Modern Educational Technologies Development Center and the Department of Education with the functions of Vice-rector for Education. From 2011 up to the present - Vice-rector. As a vice-rector of the University, Elena Borisovna Vesna is responsible for the academic policies and administering academic programs, including instruction and cooperation with industrial partners. She is in charge of coordinating the administrative and support functions of the University with its academic purposes.

Scientific experience

E.Vesna is the author of 80 scientific papers including 8 monographs and 4 study guides. The scope of her scientific research covers various fields of psychology – personality psychology, general psychology, ethnopsychology, developmental psychology in emergencies, industrial psychology, university management and university research, educational and innovative activity monitoring. She supervised 20 PhD theses and 1 Doctoral thesis on psychology.

Elena Vesna is a Doctor of Science in Psychology, Full Professor, a member of the Expert Council for Pedagogy and Psychology of the Higher Attestation Commission.

Awards

She is a laureate of the following awards:

  • Honored Worker of Higher Education of the Russian Federation
  • Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation
  • The second-class medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland
  • The Diploma of Merit of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
  • The Diploma of Merit of the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring of the Russian Federation
  • The Award pin “For the Contribution to the development of Nuclear Industry”.
 

Acting Vice-rector for Innovative Development - Nikolay Kargin

  • Doctor of Engineering Science
  • Professor
Biography

Nikolay Kargin graduated from the Ogarev Mordovia State University (Physics Faculty) in 1979.

1984 – completed PhD in physical mathematics in the Saint Petersburg State University 1990 – became Associate Professor 1998 – received Doctor of Engineering Science 1999 – became Professor.

He has risen from a Senior Assistant to Professor at high school. Work places: Ogarev Mordovia State University (1984-1986), North Caucasian Federal University (1986-2007). At MEPhI: Rector Councilor, the Head of the Perspective research department (2008-2010), the Head of Perspective research development department as a Vice-rector (2010-2013), since 2013 up to the present time is an Acting Vice-rector for Innovative development, the Head of Perspective research development department.

Academic career

His research is broadly concerned with physics and technology of wide-gap semiconductors. He has published more than 200 works (including 3 monographs, 230 scientific works and 15 academic works).

Awards

In 1998 became an Honorary Worker of Russian Higher Education. In 2007 was conferred a title of Honoured Science Worker of the Russian Federation. He is an assistant of a State Duma Deputy, member of the Expert Council on integration problems of education, science and industry of the State Duma Committee on Education.

 

Vice-rector – Vladimir Uzhva

  • Candidate of Technical Sciences
  • Associate Professor
Biography

Vladimir Uzhva was born on April 19, 1950 in Riga.

He graduated from the Bauman MSTU (Construction and mechanical Faculty) with honors degree in 1973. 1973 - 1975 – Assistant researcher in the Bauman MSTU. 1975 – 1978 – post-graduate student in the Bauman MSTU. 1978 – 1994 – Assistant, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor in the Moscow State Industrial University (MSIU). 1994 – 1999 – Dean of the Pre-university faculty in MSIU. 1999 – 2002 – Vice-rector for Pre-university Education in MSIU. 2002 – 2008 – Vice-rector for Academic Affairs in MSIU. 2008 – 2015 – First Vice-rector in MSIU. 2015 till the present time – Vice-rector in MEPhI.

1985 – 1988 – worked in Algeria as a lecturer during his business trip.

Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, author of more than 50 scientific and research works.

Awards

Medal “In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow”. Honored Worker of Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

 

Vice-rector – Tatiana Leonova

  • Doctor of Economics
Biography

Tatiana Leonova graduated from the State University of Management in 1993, specialty “Production economics and management”. In 1997 she defended thesis on “Organizational and economic aspects of revitalization of venture innovation activities in Russia” at the Macroeconomics Department. In 2003 she completed training in the “International teachers Academy” in Slovenia. In February 2012 Tatiana Leonova defended her doctoral thesis on “Forming of institutional mechanism of innovative development of the Russian economics in the sphere of venture business”.

1997 – 2012 worked at the Department of “State regulation of national economy” in State University of Management.

2006 – 2010 – Director of the Center for international programs at the State University of Management.

Since May 2011 –head of the bachelor and master program “International management” in the State University of Management.

Since September 2012 – Professor of the Institute of Economics and Finance at the State University of Management.

2014 – 2016 – Vice-rector for communications with Federal authorities at the Far Eastern Federal University.

From August 2016 – Vice-rector of MEPhI.

T. Leonova has developed educational-methodical complexes on disciplines: “Venture entrepreneurship”, “Managerial Economics”, “Institutional Economics”, “Innovation management”. T.Leonova is the author of over 80 publications in leading Russian and foreign journals, author of textbooks and monographs: “Economics”, “Institutions of national economy development”, “Venture entrepreneurship in the innovation economy”, “Institutional mechanisms for the development of venture innovative activity”, etc.

Tatiana Leonova is the owner of grants as a leader and performer to conduct scientific research, announced by the Ministry of education and science, Government of Moscow, Russian Humanitarian Scientific Fund, etc.

Tatiana Leonova is in the International Council “Global Business and Technologies Association” (New York, USA), International Management Academy (IMA) (Barselona, Spain), member of the International Council of the Annual international conference on Management and Engineering (Harbin, China), is included in the Expert Council of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology.

 

Vice-rector – Nikolay Dmitriev

  • Doctor of Sciences in Sociology
  • Professor
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