Acting Rector of MEPhI Vladimir Shevchenko was introduced at the MEPhI Scientific Council

Vladimir Shevchenko has been appointed acting rector of MEPhI. According to the order of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Shevchenko takes office on July 3, 2021. The new Acting Rector of MEPhI was introduced on July 1 at a meeting of the Academic Council of the university.

Vladimir Shevchenko graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute with honors in 1996. For more than ten years, he worked at the Kurchatov Institute, as well as at the leading nuclear centers in Europe: Heidelberg and Utrecht Universities, at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva. He worked as a theorist in the physics of strong interactions. A series of his articles on the theory of Casimir scaling was awarded in 2003 by the State Prize of the Russian Federation for young scientists.

Subsequently, he actively collaborated with the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider and with other projects at CERN, for many years he headed the Scientific Coordination Committee for Cooperation with CERN. At the National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute", under the leadership of Vladimir Shevchenko, key work on creating the world's largest track detector was carried out based on scintillation optical fibers for the LHCb experiment.

He has accumulated extensive experience in organizing scientific, organizational, and methodological work within the framework of megaprojects.