Mikhail N. Zhelezniak

Dr. Sci. (Geology and Mineralogy), Director,
Principal Research Scientist, Laboratory of Permafrost Geothermics, Melnikov Permafrost Institute (Yakutsk, Russia)

Research Interests: geothermics, subsurface temperature, distributions in permafrost areas, geothermal monitoring, regional permafrost studies

Ph.D. thesis: Geothermal Conditions for the Formation and Existence of Permafrost in the Western Part of the Aldan Uplift (1994)

Doctoral thesis (Dr. Sci.): Geotemperature Field and Permafrost in the South-Eastern Part of the Siberian Platform (2002)

Current Projects: SB RAS Program IX.135.2, 2017-2020: Cryogenic, Geological and Physico-Chemical Processes and Their Contribution to the Formation and Evolution of Natural and Anthropogenic Cryospheric Systems (Program Coordinator)

SB RAS Basic Research Project IX.135.2.1, 2017-2020: Subsurface Temperature Field and Permafrost Transformation in Northern Asia and Central Asian Mountains (Project Director)

SB RAS Interdisciplinary Integrated Project II.1, 2018-2020: Reconstructing the Late Pleistocene and Holocene Permafrost and Subsurface Temperature in the Vilyui Basin (Project Director)

Field Work: permafrost investigations and monitoring in the Altai, Verkhoyansk, Kodar-Udokan and Ile-Alatau mountains.

Professional Societies:

Scientific Council, Melnikov Permafrost Institute

Dissertation Council D.003.025.01 (qualification standard 25.00.08 – engineering geology, geocryology and geotechnical engineering

Interdisciplinary Council on Earth Sciences, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Interdisciplinary Council on Earth Sciences, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Academy of Sciences

Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Presidential Advisory Council on Research and Technology Policy

SB RAS Yakutian Scientific Center Presidium

Public Council, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Committee on Innovation Policy and Science

Honors and Awards:

2016 – Honored Scholar of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

2015 – Yakutia Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society Badge of Merit

2013 – North-Eastern Federal University Silver Decoration “For Achievements in Teaching”

2011 – Meritorious Worker in Science and Technology of the RSFSR Honorary Title

2007 – Silver Sigma Award

2007 – RAS Trade Union Honorary Diploma

2007 – RAS Honorary Diploma 2006 – Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Presidential Award 2005 – Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Government Award “For Contribution to Science Advancement”