Valeriy V. Lepov

Dr. Sci. (Engineering), Director, V.P. Larionov Institute of the Physical-Technical Problems of the North of the Siberian Branch of the RAS, Academician of Academy of Sciences Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Professor (Yakutsk, Russia)

Research interests: experimental, theoretical and numerical modeling of the damage accumulation processes and destruction of heterogeneous materials, methods for assessing the resource of metal structures, multiscale structural evolutionary modeling of technological processes.

Ph.D. thesis: “Synergetic approach to the assessment of the welded structures elements’ resistance to delayed fracture” (1995).

Doctoral dissertation (Dr. Sci.) “Structural models of damage accumulation and crack resistance of structural materials” (2006).

Profile:

2020 – Director, V.P. Larionov Institute of the Physical-Technical problems of the North SB RAS, Yakutsk, Russia

2012 – Professor, Department of Philosophy, Yakut Scientific Centre, SB RAS, Yakutsk, Russia

2010 – Deputy Director for Scientific Work, Institute of the Physical-Technical problems of the North SB RAS, Yakutsk, Russia

2007 – Department of Modeling of Destruction Processes, Yakutsk, Russia

1995 – Head, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Mechanics of Materials, Institute of Physical Chemistry and Mechanics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yakutsk, Russia

1991-1994 – graduated from Mechanical Engineering Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMASH RAN), Moscow, Russia 

1989 – Engineer, Researcher, Institute of the Physical-Technical Problems of the North SB RAS

1987-1989 – Engineer, Scientific Research Chemical and Technological Institute of LNPO “Soyuz”, Lyubertsy, Moscow Region, Russia

Dr. Valeriy Lepov has contributed to the development of the concept of predicting the residual life of objects exposed to the synergistic effect of mechanical loads and hydrogen. He formulated new scientific concepts in the field of multilevel structural modeling of evolutionary connected processes of damage accumulation and assessment of fracture toughness of heterogeneous structural materials based on methods for studying fine structures and interdisciplinary approaches. Currently, under his supervision, a number of scientific projects are being implemented aimed at analyzing and identifying micromechanisms of materials deformation and destruction, assessing and extending energy resource and transport facilities in the North and the Arctic. 

Author and co-author of over 200 scientific papers, 3 monographs, 1 patent for an invention.

Awards and Honors: N.V. Chersky Medal (2014), V.P. Larionov Gold Medal (2010), Diploma of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (2019), Diplomas of the Presidium of the SB RAS (1995,2003,2013,2019), Diplomas of the Government, Ministries and Departments of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) (2000-2020).

Professional Societies: Board of Directors of the International Scientific Center of the SB RAS (problems of transboundary interactions in North and North-East Asia), Commission for State Awards of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Scientific and Technical Council under the Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the Head of the MO “City of Yakutsk”, Editorial boards of the journals: Science and Technology in Yakutia, Natural Resources of the Arctic and Subarctic.