Vitaly A. Kuzkin
Bachelor thesis: Equations of state for perfect crystals. Scientific advisor: prof. А.М. Krivtsov
Master thesis: Thermomechanical effects in perfect crystals. Scientific advisor: prof. А.М. Krivtsov
PhD thesis : Derivation of equivalent thermomechanical characteristics for perfect crystals. Scientific advisor: prof. А.М. Krivtsov
- Vice Head of Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (since 2011)
- Senior researcher, lab. "Discrete Models in Mechanics", (IPME RAS) (since 2006)
- PhD student, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2011-2011)
- Teaching assistant, Department for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2008 – 2011)
- visiting researcher, Helsinki University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Prof. J. Lukkarinen), Finland, 2018
- visiting researcher, Lund University, Samuel von Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies (Prof. S. Melin), Sweden, 2018
- visiting researcher, Aberdeen University (Prof. A. Politi), UK, 2017
- opponent at PhD defense, Lund University, Department of Mechanics (Prof. S. Melin), Sweden, 2016
- visiting researcher, Rzeszow University of Technology, Faculty of Mathematics and Applied Physics (Prof. A.M. Linkov), Poland, 2012-2014
- visiting researcher, Ruby Valley Research Institute (Prof. William G. Hoover), USA, 2013
- visiting researcher, Fab Lab Barcelona, Spain, 2012
- visiting researcher, Technical Unversity of Hamburg-Harburg, Institute of Solids Process Engineering and Particle Technology (Prof. S. Antonyuk), Germany, 2011
- visiting student, Brown University, Prof. Huajian Gao, USA, 2007
Participation in projects
- Enhancing hydraulic fracturing on the basis of numerical simulation of coupled geomechanical, hydrodynamic and microseismic processes (HYDROFRAC)
- Hamburg project
- Project "AlpineReplay" (see also )
- Project "Crystal"
- Simulation of bio-materials consisting of fibrils
- Mechanics of Discrete Media
- Computational Mechanics of Discrete Media : Molecular Dynamics, Discrete Element Method
- Smoothed Particles Hydrodynamics / Smoothed Particles Applied Mechanics
- Computational geomechanics (hydraulic fracturing, proppant transport)
- Rheology of suspensions
- Thermal effects: equations of state, heat conductivity, negative thermal expansion
- Equivalent thermomechanical characteristics for discrete systems (stress tensor, heat flux)
- Potentials for interaction between rigid bodies: potential for graphene
- DEM simulation of discrete/granullar rods, shells, and bulk solids ( V-model for bonds in solids)
- Simulation of carbon nanostructures
- mechanics of active sports, inertial navigation, Fuzzy logic
Publications and patents
- Acta Mechanica
- Applied Mathematical Modeling
- Computer Physics Communications
- Computers & Fluids
- Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures
- Geophysical Prospecting
- Granular Matter
- Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
- International Journal of Engineering Science
- International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
- Computational Methods in Science and Technology
- Computational Materials Science
- Particle Dynamics (lectures)
- Theoretical Mechanics (practice)
- Rigid Body Dynamics (practice)
- CAD/CAE, DEM Software: Solid Works, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, EDEM
- Math Software: Maple, MathCad, MATLAB
- PC languages: Pascal, C++
- IOP Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2018
- British Petroleum research grant for young scientists, 2012
- Young Scientist Award on IUTAM Symposium on "Vibration Analysis of Structures with Uncertainties", 2009
- Award for the Best Presentation on the first conference of OAO "KBSM", 2009
- Award of "Dynasty" foundation for Young Physicists, 2009
- Award for Best Young Scientist of Polytechnical university, 2008
- Award for Best Presentation on All-Russia young researchers School-Conference "Mathematical Modelling in natural sciences", Perm, Russia, 2007
- Award for Scientific Progress on "XXXV Science week" in SPbSTU, 2006
- Awards in 1-st(university), 2-nd(regional), 3-rd(All-Russia) tours of Olimpiad on Strength of Materials, 2005
- 5th International Conference Auxetics and other materials and models with "negative" characteristics, Poznan, Poland, 2014
- Recent Advances in Numerical Simulation of Hydraulic Fracture, Rzeszow, Poland, 14-16 July 2014.
- Advances in Micromechanics of Materials, Rzeszów, Poland, 8-11 July 2014.
- Advanced Problems in Mechanics, St.Petersburg, Repino, June 30-July 6, 2014.
- Advanced Problems in Mechanics, St.Petersburg, Repino, 2013.
- Advanced Problems in Mechanics, St.Petersburg, Repino, 2012.
- Advanced Problems in Mechanics, St.Petersburg, Repino, 2011.
- Advanced Problems in Mechanics, St.Petersburg, Repino, 2010.
- Joint US-Russia Conference "Advances in Material Science", Prague, Chzech Republic, 2009.
- Workshop on Advanced Computer Simulation Methods for Junior Scientists, St.Petersburg, 27-29 April, 2009.
- IUTAM Simposium on Vibration of structures with uncertainities, Saint Petersburg, 2009
- Workshop on Molecular Dynamics, Warwick, UK, 2009
- The Sixth International conference on Engineering Computational Technology, Greece, Athens, 2008
The best quotes about Science
- Physics is like making love: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it. (c) Richard P. Feynman
- The Scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living. (c) Henri Poincare.
- The science is no fun, if you are never wrong! (c) Thomas Gold
- The science is said to be useful if its development tends to accentuate the existing inequalities in distribution of wealth, or more directly promotes the destruction of human life (с) G.H. Hardy (see also G. H. Hardy A Mathematician's Apology. Cambridge: University Press. pp. 153, 2004)
- No pain <=> No gain
- My source of inspiration (see photo)
E-mail: kuzkinvagmail.com, kuzkin spbstu.ru
Skype: vitaly.kuzkin, vitaly.kuzkin1
Mail: Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering RAS, 199178, Russia, St. Petersburg, Bolshoy pr. V.O., 61
Web: tm.spbstu.ru/Kuzkin, mech.spbstu.ru/Vitaly_Kuzkin