V. N. Oparin — Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences

Victor Oparin

Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor in Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Head of a research laboratory at the Chinakal Institute of Mining of the Siberian Branch RAS, Head of Department for Geomechanics at the Geology and Geophysics Faculty of the Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia

Date of birth: December 10, 1951

Education: Geology and Geophysics Faculty, Novosibirsk State University (1974)

Academic degree and rank:
Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor in Physics and Mathematics, Professor

Area of research expertise: Geomechanics, rock failure, physical processes in mining

Professional activity:

Institute of Mining, Siberian Branch RAS: trainee researcher (1974–76), Junior Researcher (1976–80), Senior Researcher (1980–85), Head of Mining Geophysics Laboratory (since 1985), Deputy Director for Science (1998–2003), Director (2003–2013)
Development of theory of geomechanical interpretation of geophysical data, engineering of equipment for stress measurement and geomechanical control in rock masses. Co-author to a series of significant scientific discoveries in the area of deep-level mining in complicated mining and geological conditions
Chief Editor of the journal Fiziko-Tekhnicheskie Problemy Razrabotki Poleznykh Iskopaemykh (English version is Journal of Mining Science), editorial board member of 8 foreign and Russian journals and editions. His followers include 5 doctors of sciences and 7 candidates of sciences

Registration certificates and membership:
•    Member of the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
•    Vice Chairman of the Siberian Section of the RAS Academic Council on Mining Sciences;
•    Chief of the Physico-Technical Sciences Subsection of the Scientific Publishing Council of the Siberian Branch RAS;
•    Member of the Joint Academic Board for Earth Sciences at the Siberian Branch RAS, member of the Subsection of Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry and Mining Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
•    Chief of the Special Academic Council D 003.019.01 at the Chinakal Institute of Mining, Siberian Branch RAS;
•    Member a number of Russian and foreign scientific societies
•    Man of the Year 1998 (included in the Five Hundred Leaders of Influence by the American Biographical Institute, 7th Edition);
•    Medal of the Order For Merit to Motherland of the Second Degree;
•    Academician Erzhanov Gold Medal (Kazakhstan National Academy of Sciences);
•    Kapitsa Silver Medal (Association of Authors of Scientific Discoveries, Saint-Petersburg);
•    Miner’s Glory Order of the First, Second and Third Degree;
•    Medal For Distinctive Merits to Kuzbass of the Third Degree and the gift from the Governor of the Kemerovo Region;
•    Gift from the State Duma of the Russian Federation;
•    Russian Federation Government Certificate of Honor;
•    Certificates of Honor from the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Siberian Branch RAS;
•    Scientist of the Year 2011 Plaque (Public Council, The Top 100 Universities and Research Institutes of Russia, Saint-Petersburg)

V. Oparin published more than 300 scientific works, 12 monographs, 45 Author’s Certificates and Patents, and USSR Discovery no. 400

Place of work: Chinakal Institute of Mining, Siberian Branch RAS

Contact details:
Novosibirsk State University, 2 Pirigova Str, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
Е-mail: mailigd@misd.ru

Personal webpage: http://www.nsu.ru/OparinVN
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