Dr. Alexander V. Shapurko


Address: Institute of Mechanical Engineering Problems RAS,

Bolshoy 61, V.O., St. Petersburg 199178, Russia

Tel.: +7(812) 321-47-77 (work) +7(812) 961-99-15 (mobile)

E-mail avsh@rrm.ipme.ru (work) avsh@nwgsm.ru (mobile)

URL http://www.ipme.ru/ipme/labs/rrm/shapurko.htm


Professional Experience

Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist, Head of Laboratory.

Institute of Mechanical Engineering Problems Russian Academy of

Science (RAS) 1993-Present

General areas : Chemical reactions and related mass transport processes on/in solid bodies; porosity formation in solid bodies.

Selected as a visiting scientist for various projects in the USA and Mexico

Project examples:

        Electrochemical gas sensors R&D (development of theory and experimental technique for critical mass transport processes identification in solid state sensors as well as sensors fabrication and tests), Ford Motor Company, USA, 2000-2001.

        Materials development and characterization for fiber optic sensors, development of Leak Monitoring System for oil industry, CICESE (Research Center), Mexico,1999-2000,

        Materials development and characterization for optical devices, Northeast Photosciences, USA 1996-1997

Technical Consulting for industrial companies : shipbuilding & ship repair, pulp-and-paper and engineering companies


MBA ,Leti-Lovanium International School of Management, St-Petersburg(Russia)/Leuven(Belgium) 2001

PhD , Materials Science/Mechanical Engineering , Institute of Mechanical Engineering Problems ( Russian Academy of Science) , 1995

MS, Radiation Chemistry, St. Petersburg Institute of Technology (Technical University) (former Leningrad Lensovet Institute of Technology, 1982



        Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Program,

University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA (6 month program),2000

        Intellectual Property Management, The State Higher Continuous Education Courses for Professional Improvement of Managers, Engineers and Scientists (9 month program),Russia,1990


Publications, Presentations and Inventions

Total: 8 inventions, more then 20 publications. Examples :

1.      A.V. Shapurko, K.E. Nietering, and R.E. Soltis Identification of Critical Processes in Solid State Gas Sensors Proceeding/Oral presentation at 200th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, September 2001.

2.      R.E.Soltis, K.E.Nietering and A.V.Shapurko" A Measurement of Mass Transport Processes Utilizing Pressure Modulation Technique". Oral presentation/Abstracts of 103NDAnnual Meeting of The American Ceramic Society, 2001

3.      A.A. Vakulenko, S.A.Kukushkin, A.V. Shapurko "Kinetics of Pore Formation of Crystals with Cesium Chloride Structure". Physics of the Solid State, vol.43, 2, pp.261-264, 2001

4.      Shapurko A.V., Kukushkin S.A. "The evolution of vacant porosity in alkali halide single crystals" J.Phys.Chem.Solids, vol.53, 6, p.p.841-845, 1992.

5.      Shapurko A.V. " Bromine Production Method " Rus.pat. 1775497, Reg.01.12.1993.

6.      Shapurko A.V. "Method of Determination of the Concentration of Hydrogen - Containing Impurities in Ionic Crystals" Rus.pat.1755127, Reg.01.12.1993.

Honors and Awards:

        Won second prize in open competition of technical solutions of "NOVOSHIP" company "Reduction of marine contaminations"

        Selected for Special American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT) at University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

        Got special acknowledgement letter from Dr.F.Javier Mendieta, CICESE Director General.

        Pictured in Ford Motor Company brochure Technology and Environmental Programs

        Supported by The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Some works).

Other activities:

        Member of The Electrochemical Society

        Wrote one handbook (with co-author)


Native Russian and good English


Sergey A. Kukushkin, Professor, Head of Laboratory, Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering RAS, Russia

Jacques Ludman, PhD, President, Northeast Photosciences, USA

Richard Soltis, PhD, Principal Scientist, Ford Motor Company, USA