Professor, Director of the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) Andrei Osiptsov graduated with honors from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics (2005) and received the PhD degree with distinction in Physics and Mathematics (2006). Andrei has been with Schlumberger Moscow Research Center in 2005-2016, where he progressed from an intern to the research program manager and principal research scientist, actively developing new technology for oilfield services industry. Simultaneously, Prof. Osiptsov has been teaching part time at Mech&Math Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State Uni as an Associate Professor. In 2016, Andrei joined Skoltech as a faculty member, and in 2018 he established a joint research lab with Gazpromneft Science and Technology Center. The scope of technology development within the lab covered the entire lifecycle of an oil or gas well: drilling, cementing, multistage hydraulic fracturing, flowback and startup and transient production management. In 2017, Andrei has defended the Doctor of Sciences (Habilitation) Degree at Institute for Hydrodynamics of the Russian Academy of Science. After becoming the Full Professor in 2021, Andrei is now working on new technology for sustainable development in the capacity of the director of the project center on energy transition and ESG, which is focused on decarbonization of industry (CCUS, hydrogen, environmentally-friendly oil production) and green finance (ESG risk management for banking industry).
MBA, Deputy Director for business development of the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). Irina graduated from Economics Department of St.Petersburg State University in 1996, specializing in mathematical modelling in economics. In 1999 she obtained ACCA certification and Russian auditing license certificate In 2003 she received MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston. After joining SKOLKOVO in 2020, Irina is in charge of business development, research and educational activities of the Energy Center and leads research on “Decarbonisation in oil and gas industry”, “Modelling of climate and climate policy impacts on social-economic development on regional and national level” Prior to SKOLKOVO, for over 15 years Irina worked in strategy consulting in oil and gas, leading energy practice of The Boston Consulting Group and PwC Strategy& in Russia. Irina focused on strategy, innovations and corporate venture funds, operational efficiency, organizational and digital transformation and worked with CEO level counterparts in largest Russian and international oil and gas companies. Moreover, Irina was actively involved in research agenda of BCG and was in charge of recruitment for Moscow office Prior to Harvard MBA, Irina progressed from junior auditor to project manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers and United Technologies Corporation, working with industrial companies in over 15 countries. From 2020 to 2022, she was the head of the SKOLKOVO Energy Centre. She is a member of the Eurasian Women's Forum under the aegis of the RF Federation Council. Since 2022, she has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Association "Women in Energy". Since April 21, 2022 – Independent Member of the Board of Directors, Novatek. Currently she is an expert on Energy transition and ESG Center at Skoltech.
Associate Professor, Director and Coordinator of the master’s program Applied Computational Mechanics of the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). Prof. Aslan Kasimov holds a Ph.D. degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received in 2004. He obtained his undergraduate education at Moscow Engineering-Physics Institute (MEPhI) graduating in 1993 with a degree in chemical physics. Prior to joining Skoltech, Prof. Kasimov was a lecturer and instructor in applied mathematics at the Department of Mathematics of MIT (2005-2009), served as a founding faculty at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, 2009-2016), and held a position in the Tamm Theoretical Physics Department at the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2017-2018). Since 2018, he is an associate professor at Skoltech. He has substantial teaching and advising experience at both graduate and undergraduate levels at MIT, KAUST, and Skoltech. At KAUST, he helped establish a vigorous graduate program in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, where he created and taught original courses on applied partial differential equations, numerical methods, stability and bifurcation theory, asymptotic analysis, and theoretical fluid dynamics. In Skoltech, he created and taught a number of courses in applied mathematics and numerical methods for engineering and applied sciences. Prof. Kasimov’s research is focused on the theory and numerical simulation of reacting flows and other nonlinear phenomena that exhibit complex, often chaotic, dynamics. Much of his past research has been on the theory of detonations, with particular emphasis on the analysis of stability of detonation waves and on the construction of asymptotic models of multi-dimensional detonations. Prof. Kasimov has made contributions to various other areas of nonlinear science, such as: traffic modeling, co-authoring a theory of jamitons; theory of water waves, especially involving hydraulic jumps; pattern-forming instabilities in reaction-diffusion equations in biology; dispersive wave solutions of the complex Gross-Pitaevskii equation; analysis of partial differential equations. He was a recipient of a US AFOSR Young Investigator Award in 2007 for his work on detonation theory. He has served as a co-chair and program committee member of leading international conferences in combustion such as International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems and the International Symposium on Combustion. As a member of Skoltech Energy Transition Center, Prof. Kasimov leads a master’s program in Applied Computational Mechanics and continues research in applied mathematics, theoretical fluid dynamics, reacting flows, combustion and detonation theory. His research at Skoltech has been supported by grants from Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Russian Science Foundation in addition to industrial grants and support from the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Assistant Professor, Head of Multiphase Flow Modeling Lab of the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). He received his MSc and Candidate of Sciences degrees at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, in 2005 and 2008 respectively. In 2002-2012, while working at the Laboratory of Multiphase Fluid Mechanics of the MSU Institute of Mechanics, Sergei led the theoretical study of hydrodynamic stability of shear particle-laden flows. In 2006-2011, Sergei carried out applied research activities in multiphase fluid mechanics at the Schlumberger Moscow Research as a part-time scientific consultant. In 2011, Sergei has joined University of Brighton in UK as a Research Fellow where he led the theoretical study of hydrodynamic instability and break-up of multiphase jets for 9 months. From mid-2012 to the end of 2016, Sergei was a full-time Senior Research Scientist with Schlumberger Moscow Research, carrying out mathematical modelling of multiphase particle-laden flows during hydraulic fracturing and fracture flowback. Sergei led, or contributed to, 8 academic research projects under governmental grants and 8 applied research projects in Schlumberger. While in Skoltech, Sergei has led or contributed to successful implementation of 12 industrial & governmental research projects related to development of oilfield and CCUS technologies. He is the author of over 65 publications including 24 papers in top international and Russian peer-reviewed fluid mechanics journals. He is also an author of 6 patents.
Head of research group of the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) reporting to Center’s director 15+ years of industry experience including reservoir and operations management roles, was in charge of asset reservoirs’ of Brown and Greenfields. Strong Site-experience, remarkable knowledge of exploitation: oil treatment, gas cycling and LPG. Last 4-years Skoltech experience is focused on Hydraulic Fracturing and ML activities as well as technology consulting for Energy Transition and ESG. He graduated from Russian State University of Oil and Gas in the field of Mathematician Engineer(1999-2005). In 2018 received a master's degree(Master of Business Administration), Moscow International Higher Business School. Work experience: 2004 – 2007 Reservoir Engineer at Gazprom-neft, Russia, Moscow. 2008 – 2010 Reservoir Manager at TOTAL, Russia, Moscow. 2011 – 2011 Consultant at TOTAL CSTJF, France, Pau. 2011 – 2015 Wells Superintendent at TOTAL, Congo, offshore Pointe-Noire. 2018 – 2020 Responsible of the Multiphase Flow Meta-modelling project at Skoltech. 2021 – Present Engineering R&D of Flowback, Machine Learning for Hydraulic Fracturing as well as technology Consulting for ESG.
Ph.D., Dr.Sc. Assistant Professor of the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). In 2012 he obtained a master’s degree in applied mathematics and Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and became a Ph.D. student of the same university. In 2011 and 2013 he became a visiting scientist at Rice University (USA). In 2015 he started to work at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology as research scientist. In 2016 he obtained his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from National University of Science and Technology MISiS, and in 2021 he got habilitation in condensed matter physics (Doctor of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Russian highest degree) from the same university. Since 2022 Alexander worked at the Assistant Professor position at Skoltech and leaded the Industry-Oriented Computational Discovery group. Alexander has more than 70 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals like Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters etc. which have been cited more than 3500 times (h-index 24). Alexander actively works in a field of computational search for new functional and constructional materials with predefined physical properties with subsequent development of new methods for theoretical investigations including AI. Alexander married and has two children.
PhD in Petroleum Engineering (2022). Research Scientist of the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). He obtained BSc (2016) and MSc (2018) degrees from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in applied physics and mathematics. Evgenii received MSc degree from Skoltech in petroleum engineering in 2019. After graduation from PhD program in Petroleum Engineering at Skoltech in 2022, Evgenii defended a PhD thesis on a topic “Asymptotic models of coupled geomechanics/fluid mechanics phenomena of hydraulic fracture growth”. Evgenii worked at Rosneft oil company as an intern from 2016 to 2018. Starting from 2018 till now, Evgenii work at Skoltech starting as a research intern and being now as a research scientist. Evgenii’s scientific interests cover mechanics of fluid driven fractures, multiphase flow modelling, analyses of geomechanical risks during CO2 sequestration, application of machine learning for oil and gas problems.
Elena is a specialist interested in the following areas: contemporary education process, education of the future, organization of financially successful offline and online educational programs using the best digital tools (YouTube broadcasts, synchronous and asynchronous sessions, professional television studios, landings etc.) Elena has 12 year-long of experience in the field of project management, successful interaction with Russian and international participants and partners at the top management level, experience of successful interaction with scientific, cultural, educational organizations, leading companies and governmental bodies.
Analyst of the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). In 2019-2022, Sergey worked as a gas analyst at the Energy Center of the Moscow School of Management "Skolkovo", where he conducted research on a wide range of topics in the development of global gas markets, and the development of opportunities for improving the Russian gas industry. Sergey Kapitonov is a graduate of the HSE Faculty of World Economics with a degree in Global Energy Markets. Sergey started his career in the Moscow bureau of the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and then worked as an international columnist and editor of the international direction in Oil&Gas Journal Russia and Offshore Russia. In 2014-2019 Sergey worked at Gazprom Export LLC, where he was engaged in the analysis of gas markets and international PR. Sergey's interests include such topics as the competition of pipeline gas and LNG, pricing mechanisms for natural gas in the world, the European "energy transition", alternative fuels in transport. Sergey is fond of sports swimming, photography.
Assistant of the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). In 2019, she graduated from the College of the Moscow State Art Industrial Academy named after S. G. Stroganov. Currently, she is studying at the Autonomous non-profit Organization of Higher Education "Institute of Business and Design" in the direction of Management, profile "Marketing". In June 2023, she joined the team of the project centre for energy transition at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.
Senior Analyst of the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). In 2008 she graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Management with a Bachelor of Economics degree. Then she entered the Department of International Oil and Gas Business under the guidance of prof. Konstantin Milovidov, Faculty of Economics and Management, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. In 2010 she received the degree of Master of Management. She was lecturer of the education programs “Oil Markets. Economics of the Oil Industry and “Gas Markets. Economics of the gas industry” at the same university. She worked at TNK-BP. From 2010 to 2021 she also was a researcher at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, participated in the development of a number of key research projects in the field of energy markets in Russia and the world. From 2017 to 2022, she was the Head of Climate Policy and Decarbonization at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Author of more than 40 scientific publications. Her Area of interest includes: decarbonization of energy intensive industries, climate policy, oil and gas markets, inter-fuel competition in the transport sector, CCUS.
Project manager of the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). She graduated from the Institute International Rights and Economy named after A.S. Griboedova Faculty of Economics with a degree in “Finance and credit” and Faculty of Linguistics with a degree in “Translator English in professional communication” in 2011 She started her career step by step in Schlumberger in Moscow. First position as administrator (2012-2013) after customs controller (2013-2014). She was logistician like import specialist (2014). Tender specialist with specialization chisel service (2017-2018). In 2018 she started to work at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology as projects coordinator in Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery. In 2022 and till now, Valeriya works in Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG.
Senior Specialist of the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). She graduated from the faculty "World Economy and innovations in the Fuel and Energy Sector" of MGIMO University (2020). During her studies, Elizaveta took an active part in the scientific activities of the university and was the head of the student volunteer movement within the framework of cooperation between MGIMO and the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. She started her career as an administrative manager of educational programs at the Energy Center of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. In 2022, she became a program manager for educational and research projects on the topic of energy, circular economy and ESG. She worked on such projects as "Energy Transition Globally in Resource-rich Countries", GNAM course, "Energy Transition 4.0", SKOLKOVO Energy Summer School, SKOLKOVO Autumn School of Sustainable Development. Elizaveta accompanied the conduct of dozens of Russian and international online conferences and sessions. She has joined the team of the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG Skoltech in March 2023.
Senior Specialist of the Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). Yuliya obtained BEng and MSc degrees (honors) from D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia in “Energy and Resource-Saving Processes in Chemical Technology, Petrochemistry, and Biotechnology” with a specialization in “Industrial Ecology”. She has defended her Master's thesis “Ecological and Economic Analysis of Various Hydrogen Production Technologies and Applications”, and the results of the study were accepted for implementation by the Executive Committee of the CIS Electric Power Council. Yuliya began her career as an analyst in the field of hydrogen economy at the Energy Center of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Subsequently, she held the position of an expert in ecology and low-carbon development at the International and Comparative Law Research Center. She is a co-author of several research papers and articles in the field of energy, particularly hydrogen economy. Yuliya's research interests encompass topics such as hydrogen and renewable energy, industrial ecology, environmental protection, rational resource utilization, and energy and resource-saving technologies.