Rector of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, professor.
Graduated with honours from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of Materials at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys State Technological University (now the National University of Science and Technology MISiS) with a major in “The Physics of Metals” (1990) and Kutafin Moscow State Law University with a degree in Jurisprudence (2003).
1990-1992: Graduate studies at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys State Technological University. Defended his thesis for the degree of Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences, specializing in Solid State Physics (code 01.04.07).
1992-2000: Researcher and Senior Researcher at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys,Scientific Research Laboratory of Synthesis. Associate Professor in the Department of Theoretical Physics at Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys.
1997: Defended his D.Sc. dissertation for the degree of Candidate of Mathematical Sciences, specializing in Solid State Physics (code 01.04.07).
1997-2000: Vice-Rector for Research, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys.
2000-2004: Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and Professor at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys.
2004-2005: Director of the Department of State Policy in Science, Technology and Innovation, at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
2005-2007: State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
2007-2013: Rector of National University of Science and Technology MISiS.
2009: Included in the list of the “top 100” of the executive candidate pool under the patronage of the President of the Russian Federation.
2012-2016: Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
Dr. Livanov is the author of over 55 scientific works, 49 of which have been published abroad. He has also written a textbook for university students entitled The Physics of Metals (2006). His research focuses on the following subjects: transport properties of metals; fluctuation phenomena in superconductors; the properties of low-dimensional and amorphous metal systems.
Recipient of the Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for Young Scientists (2000) and Laureate of the Award of the Government of the Russian Federation in the Field of Education (2011).
In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
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