Mikhail Kovalchuk


President of National Research Centre (NRC) Kurchatov Institute.

Graduated from Leningrad State University. Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Corresponding Member, Doctor of Sciences (Physics and Mathematics), professor.

Worked as Director of the Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography RAS. Since 2005, Director of Kurchatov Institute.

Dean of the Faculty of Nano-, Bio-, Informational and Cognitive Technology at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Headed the Chair for “Physics of Nanosystems” of the MSU Faculty of Physics.

Member of the Council of the Skolkovo Foundation. Scientific secretary of the Council on Science, Technology and Education under the President of the Russian Federation (RF). Member of the Commission on Modernization and Technological Development of the Economy under the RF President. Member of the State Commission on High Technology and Innovation. Member of the Council of General and Chief Designers, Leading Scientists and Specialists in the Field of High-Tech Sectors of the Economy. Member of the RF Civic Chamber.

Chairman of the Russian National Committee for Crystallography. Chairman of the National Conference on Application of the X-ray, Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Electrons for Material Characterization. Member of the Physics Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Editor-in-chief of the RAS Crystallography Reports journal.

Has authored books and academic papers on nanotechnology and crystallography.

Recipient of various state awards, including State Awards of the Russian Federation.

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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