The International Scientific Council of the SPbPU

The International Scientific Council of the SPbPU (referred to as ISC or the Council) is a permanent collegial advisory body of the SPbPU (referred to as the University), established to advise on research, educational, international, innovative and other activities of the University to advance the University's position in the international scientific community and to strengthen the University's reputation.

The main tasks of the Council:

  • Determining scientific agenda of the University;
  • Developing strategy to improve the academic reputation of the University;
  • Advancing the University's position within the framework of the Program for improving the international competitiveness;
  • Improving the reputation and ranking of the University in the global scientific and educational space;
  • Attracting leading scientists to give lectures and participate in research collaborations

ISC chairman

Leonid Vaisberg

Leonid Vaisberg

Academic title:
academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Position:
chairman of the board of directors, Research and Engineering Corporation "Mekhanobr-Tekhnika” (Russia)

ISC members

Joeri Aerts

Joeri Aerts

Position:
Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Head of the Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Molecular Biology (Belgium)
Jūras Banys

Jūras Banys

Position:
President of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (Lithuania)
Michel W. Barsoum

Michel W. Barsoum

Position:
Distinguished Professor, Drexel University (USA)
Andrew Wachtel

Andrew Wachtel

Position:
Rector of the Narxoz University (Kazakhstan)
Martin Gitsels

Martin Gitsels

Position:
General Director of the Siemens Scientific Research Center LLC (Russia)
Ning Dai

Ning Dai

Position:
Professor, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (PRC)
Takeshi Egami

Takeshi Egami

Position:
Distinguished Professor, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Director Emeritus of UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences (USA)
Igor Kornev

Igor Kornev

Position:
Professor, Université Paris-Saclay; lead scientist of Laboratory Structures, properties and modeling of solids (France)
Dusan Losic

Dusan Losic

Position:
Professor, University of Adelaide; Director of ARC Graphene Research Hub; member of Australian Academy of Science (Australia)
Mars Hasanov

Mars Hasanov

Position:
CEO Gazprom Neft Scientific Research Center (Russia)
Frank Henning

Frank Henning

Position:
Deputy Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (Germany)
Stephan De Spiegeleire

Stephan De Spiegeleire

Position:
Leading expert of the Center for Strategic Studies, Hague (Netherlands)