Igor Rastegaev, D.Sc., Prof.

Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory of Permafrost Engineering



Email: rastegaev2009@yandex.ru



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Educational Background

  • M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), Moscow Automobile and Road Construction University, 1969
  • Ph.D. (Engineering), Moscow Automobile and Road Construction University, 1971. Dissertation: Physical Modeling of Operation of Continuous Digging Machines
  • D.Sc. (Engineering), Permafrost Institute, Yakutsk, 1987. Dissertation: Excavation of Frozen Soils by Percussion Drilling and Ripping


Research Interests

  • Permafrost engineering
  • Excavation in cold regions
  • Pile foundations in permafrost
  • Snow control
  • Permafrost as building material



  • Russian Engineering Academy (1992-1997 Vice President for Siberian and Northern Affairs, 1997-2002 Chief Scientific Secretary, 2002-present Full Member)
  • International Engineering Academy, Full Member
  • Dissertation Council D 003.025.01, Member



  • 1976-1982 Chair, Department of Construction Machinery, Evening Industrial Institute, Norilsk
  • 1982-1983 Associate Professor, Department of Construction Machinery, Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering
  • 2009-present Part-time Professor lecturing on frozen ground excavation and pile foundations, Moscow Automobile and Road Construction University

Unless stated otherwise, all photographs on this website are by the Melnikov Permafrost Institute staff members
(Sergey Serikov, Yuri Murzin, Leonid Gagarin, Mikhail Grigoriev, Alexander Fedorov, Sergey Gulyi, Ivan Vakhrin, Andrey Litovko, Stepan Varlamov and others).

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