Zhang A


Andrei Zhang, Ph.D.

Junior Research Scientist
Laboratory of Permafrost Engineering


РИНЦ Author ID
: 929358 (https://www.elibrary.ru/author_profile.asp?id=929358)
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4349-8841
Web of Science ResearcherID: ABA-4055-2020
Scopus ID: 57202686843




Tel.: +7-4112-390866
Email: zhang0993@yandex.ru


Education and Degrees

  • M.S. (Engineering Geology), Moscow State University, 2016
  • Ph.D. (Engineering), Melnikov Permafrost Institute, 2020. Dissertation: Thermal Stabilization of the Railway Embankment and Foundation by Sideslope Insulation


Research Interests

  • Frozen ground engineering
  • Embankments on permafrost
  • Mitigation techniques
  • Numerical modeling


Current and Recent Projects

  • SB RAS Basic Research Project IX.135.2.6, 2017-2020: Geocryological Environment and Its Role in Functioning of Natural-Technical Systems. Block 1. Physics and Mechanics of Frozen, Freezing and Thawing Soils and Their Role in the Development of Geocryological Environment and Stability of Urban, Linear, Hydraulic and Mining Infrastructure (Participant)
  • Contract Project, Institut Giprostroymost St Petersburg AO, 2020: Permafrost Characterization for the Lena River Toll Bridge Project Site Investigation (Co-Investigator)
  • Contract Project, LenAeroProect AO, 2020: Geotechnical and Permafrost Investigations for the Yakutsk Airport Runway-2 Reconstruction Project (Co-Investigator)


Field Work

  • Geotechnical and permafrost investigations for the Yakutsk Airport Runway-2 Reconstruction Project (2020)
  • Permafrost Characterization for the Lena River Toll Bridge Project Site (2020)
  • Geotechnical assessment of building foundations in distress, Bestyakh, Khangalas Ulus (2020)


Patents/Licenses

  • Russian Federation Patent 2665097. Freezing System for an Embankment Dam on Permafrost and Embankment Design. Applicant and Proprietor: Melnikov Permafrost Institute. Authors: R.V. Zhang, D.M. Shesternev, S.A. Velikin, A.A. Zhang. Filed 14.03.2017. Published: 28.08.2018, Bull. 25. [Патент 2665097 Российская Федерация. Замораживающая система грунтовой плотины в зоне вечной мерзлоты и плотина с её применением / Р. В. Чжан, Д. М. Шестернёв, С. А. Великин, А. А. Чжан; Дата подачи заявки: 14.03.2017. Опубликовано: 28.08.2018 Бюл. № 25]
  • Russian Federation Invention Patent 2634765. System for Ground Cooling and Freezing. Applicant and Proprietor: Melnikov Permafrost Institute. Inventors: R.V. Zhang, D.M. Shesternev, G.P. Kuzmin, S.A. Velikin, A.A. Zhang. Filed 16.09.2016. Published 03.11.2017, Bull. 31 [Патент 2634765. Российская Федерация. Система для охлаждения и замораживания грунта / Р. В. Чжан, Д. М. Шестернёв, Г. П. Кузьмин, С. А. Великин, А. А. Чжан; патентообладатель Федеральное государственное бюджетное Учреждение РАН – Институт мерзлотоведения им. П. И. Мельникова СО РАН (RU) – заявка № 2016137039/03(058234); заявл. 16.09.2016. Дата госрегистрации в Государственном реестре изобретений РФ 03 ноября 2017 г.]