Andrei Litovko

Research Scientist, Laboratory of Permafrost Engineering

РИНЦ Author ID: 609023 (
Scopus ID: 56966735000

Tel.: +7-4112-390845


  • M.S. (Mining Engineering), Yakutsk University, 2007

Research interests:

  • Engineering permafrost studies
  • Geological survey
  • Geotechnical monitoring
  • Linear structures in permafrost terrain

Current and Recent Projects

  • Public Contract OK 2154, Sakha (Yakutia) Public Roads Administration, 2020-2021. Establishment of an Experimental Test Site Network on Regional Roads in the Sakha (Yakutia) Permafrost Zone for Embankment Stability Research (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • SB RAS Basic Research Project, 2021-2025: Sustainability of Coupled Natural and Human Systems in Permafrost Regions and New Technologies for Using Cold Resources (Participant)
  • Contract Project, Sakhatelecom Co. (Yakutsk), 2019: Identifying Potential Thermokarst Areas along the Proposed Fiber Optic Cable Line from Mirny to Suntar to Vilyuisk
  • Developing Guidelines for Selecting Burial Depth of Fiber Optic Cables with Permissible Crush (3 kN/cm2 to 7 kN/cm2) and Tensile (7 kN/cm2 to 40 kN/cm2) Loads in the Active Layer of Permafrost in the Section from Udachny to Verkne-Munskoe to Olenek (Co-Investigator)

Field Work

  • 2020 Permafrost investigations along the paved roads and establishment of geotechnical monitoring sites in Nam, Amga and Khangalassy areas
  • 2019 Examination of the condition of existing roads on permafrost subgrade in central Yakutia
  • 2019 Investigations of permafrost processes and features in western Yakutia
  • 2014-2018 Temperature and groundwater monitoring of alluvial fill sands in District 203 development area, Yakutsk
  • 2014 Examination of permafrost-related processes and mitigation measures on the Amur Highway, Trans-Baikalia
  • 2011-2014 Geotechnical monitoring and investigations in the ice-rich permafrost section of the Amur–Yakutsk Railway


  • Russian Federation Utility Model Patent 165960. Embankment Design with a Cooling System. Applicant and Proprietor: Melnikov Permafrost Institute. Inventors: G.P. Kuzmin, A.V. Litovko, D.M. Shesternev. Filed 22.04.2016. Published 10.11.2016, Bull. 31

Honours and Awards

Honorary Diploma, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2020