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Rudolf Zhang, D.Sc.

Principal Research Scientist, Laboratory of Permafrost Engineering


Tel.: (4112) 390-866

Email: zhang@mpi.ysn.ru 




Projects2 Publications2


Educational Background

  • M.S. (Hydrotechnical Engineering), Moscow Institute of Water Management, 1964
  • Ph.D. (Engineering), Kostyakov Institute of Water Management and Engineering, Moscow, 1977. Dissertation: Thermal Regime of Small Embankment Dams for Basin Irrigation in Central Yakutia
  • D.Sc. (Engineering), Melnikov Permafrost Institute, 2001. Dissertation: Temperature Regime and Stability of Low-Head Dams and Earthen Canals in Permafrost Regions


Research Interests

  • Permafrost engineering
  • Embankment dams and hydraulic structures
  • Refrigeration systems



  • Member, Dissertation Council D 003.025.01
  • Full Member, Russian Engineering Academy
  • Member, Republic of Sakha/Yakutia President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technological Policy
  • Member, Technical Council, Republic of Sakha/Yakutia Ministry of Construction, Industry and Building Materials
  • Member, Science and Technology Council, Land Reclamation and Agricultural Water Management Bureau, Republic of Sakha/Yakutia Ministry of Agriculture
  • Member, Republic of Sakha/Yakutia Supreme Engineering Council
  • Director, Yakutian Branch of the Russian Engineering Academy


Field Work

Experimental studies, permafrost site investigations and performance observations of embankment dams and other hydraulic structures in Yakutia, including:

  • embankment dams on the Chakiya River with siphon spillways applied for the first time in Yakutia
  • Khorobut system for basin irrigation, Central Yakutia
  • Tatta River hydro scheme for water supply to the Central Yakutia areas east of the Lena River
  • Neryungri dam on the Olongoro River, southern Yakutia, for power generation
  • dam on Malaya Cherepanikha River, Olekminsk Region, for basin irrigation
  • Deputatsky Tin Mine tailings and water supply dams, Ust’-Yana Region
  • Dadaar land reclamation canals, Tompo Region
  • Sarylakh Gold Mine dam, Oymyakon Region
  • embankment dam with a siphon spillway on Matta River, Gorny Region
  • Maganka River dams
  • Amga River diversion project, Central Yakutia