Maxim Fedorov

Professor, Director, Skoltech Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering
Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering

Main areas of Prof. Fedorov’s research interests are high-performance computing (HPC) and Data Analytics with a focus on applications of HPC and Big Data in computational chemical physics, physical chemistry and molecular biophysics. A large part of this research focuses on energy-related applications covering a large range of topics from using molecular modelling methods for optimizing properties of ionic liquid-based super-capacitors to development of enhanced oil and gas recovery techniques. Another area of interest is in silico predicition of physical-chemical properties of bioactive molecules with use of modern HPC and chemical informatics techniques.

Maxim holds a Ph.D.  (Candidate of Science) degree in Physics and Mathematics and a D.Sc. (Doctor of Science) degree in Physical Chemistry from the Russian Academy of Sciences. Maxim has significant experience in coordinating international projects in scientific computing, applications of modelling techniques to real-world tasks and development of sustainable large-scale e-infrastructure for computational science and engineering. Maxim’s track-record includes leading the West of Scotland Academia-Industry Supercomputer Centre based in the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.  Under his strong leadership since 2012, the Centre has formed effective relations with the regional universities and local and international academic and industrial partners, underpinned a significant amount of the research base in the West of Scotland that resulted in some ~200 research publications and supported of ~100 postgraduate student projects. The Centre has established itself as a leading HPC center in UK in terms of real-world applications of this emergent technology. Maxim’s track-record includes  other appointments in leading international research and academic organisations such as Full Professorship (Chair) in Physics in the Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK), Research Group Leader at  Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Germany) and research positions at different levels at the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics (Pushchino Biological Centre of RAS), National Research Centre “Kurchatovskyi Institut”, University College Dublin and the Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics of Chemistry Department at University of Cambridge (UK).

To date, Maxim has published over 80 peer-reviewed publications and gave over 100 invited talks and lectures. Several of these publications became top 1% cited papers in corresponding areas. Maxim is an active member of several international research and scientific societies.

  • applications of high-performance computing in science and engineering
  • molecular-scale effects at solvation interfaces
  • ionic liquids and their applications in energy storage and biotechnology
  • Helmholtz Award for ‘impressive achievement in theoretical physical chemistry of aqueous systems’ by IAPWS
  • Deputy Leader of the SUPA Physics and Life Sciences Theme, Scottish
    Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)
Alexander Bernstein
Principal Research Scientist
Vladimir Gershenzon
Leading Research Scientist
Dmitry Yarotsky
Leading Research Scientist
Pavel Boyko
Senior Research Scientist
Alexey Frolov
Senior Research Scientist
Victor Lobachev
Senior Research Scientist
Kirill Andreev
Research Scientist
Mikhail Belyaev
Research Scientist
Andrey Ivanov
Research Scientist
Maxim Panov
Research Scientist
Pavel Prihodko
Research Scientist
Alexei Trekin
Research Scientist
Alexey Zaytsev
Research Scientist
Julia Gusak
Junior Research Scientist
Georgy Potapov
Junior Research Scientist
Olga Korobova
Research Intern
Ekaterina Skidchenko
Research Intern
Konstantin Slavnov
Research Intern
Mark Vinogradov
Research Intern

ФИО: Максим Валериевич Федоров
Занимаемая должность (должности): Профессор, Директор Центра
Преподаваемые дисциплины: Научные Вычисления (Scientific Computing)
Ученая степень: Кандидат наук, 2002 г., РАН; Доктор наук, 2007 г., РАН
Ученое звание: Профессор
Наименование направления подготовки и/или специальности: физико-математические науки, химические науки
Общий стаж работы: 23 года
Стаж работы по специальности: 17 лет