Dmitry Dzhurinskiy

Dr. Dmitry Dzhurinskiy is Associate Professor at the Skoltech’ Center for Materials Technologies. He received combined B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in 2000 and earned his Ph.D. in 2006 with a major in Materials Science and Engineering from the Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia. He held research engineer and managerial positions at CRISM “Prometey” of National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” and Innovation Department of Arconic (former Alcoa Corporation).

Dr. Dzhurinskiy’s teaching interests span around surface engineering subject. Dr. Dzhurinskiy is author/co-author of more than 26 scientific papers and co-invented for 7 patents.

  • If we understand material structure-property-processing relationship, we can exploit them for design!


  • Dzhurinskiy, D., Maeva, E., Leshchinsky, Ev., Maev, R.Gr., Corrosion protection of light alloys using low pressure cold spray, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 21(2), 304-313, 2012
    DOI: 10.1007/s11666-011-9729-7
  • Dzhurinskiy, D., Gao, Y., Yeung, Leshchynsky, V., Strumban, E., Matthews, A., Yerokhin, A., Maev, R.G., Characterization and corrosion evaluation of TiO2:n-HA coatings on titanium alloy formed by plasma electrolytic oxidation, Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 269, 258-265, 2015
    DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2015.01.022
  • Dzhurinskiy, D., Leshchinsky, V., Strumban, E., Maeva, E., Maev, R.G., Protective coatings for mechanical aluminum–magnesium joints, Journal of Surface Engineering, 2015
    DOI: 10.1179/1743294415Y.0000000036


  • Cold Gas Dynamic Spray, textbook, CRC Press, 2016
    Fundamentals of Cold Spray Coating Formation (chapter, co-author)
    Application of Cold Spray (chapter co-author)


  • Dzhurinskiy, D., Akhatov I.Sh., Method for forming low contact resistance busbar joints, Patent of Russian Federation No. 2732367, September 16, 2020
  • Maev, R.Gr., Leshchynsky, V., Strumban, E., Dzhurinskiy, D., Baran, Z., Hopper with microreactor and cartridge for low pressure spraying, US Patent No. US10300445B2, May 28, 2019
  • Maev, R.Gr., Leshchynsky, V., Strumban, E., Zingashin, D., Dzhurinskiy, D., Apparatus and method for cold spraying and coating processing, US Patent No. US10329670B2, June 25, 2019
  • Bistrov, U., Rusin, A., Nikolskiy, V., Dzhurinskiy, D., Method for manufacturing anode of chemical current supply, Patent of Russian Federation No. 2291521, February 22, 2005
  • Bistrov, U., Rusin, A., Nikolskiy, V., Dzhurinskiy, D., Alkali power supply anode, Patent of Russian Federation No. 2288523, February 03, 2005
  • Dzhurinskiy, D., Farmakovsky, B., Vasiliev, A., A method of functional coatings application with high adhesive properties, Patent of Russian Federation No. 228546, July 27, 2004
  • Farmakovsky, B., Dzhurinskiy, D., Vasiliev, A., Kuznetsov, P., Ni-base amorphous alloy, Patent of Russian Federation No. 2219279, March 04, 2002

We are currently looking for enthusiastic students (at both MSc and PhD levels) to join a research group at the laboratory of thermal spray coatings.

PhD student: The successful candidate will work on a specific project on development, characterization, and optimization of new thermally sprayed coating systems (next-generation coatings for extreme environments) and strengthen their publication record.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop new thermally sprayed coatings;
  • Conduct laboratory-scale experiments and hands-on wear and corrosion tests of materials and coatings;
  • Characterize the specimens using specialized laboratory characterization methods and techniques;
  • Develop numerical models and process digital replicas (Digital Twins) for thermal spraying processes.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Strong metallurgy and materials science background;
  • The candidate must meet the English language requirements of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech).

Highly desirable:

  • Experience in materials science and surface engineering, especially thermal spray coatings;
  • Experience in CAD design, CAE simulation and FEA analysis.


  • Experience in understanding and managing wear and corrosion processes;
  • Experience in conducting hands-on laboratory experiments.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to have:

  • Master degree in engineering/science disciplines;
  • Analytical thinking, data analysis and critical problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently;
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary research team;
  • Evidence of good oral and written communication skills;
  • Applicants with publications will be highly regarded.

Stanislav Dautov
Artem Yakimchuk
MSc Student


Course Classification: Science, Technology, and Engineering


Thermal spray technology provides a cost-effective functional surface solution for many applications requiring resistance to wear, heat, and corrosion. This practically-oriented course is intended to familiarize graduate students with an understanding of thermal spray processing science and front-line research topics, with attention to the latest development and innovations in the field. The second purpose of this interdisciplinary course is to give the students technological/engineering perspectives of thermal spray applications and practice.

Students’ key learning objectives: Develop knowledge and specific hands-on skills in thermal spray processing of materials; Perform spraying of single- and multi-phase compositions, ceramics, metal-matrix, and functionally gradient materials; Carry out physical properties evaluations of sprayed deposits and assessing coating microstructural features using characterization methods and analysis tools; Build finite element models of spraying nozzles and perform computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis to optimize spraying criteria and find optimal process parameters; Use and practice modern principles of advanced manufacturing technologies by performing computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) tasks.

The course has 3 sections:

  • lecture;
  • tutorial/demonstration;
  • a section when students individually work on practical aspects of thermal spray technology assigned by the instructor. A list of possible topics and a set of detailed instructions will be distributed to the students. Problems solved by the students must be submitted in the form of one technical report describing their research and a 20 min oral presentation by the end of the semester.


There are no formal prerequisites, however, a basic understanding of materials science and mechanical engineering is recommended.



Course Classification: Science, Technology, and Engineering


Industrial robots offer substantial gains in manufacturing productivity, particularly when integrated into an automated system. A great range of capabilities commonly includes a wide variety of basic industrial tasks: material handling and palletizing, machine loading, parts assembly, welding, spray painting, and tool operation.

This practical-oriented course aims to familiarize graduate students with intelligent industrial robots and gain valuable hands-on skills through extensive training sessions and utilizing modern concepts and techniques of controlling robot manipulators and types of end effectors. Also, students will be trained to handle different automation tasks required by the needs of a particular industrial sector.

The course has 3 sections:

  • lecture;
  • tutorial/demonstration;
  • a section when students individually work on individual projects (e.g. palletizing, welding, milling, etc.).


There are no formal prerequisites; however, a basic understanding of engineering and mechanics is recommended. Knowledge of Python and/or C++ programming languages will be an advantage, along with experience in operating Linux systems.