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Igor Shishkovsky

Associate Professor, PhD, Lebedev Physical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials

Prof. Igor Shishkovsky received his PhD from the Lebedev Physical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow (1992) and DrSc from the Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Material Science of the RAS (ISMAN, Chernogolovka, Moscow region, 2005). In the period from 1993 to 2013 years, Prof.  Shishkovsky held positions (Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor) at Sam GTU and MGTU – Stankin. He was an Invited Professor in Diagnostics and Imaging of Industrial Processes (DIPI) Laboratory at Ecole Nationale d’Ingenieurs de Saint Etienne (2006 – 07 & 2010 – 11, ENISE, France). He is an SPIE member, certified expert of the RAS, expert of the RSF, RFBR, European science foundations. He is a co-author of 200 scientific papers, 10 books/chapters and 8 patents devoted to additive manufacturing processes (Selective Laser Sintering / Melting, Direct Metal Deposition, 3D laser cladding & etc). His current research interests are additive manufacturing of functional parts, 3D biofabrication of implant and scaffolds and laser treatment of materials.

Ongoing projects:

  • The Russian Science Foundation has been awarded support from 2020 until 2022 to our Project No 2020-19-00780 “The novel manufacturing approach to production of highly efficient lead-free textured piezo-ceramic materials using additive manufacturing technologies” Project leader – Shishkovsky I.V. 
  • The State Corporation RosAtom (VNIEF, Sarov) has been funded from 2019 until 2021 the Project in frame works of own the Unified Industry Thematic Plan ЕОТП-МТ-097 “3D Virtual Printer“. Project leader in CDMM (Skoltech)- Shishkovsky I.V.


The main goal of our research is to find prospective powder compositions for the fabrication of functional parts by the SLS/M and 3D laser cladding processes (DMD, LENS), and to study their properties and synthesis conditions. The results are expected to be utilized in medicine (orthopedic implants), the oil, gas, and chemistry industries (filter elements, catalytic membranes), in electrical engineering (piezo elements) and in auto, aerospace and other branches of precision engineering. In other words, the applications encompass any industry where there are problems of modeling and RP&AM, which utilize powdered materials. The list includes: a) shapes cast from a sintered master pattern; b) functional customized parts and tools with unique physical characteristics.

The current studies at Prof. Shishkovsky group are directing on the combinatory approach had been realized for the first time into our researches on graded Metal (or Polymer) Matrix Composites (M/PMC) based on titanium, nickel or iron matrix ( OR, the whole range of polymer powders in case of PMC) , with the layerwise increasing content of Al2O3, TiC, TiB2, WC etc. nanoceramics. In certain cases, we recommend additional thermal heating of the initial mix and/or substrate for temperature gradient reduction in the volume of the 3D part to decrease residual stresses and propensity to delamination. Developed us a combinatory method is an effective tool for detection and design of new alloys for additive manufacturing (AM), studying of phase-structural transformations in non-equilibrium conditions of 3D laser synthesis, and prediction of other perspective MMC and heat resisting alloys (Genome of Material for Combinatorial Design and Prototyping of Alloys ) for aircraft & nuclear industries.



Shishkovsky I. Aerospace applications of the SLM process of functional and functional graded metal-matrix composites based on NiCr superalloys. Pages 265-280. Book Chapter 12 in Elsevier Publ., F. Froes, R. Boyer (Eds.) Additive Manufacturing for the Aerospace Industry. 1st Edition‘, 2019. ISBN: 978-0-12814-062-8, 482 p.

Shishkovsky I. Introductory Chapter: Genome of Material for Combinatorial Design and Prototyping of Alloys, p. 1-9. Book Chapter 1 in InTech Publ., Igor V. Shishkovsky (Ed.) ‘Additive Manufacturing of High-performance Metals and Alloys. Modeling and Optimization‘, 2018, London, UK. ISBN: 978-1-78923-389-6, Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-388-9. Open access

Additive Manufacturing of High-performance Metals and Alloys. Modeling and Optimization. Edited by Igor Shishkovsky, ISBN: 978-1-78923-389-6, Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-388-9, XXX p, Publ. InTech: London, UK, 2018. Open access

Sintering of Functional Materials, Edited by Igor Shishkovsky, ISBN: 978-953-51-3757-3, Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3756-6, 192 p, Publ. InTech: Rijeka, Croatia, 2018. Open access

Volyansky I., Shishkovsky I. Laser assisted 3D printing of functional graded structures from polymer covered nanocomposites, p 237-258. Book Chapter 11 in InTech Publ., Igor V. Shishkovsky (Ed.) ‘New Trends in 3D Printing’, 2016, Rijeka, Croatia. ISBN: 978-953-51-2480-1, Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2479-5, 268 p. Open access

New Trends in 3D Printing, Igor V. Shishkovsky (Ed.), 2016, Rijeka, Croatia. ISBN: 978-953-51-2480-1, Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2479-5, 268 p. Open access

Шишковский И.В. Основы аддитивных технологий высокого разрешения (Djvu). Из-во Питер, СПб, 2016, 400 c., ISBN 978-5-496-02049-7

Shishkovsky I.V., Nazarov A.P., Kotoban D.V., Kakovkina N.G. Comparison of additive technologies for gradient aerospace part fabrication from nickel based superalloys. p . 221-245. Book Chapter 10 in InTech Publ., M. Aliofkhazraei (Ed.) “Superalloys”, Rijeka, Croatia, ISBN 978-953-51-2212-8, 2015, 344 p. Open access

Book chapters in: J. Lawrence et al. (Eds.), Laser Surface Engineering. Processes and applications, 718 p. 2015, Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials, ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, on – line ISBN 978-1-78242-074-3.

Shishkovsky I.V. Chemical and physical vapor deposition methods for nanocoatings. Book chapter in: A. S. Hamdy and I. Tiginyanu (Eds.), ‘Nanocoatings and Ultra Thin-Films‘, 2011, 414 p., Woodhead Publishing Limited, Abington Cambridge, UK, on – line ISBN 978-1-84569-812-6, pp. 57-77 . doi:10.1533/9780857094902.1.57

Shishkovsky I.V. High Speed Laser Assisted Surface Modification. A book-chapter in A. S. Hamdy (Ed.) High Performance Coatings for Automotive and Aerospace Industries, Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, June 2010, pp. 109-126. ISBN: 978-1-60876-579-9.

Шишковский И.В. Лазерный синтез функциональных мезоструктур и объемных изделий (Djvu). Физматлит. М.: 2009. 424 c. ISBN 978-5-9221-1122-5


  • The Second diploma on the research competition at P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of RAS for 2007 year by the science group, which was named – “Laser synthesis of the 3D tools. Prospects and exhibits”;
  • Samara Region Award for 2000 and  2016 years in sciences and technology field from Samara Region Administration for the research study’s cycle in nomination ‘technical sciences': “Implants and scaffolds fabrication by means of additive technologies”;

We are looking for ambitious and hardworking graduated students for Master/PhD projects aimed to help

  • Provide multiscale modelling and inverse design methodology to assist in navigating complex process-structure-property relationships in additive manufacturing;
  • Develop predictive process-structure-property-relationships integrated with CAD/E/M tools;
  • Develop Powder bed fusion (PBF) and Direct Energy Deposition (DED) of hot resistance powdered alloys  with special properties;
  • Exploit unique AM characteristics to produce artificial structures and devices (for example base metamaterials, with a negative coefficient of thermal expansion or optical transmission or Poisson coefficient);
  • Fabricate functionally gradient materials and multiple materials, and embed smart components during fabrication processes;
  • Develop and identify green materials including recyclable, reusable, and biodegradable materials;
  • Realize 4D printing. Create methods to model and design with variability: shape, properties, process, etc. – implants, tissue engineering scaffolds, sustainable (green) sensors, devices etc.

Directions of current researches include but not restrict to :

  1. Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) & Direct Energy Deposition (DED) of intermetallic powder composition and fabrication of the Functional Graded Structures in the (Ti-Al, Ni-Al, Ti-Ni, Fe-Al, Fe-Ti, Ni-Al-Cu and etc) powder systems.
  2. 3D intermetallic synthesis biocomposite implants, scaffolds and drug delivery systems from titanium, nitinol or metal (Ti, NiTi)/ceramics (ZrO2, TiO2, Al2O3, AZO, hydroxyapatite) + polymers, including bio-polymers (PEEK, PCL, PA, PC, PVDF) – both micron and nano size, determination of the optimum SLS/M conditions and analysis of a phase structure and properties.
  3. Computer modeling of electro-physical and biochemical properties and layer – by – layer fabrication via SLS/M methods of Micro-/Nano-EMS (electro-mechanical systems)

Interested MsD/PhD and Postdoc candidates are welcome to write to Prof. Igor Shishkovsky at i.shishkovsky@skoltech.ru for further details.

PhD students:

  • Konstantin Makarenko (PhD-2) – Thesis title ‘Fabrication of functionally-graded structures and tools via Direct Energy Deposition’
  • Maxim Isachenkov (PhD-2) – Thesis title ‘SLA based ceramics fabrication and their applications’
  • Yulia Kuzminova (PhD-2) – Thesis title ‘Microstructure and mechanical properties of high and medium-entropy alloys after powder bed fusion process’
  • Oleg Volgin (PhD-3) – Thesis title  ‘Theoretical and numerical modeling of shape memory effect in polymers suitable for 4D printing
  • Yulia Bondareva (PhD-05.10.2020) -Thesis title ‘Sulfonimide-based dendrimers: synthesis and application for surface functionalization


Svyatoslav Chugunov
Senior Research Scientist
Stanislav Evlashin
Senior Research Scientist
Andrey Dyakov
Denis Firsov
Andrey Tikhonov

Course MA06243 – Fundamentals of Additive Technologies

Additive manufacturing (AM), also called 3D printing, has become an extremely promising technology nowadays. Unlike traditional manufacturing processes such as welding, milling and melting that involve multi-stage processing and treatments, AM allows to create products with the new level of performance and shapes. Moreover, this technique allows to produce prototypes rapidly and leads to reducing costs and risks. Another crucial advantage of the technology is the unprecedented design flexibility that let us create the samples of high quality based on different materials such as metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, composite materials etc.

The main goal of this course is to represent the fundamental basis of different additive technologies to the students. In this course, a wide range of questions will be addressed, beginning from the process of chain and designing the structures up to various 3D printing technologies, materials and process parameters, benefits and drawbacks of AM approaches will be considered. During laboratory class, we will get acquainted with the additive technologies on various printing machines. Students will be able to create their own models, print them in metals, ceramics and polymers, and also analyze the properties of the final samples. During this course, a complete cycle of production of samples using various 3D printing techniques will be explored both theoretically and practically.

Course MA03354 – 3D Bio-printing: Processes, Materials and Applications

Additive manufacturing technology offers significant advantages for biomedical devices and tissue engineering due to its ability to manufacture low-volume or one-of-a-kind parts on-demand based on patient-specific needs, at no additional cost for different designs that can vary from patient to patient, while also offering flexibility in the starting materials.

The course starts with the introduction of tissue engineering (TE) and the scaffold-based TE approaches. A big part of course will be devoted to the main processes of 3D bio-fabrication. We will describe the key stages in 3D bio-printing, which are the material choice (bio-materials and cell source), pre-processing (CAD and topological optimization), processing (the 3D bioprinting systems and processes) and post-processing (cell culture). The application areas of bio-printing, including tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, clinics and transplantation, pharmaceutics, and the future trends in bioprinting that will revolutionize the organ transplantation technology in the next decades will be discussed.

Course MA03249 – Industrial Robotics

Industrial robots are used to do repetitive actions in various different manufacturing processes. They are automated, programmable and can be integrated with various external devices depending on the solving problem. Typical applications of industrial robots-manipulators include welding, painting, assembly, moving, palletizing, product inspection processes accomplished with high speed and precision.

The main goal of this course is explain principles of controlling robots and solve different automation tasks demanded in industry.In th is course, a wide range of questions will be addressed, beginning from the basics of robot teaching and controlling up to integration of manipulators and external devices into a single system. During laboratory class we will get acquainted with modern industrial robots. Students will be able to control an teach robots for solving different tasks: from simple movement of manipulators up to build an automated system for real manufacturing task.

Course MA03356 – Thermal spraying and functional coatings

Thermal spray technology produces high-functional coatings to modify the surface properties. Thermal spraying comprises a group of processes in which finely divided metallic or nonmetallic materials are deposited in a molten or semi-molten condition to form a coating. Thermal spray coatings improve the component life by increasing abrasion and erosion wear resistance, corrosion resistance. Reduce component cost can be achieved by using a low cost material in combination with an expensive protective coating.

The main goal of this course is explain the latest developments in the field of thermal spraying and functional coatings to the students. In this course, a wide range of questions will be addressed, beginning from the basics of spraying process up to properties and requirements of final functional coatings. Different application areas of these coatings will be consider, such as power generation, aviation, oil & gas, automotive and other industries. Five major technologies in thermal spraying will be represented during the course: HVOF, APS, Cold Spraying, Wire-arc, Flame spraying.

ФИО: Шишковский Игорь Владимирович

Занимаемая должность (должности): Доцент

Преподаваемые дисциплины:

  • Course MA06243 – Fundamentals of Additive Technologies
  • Course MA03354 – 3D Bioprinting: Processes, Materials and Applications
  • Course MA03249 – Industrial Robotics
  • Course MA03356 – Thermal spraying and functional coatings

Ученая степень: Доктор физико-математических наук (01.04.17),  2005 – Институт структурной макрокинетики и проблем материаловедения, Черноголовка, Москв. обл. ;  Кандидат физико-математических наук (01.04.07), 1992  – Физический институт им. П.Н. Лебедева РАН, Москва.

Ученое звание (при наличии): Доцент по кафедре общей и лазерной физики (СамГТУ), 1998

Наименование направления подготовки и/или специальности: Теоретическая физика

Данные о повышении квалификации и/или профессиональной переподготовке (при наличии): нет

Общий стаж работы: 37 год

Стаж работы по специальности: 37 год