Sergei has a strong background in fluid mechanics with the particular focus on modeling multiphase and particle-laden flows. He received his MSc and Candidate of Sciences degrees at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, in 2005 and 2008 respectively. In 2002-2012, while working at the Laboratory of Multiphase Fluid Mechanics of the MSU Institute of Mechanics, Sergei led the theoretical study of hydrodynamic stability of shear particle-laden flows. In 2006-2011, Sergei carried out applied research activities in multiphase fluid mechanics at the Schlumberger Moscow Research as a part-time scientific consultant. In 2011, Sergei has joined University of Brighton in UK as a Research Fellow where he led the theoretical study of hydrodynamic instability and break-up of multiphase jets for 9 months. From mid-2012 to the end of 2016, Sergei was a full-time Senior Research Scientist with Schlumberger Moscow Research, carrying out mathematical modelling of multiphase particle-laden flows during hydraulic fracturing and fracture flowback.
Since 2017, Sergei has joined Skoltech and occupied different positions (Senior Research Scientist, Leading Research Scientist, and Assistant Professor); since 2023 he is leading Laboratory for digital modelling of multiphase systems in oil&gas industry (in Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG).
Sergei led, or contributed to, 8 academic research projects under governmental grants and 8 applied research projects in Schlumberger.
While in Skoltech, Sergei has led or contributed to successful implementation of over 15 industrial research projects related to development of oilfield and CCUS technologies.
He is the author of over 65 publications including 25 papers in top international and Russian peer-reviewed fluid mechanics journals. He is also an author of 8 patents and patent applications.
Selected peer-reviewed papers (out of 25, full list is available via links to Scopus/Google Scholar/CV in the left part of the web-page):
Lecturer of the course: “Advanced Fluid Mechanics: Multiphase Flow Modeling in Energy Transition”