Sergey graduated from Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, USSR (now Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia) in 1978. Right after graduation, for almost two decades Sergey worked in the Laboratory of Physics of Fracture, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg, Russia), where he has got his PhD in Physics and Mathematics in 1990. Later, Sergey continued his scientific career abroad. At first, for almost four years he worked in the US Geological Survey (Menlo Park, USA), then, for almost ten years – in the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (Potsdam, Germany). In 2010, Sergey joined Schlumberger, TerraTek, in Salt Lake City, USA as a Head of Acoustic Technology, and in 2017 he continued working in Schlumberger Reservoir Laboratory (Houston, USA) as a Principal Rock Analysis Scientist.
Sergey has a wide area of research interests in Rock Mechanics and Petroleum Engineering, including study of the dynamics of fracturing process during advanced geomechanical testing, laboratory study of hydraulic fracturing, laboratory verification of models applicable for enhanced oil recovery, and others. Dr. Stanchits authored 59 peer-reviewed publications. He has an h-index of 21 (Scopus) and overall citations over 1400.
Sergey’s teaching experience includes mentoring trainees, PhD students and Post-Docs, he was an external reviewer for PhD student of University of Toronto, Canada and made training course for the client group from Petro-China Company.
Louis Cagniard Award 2013 by European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers for the best presentation at the 74th EAGE Annual Conference, Copenhagen, June 2012, entitled “Hydraulic Fracturing of Tight Shale Monitored by Acoustic Emission and Ultrasonic Transmission”.