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. In 2018, Dr. Stanchits joined Skoltech as Full Professor.
Sergey has a wide area of research interests in Rock Mechanics and Petroleum Engineering, including the study of the dynamics of fracturing process during advanced geomechanical testing, laboratory study of hydraulic fracturing, laboratory verification of theoretical models, and others. Dr. Stanchits authored 72 peer-reviewed publications. He has an h-index of 27 (Scopus) and overall citations over 2700.
Dr. Stanchits’s teaching experience includes mentoring trainees, MS, PhD students, and Post-Docs, lecturing on 6 ECTS-credit “Applied Geomechanics” course at Skoltech.
Guido Bonarelli Award by European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers for the best oral presentation at the 80th EAGE Annual Conference, Copenhagen, June 2018, entitled “Dynamics of Stick-Slip Sliding Induced by Fluid Injection in Large Sandstone Block”
Award by American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) for the best paper at the 53rd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, New York, USA, June 2019, entitled “Laboratory Study of Hydraulic Fracturing Behavior of Weakly-consolidated Sediments under True-Triaxial Regimes”
Louis Cagniard Award by European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers for the best poster presentation at the 74th EAGE Annual Conference, Copenhagen, June 2012, entitled “Hydraulic Fracturing of Tight Shale Monitored by Acoustic Emission and Ultrasonic Transmission”