The Academic Council is appointed by the decision of the Skoltech Board of Trustees. The membership is comprised of Skoltech leadership/faculty as well as invited members. The Academic Council currently consists of 19 members.

Invited membersSkoltech leadership and faculty
Jean Botti
Chief Executive Officer, VoltAero SAS
Jean Botti has significant experience in high-tech industries. Before VoltAero, he served as Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer at Philips and Chief Technical Officer at Airbus Group; he also worked in Renault and General Motors.
Jean Botti is as a senator at the German Academy of Science and Engineering. He is also a member at the National Academy of Technologies of France, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a member of the French National Air and Space Academy and a member of the Federation of German Industries’ Technical Committee.
Dr. Botti holds 31 patents. He is a recipient of both the French National Order of the Legion of Honor and the French Medal of Aeronautics.
Research interests: aeronautics and space, and mechanical engineering.

Alexander Fertman
Director on Science and Education, Skolkovo Foundation
Since 2011, Alexander Fertman has been working in the nuclear technologies cluster of the Skolkovo Foundation and is responsible for cooperation with Russian and foreign research centers involving leading scientists and engineers. One of the most important areas of his professional activity is developing the expert community of the cluster.
Dr. Fertman has a PhD in experimental physics; he is an associate professor at the Department of Physics of Extreme States of Matter at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI.  He is also a coordinator of the technology platform, “Radiation Technologies,” and a co-organizer of TechNet of the National Technology Initiative.
Research interests: radiation technologies including hadron therapy, radiation safety, analytical instruments, and high energy density in matter.

Nikolay Kudryavtsev
Rector,  Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Nikolay Kudryavtsev graduated from the Department of Molecular and Chemical Physics of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1973. He worked at MIPT in various positions including Head of the Department of Molecular Physics and Dean of the Department of Molecular and Chemical Physics. He became a professor in 1990. Since 1997 he has served as rector at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Dr. Kudryavtsev is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and an author of more than 100 scientific publications and 9 monographs (in co-authorship). He holds 10 patents. He is an Associate Member of the International Informatization Academy.
Research interests: shock tubes, aerothermochemistry, chemical and gas dynamic lasers.

Andrei Okounkov
Samuel Eilenberg Professor of Mathematics,  Columbia University (USA)
Andrei Okounkov studied at Moscow State University, from which he received bachelor degree and doctorate in mathematics. Before joining Columbia University, he taught at the University of Chicago, UC Berkeley and Princeton University.
Professor Okounkov is a recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowship (2000), a Packard Fellowship (2001), the European Mathematical Society Prize (2004). His greatest honour is the award of a Fields medal “for his contributions to bridging probability, representation theory and algebraic geometry” (2006).
His main research interest is modern mathematical physics.  He works on representation theory and its applications to algebraic geometry, probability theory and special functions.
Professor Okounkov is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA).

Pavel Pevzner
Ronald R. Taylor Professor of Computer Science, Director of the NIH Center for Computational Mass Spectrometry, University of California, San Diego (USA)
Pavel Pevzner received his PhD in Mathematics and Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology while working for the Russian Research Institute for Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms. In 1990, he joined the Department of Mathematics at the University of Southern California for a postdoctoral research position. In 1992, Pavel Pevzner took a position as an associate professor at Pennsylvania State University.  In 1995, he moved back to the University of Southern California as a professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Molecular Biology.
His research focus on computational molecular biology and bioinformatics, including pattern finding, DNA sequencing, DNA arrays, genome rearrangements, computational proteomics.
Professor Pevzner is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and the International Society for Computational Biology. He is also a Member of the Genome Institute of the Singapore Scientific Advisory Board.

Valery Rubakov
Academician, Russian Academy of Sciences. Chief scientist, Theory Physics Department, Institute for Nuclear Research, (RAS). Professor of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Valery Rubakov graduated in physics at Moscow State University in 1978, and completed his doctorate at the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1981, where he started his career as a researcher. In 1994, he became chief scientist at the institution. He is also a professor at the Physics Department (chairperson of particle physics and cosmology) at Moscow State University.
Dr. Rubakov has received numerous awards for his research, including the Gold Medal and the Prize for Young Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1985), the A.A. Friedman Prize of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1999), the M.A. Markov Prize of the Institute for Nuclear Research (2005), the Bruno Pontecorvo Prize (2008), the J. Hans D. Jensen Prize of Heidelberg University and the Solvay Chair in Physics of the International Solvay Institutes in Brussels (2009).
His research interests focus on quantum field theory and high energy physics.
Prof. Alexander Kuleshov, Chairman
Prof. Rupert Gerzer, Vice Chairman
Prof. Iskander Akhatov
Prof. Alexei Buchachenko
Prof. Edward Crawley
Prof. Ildar Gabitov
Prof. Boris Fine
Prof. Clement Fortin
Prof. Grigory Kabatiansky
Prof. Artem Oganov
Prof. Keith Stevenson
Dr. Alexander Safonov, Academic Secretary