Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 11 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.

Energy Technologies

PrioritiesAdvisory group

List of priorities for Industrial projects on Energy Technologies


Areas of expertise:

  • Theories, methods and algorithms of intellectual energy management systems (multiagent systems, distributed computing, risk management, etc.)
  • Complex socio-economic, cyber-physical models of future energy systems
  • Major power generation technologies
  • Storage of electricity
  • Alternative renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal, etc.)
  • Hydrogen energy (production, storage and distribution of hydrogen, the production of electricity in fuel cells)
  • Superconductivity, technological solutions based on superconductivity
  • Energy converters (mechanical, chemical, biological, etc.)
  • Utilizing secondary, low-grade heat
  • Reduction of heat loss in systems, efficient insulation
  • New materials (wires, poles, reagents, insulation, etc.)

(Minutes of the second Advisory Group meeting, July 6, 2012).

Approved by the following companies:

  • Basic Element
  • En+ Group
  • Inter RAO UES
  • IDGC Holding
  • Russian Railways
  • Zarubegneft

Advisory Group for Research and Development in Energy Technologies

The Advisory Group for Research and Development in Energy Technologies (hereinafter – the Group) is an ad-hoc advisory group to assist in identifying research and educational priorities to meet long, medium, and short term economic needs. This ongoing collaboration enables Skoltech to prepare students with the technical and practical skills demanded by energy companies investing in R&D.
The Group consists of representatives from Skoltech, major energy companies, technological platforms which concentrate on carbon extraction and processing as well as other organizations and state bodies determining technological policy in this general sector.

• Elaborate on priority directions of scientific, technological, and educational programs in the area of Energy Technologies
• Provide for the exchange of knowledge among the Group’s collaborating companies and Skoltech in collaboration with universities and research institutions to orient programs training engineers and highly qualified technicians
• Prepare programs and initiate international educational projects based upon the technological needs of the Group’s companies
• Monitor and assess the scientific and practical significance of research conducted in part by Skoltech addressing the interests of the Group’s companies
• Collaborate with other Skoltech Advisory Groups in overlapping areas

Skoltech’s Vice President for Industrial Cooperation and State Programms coordinates the activities of the Group.

Working Group for Research and Development in Energy Technologies 




BALAKIN Viacheslav EMAlliance Director of Scientific and Technical Innovation Center
VYSOTSKAYA Victoria Zarubezhneft Chief Specialist
GERASIMOV Ivan United Aircraft Corporation Area Manager
GRIGORYEV Fyodor Rosatom Advisor
DOBROVOLSKY Yury Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics Laboratory Chief
ZUBAREV Gennady United Engine Corporation Deputy General Designer
Ministry of Energy Advisor
KANATOV Roman NLMK Chief Specialist
Russian Energy Agency Director of Innovation and Management Systems
KUDRYAVTSEVA Anna Basic Element Advisor to CEO
KULESHOV Maxim System Operator of the Unified Energy System Head of Department of the Subsidiary Services Market
MELNIK Pavel Research and Training Center – Regional Research Consulting Center for Analysis Deputy General Director
PANKOV Dmitry Rosseti Director of Strategy, Development and Innovation
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Vice President for Strategy and Industrial Cooperation
ROGALEV Nikolai INTER RAO UES Deputy Manager of the fund Energy Without Borders
SAZHIN Artem NIIC MRSK Head of Innovation
Fund Energy Without BordersINTER RAO UES Head of Scientific and Technical Department
SPASENNYKH Mikhail Skoltech Deputy Director of CREI “Hydrocarbon Recovery”
TROPIN Valery  E4 Group Director of Innovation
TUMANIN Alexey Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy Systems Head of the Department of Technological Development and Innovation
CHERNIAVSKY Alexander Energia Deputy General Manager
En+ Group Managing Director (Energy&Power Business)
Euclid Techlabs LLC President and CEO
John Adams Institute Director