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Dr. Alexander Balankin

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Date and Place of Birth: March 3, 1958, Moscow, Russia
Citizenship:
Mexican citizen
Marital Status: Married, one daughter

Afiliattion: Department of Applied Mechanics, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico. (ESIME-Zacatenco, Ed. 5, 3er piso, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Col. Lindavista, México, D.F., 07738). Tel./Fax: (525) 729-6000 + Ext. 54589

Education and Academic Degrees:
1995: National Researcher of the Third Level (the highest level) from the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT)
1991: "Doctor of Sciences" (Physics & Mathematics) from the State (Russia)
1986 Ph. D. (Solid State Physics) from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (USSR)
1983-1986: Doctoral Student in the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (USSR)
1981: M.S. with High Honors (Material Sciences) from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (USSR)
1975-1981: Student of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (USSR)

Awards and Prices:
2006: P"Amalia Solórzano de Cárdenas Silver Medal".
2006: First Place with the Prize for the Research in 2006 from the National Polytechnic Institute.
2006: Prize for the Direction of Best PhD Thesis from the National Polytechnic Institute.
2005: "Lazaro Cardenas' Gold Medal", the highest award for Science and technology achievements from the President of Mexican Republic.
2002: National Prize of Arts and Sciences 2002 in the area of Technology and Design (the highest honor awarded in Mexico by the President of the Mexican Republic).
2001: First Prize for the Research in 2001 from the National Polytechnic Institute.
2000: First Prize for the Direction of Best PhD Thesis from the National Polytechnic Institute.
1997: First Place with the Romulo Garza Prize for Research and Technological Development of Mexico.
1996: "Pleiades Publishing, Inc" Prize for the Best Research Paper published in 1995.
1996: Best Teacher of the Campus, Monterrey Technological University, Mexico.
1991: USSR Academy of Science Prize.
1990: USSR Ministry of Defense Award.

Honours and Fellowships:
2005: Fellow Researcher from the in 2001 from the National Polytechnic Institute.
1999 - 2003: President (elected) of the Fracture Mechanics Section of the Mexican Academy of Material Sciences (AMCM).
2002 to present: Member of the Government Board of the Iztapalapa Sol-gel Science and Technology Society.
1999: Recognition for "Outstanding Contribution to Research in Fractal and Fracture Mechanics"-IBC, Cambridge (England).
1999: Fellow of the International Biographical Association (IBA).
1999: Honorary Member of the International Biographical Center Advisory Council (USA).
1996: Fellow of the Third International Conference on Composite Engineering (New Orleans, USA).

Academic Activity:
1997 to present: Full Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico.
1997 to present: Head of the National Interdisciplinary Research Group "Fractal Mechanics":http://www.mfractal.esimez.ipn.mx
1992 - 1997: Full Professor, Department of Research and Postgraduate, Monterrey Technological University (ITESM).
1990 - 1992: Head of the Materials Research Laboratory in the Military Academy of Moscow (Russia).
1986 - 1990: Senior Scientist in the Military Academy of Moscow (U.R.S.S.).
1981 - 1983: Junior Scientist in the Center of the Superconductivity of the Moscow Institute of Physical Engineering (U.R.S.S.).

Visiting Positions:
September 2003 - August 2004: Fellow Researcher in the Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP).
May-August 1994: Visiting Research Professor in the Florida International University (USA).

Consulting:
2003 to present: Adviser of the National Academy of Electro-mechanics at the Mexican Technological Universities.
2002 to present: Consultant of the Mexican National Petroleum Company (PEMEX).
1999 to present: Adviser of the Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP).
2000 to present: Adviser of the Mexican Transport Institute (IMT).
1999 - 2001: Adviser of the National Commission of Nuclear Security and Safeguards (CNSNS).
1997 to present: Evaluator of the Postgraduate Programs for the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT).
1995 to present: Projects evaluator for the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT).

Memberships in Scientific Committees:
2003 to present: Member of the Science Advisory Council for the Presidency of the Mexican Republic. http://www.ccc.gob.mx/html/english/index.html.
2004 to present: Member of the Prize Committee of the Mexico State Prize for Science and Technology.
2004: Member of the Prize Committee of the National Prize of Arts and Sciences 2004.
2003: Member of the Prize Committee of the Mexico Prize for Science and Technology.
2001 to present: Member of the Editorial Board of Mexican Journal of Electro-Mechanical Engineering.
2001 - 2003: Member of the Prize Committee of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.
1998 - 2003: Counsellor of the Membership Committee of the National Researcher System (SNI).
1999: Member of the Selection Committee for Research Grants of the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT).
1992: Member of the Council of the Union (former-USSR) for the Physics of Materials Resistance and Fracture (Russia).

Memberships in Societies:
1999 to present: Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC).
2002 to present: Member Founder of the Iztapalapa Sol-gel Science and Technology Society.
2002 to present: Member Founder of Mexican Society of Inorganic Chemistry.
2000 to present: Member Founder of the Academy and Educational Politics (ACAPE).
1994 to present: Member of the Mexican Academy of Material Sciences (AMCM).
1993 to present: Member of the Mexican Physical Society (SMF).

Distintions:
2000: Member of the Government Board of the Academy and Educational Politics (ACAPE).
2000 - 2002: Member of the Government Board of the Iztapalapa Sol-gel Science and Technology Society.
2002: Recognition for "Outstanding Contribution to Research in Fractal and Fracture Mechanics"-IBC, Cambridge (England).
1999: Fellow of the International Biographical Association (IBA).
1999: Honorary Member of the International Biographical Center Advisory Council (USA).
1999: Representante Distinguido de México en III International Conference on Composite Engineering (New Orleans, USA).

Postgraduate Students Supervision:
21 Doctoral Dissertations Directed (12 of them in Mexico).
20 M.S. Theses Directed (11 of them in Mexico).
Currently Supervising Eleven Students - 9 PhD and 3 MS.
Member of the PhD Evaluation Committees for 38 PhD theses.

Patents:
1983: No. 1041215 de 16.05.83 (U.R.S.S.).
1988: No. 284024 de 01.11.88 (U.R.S.S.).
1989: No. 304006 de 01.10.89 (U.R.S.S.).
1991: No. 322317 de 01.02.91 (U.R.S.S.).
1991: No. 328803 de 01.08.91 (U.R.S.S.).

Publications:
Research monographs:
  1. V. S. Ivanova, A. S. Balankin, A. Bunin, & A. Oksogoev, "Synergetic and Fractals in Material Science" - Nauka (ISBN: 5-02-001818-X), Moscow, 400p. 1600 (1994).
  2. V. B. Lazarev, A. S. Balankin, A. D. Izotov, & A. A. Kozhushko, "Structural Stability and Dynamic Strength of Inorganic Materials" - Nauka, (ISBN: 5-02-001646-2) Moscow, 174p. (1993).
  3. A. S. Balankin, "Synergetic of Deformed Solid. I: Kinetic Theory of Strength and Fracture" - Ministry of Defense USSR Press, Moscow, 404p. (1991).
Handbooks:
  1. A. S. Balankin, A. A. Lyubomudrov & I. T. Sevryukov, "The Physics of High Velocity Impact" - Ministry of Defense USSR Press, Moscow, 368p. (1990).
  2. A. S. Balankin, A. A. Lyubomudrov, & I. T. Sevryukov, "Kinetic Theory of Armor Piercing Using V-Shaped Charges" - Ministry of Defense USSR Press, Moscow, 271p. (1989).
Refereed journal publications: 91 papers in refereed journals.
CITATION: More than 1500 citations according to the Science Citation Index.

Most relevant technical reports:
2005: "Methodology of probabilistic reliability assignment of cable-stayed bridges" (Mexican Transport Institute, CAPUFE).
2004: "Dynamics of crude oil markets and new methodology of oil price forecasting" (Mexican Petroleum Institute and Mexican Petroleum Company PEMEX).
2003: "Fractal Mechanics of Fractured Reservoirs".(Mexican Petroleum Institute).
2003: "Risk based vessel maintenance program for Unit-1 of the Laguna Verde nuclear plant" (National Commission of Nuclear Security and Safeguards).
2002: "Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications" (National Polytechnic Institute, CONACYT 34951-U).
2002: "Simulators of crude oil extraction techniques" (Mexican Petroleum Institute and Mexican Petroleum Company-PEMEX).
2001: "Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Nuclear Vessel Welds of the BWR-5 Reactor Laguna Verde" (National Commission of Nuclear Security and Safeguards).
2003: "Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Pipeline Integrity" (Mexican Petroleum Institute and Mexican Petroleum Company-PEMEX).
2003: "Damage Analysis of Aluminum Alloys with Precipitates" (Mexican Transport Institute, NEIMARK SA. de C.V.).
2000, 2001, 2003: Reports of Pipeline Accidents Analysis (National Polytechnic Institute, Mexican Petroleum Institute).
2000: "Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Oil Pipelines Integrity" (National Polytechnic Institute, Mexican Petroleum Institute).
1999: "Fractal Mechanics of Solids" (National Polytechnic Institute, CONACYT 3366P97-A9608).
1996: "Design of the Composites with Multifractal Structures" (Monterrey Technological University - ITESM).

Research Grants:
2003 - 2005: IMP-PEMEX: "Financial Risk Forecasting for Strategic Investments of the Mexican Energy Industry".
2003 - 2005: PEMEX-IMP: "Optimization of Hydraulic Fractures in the Chicontepec Oil Field".
2003 - 2005: IMP-FIES: "Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Pipeline Integrity".
2003 - 2006: PEMEX: "Localization and Development of the Programs of Conservation and Maintenance of Pipelines in Urban Area of Poza Rica City".
2001 - 2003: CONACYT 34951-U: "Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications".
2001 - 2004: IMP-PEMEX: "Fractal Mechanics for Petroleum Market Analysis".
2002 - 2004: NEIMARK SA. de C.V. y Instituto Mexicano de Transporte: os): "Damage Analysis of Aluminum Alloys with Precipitates".
2002 - 2005: Interuniversity Program (ESIME - ESFM, IPN): "Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications".
1999 - 2002: IMP-D.000005: "Fractal Mechanics of Fractured Reservoirs".
2003 - 2005: .
2000 - 2001: Comisión Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias (CNSNS): "Análisis de la Mecánica de la Fractura Probabilística para la Evaluación de Soldaduras de la Vasija del Reactor tipo Agua Hirviente (BWR-5) de la Central 'Laguna Verde".
1997 - 1999: CONACYT 3366P97-A9608: "Fractal Mechanics of Solids".
2000 - 2002: CGPI-200737: "Probabilistic Fracture Mechanic Analysis Applied to the Industrial Problems".
1997 - 2000: CGPI-970235: "Development of Self-Affine Crack Mechanics".
2003 - 2005: .
1997 - 1999: CGPI-970236: "Fractal Mechanic Analysis Applied to the Industrial Problems".
1997 - 1999: CGPI-970234: "Mechanics of Materials with Multifractal Structures".
1993 - 1996: ITESM-CEM: "Development of Multifractal Composites".

Laboratory and Research Groups Formation:
National Interdisciplinary Research Group "Fractal Mechanics":
http://www.esimez.ipn.mx/mfractal/frames.htm
Interuniversity Laboratory "Fractal Analysis of Complex Systems": National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Geology Institute at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (IG-UNAM), Mexican Autonomous University (UAM), Monterrey Technological University (ITESM).
Laboratory "Fracture Mechanics" at the SEPI-ESIME, IPN.

Courses Taught:
(Monterrey Technological University, National Polytechnic Institute): Fracture Mechanics, Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics, Advanced Fracture Mechanics, Mechanical Properties of Materials, Composite Materials, Diffusion and Solidification, Fractal Geometry, Advanced Mathematics, Fractal Mechanics, and Dynamics of Complex Systems.

Conference, University and Industrial Presentations:
More than 100 oral presentations at National and International Conferences, universities worldwide, and to Mexican Industry. These have included over 25 Plenary and Invited Lectures and about 30 seminars to universities.