Staff of the Laboratory
Vitaliy V. Medvedev
NSC ISSAR Principal Investigator,
Doctor of biological sciences, Professor, Academician,
Member of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine; Honoured worker of science and engineering of Ukraine

E-mail: vvmedvedev@ukr.net

Education:
NSC ISSAR, Soil Physic laboratory, Kharkiv, Ukraine – post-graduate study (1966-1969)
Kharkiv Agriculture Institute, Agronomy faculty (1961-1965)

Research Experience:
NSC ISSAR, Soil Physic laboratory. Thesis for a Doctor's degree "Theoretical and applied foundations of the physical properties of Chernozems", 1982

NSC ISSAR, Soil Physic laboratory. Ph.D. Thesis “The characteristic properties of macro- and microstructure of Chernozems and Dark-chestnut soils in connection with their micro build and water-physical properties”, 1969

Research Interests:
Spatial heterogeneity of soil properties, soil physical properties assessment, monitoring of soil cover, pedotransfer functions, degradation of Chernozems, interaction of soil and agricultural machinery

Teaching Experience:
Course of lectures «Agrophysic of soil» in  Trier University, Germany (1998)
Course of lectures «New direction in soil fertility research " in V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University  (1998-2003)
Course of lectures «Soil Monitoring and Soil assessment» V.Dokuchaev Kharkiv National Agrarian University (1991-1995; 2008-2013)

Publications:
Total number of publications - 893 of them 112 - English.
Total monographies - 35.

University Involvement:
Member of Specialized Councils on thesis defense
Member of Scientific Council of NSC ISSAR
Member of editorial board of “Agrochemistry and Soil Science” Journal
Director of NSC ISSAR (1997–2004)
Head of Soil Physics Laboratory NSC ISSAR (1974-1996)

Professional Memberships:
Member of National UNESCO Committee "Man & Bio-Sphere"
International Union of Soil Science (IUSS)
Member of Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO)
European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC)
Honoured member of Dokuchayev Society of Soil Scientists of Russia and Societies of Soil Scientists in Rumania, Poland, Moldova and Ukraine,
Honored Professor of National University for Bio-Resources and Nature Management (Kyiv).
Expert FAO (1997-1999) and INTAS (1997-2001)
Member of Ukrainian Committee of Award State (1997-2011)
Ukrainian Society of Soil Scientists and Agrochemists

The winner of  V.R.Viljams Scientific Premium.
He is awarded with the ISTRO diploma

Tetyana M. Laktionova,
PhD, Senior
researcher

E-mail: tnlaktionova@ukr.net
https://cordis.europa.eu/partners/user/t_laktionova

High Education:
NSC ISSAR, Soil Physic laboratory, Kharkiv, Ukraine – post-graduate study (1980-1983);
V. Dokuchaev Kharkiv Agriculture Institute, Soil Science and Agrochemistry faculty (1968-1973)

Research Experience:
NSC ISSAR, Soil Physic laboratory. Ph.D. Thesis  “The influence of long term manuring on humus and structure conditions of Chernozem typical in Forest-Steppe of Ukraine”.  Presentation of a thesis in Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute, Moscow, 1986.
V. Dokuchaev Kharkiv Agriculture Institute. Graduation thesis “Fertility indices in different horizons of Chernozem typical profile”, Kharkiv, 1973. 

Research Interests:
Soil Database, soil physical quality, pedotransfer functions, digital mapping

Publications:
Total number of publications – 173  of them 26 - English.
Total monographies - 15.

University Involvement:
Member of Methodical Commission of NSC ISSAR
Member of editorial board of “Agrochemistry and Soil Science” Journal
Head of Soil Physics Laboratory NSC ISSAR (1996-2008)

Professional Memberships:
Ukrainian Society of Soil Scientists and Agrochemists

Iryna V. Plisko
Head of the Laboratory
PhD, Senior researcher

E-mail: irinachujan@gmail.com
https://cordis.europa.eu/partners/user/pliskoi

Education:
NSC ISSAR, Soil Physic laboratory, Kharkiv, Ukraine – post-graduate study (1984-1987);
Kharkiv Agriculture Institute, Soil Science and Agrochemistry faculty  (1979-1984)

Research Experience:
NSC ISSAR, Soil Physic laboratory. Ph.D. Thesis  “The efficiency of reclaiming action and post-effect of manure on the Chernozem depending on agrophysical parameters of an arable layer”.  Presentation of a thesis in NSC ISSAR, Kharkiv, 1990.
V. Dokuchaev Kharkiv Agriculture Institute. Graduation thesis 1984. “Influence of mineral fertilizers on the barley growth and development”

Research Interests:
Soil quality, land estimation, monetary value of agricultural land, spatial estimation of soil physical properties.

Teaching Experience:
Series of lectures «Soil estimation and pecuniary valuation of agriculture land» in V. Dokuchaev Kharkiv National Agrarian University (2012)

Publications:
Total number of publications is over 70.

University Involvement:
NSC ISSAR, Member of the Academic Council
NSC ISSAR, Member of The trade union

Professional Memberships:
Ukrainian Society of Soil Scientists and Agrochemists 

Svitlana G. Nakisko
Researcher
In the Laboratory since 2010

e-mail: nakiskos-70@mail.ru

High Education:
V. Dokuchaev Kharkiv National Agrarian University, Soil Science and Agrochemistry faculty  (1990-1994) by profession “agronomist, agrochemist, soil scientist”

Post-graduate course:
NSC ISSAR, 1996-2000 by profession “soil science”

Research Interests:
Soil Database, soil physical quality, pedotransfer functions

Total publications: 10

Oksana M. Bihun
Senior researcher since 2006
In the Laboratory since 2003

e-mail: oksana_bigun@ukr.net

High Education:
V. Dokuchaev Kharkiv National Agrarian University, Soil Science and Agrochemistry faculty
(1997-2003) by profession “Master of Soil Science”

Post-graduate course:
NSC ISSAR, 2003-2006, 06.01.03 – agricultural soil science and agrophysics.
Topic: «The interaction of soil and its structural components with moisture as the criterion of the physical condition of chernozem»

Research Interests:
Soil Database, soil physical properties, soil degragation, spatial estimation of soil properties for agronomical directed zoning, preferential flows.

Total publications – 25

Lyudmila P. Timoshenko
Leading engineer
In the Laboratory since 1995

High Education:
V. Dokuchaev Kharkiv National Agrarian University, Soil Science and Agrochemistry faculty  (1980-1985) by profession “agronomist, agrochemist, soil scientist”

Sergyi M. Sheiko
Researcher
In the Laboratory since 2001

High Education:
V. Dokuchaev Kharkiv National Agrarian University, Soil Science and Agrochemistry faculty (1996-2001)

Post-graduate course:
NSC ISSAR, 2001-2004, 06.01.03 – agricultural soil science and agrophysics.
Topic: «The minimalization of soil tillage and physical properties of soil»

Research Interests:
Soil Database, soil physical properties

Total publications – 15

Olena I. Druzheninska
Engineer

Secondary education.
In the Laboratory since 1985

The skilled expert in field and laboratory measurements of soil physical properties, computer programs, computing operations.


Svitlana I. Hekalo
Engineer
In the Laboratory since 2010


High Education:
V. Dokuchaev Kharkiv National Agrarian University, Soil Science and Agrochemistry faculty (2005-2010)

Post-graduate course:
NSC ISSAR, since 2010, 06.01.03 – agricultural soil science and agrophysics.
Topic: «The influence of soil physical properties in sowing layer of Chernozem Typical on emergence of seedlings of agricultural crops»
The purpose of work – to find optimum parameters of soil physical properties for germination of different seeds in separate parts of a sowing layer of Chernozem typical and to develop recommendations for soil tillage.

Research Interests:
Soil physical properties and plant life

Total publications – 2

Andrey L. Borodin
Post-graduate student

High Education:
Kharkiv Petro Vasylenko National Technical University of Agriculture (2005-2012)

Post-graduate course:
NSC ISSAR, since 2012, 06.01.03 – agrosoil science and agrophysics.
Subject of the thesis is "Agrophysical properties of seedbed layer of Chernozem typical as the basis for improvement of technology and technical means of pre-sowing soil tillage"

Research Interests:
Soil physical properties; soil tillage; tillage machines; tillers.

Valentina A. Panchenko
Leading engineer
In the Laboratory since 2007

High Education:
V. Dokuchaev Kharkiv National Agrarian University, Soil Science and Agrochemistry faculty  (1977-1981) by profession “agronomist, agrochemist, soil scientist”


Kostyantyn V. Savchenko
researcher
PC system administration

konstsavchenko@ukr.net
konst_savchenko@yahoo.com
http://kvsavchenko.yolasite.com

Education:
V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University, Physics Department; Physicist (1972-1977).
H.S. Skovoroda Kharkov National Pedagogical University, Post-Diploma Education Institute; Psychologist (2011-2013).

Post-graduate course:
Kharkov National Technical University "KhPI", Physics & Technic Department; speciality: physics (1979-1982).

Research Experience:
Kharkov National Technical University "KhPI", Physics & Technic Department: Assist. Professor (1977-1979); researcher, senior engineer (1982-1994). Grant from the International Science Foundation, NY, USA (1994).
B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering: researcher (1995-1997); PC sys admin, senior editor in the Journal of Low Temperature Physics (2001-2008).

Research Interests:
solid state physics, Database "The Properties of the Soils of Ukraine", PC, psychology.

Publications:
more than 50 (including about 10 English lng and 2 books Russian and Ukrainian lngs).

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