Askhab M.Askhabov, Dr.Sci. (Geol.&Mineral.), professor, full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1971 he graduated from Dagestan State University, Physical Faculty. Since 2006 - Chairman of the Presidium of the Komi Science Centre, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, since 2007 - Director of the Institute of Geology of the Komi Science Centre, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences.


Scientific interests: mineralogy, crystallography, formation and growth of crystals, nanostructures and nanotechnologies.



The basic scientific and scientific-technical achievements:

He established fundamental regularities of growth and formation of crystals at the stage of regeneration, genesis of endogenic factors of crystals formation, growth evolution of crystals and crystal-forming media. He developed new theoretical models of growth of crystals, interactions of crystals and medium in the process of growth, development of the theory of self-organization and formation of dissipative structures in crystallogeny process.

He created the quataron concept of cluster self-organization of matter at nanolevel, quataron models of nanoparticles formation, nucleation and growth of crystals, formation of non-crystalline materials, genesis of the elementary elements of living matter.


The basic publications:

He has more than 350 scientific works published, including 15 monographs and separate editions.

Nanomineralogy. Ultra- and microdisperse state of mineral matter. St.Petersburg: Nauka. 2005. 581 p. (in co-authorship). (in Russian)

The quataron mechanism of formation of liquid water//Proc. of All-Russia Mineral. Soc., 2006, № 1. P.123-130. (in Russian)

The quataron hypothesis of the origin of life//Reports of Acad.Sci. , 2008. Vol. 418. № 2 С.564-566. (in Russian)


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