Head of the Research Group for Bulk Nanostructured Titanium Alloys, PhD (Dr. Sci.)  

Tel.: +7 (347) 2733422 e-mail: semenova-ip@mail.ru

The main area of the research activity of the group headed by Irina Semenova is experimental and theoretical investigations focused on the development and fabrication of nanostructured Ti alloys with enhanced mechanical and performance properties, using severe plastic deformation processing. She is the authors of about 130 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and 9 invention patents. Her h-index in 2018 was 18 (WoS).


Ural Polytechnic Institute, Ekaterinburg. 1981, certified specialist (metallurgical engineer) Specialty «Metal Science and Thermal Treatment of Metals»

Ural Polytechnic Institute, Ekaterinburg. 1999, PhD (Cand.Sci.) Specialty «Metal Science and Thermal Treatment of Metals»

South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk. 2011, Dr. Sci. Specialty «Metal Science and Thermal Treatment of Metals and Alloys»

Selected publications indexed in the databases Web of Science and Scopus:

1. I.P. Semenova, G.I. Raab, R.Z. Valiev, Nanostructured titanium alloys: New developments and application prospects, Nanotechnologies in Russia (2014) Vol. 9, No. 5-6, pp.311-324.

2. Polyakov A., Gunderov D., Sitdikov V., Valiev R., Semenova I., Sabirov I. Physical simulation of hot rolling of ultra-fine grained pure titanium. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions (2014), V.45, pp.2315-2326 DOI: 10.1007/s11663-014-0133-9.

3. Alexander V. Polyakov, Irina P. Semenova, Yi Huang, Ruslan Z. Valiev and Terence G. Langdon, Fatigue Life and Failure Characteristics of an Ultrafne-Grained Ti–6Al–4V Alloy Processed by ECAP and Extrusion, Advanced Engineering Materials (2014) V. 16, No. 8. pp 1038-1043. DOI: 10.1002/adem.201300530.

4. Janeček, M., Stráský, J., Čížek, J., Harcuba, P., Václavová, K., Polyakova, V.V., Semenova, I.P. Mechanical properties and dislocation structure evolution in Ti6Al7Nb alloy processed by high pressure torsion, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science (2014) 45 (1) PP. 7 – 15.

5. Miloš Janeček, Jakub Čížek, Josef Strásk, Kristína Václavová, Petr Hruška, Veronika Polyakova, Svetlana Gatina, Irina Semenova. Microstructure evolution in solution treated Ti-15Mo alloy processed by high pressure torsion. Materials Characterization (2014) V. 98 PP. 233–240.

6. Irina Semenova, Ilana Timokhina, Rinat Islamgaliev, Enrique Lavernia and Ruslan Valiev. Nanocrystalline Ti Produced by Cryomilling and Consolidation by Severe Plastic Deformation, Metals (2015), 5, 206-215; doi:10.3390/met5010206.

7.G.S. Dyakonov, E. Zemtsova, S. Mironov, I.P. Semenova, R.Z. Valiev, S.L. Semiatin. An EBSD investigation of ultrafine-grain titanium for biomedical applications. Materials Science & Engineering A (2015) V. 648 pp.305–310.

8. Gatina S.A., Semenova I.P., Leuthold J. and Valiev R.Z. Nanostructuring and Phase Transformations in the β-alloy Ti-15Mo during High-Pressure Torsion. Advanced Engineering Materials (2015). Volume 17, Issue 12 Pages 1699–1875. DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500104

9. A.V. Polyakov, G.S. Dyakonov, I.P. Semenova, G.I. Raab, L. Dluhos and R.Z.Valiev Development and study of medical implants made from nanostructured titanium. Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine (2015) V.2 PP. 263-69.

10. I. P. Semenova, G. V. Klevtsov, N. A. Klevtsova, G. S. Dyakonov, A. A. Matchin, R. Z. Valiev. Nanostructured Titanium for Maxillofacial Mini-Implants. Advanced Engineering Materials. 2016, V.18 (7) P.1216-1224 DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500542

11. Irina P. Semenova, Alexander V. Polyakov, Veronika V. Polyakova, Yi Huang, Ruslan Z. Valiev and Terence G. Langdon. High-Cycle Fatigue Behavior of an Ultrafine-Grained Ti–6Al–4V Alloy Processed by ECAP and Extrusion. Advanced Engineering Materials. 2016, 18, No. 12.2057-2062.

12. V.V. Polyakova, I.P. Semenova, A.V. Polyakov, D.K. Magomedova, Y. Huang, T.G. Langdon. Influence of grain boundary misorientations on the mechanical behavior of a near-α Ti-6Al-7Nb alloy processed by ECAP. Materials Letters (2017) V. 190 – P. 256–259.

13. G.S. Dyakonov, S. Mironov, I.P. Semenova, R.Z. Valiev, S.L. Semiatin. The microstructure-strength relationship in severely-deformed commercial-purity titanium. Materials Letters (2017) V. 192 PP.165–168.

14. I.P. Semenova, R.R. Valiev, K.S. Selivanov, Yu. M.Modina, A.V. Polyakov, M.K. Smyslova and R.Z. Valiev.  Enhanced strength and scratch resistance of ultra-fine grained Ti64 alloy with (Ti+V)N. Review of Advanced Materials Science. 48 (2017) 62-70.

15. I P Semenova, M K Smyslova, K S Selivanov, R R Valiev, Yu M Modina, Enhanced fatigue properties of Ti-6Al-4V alloy turbine blades via formation of ultra-fine grained structure and ion implantation of surface. 7th International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation: IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 194 (2017) 012035. doi:10.1088/1757-899X/194/1/012035.

16. G.S. Dyakonov, S. Mironov, I.P. Semenova, R.Z. Valiev, S.L.Semiatin. Microstructure evolution and strengthening mechanisms in commercial-purity titanium subjected to equal-channel angular pressing. Materials Science & Engineering A 701 (2017) 289–301.

17. S. Mi Baek, A.V. Polyakov, J.Hyun Moon, I. P. Semenova, R.Z. Valiev, H. Seop Kim, Effect of surface etching on the tensile behavior of coarse- and ultrafinegrained pure titanium, Materials Science & Engineering A 707 (2017) 337–343.

18. I.P. Semenova, A.V. Polyakov, V.V. Polyakova, Yu.F. Grishina, Yi Huang, R.Z. Valiev, T.G. Langdon, Mechanical behavior and impact toughness of the ultrafine-grained Grade 5 Ti alloy processed by ECAP, Materials Science and Engineering: A Volume 696, 1 June 2017, Pages 166-173. doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2017.04.073.

19. Václavová K., Stráský J., Polyakova V., Stráská J., Nejezchlebová J., Seiner H., Semenova I., Janeček M. Microhardness and microstructure evolution of ultra-fine grained Ti-!5Mo and TIMETAL LCB alloys prepared by High pressure torsion. Materials Science and Engineering A. – 2017. – V. 682. – P. 220-228.

20. I.P. Semenova, Ju.Modina, A.V. Polyakov, G.V. Klevtsov, N.A. Klevtsova, I.N. Pigaleva, R.Z. Valiev and T.G. Langdon, Fracture toughness at cryogenic temperature of ultra-fine grained Ti-6Al-4V alloy processed by ECAP. Materials Science and Engineering A 696 (2017) 166-173.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2017.12.106.

21. Irina P. Semenova, Grigory S. Dyakonov, Georgy I. Raab, Yulia F. Grishina, Yi Huang, and Terence G Langdon. Features of Duplex Microstructural Evolution and Mechanical Behavior in the Titanium Alloy Processed by Equal-Channel Angular Pressing Advanced Engineering Materials 2018, 1700813 DOI: 10.1002/adem.201700813

22. A. V. Polyakov, I. P. Semenova, E. V. Bobruk, S. M. Baek, H. S. Kim, R. Z. Valiev, Impact toughness of ultrafine-grained CP titanium for medical application, Advanced Engineering Materials, 2018, 1700863, DOI: 10.1002/adem.201700863.

23. E. Yakushinaa, A. Reshetova, I. Semenova, V. Polyakova, A. Rosochowski, R. Valiev. The influence of the microstructure morphology of two phase Ti-6Al-4V alloy on the mechanical properties of diffusion bonded joints. Materials Science & Engineering A 726 (2018) 251–258. DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2018.04.052

24. Microstructure and lattice defects in ultrafine grained biomedical α+β and metastable β Ti alloys, J. Stráský, M. Janeček, I. Semenova, J. Čížek, K. Bartha, P. Harcuba, V. Polyakova, S. Gatina, pp.455-476. In: Titanium in Medical and Dental Applications, Edited by Francis H. Froes, Ma Qian (2018) Elsevier Inc.

25. Myeong Hwan Shin, Seung Mi Baek, Alexander V. Polyakov, Irina P. Semenova, Ruslan Z. Valiev, Woon-bong Hwang, Sei Kwang Hahn & Hyoung Seop Kim. Molybdenum Disulfide Surface Modification of Ultrafine-Grained Titanium for Enhanced Cellular Growth and antibacterial Effect, Springer Nature: Scientific Reports. (2018) 8:9907. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-28367-0

26. I.P. Semenova, Ju.Modina, A.V. Polyakov, G.V. Klevtsov, N.A. Klevtsova, I.N. Pigaleva, N. Akhmetova and R.Z. Valiev, Impact toughness of ultrafine-grained Ti-6Al-4V alloy at cryogenic and elevated temperatures. Materials Science & Engineering A 743 (2019) 581–589 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2018.10.076

27. K. S. Selivanov, A.M. Smyslov, Y. M. Dyblenko, I. P.Semenova, Erosive wear resistance of Ti/Ti(V;Zr)N multilayered PVD coatings for Ti-6Al-4V alloy. Wear 418–419 (2019) 160–166. DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2018.11.016.