Director of IPAM USATU, Head of the Chair of Nanotechnologies at USATU, Dr. Sci. (PhD), Professor, Honoured Scientist of the Russian Federation, fellow of the European Academy of Sciences,
member of the Science Council attached to the Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Fedration

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  RuslanValiev has been the founder, research coordinator and Director of the Institute of Physics of Advanced Materials at Ufa State Aviation Technical University (USATU) since 1995, and Head of the Chair of Nanotechnologies at USATU since 2005. In the early 1990’s Prof.Valiev and his co-workers pioneered the fabrication of ultrafine-grained metals and alloys through severe plastic deformation (SPD) processing.
Since 2013, he has been Head of the Laboratory for Mechanics of Advanced Bulk Nanomaterials for Innovative Engineering Applications at St. Petersburg State University (
) established under a grant from the Government of the Russian Federation for state support of research conducted under the supervision of leading scientists (Agreement No. 14.В25.31.0017 of June 28, 2013).
At the present time, his main research interests comprise study of SPD processing for fabrication of nanomaterials, investigation of their microstructure and unique properties, development of routes for their application. Since 1992, Ruslan.Valiev has been Guest Professor in the leading research institutions in the USA, Japan and Europe. He has received two awards from the Humboldt Foundation (Germany): the Research Award in 2001 and the Re-Invitation Award in 2007, for his pioneering works on nanomaterials from SPD processing. He has acted as co-organizer of several international SPD meeting, including the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Investigations and Applications of SPD, which was held in 19999 in Moscow and initiated the NanoSPD conference series.
RuslanValiev is one of the founders and currently the Chair of the International nanoSPD Steering Committee (
) and a member of several international professional committees, including: the International Committee on Superplasticity (Orlando, USA), the Academic Comittee on New Materials (Moscow, Russia), the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Bashkortostan (Ufa, Russia), the International Committee for Nanostructured Materials (Sendai, Japan), the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) (USA). He has published many papers, several book and monographs, and has given numerous keynote lectures and invited talks at international conferences. Besides, Prof. Valiev is a co-author of 16 patents relating to nanomaterials from SPD processing.
   RuslanValiev is the Chairman of the regular international symposium «Bulk nanostructured materials: from fundamentals to innovations» (BNM), held in Ufa, Russia, every two years (since 2007), which gathers together scientists and specialists from over 25 countries.
  He has an active academic activity, heads the leading scientific school of the Russian Federation «Physics and Technology of Structural Nanostructured Metals and Alloys», consisting of his younger disciples. Under the supervision of Prof. Valiev, 47 PhD theses (37 for Cand.Sci. and 10 for Dr.Sci.) have been prepared and defended. In 2006 and 2008 the research team under his supervision was granted the title of the leading scientific school of the Russian Federation.
  He holds various awards and prizes for his research activity: Diploma for Scientific Discovery in the USSR (#339, 1987); Award from the International Science Foundation (Soros) (1994); Research Award from the AvH (Germany) (2001) for pioneering studies in the area of bulk nanomaterials; Award from IAPC Nauka/Interperiodica for the best scientific publication in the area of physics of metals published in 2003; Head of a leading scientific school of the Russian Federation – supported through grants of the President of the Russian Federation in 2006 and 2008; Re-Invitation Award from the AvH (2007); certificate as the most cited author for the period of 2005-2008 issued by ELSEVIER for his paper «Principles of equal channel angular pressing as a processing tool for grain refinement”, Prog. Mater. Sci., 51, 7 (2006), pp. 881-981; First Annual Materials Science & Engineering A Journal Prize (2010) for outstanding works in the area of bulk nanostructured materials; Scopus Award Russia 2011 as «The Most Highly-Cited Internationally Russian Author»; the 2011 Blaise Pascal Medal in Materials Science for scientific achievements (European Academy of Sciences), TMS Fellow Award 2014 and others.
  He is the authors of over 700 papers, 13 monographs and books, over 35 author’s certificates and patents, a scientific discovery in the UUSR (#339, 1987). The total number of his citations exceeds 42000. His value of h-index is 93 (according to ISIWoS).

Selectedpublications (papers): 
1. R.Z. Valiev, V.Yu. Gertsman, O.A. Kaibyshev, Structure and Properties of Grain Boundaries During External Interaction, Phys. Stat. Sol. (a), 97, p. 11-56, 1986.
2. R.Z. Valiev, A.V. Korznikov and R.R. Mulyukov, Structure and Properties of Ultrafine-Grained Materials Produced by Severe Plastic Deformation,  Material Science Engineering A,  Vol A168, No 2, pp 141-148, August 31, 1993.
3. R.Z. Valiev, E.V. Kozlov, Y.F. Ivanov, et al., Deformation behavior of ultrafine-grained copper, Acta Metal Mater, Vol. 42 (1994), pp. 2467-2475.
4. R.Z. Valiev, Yu.V. Ivanisenko, E.F. Rauch and B. Baudelet, Structure and deformation behaviour of armco iron subjected to severe plastic deformation, Acta mater., Vol. 44, N12 (1996) pp. 4705-4712.
5. S.X. McFadden, R.S. Mishra, R.Z. Valiev, A.P. Zhilyaev, A.K. Mukherjee, Low-temperature superplasticity in nanostructured nickel and metal alloys, NATURE, Vol. 398 (1999), pp. 684-686.
6. R.Z. Valiev, D.A. Salimonenko, N.K. Tsenev, P. Berbon, T. Langdon, Observations of High Strain Rate Superplasticity in Commercial Aluminum Alloys with Ultra-fine Grain Sizes, Scripta Mater., 37 (1997) pp.1945-1950.
7. R.Z. Valiev, R.K. Islamgaliev and I.V. Alexandrov, Bulk nanostructured materials from severe plastic deformation, Progress in Materials Science, Vol. 45 (2000), pp 103-189.
8. R.Z. Valiev, I.V. Alexandrov, Y.T. Zhu, T.C. Lowe, Paradox of strength and ductility in metals processed by severe plastic deformation, JMR, Vol. 17 (2002), pp.5-8.
9. RuslanValiev, Nanostructuring of Metals by Severe Plastic Deformation for Advanced Properties, Nature Materials, Vol. 3, pp. 511-516 (2004).
10. R.Z. Valiev, T.G. Langdon, Principles of equal-channel angular pressing as a processing tool for grain refinement, Progress in Materials Science, Vol. 51 (2006), pp. 881-981.
11. R.Z. Valiev, Yu. Estrin, Z. Horita, T.G. Langdon, M.J. Zehetbauer and Y.T. Zhu, Producing Bulk Ultrafine-Grained Materials by Severe Plastic Deformation, JOM, Vol.58, No.4 (2006) pp. 33-39.
12. R.Z. Valiev, N.A. Enikeev, M.Yu. Murashkin, V.U. Kazykhanov, X. Sauvage, On the origin of extremely high strength of ultrafine-grained Al alloys produced by severe plastic deformation, ScriptaMaterialia, Vol. 63 (2010), pp. 949-952.
13. P.V. Liddicoat, X.Z. Liao, Y. Zhao, Y. Zhu, M.Y. Murashkin, E.J. Lavernia, R.Z. Valiev, S.P. Ringer, Nanostructural hierarchy increases the strength of aluminium alloys, Nature Commun. Vol. 1 (2010) paper number 63, pp. 1-7.
14. X.D. Wang, Q.P. Cao, J.Z. Jiang, H. Franz, J. Schroers, R.Z. Valiev, Y. Ivanisenko, H. Gleiter, H.-J. Fecht, Atomic-level structural modifications induced by severe plastic shear deformation in bulk metallic glasses, Scripta Mater., vol. 64 (2011), pp. 81-84.
15. RZ Valiev, I Sabirov, AP Zhilyaev, TG Langdon, Bulk nanostructured metals for innovative applications, JOM 2012, vol. 64, No. 10, pp. 1134-1142.
16. X. Sauvage, G. Wilde, S.V. Divinski, Z. Horita, R.Z. Valiev, Grain boundaries in ultrafine grained materials processed by severe plastic deformation and relared phenomena, Mater SciEng A, vol. 540 (2012) pp. 1-12.
17. R.Z. Valiev. Large tensile elongation (New and Views article), Nature Mater, vol. 12 (2013), pp. 289-291.
18. R.Z. Valiev, A.P. Zhilyaev, T.G. Langdon, Bulk Nanostructured Materials: Fundamentals and Applications, 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 456 pages.

1. O.A. Kaibyshev, R.Z. Valiev, “Grain boundaries and properties of metals”, 1987, Metallurgia Publ., Moscow, 214 p. (in Russian).
2. R.Z .Valiev, A.V. Vergazov, V.Yu. Gertsman, “Crystal geometrical analysis of intercrystalline boundaries in electron microscopy”, 1991, Nauka Pub., Moscow, 232 p. (in Russian).
3. Ultrafine-Grained Materials Processed by Severe Plastic Deformation, R.Z. Valiev (ed.), Annales de Chimie, Vol. 21, No 6-7, p. 369-554, 1996.
4. R.Z. Valiev, I.V. Alexandrov, “Nanostructured Materials Produced by Severe Plastic Deformation”, 2000, Logos Pub., Moscow, 272 p. (in Russian).
5. Proceedings of the NATO ARW on Investigations and Applications of Severe Plastic Deformation (Moscow, Russia), NATO Sci. Series, eds. Lowe, T.C. and Valiev, R.Z. Kluwer Publ., 80, (2000), 394 p.
6. Yu.R. Kolobov, R.Z. Valiev et al., eds. Yu.R. Kolobov and R.Z. Valiev, “Grain Boundary Diffusion and Properties of Nanostructured Materials”, 2001, Nauka Pub., Novosibirsk, 232 p. (in Russian).
7. Recent Advances in Nanostructured Materials Produced By Severe Plastic Deformation, R.Z. Valiev, A.V. Korznikov, I.V. Alexandrov (eds.), Ann. Chim. Sci. Mat., Vol. 27, No. 3, 2002.
8. Composite authors, “New Materials”, 2002, MISA Pub., Moscow, 736 p. (in Russian).
9. Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation, M.J. Zehetbauer, R.Z. Valiev (eds.), Proceedings of the Conference “Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation – NanoSPD-2”, Wiley-VCH, December 9-13, 2002, Vienna, Austria.
10. Composite authors, “TiNi alloys with shape memory. Part I. Structure, phase transformations and properties”, V.G. Pushin (ed.), Yekaterinburg: Ural Branch of RAS, (2006).
11. R.Z. Valiev, I.V. Alexandrov, “Bulk Nanostructured Metallic Materials: Fabrication, Structure and Properties”, 2007, Akademkniga Pub., Moscow, 398 p., ill. (inRussian).
12. Yu.R. Kolobov, R.Z. Valiev et al, “Grain boundary diffusion and properties of nanostructured materials”, CISP: Cambridge International Science Publishing, (2007), 250 p.
13. R.Z. Valiev, A.P. Zhilyaev, T.G. Langdon, Bulk Nanostructured Materials: Fundamentals and Applications, 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 456 pages.