Research profile

Training highly qualified engineers requires not only material and technical base but also qualitative and quantitative composition of the teaching staff. The institute has more than 150 teachers of whom 15 are doctors and 81 are PhD; 4 teachers have experience of teaching in the world’s leading universities and research centers. Furthermore, 15 professors of the institute give lectures here as well as 35 post-graduate students. And we are very proud of two doctoral dissertation councils. The institute also publishes «Wood Magazine».

The main directions of scientific activity are development and implementation of resource-efficient technologies in existing industries, implementation of re-industrialization into high-tech regional and Russian programs, integration with RAS institutes through joint research and programs of graduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies; participation in national GRID-computing infrastructure; development and integration of research in the following areas: forest ecology and integrated use of biological resources.

The institute focuses research on «Improving processes of mechanical wood technology» (Honored Worker of Forest Industry, Doctor of Engineering, Professor VG Turushev), «Technologies of aerospace and ground monitoring of natural resources and objects» (Head of department of Geodesy and Cadastre, Honored worker of Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Ph.D., Associate Professor VV Rylschikov), «Monitoring, integrated assessment and rational management of ecosystems in the European North» (Head of Department of Ecology and Forest Protection, Honored worker of Higher school of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor PA Feklistov).

Scientific and practical activity of Forest Engineering Institute is carried out in close contact with the Center of Space Monitoring of forests. The institute is involved in restoration of forest in the Arkhangelsk region, restoration of fellings and inventory taking together with the Center and local authorities.

Main hope of the institute is the new modified wood research laboratory. This is going to be an innovative center like currently existing Shared Use of Equipment Center «Arktika».


Research fields

Research Supervisor

Forestry Engineering Institute

Core research areas:

  • Increasing forest productivity in the European North
  • Developing forest management system
  • Improving forest harvesting and haulage technologies
  • Complex processing of wood raw material based on efficient and energy-saving technologies
  • Biodiversity conservation and forestry/economic activity research in the Northern forests
  • Assessing condition of the Northern forests
  • Improving timber production technique and technology
  • Preserving Russian North traditions in wood products processing technologies
  • Studying properties and quality of wood in the Northern Region

Evgeny Tsaryov, Director, Professor, PhD in Technical Sciences

Tel.: 8 (8182) 21-61-22

Tel.: 8 (8182) 21-61-42

Sergey Koptev, Deputy Director on International Cooperation

Mob.: 8 921 291 80 62

  • Department of water transport and hydraulics
  • New environmentally protective technologies of timber rafting
  • Studying bearing capacity of abutments and piers
  • Developing optimized solutions for timber industry production process organization
  • Developing IT in the sphere of timber industry production

Viktor Barabanov, Head

Tel.: 8 (8182) 21-61-50

  • Department of geodesy and land registers
  • Satellite, aircraft and land monitoring of natural resources and objects
  • Monitoring settlement of buildings and structures
  • Mathematical processing and assessment of geodetic measurement results
  • Generating objects cadastral registration using satellite images
  • Positioning and evaluating volumes of sunken timber
  • Recultivation of disturbed lands

Vladimir Rylschikov, PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor

Tel.: 8 (8182) 21-61-25

  • Department of material art design and technology
  • Developing new and improving existing technologies of wood processing
  • Testing paint materials
  • Ergonomic justification of wood mechanical processing technologies
  • Developing theoretical base for standardization of construction material performances
  • Studying processes of art processing of materials taking into account traditional folk crafts and up-to-date engineering science

Pyotr Rybitsky, PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor

Tel.: 8 (8182) 21-61-68

  • Department of wood science and timber vatting
  • Preserving Russian North traditions in wood products processing technologies
  • Studying properties and quality of wood in the Northern Region
  • Timber conservation and technologies of atmospheric drying of timber
  • Developing new wood-based materials with programmed features
  • Studying heat and mass transfer processes in timber

Vladimir Melekhov, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor

Tel.: 8 (8182) 21-61-49

  • Department of landscape architecture and homogenous forests
  • Developing recommendations to improve taiga silvicultural production
  • Diagnostics of tree condition within the anthropogenic environment
  • Forecasting the crop of coniferous species and introducing trees and bushes under the North conditions

Vitaly Petrik, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor

Tel.: 8 (8182) 21-61-56

  • Department of forest assessment and management
  • Biodiversity conservation and forestry/economic activity research in the Northern forests
  • Increasing forest productivity in the European North
  • Merchantable structure of European North forests
  • Modeling of forest structure and natural processes
  • Allowable forest cutting forecasts and scenario development
  • Satellite images decoding and practical methods development

Sergey Tretyakov, PhD in Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor

Tel.: 8 (8182) 21-61-73

  • Department of Forest management and soil science
  • Studying impacts of harvesting technique on forest condition
  • Studying improvement felling and forest crop forming
  • Studying ground vegetation of natural and urbanized territories
  • Developing planting technologies
  • Introduction and geographic variation of coniferous species
  • Studying impact of air-anthropogenic pollution on forest
  • Recultivation of wooded lands after industrial development

Svetlana Lyubova, PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor

Tel.: 8 (8182) 21-61-74

  • Department of sawing and joiner blade industries
  • Complex use of wood resources
  • Analyzing and forecasting development of timber industry sector
  • Standardization of products

Dmitry Bratilov, PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor

Tel.: (8182) 21-61-66

  • Department of industrial transport
  • Studying pavements of timber haulage roads
  • Reconstruction of forest roads
  • Studying impacts of timber industry on the Northern Dvina river flow

Evgeny Buryak, PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor

Tel.: (8182) 21-61-51

  • Department of timber production technology
  • Studying and developing technique and technologies for timber harvesting
  • Developing machine tools to prepare timber for rafting
  • Justifying stand of timber on different stages of timber harvesting technological process

Vasily Derbin, PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor

Tel.: (8182) 21-61-37

  • Department of Ecology and forest protection
  • Biodiversity conservation and forestry/economic activity research of the Northern forests

Pavel Feklistov, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor

Tel.: (8182) 21-61-58

The research institute comprises a scientific and practical basis to implement current projects:

  • Experimental and experimental forestry area of 15 hectares in Emtsa, taken in perpetuity for research and educational activities. The forestry is used for training and work practices of students, as well as for researches made by staff and postgraduate students.
  • The area of forest in the Onega forestry (coast of the White sea). The area of 4800 hectares is rented for scientific and educational activities. It is also used for joint international research projects.
  • The area of forest in the Arkhangelsk forestry. The area of 100 hectares was taken in perpetuity for recreation. In addition to its direct function as a ski lodge in winter, the area is used for training practices of students of the Forestry Engineering Institute on geodesy, forest protection, hydraulic reclamation.

Updated 07.11.2013