PhD's Program “Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals” | Siberian Federal University

PhD's Program “Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals”

Doctoral students do research at the Laboratory of Metallurgy of the Light Metals under the supervision of Professor Petr Polyakov.

Their research focuses on studying high-temperature electrochemical processes and designing new types of environmentally friendly and energy efficient electrolyzers.

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Professor Petr Polyakov

Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals and Material Science, Siberian Federal University

Phone: +7 902 990-24-78

Research interests: high-temperature electrochemical, processes, electrometallurgy of aluminium and electrolyzer design.


  • Vinogradov, A.M., Vasyunina, I.P., Mikhalev, Y.G., Polyakov, P.V. An investigation of the effect of the electrolyte composition on the consumption of fired anodes during electrolytic aluminum production. Russ. J. Non-Ferrous Metals, 2008, v. 49, issue 5.
  • Isaeva, L.A., Braslavskii, A.B., Polyakov, P.V. Dusting and fluidity of alumina with different physicochemical properties. Russ. J. Non-Ferrous Metals, 2008, V. 49, Issue 6.
  • Isaeva, L.A., Braslavskii, A.B., Polyakov, P.V. Effect of the content of the <-phase and granulometric composition on the dissolution rate of alumina in cryolite-alumina melts. Russ. J. Non-Ferrous Metals, 2009, v. 50, issue 6.
  • Pogodaev, A.M., Proshkin, A.V., Polyakov, P.V. et al. Processes in refractory materials of the cathode assembly of electrolysis cells for aluminum production. Russ. J. Non-Ferrous Metals, 2010, v. 51, issue 4.
  • Arkhipov, A.G., Polyakov, P.V., Arkhipov, G.V. Effect of technological and constructive parameters on the integrity of the bottom of aluminum reduction cells during flame preheating. Russ. J. Non-Ferrous Metals, 2010, v. 51, issue 3.
  • Vasyunina, N.V., Vasyunina, I.P., Mikhalev, Yu.G., Polyakov, P.V. Solubility of aluminum in cryolite-alumina electrolytes. Russ. J. Non-Ferrous Metals, 2011, v. 52, issue 4.
  • Mikhalev, Yu. G., Proshkin, A. V., Isaeva, L. A., Polyakov, P. V., Filonenko, A. A. Modification of a method for testing SiC blocks. 31st Int. Conf. ICSOBA «Bauxite, Alumina, Aluminium industry in Russia and new global developments» Travaux ICSOBA - Krasnoyarsk, 2013, Vol. 38. No. 42. – P. 1040.
  • Polyakov, P.V., Arkhipov, A.G. A modelling based study of technological and design parameters impact on cathode lining integrity during electrical and flame preheat. 11th Australasian Aluminium Smelting Technology Conference, Dubai, UAE, 6-11 December 2014.
  • Belousov, O.V, Belousova, N.V., Burlo, A.V. Formation of bimetal powders on reaction of nanocrystal palladium with chlorocomplexes of gold (III) in hydrothermal conditions. Smart Nanocomposites. – 2010. – V. 1. – P. 91-97.
  • Belousov, O.V., Belousova, N.V., Sirotina, A.V. et al. Formation of bimetallic Au-Pd and Au-Pt nanoparticles under hydrothermal conditions and microwave irradiation. Langmuir. – 2011. –27. – 11697-11703.
  • Belousova, N.V., Arkhipova, E.O., Parfenov, V.A. Oxidation of liquid alloys of the Bi-Pb system. Russ. J. Non-Ferrous Metals, 2011, V. 52, Issue 1. – P. 12-15
  • Belousov, O.V., Sirotina, A.V., Belousova, N.V. et al. Formation of nanomaterials based on non-ferrous and noble metals in autoclaves. Proc. 3th Int. Cong. “Non-ferrous metals – 2011” – Krasnoyarsk, 2011. – P. 290-294.
  • Selina, E.A., Kalyakin, S.N., Belousov, O.V., Belousova, N.V. Low-temperature alkaline melts for breakdown of mineral objects. Proc. 3th Int. Cong. “Non-ferrous metals – 2011” – Krasnoyarsk, 2011. – P. 301-303.
Duration: 4 years
(this period can be shorter depending on the availability of a PhD thesis)
Language: English
Entry requirements: Master’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science or Metallurgy (transcript of records), an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document)
Apply to The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing for a certificate if you do not have it, the Russian language preparatory course is available.
Tuition fee: € 2,600. The cost does not include accommodation and living expenses.
Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month.
Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University.
  • Autoclave processes with participation of precious metals
  • Recycling spent automotive and industrial catalysts
  • Extractive metallurgy of non-ferrous metals
Course Time spent (in hours) Semester
Basic courses
Theory of Non-Ferrous Extractive Metallurgy 2 (72) 2
Processing of experimental data 3 (108)
Methodology of PhD Thesis Preparation 3 (108)
Academic English 3 (108)
Basic English 3 (108)
Russian (fee will apply) 3 (108)

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