Shesternev Danil

Danil Shesternev, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Laboratory of Permafrost Engineering

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Education and Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Geology & Mineralogy), Moscow State University, 2008. Dissertation: Frost susceptibility of seasonally freezing and thawing soils in degrading permafrost: Chita–Ingodina Depression
  • Moscow State University, Post-Graduate School, 2003-2006
  • B.S. (2001) and M.S. (2003) in Geology and Mineral Exploration, Chita Technical University


  • Permafrost science and engineering
  • Engineering geology

Current Projects

  • Contract Project, LenAeroProect AO, 2020: Geotechnical and Permafrost Investigations for the Yakutsk Airport Runway-2 Reconstruction Project (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • SB RAS Basic Research Project IX.135.2.6, 2017-2020: Geocryological Environment and Its Role in Functioning of Natural-Technical Systems. Block 1. Physics and Mechanics of Frozen, Freezing and Thawing Soils and Their Role in the Development of Geocryological Environment and Stability of Urban, Linear, Hydraulic and Mining Infrastructure (Participant)

Field Work (recent)

  • 2020 Geotechnical and permafrost investigations for the Yakutsk Airport Runway-2 Reconstruction Project

Teaching Activities

  • Trans-Baikal State University, Associate Professor. Courses taught: Geotechnical exploration; Introduction to engineering geology; Monitoring and control of permafrost processes
  • Irkutsk State Transport University, Chita Branch, Associate Professor. Courses taught: Engineering Geology, Field Course on Geology