Anna Kut, Ph.D.

MPI Academic Secretary
Research Scientist, 
Laboratory of General Geocryology

РИНЦ Author ID: https://www.elibrary.ru/author_profile.asp?id=529633
Web of Science ResearcherID: E-2780-2018
Scopus ID: 57211800410

Tel.: 7-4112-390817
Email: ankaurban@mail.ru

Academic Secretary - Functions and Responsibilities

  • Leads the preparation of proposals for long-term and annual research planning
  • Monitors the implementation of research plans and prepares consolidated reports
  • Coordinates the development of plans and procedures to improve the Institute’s performance in research, labor organization, and management
  • Prepares plans for Scientific Council activities and controls their implementation
  • Develops publication plans and monitors their implementation
  • Coordinates the organization of conferences, workshops, seminars, and discussions
  • Administers the activities of the MPI library, museum, archive, press, and international relations
  • Develops the personnel rating criteria and manages the qualification process
  • Prepares proposals for continuing education courses and exchange programs

Education and Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Geology and Mineralogy), Melnikov Permafrost Institute, 2015. Dissertation: Eolian Periglacial Landforms (Tukulans) in Central Yakutia: Structure, Origin, Age, and Distribution
  • M.S. (Geocryology), Yakutsk State University, 2007

Research Interests

  • perennial frost mounds
  • tukulans (periglacial sand dunes in Yakutia)
  • ground ice
  • radiocarbon dating
  • paleoenvironmental reconstruction
  • grain micromorphology

Current and Recent Projects

  • SB RAS Basic Research Project, 2021-2025: Structure of Continental Permafrost and Key Stages of Its Evolution during the Neopleistocene and Holocene (Participant)
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research – National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant (RFBR Grant No. 20-55-53006), 2020-2022: Rock and Soil Weathering in Cold Environments of Southern Yakutia, Russia and North-Eastern China: Mechanisms and Characteristics (Participant)
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR Grant No. 18-55-53054) – National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC Grant No. 41811530093), 2018-2019: Formation, Modern State of Pleistocene Cryogenic Deposits in Eastern Asia, and Forecast of Their Dynamics in Relation to the Ongoing Climatic Variations (Participant)
  • SB RAS Basic Research Project IX.135.2.5, 2017-2020: Structure, Age and Development of Permafrost in the Interior Areas of Central and Northeast Asia –Block 3. Radiocarbon and Palynological History of Ultra-Continental Permafrost in Northeast Asia (Co-Investigator)
  • SB RAS Basic Research Project VIII.77.2.2, 2013-2016: Mountain Glaciations and Permafrost in Continental Areas of Central and Northeastern Asia. Response of Glacial and Periglacial Formations to Recent Changes in Climate – Block 3. Eolian Periglacial Features (Tukulans) as Indicators of Late Pleistocene and Holocene Periglacial, Climatic and Environmental Processes in Central Yakutia (Principal Investigator)
  • RFBR Project 14-05-00435_а, 2014-2016: Structure and Dynamics of Mountain Permafrost, Glaciers and Rock Glaciers in Central and Northeastern Asia during the Late Holocene (Co-Investigator)
  • RFBR Project 13-05-12037 ОФИ_М_2013б 2013-2015: Distribution and Evolution of Subsea Permafrost in the Russia’s Eastern Arctic: Temperature Regime, Degradation Rates, Gas Seeps, and Modeling Based on Drilling and Geophysical Data (Co-Investigator)

Field Work

  • 2013 – Vilyui River basin, studies to determine the age and current dynamics of ice-loess features in Central Yakutia
  • 2012 – Central Yakutia, investigations of perennial frost mounds
  • 2009-2011 – Lena River Delta, investigations of frost-related processes in the Arctic as part of the Russian-German expedition “Lena Delta”


  • 2011-present – Associate Professor, North-Eastern Federal University, Department of Applied Geology. Courses taught: Permafrost Science; Engineering Geology; Environmental Engineering
  • Member, State Examination and Attestation Committees on Groundwater and Geotechnical Exploration for Graduate Degrees, North-Eastern Federal University
  • State Attestation Committee for Graduate Degrees, North-Eastern Federal University (Yakutsk)

Honours and Awards

  • 2020 Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Ministry of Education and Science Commendation