Sergey Gulyi, Ph.D.

Head, North-Eastern Permafrost Station


Author ID: 67470 (


Tel.: +7-4132-655915


  • Ph.D. (Engineering), Permafrost Institute, Yakutsk, 2001. Dissertation: Application of Heat Pumps in Permafrost Geotechnology
  • M.S., Far-Eastern Polytechnic Institute, Vladivostok, 1981

Research Interests

  • ground temperature monitoring
  • stability of buildings and structures on permafrost
  • effect of snow cover on the ground thermal regime
  • heat pump application in permafrost areas

Current and Recent Projects

  • SB RAS Basic Research Project, 2021-2025: The Thermal Field and Permafrost in Northeastern Russia: Controls and Dynamics
  • Contract Project, DalAeroProekt, 2020: Consulting and Reviewing of Foundation Designs for Permafrost Regions (Principal Investigator)
  • Contract Project, Magadanenergo PAO, 2019-2020: Monitoring of Dam Seepage and Temperature Regimes (Principal Investigator)
  • Contract Project, Magadanenergo PAO, 2019-2020: Temperature and Seepage Monitoring of the Embankment Dam and Concrete Appurtenant Structures, Arkagalinskaya Station (Principal Investigator)
  • SB RAS Basic Research Project IX.135.2.1, 2017-2020: Subsurface Temperature Field and Permafrost Transformation in Northern Asia and Central Asian Mountains. Block 2. Current State and Dynamics of Permafrost in the Verkhoyansk-Chukotka Region. Development of a Geocryological Database (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

  • 1998-present – embankment and foundation temperature monitoring, Arkagalinskaya Hydropower Station dam on the Myaundzha River, Magadan Province
  • 2008-present – air, surface, snow and ground temperature monitoring in Magadan and its vicinities
  • 2010 – condition assessment of the Ice Sports Complex foundation, Magadan
  • 2009, 2010 – condition survey of power transmission line supports in the Magadan Province
  • 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 – condition survey of hydro-engineering facilities in the Magadan Province
  • 2004 г. – condition assessment of the foundation, Russian National Bank Office building in Town of Susuman
  • 2003-2004 – condition survey and performance monitoring of the dam on Zharky Creek, Town of Orotukan

Memberships and Committee Activity

  • Associate Member, Scientific Advisory Council, Magadanenergo Co.
  • Member, Scientific Council, North-East Interdisciplinary Science Research Institute
  • Member, Scientific Council, Melnikov Permafrost Institute

Teaching and Supervision

  • North-Eastern State University, Magadan
  • 2005 – lecturer, Engineering Geology course
  • 2005-2012 – consultant on Foundation Engineering program
  • 2009-2012 – member of thesis examination committees in the Department of Industrial and Civil Engineering
  • 2010-2011 – Ph.D. research advisor (I. Rozhelevsky)