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Alexander N. SHASHENKO

Date and place of birth: August 9, 1948, Lisichansk, Lugansk Region, Ukraine.

Affiliation: Vice-rector of International Links, Head of Construction, Geoengineering and Geomechanics Department, National Mining University, Dnepro, Ukraine.

Academic degree/rank: Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor.

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6179-0136

Scopus ID650801948

EducationDnepropetrovsk Mining Institute, Mining and Constructing Engineer (1972).

Research and professional development:

  • Assistant at the Underground Mining and Subsurface Structure Construction Department (1979);
  • Candidate of Science degree in engineering (1980);
  • Associate Professor at the Underground Mining and Subsurface Structure Construction Department (1984);
  • Doctor of Science degree in engineering after defence of dissertation on the theme: Stability of Underground Openings in Nonuniform Rock Mass (1988);
  • Head of Underground Mining and Subsurface Structure Construction Department (1990 up to date);
  • Vice-rector of International Links, National Mining University (1995 up to date).

Research interests (key words): rock mechanics and stability of underground openings.

Major scientific achievements:

  • The author of the theory of floor rock swelling in deep mines and the theory of rock strength;
  • Scientific Discovery (Certificate No. 131, 1999);
  • Founder of a new school in geomechanics—Statistical Geomechanics.

Training activities:

  • Higher skill personnel training by means of postgraduate courses and doctorate;
  • Professor A. Shashenko has supervised 29 Candidates of Science and 7 Doctors of Science.

Academic and professional expert communities:

  • Chairman of the Council Special D 08.080.04 for dissertation defence at the National Mining University (1995 up to date);
  • Expert at the Ukrainian Higher Attestation Commission in geomechanics and underground construction;
  • Full member of the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM);
  • Full member of the Ukrainian Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Construction and Architecture of Ukraine.


  • Ukrainian National Prize winner in science and technology (2002);
  • Honored Worker of science and technology of Ukraine (2002);
  • Certificates of appreciation from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, from the regional and municipal authorities and from the University administration;
  • Miner’s Glory Badge 1st, 2nd and 3rd class;
  • Miner’s Valor Badge 1st, 2nd and 3rd class;
  • Excellent Disciple of the Ukrainian Education System;
  • Commemorative Medal of the National Mining Academy of Ukraine.

Publications: Author of 250 scientific publications and instructional guidelines, including 8 monographs and 2 textbooks.

The main publications:

  • Shapoval V., Shashenko O., Hapieiev S., Khalymendyk O. et. al. Stability assessment of the slopes and side-hills with account of the excess pressure in the pore liquid. Mining of Mineral Deposits, 2020, 14(1), 91-99,;
  • Shashenko O. M., Hapieiev S. M., Shapoval V. G., Khalymendyk O. V. Analysis of calculation models while solving geomechanical problems in elastic approach. Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu, 2019, (1), 28-36,;
  • Babets D., Sdvyzhkova O., Shashenko O., Kravchenko K. et. al. Implementation of probabilistic approach to rock mass strength estimation while excavating through fault zones. Mining of Mineral Deposits, 2019, 13(4), 72-83,;
  • Shashenko O., Shapoval V., Khalymendyk O., Andrieiev V. et. al. Features of the nonlinear calculation of the stress-strain state of the "rock massif-excavation support" system taking into account destruction. Transport Means - Proceedings of the International Conference, 2019-October, 1356-1363;
  • Rakishev B. R., Shashenko A. N., Kovrov A. S. Trends of therock failure conceptions development. News of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Series of Geology and Technical Sciences, 2018, 6 (432), 161-169,;
  • Shashenko O. M., Khoziaikina N. V., Tereshchuk R. M. Distribution of displacements around a single mine working driven in stratified rock mass. Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu, 2017, (6), 40-46;
  • Shashenko O. M., Kovrov O. S. Comparative analysis of two failure criteria for rocks and massifs. Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu, 2016, (6), 54-59;
  • Shashenko O., Kovrov O., Rakishev B. Failure criteria for structurally heterogeneous materials. Mining of Mineral Deposits, 2016, 10 (3), 84-89,;
  • Pivnyak G. G., Shashenko O. M. Innovations and safety for coal mines in Ukraine. Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu, 2015, (6), 118-121;
  • Shashenko O., Kovrov O., Rakishev B., Mashanov A. On the issue of analytical and empirical criteria application for rock failure assessment. New Developments in Mining Engineering 2015: Theoretical and Practical Solutions of Mineral Resources Mining, 2015, 59-64;
  • Shashenko A. N., Zhuravlev V. N., Sdvizhkova Ye. A., Dubitska M. S. Forecast of disjunctives based on mathematical interpretation of acoustic signal phase characteristics. Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu, 2015, (2), 61-66.