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Date and place of birth: October 14, 1968, Bryansk Region, Russia.

Affiliation: Dean of Nature Management and Engineering Ecology Faculty, Head of Geotechnology and Peat Production Department, Tver State Technical University, Tver, Russian Federation.

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

Scopus ID6602668747

AuthorID: 118433

Education and skills:

  • Cum laude graduate of the Tver Polytechnic Institute (now Tver State Technical University), Faculty of Mechanics and Technology, mining engineer with specialty in open pit mining (1992);
  • Postgraduate studentship at the Tver State Technical University, specialty in technology and overall mechanization of peat production (1994–1997);
  • Candidate of Science degree in engineering after defence of dissertation on the theme: Physical Processes of Structure Formation in Drying of Buried Decay Ooze (1997);
  • Doctorate at the Tver State Technical University (2004–2007);
  • Doctor of Science degree in engineering after defence of dissertation on the theme: Science of Industrial Waste Recycling and Integrated Use of Peat Resources (2007).

Research interests (key words): peat, decay ooze, mining, integrated processing, physical and chemical framework for peat production.

Academic and professional communities:

  • Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences;
  • Chairman of the Science and Technology Council of the Russian Peat and Bioenergy Society Noncommercial Partnership;
  • Member of the Federal Association for Highen Education in the Field of Mining, Oil & Gas, Geodesy and Geology;
  • Expert of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Russian Science Foundation.

PublicationsAuthor of 156 scientific publications, 18 patents of invention and useful model, 11 guidance manuals and 26 papers in various periodicals and electronic media.

Selected publications:

Journal papers:

  • Misnikov O. S., Kuporova A. V. Technological framework for hydrophobically modified sod peat extraction. Gornyi Zhurnal = Mining Journal. 2022;(12):34–39. (In Russ.);
  • Prutenskaya E. A., Misnikov O. S., Sulman M. G., Kosivtsov Y. Yu. Processing of sunflower hulls and peat with production of melanin and composite fuel briquettes. Gornyi Zhurnal = Mining Journal. 2022;(5):36–41.;
  • Yablonev A. L., Misnikov O. S., Zhukov N. M. Analytical calculation of the coefficient of increasing the moment of resistance to milling the ground when the cutter hits the stump. Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 2022;2176(1):012054.;
  • Misnikov O. S., Kopenkina L. V., Zyuzin B. F. The Moscow Peat Institute’s schools and their development at the Tver State Technical University. Gornyi Zhurnal = Mining Journal. 2022;(5):9–22.;
  • Misnikov O. Analysis of the effect of composite peat-based hydrophobically-modifying additives on the properties of portland cement and cement mortar. Mires and Peat. 2021;27:10.;
  • Yablonev A. L., Misnikov O. S., Guseva A. M. Justification of efficient work conditions for processing and molding press in coarse peat production. Gornyi Zhurnal = Mining Journal. 2021;(8):5156.;
  • Misnikov O. S., Kopenkina L. V. Peat mining uprising in Russia. Gornyi Zhurnal = Mining Journal. 2020;(2):9599.;
  • Misnikov O. S. Peat and mineral anticaking agents for powdered nitrile-butadiene rubbers. Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 2019;1384(1):012031.;
  • Misnikov O. The hydrophobic modification of gypsum binder by peat products: Physico-chemical and technological basis. Mires and Peat. 2018;21:07.;
  • Misnikov O. S., Kopenkina L. V. Moscow mining academy and higher education advances in the area of peat mining and production. Gornyi Zhurnal = Mining Journal. 2018;(4):1519.;
  • Misnikov O. S., Korolev I. O. The use of peat mineral hydrophobizers as anticlodding agents for powder nitrile butadiene rubbers. Polymer Science  Series D. 2017;10(3):255259.;
  • Misnikov O. Scientific basis of a new method for hydrophobic modification of mineral binders using peat products. Mires and Peat. 2016;18:22.;
  • Misnikov O. S., Dmitriev O. V., Popov V. I., Chertkova E. Y. The use of peat-based water repellants to modify fire-extinguishing powders. Polymer Science  Series D. 2016;9(1):133-139.;
  • Panov V. V., Misnikov O. S. Peat production trends in Russia. Gornyi Zhurnal = Mining Journal. 2015;(7):108112.;
  • Misnikov O. S., Dmitriev O. V., Chertkova E. U. Use of peat ingredients for production of fire-extinguishing powders. Eurasian Mining. 2015;(2):3034.;
  • Misnikov O. S., Timofeev A. E., Pukhova O. V. Preparation of molded sorption materials based on peat-mineral compositions. Polymer Science - Series D. 2015;8(1):6674.;
  • Misnikov O. S. A study of the properties of portland cement modified using peat-based hydrophobic admixtures. Polymer Science - Series D. 2014;7(3):252259.;
  • Misnikov O. S., Chertkova E. Yu. Hydrophobiс modification of mineral binders by additives produced from peat. Eurasian Mining. 2014;(1):6368;
  • Smirnov V. I., Misnikov O. S., Pukhova O. V. Modern approaches to gradation of industrial sites of milled peat extraction. Gornyi Zhurnal = Mining Journal. 2014;(7):6771. URL:;
  • Zyuzin B. F., Misnikov O. S., Panov V. V., Kopenkina L. F. Russian peat industry: Results of the past, view into the future. Gornyi Zhurnal = Mining Journal. 2013;(5):7376;
  • Misnikov O. S. New method for waterproofing of construction materials with organic peat components. Horizons in Earth Science Research. 2010;2:79102;
  • Misnikov O. S., Timofeev A. E. Fundamentals of obtaining molded sorption materials from mineral peat-based compositions. Horizons in Earth Science Research. 2010;2:181200;
  • Sulman M., Kosivtsov Yu., Sulman E., Alfyorov V., Lugovoy Yu., Molchanov V., Tyamina I., Misnikov O. et. al. Influence of aluminosilicate materials on the peat low-temperature pyrolysis and gas formation. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2009;154(13):355360.;
  • Sulman E. M., Alferov V. V., Kosivtsov Yu. Yu., Sidorov A. I., Misnikov O. S. et al. The development of the method of low-temperature peat pyrolysis on the basis of alumosilicate catalytic system. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2007;134(13):162167.;
  • Misnikov O. S. Physicochemical principles of hydrophobization of mineral binders by additives produced from peat raw material. Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering. 2006;40(4):423430.;
  • Misnikov O. S., Pukhova O. V., Belugin D. Yu., Asheul'nikov P. F. Water-repellency treatment of dry building mixtures with additives from organic biogenic materials. Stroitel'nye Materialy. 2004;(10):24;
  • Afanas'ev A. E., Misnikov O. S. Estimation of structural characteristics during drying of molded organic and organomineral biogenic materials. Teoreticheskie Osnovy Khimicheskoi Tekhnologii. 2003;3(6): 620629.
  • Afanas'ev A. E., Misnikov O. S. Estimation of structural characteristics during drying of molded organic and organomineral biogenic materials. Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering. 2003;37(6): 582589.;
  • Afanas'ev A. E., Gamayunov S. N., Misnikov O. S. Structurization processes during drying of sapropels with varying ash content. Colloid Journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Kolloidnyi Zhurnal. 1999;(6):274279;
  • Gamayunov S. N., Misnikov O. S. Shrinkage phenomena in drying of natural organomineral dispersions. Inzhenerno-Fizicheskii Zhurnal. 1998;71(2):233234.

Conference papers:

  • Misnikov O. S., Fomin K. V., Kuporova A. V. Schematic diagram of a laying machine for the technology of extraction of hydrophobically modified sod peat. In: 18th International Conference on Mining, Construction and Energy Problems "Social, Economic and Environmental Problems of Mining, Construction and Energy". Tula – Minsk – Donetsk, 02–03 November 2022. Tula: Publ House of Tula State University; 2022. Pp. 11–17;
  • Misnikov O. The Use of Peat Deposits of the Russian Federation for Organic Fertilizers Production. In: E3S Web of Conferences. 2020;174:01015.;
  • Misnikov O. Technological Scheme of Complex Peat Processing for Obtaining of Multifunctional Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Powders. In: E3S Web of Conferences. 2020;174: 01024.;
  • Misnikov O. Effect of hydro-physical properties of peat on regulation of peatland drainage systems. In: E3S Web of Conferences. 2019;105:01010.;
  • Misnikov O. Basic technologies and equipment used for peat deposits development in foreign countries. In: E3S Web of Conferences. 2018;41:01046.;
  • Misnikov O. Perspectives for application of moulded sorption materials based on peat and mineral compositions. In: E3S Web of Conferences. 2017;21: 01020.;
  • Misnikov O., Ivanov V. Use of Deep Peat-Processing Products for Hydrophobic Modification of Gypsum Binder. In: E3S Web of Conferences. 2017;15:01017.;
  • Sulman E., Kosivtsov Yu., Sulman M., Alfyorov V., Lugovoy Yu., Chalov K., Misnikov O. et. al. Catalytic pyrolysis of peat with additions of oil-slime and polymeric waste. In: AIP Conference Proceedings. 2012; 1482:595–598.;
  • Alfyorov V., Sulman E., Misnikov O. et. al. Studying of the influence natural and artificial alumosilicate catalytic systems on process low temperature pyrolysis of peat. In:  CHISA 2006 - 17th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering. 2006.