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Affiliation: Deputy Director, Design and Expertise Center, National University of Science and Technology (NUST MISIS).

Academic degree/rank: Associate Professor, Candidate of Engineering Sciences.

Scopus ID: 56446584300

Education and skills:

  • Moscow Mining Institute, Mining Engineer specializing in mine organization and management (1965–1970);
  • Postgraduate studentship at the Moscow Mining Institute (1970–1973);
  • Candidate of Science degree in engineering specialty in open pit mining and operation of coal, ore and nonmetal fields, dissertation on the theme: Research and Improvement of Approaches to Selection of Mining Advance in Surface Mines (1979);
  • Traineeship at the Clausthal University of Technology, Germany (1980–1981).

Research interests (key words): mining technologies; sustainable development, assessment and prediction of mineral mining and marketing outlets; cross cultural management.

 Research and professional development:

  • Researcher, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Mine Planning, Moscow State Mining University (1974–2015);
  • Deputy Vice Rector for Science, Moscow State Mining University (1981–1995);
  • Dean of the Mining Department at the International Engineering University (1995–1998);
  • Deputy Director of the Design and Expertise Center, National University of Science and Technology— NUST MISIS (2015 up to date).

Academic and professional communities:

  • Society of Mining Professors (SOMP);
  • ISCSM conferences organizing committee member.

Conferences and symposiums:

  • Miner’s Week, Russia;
  • Berg- und Hüttenmänischer Tag (Germany);
  • International Symposium of Continuous Surface Mining (ISCSM);
  • Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES);
  • International Mine Water Association (IMWA).

The main publications:

  • Fedorov G., Agafonov Y., Drebenstedt C. Disinfection of waste waters of industrial enterprises by vibroacoustic method. Scientific and Practical Studies of Raw Material Issues - Proceedings of the Russian- German Raw Materials Dialogue: A Collection of Young Scientists Papers and Discussion, 2019, 165–170,;
  • Belin V. A., Suprun V. I., Agafonov Yu. G., Kuznetsov V. A. Features of blasting operations in extraction of alabaster in water protection zone. Gornyi Zhurnal = Mining Journal, 2017, (3), 37–42,;
  • Agafonov Y., Fedorov G., Drebenstedt C. Research and development of waste waters vibroacoustic purification methods for mining enterprises. Mining Meets Water – Conflicts and Solutions IMWA 2016 in Leipzig, Germany, July 11–15, 2016, 859–866;
  • Levchenko Y., Suprun V., Agafonov J. Substantiation of schemes foropening of working levels of pitsin mining of large coal brachysynclines. Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium Continuous Surface Minig, Belgrad 2016 (ISCSM 2016), 309–316;
  • Drebenstedt C., Shek V. M., Agafonov Yu. G. Creation and implementation of geological and anthropogenic models of mining systems. Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu, 2015, (5), 25–29.
  • Drebenstedt C., Ritter R., Suprun V. I., Agafonov Yu. G. Cyclical-And-continuous method and in-pit crushing operation experience in the world. Gornyi Zhurnal = Mining Journal, 2015, (11), 81–87,;
  • Agafonov Yu. G., Dudchenko O. L., Fedorov G. B. Infrasonic methods and technology: Innovative approach to intensify mining practices. Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu, 2014, (2), 99–104;
  • Agafonov Y., Suprun V., Patikhin D., Radchenko S. Problems and prospects of cyclic-and-continuous technology in development of large ore-and coalfields. Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium Continuous Surface Mining, Aachen 2014 (ISCSM 2014), 437–445;
  • Agafonov J., Suprun V. Substantiation of Boundaries and Prozedure for Mining of Large Coal Brachysynclines Mine Planning and Equipment Selektion. Proceedings of the 22nd MPES Conference, Dresden, Germany, 14th-19th Oktober, 2013, 1, 25–29.