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Dmitry Livanov

Dmitry Livanov

Dmitry Livanov (Дмитрий Викторович Ливанов) was born February 15, 1967, in Moscow.

Education: graduated with honors from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, Department of Physical Chemistry, with a degree in Physics of Metals, 1990; Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics (solid state physics), 1992; D.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics (solid state physics), 1997; law degree from Moscow State Juridical Academy, 2003

1992-2000: Researcher, senior researcher at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, laboratory of synthesis; associated professor, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, chair of theoretical physics

1997-2000: Vice rector for research, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys

2000-2004: Vice rector for international cooperation, professor, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, chair of Theoretical Physics

April 2004: Professor, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, chair of nonferrous metal technology (part-time)

2004-2005: Director, department of state policy in science, technology and innovation at the Education and Science Ministry

2005-2007: State secretary and deputy minister of education and science

April 2007: Rector at National Technological Research University and Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys

May 21, 2012: Appointed education and science minister in Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet

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