Victor Sytnikov graduated from Zhdanov (Mariupol) Metallurgical Institute, Ukraine, and received qualification of Mechanical Engineer in 1972, a Ph.D. degree in 1982, and a D.S. degree in 1992. Sytnikov worked as Junior Research Assistant, Senior Staff Scientist, Head of Laboratory, Head of Department, and Deputy General Director at the Russian Cable Scientific R&D Institute, Moscow, Russia, from October 1972 to January 2010. He currently serves as R&D Director and Deputy of Scientific Chief in the Research and Development Center at Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System, Moscow, Russia, since March 2010. His main fields of specialization include theoretical and experimental investigation for the electrodynamics of superconducting wires and cables, current distribution and coupling losses in multiple-wire cables, design and fabrication method of superconducting cables for different devices, and experimental investigation of superconductive materials and superconducting devices. His current research interests and tasks include the development and investigation of superconducting transmission cables for power grids and the production and study of superconducting cables for the coils of ITER. His main achievements include the development of current distribution theory for multiple-wire superconducting cables, the development of current distribution and coupling losses theory for Rutherford type cable, R&D of technology for conductor production for ITER magnet system, and the creation and testing of HTS and LTS transmission cables with high critical current. Sytnikov has over 240 publications.
Biography Updated on 6 January 2013