The prize is awarded for a series of developments in supercomputer multiscale modelling of materials under extreme conditions.
Vladimir Stegailov was born on March 17, 1981, in Dubna. He is a Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, section head at the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Dr Stegailov’s research lies at the junction of theoretical physics, computational mathematics and supercomputer technologies and is directed at creating substance models capable of predicting material behaviour in extreme conditions. In the final count, the research is designed to study the creation of materials with specific features.
Given the theoretical depth of Dr Stegailov’s research, its results are of great applied value, manifested in the calculations of the reaction of a number of metals (iron, copper, aluminium, gold and uranium) to various extreme treatments.
Thus, Dr Stegailov created a model of the interaction of ultra-short laser impulses with a substance used for the nano-structuring of surfaces, which makes it possible to consider phenomena that cannot be described in any other model, such as the impact of electronic pressure on atom dynamics.
Vladimir Stegailov has also developed a method for describing the kinetics of radiation defect accumulation in nuclear fuels, which is important in practical situations. He also proposed a solution of a fundamental problem that has been in existence for over half a century – establishing the melting point of graphite. This is of great practical value.
Dr Stegailov has also put forth a new metric that makes it possible to compare supercomputers of various types, including hybrid architectures, and analysed the efficiency of using supercomputers of various types in solving problems of quantum and classical molecular dynamics.
Materials of the studies conducted by Vladimir Stegailov were published in highly rated national and international magazines. He is the winner of a number of competitions and has been awarded grants by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Russian Science Foundation.