Belarusian State
Technological University
Research Schools


1.      Research School for Information Systems and Technologies in Forest Inventory and Forestry 




IgorTolkach, PhD (Agriculture), AssociateProfessor

Main areas of research:

– methods of forest mensuration, technologies of forest inventory;

– systems, criteria and indicators of forest sustainable management and inventory, landscape- and eco-based approaches towards forest and forest resources management, forest certification;

– estimation and optimization of forest use, species and age composition of forests, estimations of forest reserves dynamics;

– study and modelling of tree trunk shape, specification of individual trunks and forest-felling resources, inventory of harvested timber;

– study and modeling of the structure, growth and yielding capacity of forest stands;

– information and geoinformation systems, satellite-based positioning and navigation in forest inventory and forestry, automated forest mapping systems, processing of forest inventory and forest management data;

– tools and instruments of forest mensuration, mobile devices of data collection and transmission;

– remote sensing in forestry, study and modelling of forest canopy structure, correlation between mensurational and deciphering data, interpretation of remote sensing data and aerospace monitoring of forests;

– development of standards of forest mensuration, forest inventory and forestry.


Contacts:, +375 (17) 226-08-43


2. Research School for Statistical Thermodynamics and Continuum Mechanics




Yaroslav Groda, PhD (Physic and Mathematics), Associate Professor

Main areas of research:

– statistical mechanics and thermodynamics of equilibrium properties and non-equilibrium processes in physical-mathematical and biological systems;

– mathematical models of physical-chemical systems and their computer-based study;

– continuum mechanics;

– theory of equilibrium properties and non-equilibrium processes in crystals, liquid crystals, liquid crystal polymers, biophysical systems;

– statistical theory of nonlinear elasticity of solid bodies;

– physics of surface phenomena;

– statistics and kinetics of adsorption phenomena;

– statistical theory of equilibrium properties and non-equilibrium properties (diffusion, thermal diffusion, structural relaxation) in lattice systems;

– statistical theory of heterogeneous systems;

– biophysicsofDNAmolecules;

– vibrational energy relaxation of activated molecules in liquids and gases;

– statistical theory of ion conductivity in solid bodies and intercalation compounds;

– mechanics of interaction between trees, their crowns, forested areas and air currents.


Contacts:, +375 (17) 327-15-44


3. Research School for Chemistry and Technology of Phosphorus-Containing Salts, Fertilizers and Highly-Dispersive Porous Materials


Founded: 1964

Heads of research:

Lyudmila Eshchenko, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor

Oleg Dormeshkin, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor, Director of International Information and Analytical Centre for Technology Transfer

Main areas of research:

– study of chemical engineering processes of new kinds of phosphorus-containing fertilizers and salts, development of their production technology;

– development of scientific foundations, chemical engineering processes and inorganic materials with prescribed composition and properties; development of process flows for the production of complex mineral fertilizers, pigments and multipurpose fillers;

– development of new methods for industrial waste treatment and processing, development of low-waste and waste-free technology.




4. Research School for Forest Roads Design 

Founded: 1961

Head of research:

Mikhail Naskovets, PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor

Main areas of research:

– improvement of strength and resilience of road beds and road covers affected by weather and climate factors, improvement of viscoelastic properties of road construction materials, stabilization of soils with organic and mineral binding agents;

– design and construction of road beds and road dressing in terms of water and heat conditions and rheological properties of the construction materials used;

– study of ways to regulate the water and heat conditions of forest roads;

– improvement of bearing capacity of forest roads, use of geosynthetic materials and industrial waste, local construction materials and soils;

– study and justification of performance characteristics of logging road network and design development of temporary forest roads;

– justification of an optimum structure of forest transportation network in the context of sustainable forest use and timber harvest;

– development of forest road models and automation of their design.


Contacts:, +375-17-363-63-54


5. Research School for Forest Phytopathology 

Founded: 1956


Vyacheslav Zvyagintsev, PhD (Biology), Associate Professor.

Main research areas:

– study of causes of large scale damage of forest and forest diseases; development of eliminating measures;

– comprehensive study of biological features of forest pests;

– development of innovative techniques and protection agents against forest pests and diseases;

– study of physical and mechanical properties of local wood species and possible introducible species in the context of silvicultural and mensuration characteristics of a forest stand;

– study of wood degradation processes during biological destruction of timber;

– monitoring of the efficiency of protection techniques and agents against biological damage. 


Contacts:,  +375 17 327-57-13


6. Research School for Physicochemistry of Silicate and Refractory Non-metallic Materials


Founded: 1945

Head of research:

Ivan Levitskiy, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor, Honored Scientist of Belarus

Main areas of research:

– physicochemistryofglassystate. Patterns of changing properties and structure of glassy materials depending on their composition;

– phase changes in glassy materials during thermal treatment and directed regulation of phase composition of materials;

– study of liquation phenomena in glass and their use for the development of new materials;

– obtaining of new materials based on glass-formation systems with prescribed properties, incl. bioactive properties;

– development of new kinds of heat-insulating, heat-resistant and porous ceramics;

– uses of industrial waste to address environmental problems;

– study of mineral resources and their prospective uses in glass and ceramics industry;

– synthesis of nanotechnology-based ceramic and glass crystal materials;

– development of compositions for refractory chemically-stable ceramic goods;

– synthesis and study of glassy glaze coatings, low-melting glass used for flux, soldering and sealing;

– synthesis and study of glass crystal materials and goods;

– obtaining of high-heat resistant pigments and ceramic paints;

– development and improvement of technology for household and construction goods.


Contacts:, +315 (17) 327-43-08



7. ResearchSchoolforChemicalEngineeringandEquipment




Petr Vaitekhovich, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor

Main areas of research:

– study of gas purification from dust, carbon oxides condensed moisture;

– development and study of highly efficient centrifugal and rotary equipment for gas purification and dehydration;

– computer-based modelling of disperse phase change in twisted gas flow;

– development and analysis of coagulation methods of solid particles before feeding into a dust collecting unit;

– study and modelling of working parts and carrying medium in medium- and fast-moving milling units;

– optimization of design and process parameters of medium and fast-moving milling units.


Contacts:;  моб. тел. +375 (29) 668-32-56



8. Research School for Justification of Design, Update and Development Parameters of Forest Machines


Founded: 1970

Head of research:

Sergey Mokhov, PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor

Main areas of research:

– justification of characteristics of logging, hauling and road-constructing machines;

– development of advanced forest machine lines;

– modelling of frame and equipment operation of logging and hauling machines, validity checks of the mathematical models;

– design, update and development of cutting-edge logging and hauling machines and timber-harvesting equipment;

– testing of logging and hauling machines, processing of the obtained test results, design improvement recommendations.


Contacts:, +375 (17) 3638341



9. Research School for Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development


Founded: 1997

Head of research:

Aleksandr Neverov, D.Sc. (Economics), Professor

Main areas of research:

– economics of sustainable nature management;

– «green» economy and sustainable development.



 +375 (29) 683-80-06



10. Research School for Chemistry, Technology of Electrochemical Production and Electronic Engineering Materials


Founded: 1988

Head of research:

Ivan Zharski, PhD (Chemistry), Professor, Honored Scientist of Belarus

Main areas of research:

– anode materials, electrode processes at high anode potentials, intensification of electrode processes;

– high-temperature solid electrolytes, semiconductors with sensor properties;

– regeneration of electrolytes, electroplating composite and conversion coatings, corrosion inhibitors;

– photo-activated matrix thin-film materials;

– gas electron diffraction, microwave spectroscopy, hydrogen energetics;

– development of new processes for electroplating coatings by metals and alloys with special properties; 

– scientific foundations of synthesis of new oxide materials to create efficient electric catalysts, composite and film electrodes with improved electrical properties;

– treatment of electroplating industry sewage;

– synthesis of thin-film semiconductor ceramics with sensor characteristics and development of chemical sensors;

– study of physical-chemical patterns of heterogeneous catalysts to synthesize medicinal drugs and dispersion fillers with electro-oriented structure based on double silicon-containing nanoxides;

– obtaining, modifying and study of micro- and nanostructured semiconductors and other materials by chemical and electrochemical methods; 

– development of semiconducting photosensitive heterostructures with stable electronic transport properties;

– thick-film solar cells.


Contacts:, +375 (17) 378-72-82, +375 (17) 399-64-04



11. Research School for Estimation of Properties of Polymer Materials and Development of Plastics, Fibres, Rubbers, Paint Coatings with Improved Resistance to Energy Fields and Corrosive Environments


Founded: 1992

Head of research:

Nikolai Prokopchuk, D.Sc. (Chemistry), Professor, Corresponding Member of Belarus NAS

Main areas of research:

– development of new polyimide materials, incl. adhesive and non-adhesive films, planarizing, sealing, insulating, protective systems and coatings, low-shrinking compounds, highly-effective thermostable membranes and other materials with special properties and improved processability;

– identification of dependencies of elastomer structure and properties upon the components and technological parameters throughout the process; industrial testing of elastomer compounds;

– study of joint effects of functionalized additive fillers and stabilizers on the properties of composite materials during recycling and performance;

– identification of relationship between the quality, multifunctional component proportion and properties of rubber in order to improve the performance of rubber products;  

– study of the relationship between the composition of oil residue-based compounds, their processing and output and quality of the target products (liquid fuel components, basic substances for petrochemistry), development of efficient ways of their disposal;

– properties control of finished products by a mathematical model of rotational moulding.


Contacts:, +375 (17) 327-65-62



12. Research School for Forest Hunting


Founded: 1957

Head of research:

Aleksandr Kozorez

Main areas of research:

– typology of hunting grounds in Belarus;

– ecological foundations and background of game management in Belarus;

– ecological and economic foundations of forest hunting in Belarus;

– scientific foundations of game reproduction in forest hunting grounds;

– rewilding and restoration of large herbivorous animals.





13. Research School for Silviculture (Environmental Silviculture)


Founded: 1947

Head of research:

Leonid Rozhkov, D.Sc. (Agriculture), Professor

Main areas of research:

– improvement of forest productivity by biological amelioration;

– recreationalsulviculture;

– selective cuts and natural regeneration of forests;

– environmentalsilviculture;

– silvicultural species promoting biodiversity;

– non-timber uses of forest;

– enhancement of carbon depositing capacity of forest;

– forests as mitigating factors of adverse climate and weather effects;

– anthropogenic pollution and ecological conditions of forest ecosystems.


Contacts:, +375 17226-04-89, +375(29) 120-55-08



14. Research School for Information Security in Computer Systems and Networks


Founded: 1994

Head of research:

Pavel Urbanovich, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor

Main areas of research:

– methods, algorithms and tools of searching and correcting errors in data sequences based on redundant coding and symbol interleaving for information transfer and storage channels;

– neuro cryptographic methods and media of transferring confidential information through open communication channels using artificial neural networks and cryptographic transformation;

– steganographic methods and media of confidential information transfer and copyright protection of electronic content;

– methodology and tools of cybersecurity.


Contacts:; тел. +37517 327-43-76



15. Research School for Chemical Processing of Wood


Founded: 1961

Head of research:

Natallia Chernaya, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor


– development of theory and technology of chemical processing of wood;

– development of new technologies for the production of pulp, paper, cardboard, chip and fibre boards, bioconversion and wood chemical processing by means of chemical conversion of wood components (lignin, hemicellulose, cellulose) to ensure resource-saving, energy saving and import substitution; 

– development of highly efficient chemical substances with functional properties (waterproof, hardening, flocculating, binding, peptizating, coagulating, structure-forming, rheological, etc.) and innovative technologies for their application in cellulose-containing polymer and composite materials;

– development of science-based resource-saving, energy-saving, import-substituting and environmentally safe technologies for chemical processing of wood;

– methodological approaches and technology concepts for improvement of the product quality, competitive growth and export capacity;

– upgrade of the existing techniques of wood chemical processing, development of new solutions to expand the range of the target products;

– development of practical recommendations for the improvement of technical, economic and ecological performance of the operating industrial facilities;

– industrial testing and implementation of the developed resource-saving, energy-saving, import-substituting and environmentally safe technologies of chemical processing of wood.




+375 (17) 327-80-46; +375(29) 664-54-87



16. ResearchSchoolforTheoryofCuttingSawLogs, RationalandIntegratedUseofTimber, SawingandWoodworkingEquipment




Siarhei Shetska, PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor

Main areas of research:

– theoretical and experimental study of log cutting;

– development and improvement of technological processes and equipment of sawmills;

– study and development of automated measuring units for round timber;

– rational use of timber.


Contacts:, +375 17 327-67-41, +375 17 327-73-50



17. Research School for Wood Machining




Aleksandr Grishkevich, PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor

Main areas of research:

– optimum modes of wood machining and improvement of wood-cutting tools;

– technological features and physical principles of cutting pressed wood;

– theoretical foundations of cutting capacity failure of wood-cutting tools;

– application of new wear-resistant materials for wood working; 

– technology of ion-plasma deposition for improvement of tool performance;

– innovative technologies of wood-cutting tool setup;

– development of algorithms of wood machining control;

– health and safety regulations in wood working and wood machining.


Contacts:, +375 17 327-43-25