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Expert in Missile, Nuclear, Oil/Gas Industry in Russia and Ukraine. World-Wide Space Launch Services/Markets

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Maryland (MD)
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Summary of Expertise:

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His area of expertise is competitive intelligence in Russian gas industry and Russian gas exports, including available and prospected gas deposits, pipeline network structure and capacity, gas transit issues, industry players in Russia, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Hungary, Poland, and Russia-related ventures in Europe, their ownership and control, financial operators, key personalities and their networks, government involvement, and future plans. The intelligence is based on the extensive database that was built since 1992, as a part of the on-going consultancy for the major Swiss financial institutions, and on the personal connections. Research for this customer also included analysis of the nuclear sector and Uranium situation in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

competitive intelligence

He is Ph.D. in Solid State Physics and author of 71 publications on electron theory of solids, electron band structure, Fermi surface, impact of electron structure of metals and alloys on the phase transformations, electron structure of high temperature superconductors, and transport properties of solids. Current area of research is electron structure and phase stability of the systems with strong electron-phonon interaction.

condensed-matter physics


condensed-matter theory


crystal lattice physics


solid material structure-property relationship


solid-state physics

He has proven track record in decision making in the poorly defined business situation under the conditions of insufficient funding, unclear regulatory environment, possible government corruption, and lack of time and other resources, e.g. - when traditional process cannot be applied. Practical experience includes launching of the implementation of the $125mln. TACIS program in Ukraine (1992, the program was close to termination by the European Commission), management of the transition of the Ukrainian space industry from fully-government to fully-commercial (1993-1995, as Head of the National Space Agency), launching of the $12.5mln. international military conversion project (STCU) and key management positions with the commercial space industry projects in Canada, Australia and USA (1996-2006).



space launch

He has recently authored the "Compound Semiconductors Market 2007-2012" research for the major USA technology market research company.

semiconductor economics

He is the former high ranking space and missile industry official of Ukraine. At the time of his tenure Ukraine operated one of the World largest ballistic missile production industries, and possessed the world's third largest nuclear arsenal. He made significant contribution in the transformation of the Ukrainian government-funded space and missile industry into fully commercial and profitable one; he was also one of the key players in nuclear disarmament of Ukraine. His areas of expertise include: world nuclear forces, ballistic missiles, missile technology control, and ex-Soviet missile industry. He is also intimately familiar with all aspects of commercial Space launch operations world-wide, Space markets, and Space launch technologies.

ballistic missile

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Bowie, Maryland;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Vineland, New Jersey;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1978   M.Sc   Theoretical physics   Kiev University  
1985   Ph.D   Computational solid state physics   Institute of Metal Physics, Acad.Sci. of Ukraine  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to







Management of the company operation and software development for process control automation.

2001 to 2003


Explorer Global






Launching the software engineering business for Earth Observation applications.

1999 to 2001


Altair Aerospace



Senior Member - Technical Staff


Conceptual design of the next generation process control automation and software for space and energy applications.

1998 to 1999


Asia-Pacific Space Center



Director, International Space Systems


Selection and engineering evaluation of the launch vehicles for the planned space launch site at Christmas Island, Australia.

1996 to 1998


Akjuit Aerospace



Vice President - Internationsl Launch Systems


Selection and engineering evaluation of the launch vehicles for the planned space launch site at Churchill, MB, Canada.

1995 to 1996


International Science and Technology Center in Ukraine



Senior Deputy Executive Director


Launch operation of the inter-government center, set selection procedures, and screen grant applications from the former developers of weapons of mass destruction from Ukraine, Georgia and Uzbekistan

1993 to 1995


National Space Agency of Ukraine



Deputy, Acting Director General


Manage the agency and the programs in the areas of conversion of missile industry and advanced aerospace engineering. Ukraine is one of 7 space-firing nations and operated world third biggest missile production (after US and Russia)

1988 to 1992


Institute of Metal Physics, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences




Science Secretary


Management of the research programs, grant applications and intellectual property matters in the Institute (that time employing almost 200 Ph.D researchers)

Career Accomplishments:

IEEE, American Physics Society (APS)

Professional Appointments

Member of the National Disarmament Committee at the President of Ukraine (1992-1996)


Special medal for young scientists of Ukraine (1985)

Commemoratory Medal of the Federation of Kosmonautics of Ukraine (1995)

Publications and Patents Summary

69 research publications (1981-1999), interviews, marketing publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Proc. International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity and High-Temperature  
 - Physica Status Solidi(b)  
 - Physica Status Solidi  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1992 to 1993   National Center for Implementation of the International Technical Assistance to Ukraine   Director of the European Community Directorate   Launching of the Directorate operations, management of implementation of the 120mln.$ TACIS program, annual planning, negotiations with the European Commission (DG-1, DG-12, DG-13)
1993 to 1995   National Space Agency of Ukraine   Deputy and Acting Director General   Policy development, management of the military conversion, management of the Advanced Research program, management of international political and commercial activities, including NASA, ESA, DLR and Roskosmos.
1995 to 1996   Intergovernment Science and Technology Center in Ukraine   Senior Deputy Director from Ukraine   Launching of the USA-Sweden-Canada-Ukraine inter-government organization with the mandate to finance conversion of the weapons of mass destruction R&D in Ukraine, establishing the initial operational capability, pre-selection of grant applications and setting the security and intellectual property procedures.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He had conducted in-depth research of the space launch opportunities for the very uncommon commercial suborbital launch operations, provided the customer with the recommendations and assisted in the contract negotiations.
  • He had conducted a series of in-depth investigative research efforts that allowed to identify the key players behind the gas transit operations between Turkmenistan, Russia, Ukraine and Europe, and had provided the recommendations to the customer on the optimal business strategy, and on the mid-term industry developments.
  • He and his team had developed the Draft 1993 TACIS consulting services program for Ukraine, which was approved by the European Commissin with only minor changes.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1988 to 1991   Russia   Had served as the Secretary of the Council on the Physics of Metals of the Academy of Sciences of USSR
1988 to 1996   Ukraine   Had served at variety of management positions in the R&D Institutes, and also as Director of Directorate, Head of the Agency and representative in the international organization for the Government of Ukraine
1996 to 2005   Canada   Had served as Vice-President, Engineering, for two Canadian hi-tech companies, and as the president of another hi-tech company.
1998 to 1999   Australia   Director, International Space Systems, Asia-Pacific Space Center, with operations in Sydney and at the Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.
2004 to   USA   Management consultant positions with Argos Foundation and SAS Games, Inc.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Russian   Native speaker
Ukrainian   Native speaker
Polish   Can read native Polish text without dictionary.
Italian   Can read Italian business and technical text with dictionary.

Market Research:
Six years of close monitoring and analysis (as paid consultant) of the status and prospectives of the Russian, Ukrainian and Turkmenistan natural gas and oil production and transportation to Europe, including political environment and real beneficiaries of the shadowy commercial schemes of RosUkrEnergo and EuralTransGas. Fifteen years of hands-on involvement with the world space launch market, in-depth knowledge of the status of space industry, regulatory environment and business culture of the main industry players. Fifteen years of close monitoring of the conditions of the Russian nuclear forces, analysis of the trends and plans, and of the real capabilities. Seven on-request studies of the illegal arms trade from Ukraine and from Russia. Market research on advanced materials applications (2nd study underway)

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Additional Skills and Services:

Qualification test for aerospace marketing executives developed for Brainbench.com

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Numerous evaluations of the optimal space launch vehicle / launch site combinations for particular commercial missions, including Earth Observation, telecommunication and suborbital research operations.

Other Skills and Services

Strong knowledge of the Process Control Automation software.


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