Dr. Konstantin Sobolev

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Dr. Konstantin Sobolev
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About Konstantin Sobolev

Biography:
Education

· TUBITAK-NATO Post-Doctorate 1997, Civil Eng., Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
· Ph.D.1993, Civil Eng., Research Institute of Concrete and Reinforced Concrete, Moscow, Russia
· Civil Engineer (M.S.) 1988, Civil Eng., Moscow Civil Engineering Institute, Moscow, Russia


Courses Taught

· Concrete Admixtures, Civil Engineering, European University of Lefke, TRNC, 2000-2001
· Construction Materials, Civil Engineering, European University of Lefke, TRNC, 2000-2001
· Material Science, Civil Engineering, European University of Lefke, TRNC, 1999-2001
· Soil Mechanics, Civil Engineering, European University of Lefke, TRNC, 1999-2001
· Application of Computers & Programming for Civil Engineering, European University of Lefke, TRNC, 2001
· Introduction to Environmental Engineering, European University of Lefke, TRNC, 2000
· Advanced Concrete, Civil Engineering, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, 1998-1999

Special Training

· Application of Chemical Admixtures in Concrete, 1991
· Advances in Concrete Technology, 1990
· Computer Programming, 1990


Honors and Awards

· TTGV (Turkish Technology Development Foundation) Grant for Development of Double Wall Precast Panel for Advanced Construction System at NIGBAS, 1999-2000
· TUBITAK - NATO Post-Doctor Fellowship for Research on High-Performance Cement and Concrete, 1996
· MNTS Grant for Research of Cement Based Materials with Low Thermal Expansion, 1995
· IMPULS Grant for Research on High-Performance Concrete, 1995
· NTTM Young Scientist Gold Star Award for the Best Scientific Project, 1988
· Special Scholarship by the Moscow Civil Engineering Institute (MISI-MGSU) for Honors, 1985-1988


Membership in Professional Societies

· ACI International, 1997-1998
· Scientific and Technical Society KNOWLEDGE, 1985-1995


List of Selected Publications

· Effect of Complex Admixtures on Strength Properties of Ultra High Strength Cement. (abstract submitted for ICCC-2003 Int. Conference).
· Development of High Volume Mineral Additive Cement. (submitted for publication in the Proceedings of the Int. Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, ACE-2002, Kharagpur, India, 2002).
· Development of High-Strength High- Performance Cement. (submitted for publication in the Proceedings of 5th ACI Int. Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 2002).
· High Volume Mineral Additive ECO- Cement (submitted for publication in American Ceramic Society Bulletin).
· The Optimization of a Gypsum-Based Composite Material. (submitted for publication in Cement & Concrete Research, main author M.Arikan).
· White Cement: Problems of Production and Quality. CEMENT AND CONCRETE WORLD, Turkey, July-August 2001, pp.34-42.
· VICON: the Next Big Thing? GLOBAL CEMENT AND LIME MAGAZINE, UK, June 2001, pp14-15.
· Properties of Ultra High Strength Cement. CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING MATERIALS, San Jose, USA, 2001.
· High Volume Mineral Admixtures Cement for Utilization of Industrial By-Products and Waste. THE EUROPEAN UNION ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND THE CASE OF CYPRUS MINES CONFERENCE, Lefke, TRNC, 2001 (in press).
· Development of High Performance Cement for High Strength. CREATING FOR FUTURE - 10th YEAR FAE SYMPOSIUM, Lefke, TRNC, 2000, pp. 165-171.
· Application of Architectural Concrete in Pre-Cast Concrete Panels. CREATING FOR FUTURE - 10th YEAR FAE SYMPOSIUM, Lefke, TRNC, 2000, pp. 256-261.
· Thermal and Chemical Resistance of High Strength Cement Based Mortars. CREATING FOR FUTURE - 10th YEAR FAE SYMPOSIUM, Lefke, TRNC, 2000, pp. 262-271.
· The Art of Better Cement Making: Consideration of Strength. CEMENT AND CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY IN THE 2000-s: II- INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, Istanbul, Turkey, 2000, pp. 200-207.
· High Performance Cement: Solution for Next Millennium. MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY, Volume 14, No 4, UK, 1999, pp. 191-193.
· High Performance Cement: Discovering New Horizons. CREATING WITH CONCRETE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS, Conference 1: Theme 2: Portland Cement Based Binders, Dundee, UK, 1999.
· Design and Production of High Performance Cement, Mortars and Concrete. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGH PERFORMANCE AND REACTIVE POWDER CONCRETE, Sherbrooke, Canada, 1998.
· Complex Admixture and Method of Cement Based Materials Production. International PCT Application PCT/TR98/00008, WIPO Publication No WO98/54108, Vienna, Austria, 1998.
· High Performance Concrete Mix Proportioning. FOURTH CANMET/ACI/JCI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RESENT ADVANCES IN CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY, Tokushima, Japan, 1998.
· High Strength Natural Lightweight Aggregate Concrete with Silica Fume. SIXTH CANMET/ACI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FLY ASH, SILICA FUME, SLAG AND NATURAL POZZOLANS IN CONCRETE, Bangkok, Thailand, 1998 (main author A.Yeginobali).
· High Performance Cement: form Idea to Industrial Trials. SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY, Orlando, USA, 1998.
· Thermal Resistance of Blast Furnace Slag High Strength Cement. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MINERAL ADMIXTURES IN CEMENT, Istanbul, Turkey, 1997 (main author A.Yeginobali).
· Eco-Balance of High Performance Cement. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MINERAL ADMIXTURES IN CEMENT, Istanbul, Turkey, 1997
· Environmental Aspects of High Performance Cement Production. FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CEMENT INDUSTRY, Assiut, Egypt, 1997
· High Strength Concrete Mix Design and Properties Optimization. FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, Gazimagusa, North Cyprus, 1996.
· High Performance Indigenous Cement. XXIV WORLD HOUSING CONGRESS, Ankara, Turkey, 1996.
· Multicomponent Cement Based Superplasticized High Strength Concretes: Design, Properties and Optimization. FIFTH CANMET/ACI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FLY ASH, SILICA FUME, SLAG AND NATURAL POZZOLANS IN CONCRETE, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 1995 (main author V.G.Batrakov).
· High- Strength Concrete with Low Cement Factor. Ph.D. Dissertation, Chemical Admixtures Lab, Scientific and Research Institute of Concrete and Reinforced Concrete, Moscow, Russia, 1993.
· High- and Ultra High- Strength Concrete. CONFERENCE ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN REINFORCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTIONS, Moscow, Russia, 1993.
· Light Weight Concretes with Polymer Admixtures. XXII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCRETE AND REINFORCED CONCRETE, Irkutsk, Russia, 1990.
· Light Weight Fireproofing Materials with Controlled Structure: Optimization of Composition and Installation of Technology. Civil Engineer (M.S.) Thesis, Moscow Civil Engineering Institute (MISI-MGSU), Moscow, Russia, 1988.
· Low Temperature Heat Pressing Interaction. X INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCRETE AND REINFORCED CONCRETE, Zelena Gora, Poland, 1988.



Professional and Work Experience


September 1999 to Present Time
Assistant Professor and Head, European University of Lefke, TRNC
Main Courses Taught:
· Construction Materials
· Material Science
· Introduction to Environmental Engineering
· Soil Mechanics
· Foundation Design
· Steel Structures
· Reinforced Concrete

September 1998 to September 1999
Research and Development Manager, NIGBAS, ISIKLAR Group, Turkey
Research Projects Supervised:
· Development and trial production of Double Wall Panel (project - winner of TTGV (Turkish Technology Development Foundation) funding
· Development of computer program for design and optimization of reinforced concrete poles
· Design, manufacturing and installation of precast concrete retaining wall
· Development and application of energy saving system of concrete heat treatment
· Optimization of paving stones technology
· Design of polymer concrete mixture for poles top cover/repair
· Development of architectural concrete
· Laboratory investigation of chemical admixtures compatibility
· Development of light weight aggregate no-fines concrete
· Research on utilization of waste concrete and cement sludge

May 1998 to September 1998
Research and Development Expert, KOCA Group, Turkey
Research Projects Supervised:
· Development and application of computer program for optimal aggregates proportioning
· Computer based optimization of concrete mixture design
· Laboratory investigation of chemical admixtures, ready mixed mortars, high performance cement and gas- and foam- light weight concrete
· Industrial trials of complex admixture and high performance cement technology

May 1997 to May 1998
Research and Development Expert, CIMSA Cement Production and Trading Corporation, SABANCI Group, Turkey
Research Projects Supervised:
· Development and application of computer program for optimal aggregates proportioning
· Computer based examination of concrete mixture design
· Investigation of plasticizers effect on rheology of cement paste, slump and strength of concrete
· Laboratory tests of high performance and sulfate resistant cements
· Field tests of high performance cement resistance to chemical attack for application in chemical industry
· Semi industrial trials of high performance cement technology

September 1996 to May 1997
Post-Doctor Fellow, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Research Projects Supervised:
· Investigation of strength behavior of high performance and high volume fly ash/slag cement
· Development of mixture proportioning method for high- strength natural light weight aggregate concretes
· Research of workability, plastic shrinkage and strength behavior of high- strength natural light weight aggregate mortars and concrete
· Computer modeling of high- strength natural light weight aggregate mortars and concrete
· Optimization of composition of high performance cement for high thermal (up to 700 0C) and acid resistance (30%- HCl)
· Selection of raw materials/admixtures and optimization of composition of gypsum plasters
· Investigation of strength behavior of gypsum plasters

September 1995 to September 1996
Adviser, Association Russian House of International Scientific and Technological Co-operation, Russia
Research Projects Supervised:
· Optimization of composition and investigation of strength behavior of high performance cement
· Investigation of strength behavior of high performance cement based mortars
· Development of grout admixture for water proofing and industrial flow application
· Development of technology of materials with low thermal expansion for machine-tool industry
· Development and trials of technology of color/decorative tiles
· Development and trials of architectural concrete for fine ba-reliefs and sculptures
· Laboratory- and semi- industrial trials of high performance cement technology

April 1994 to September 1995
Head of Fine Ground Powder Materials Department, Institute of Materials Research and Effective Technologies, Russia
Research Projects Participated/Supervised:
· Development of high strength cement technology
· Investigation of rheological behavior of cement paste modified by polymers
· Development of technology of high tensile strength polymer modified cement based materials
· Development of technology of alum production waste and waste gypsum utilization in cement
· Creation of new technology of materials with low thermal expansion and high thermal resistance
· Feasibility studies of high volume fly ash cement manufacturing process

March 1990 to April 1994
Research Engineer, Chemical Admixtures Laboratory, Scientific and Research Institute of Concrete and Reinforced Concrete, Russia
Research Projects Participated:
· Development of high performance/flowing concrete technology
· Preparing of recommendations for High Strength Concrete Standard
· State Research Program PROGRESS IN CONSTRUCTION - 2000
· Development of advanced computer based method for experiment planning and optimization
· Development of grout admixtures for shotcrete application
· Utilization of leather treatment waste and electrolyte waste water in concrete
· Development of high performance concrete with high volume of fly ash or slag (Ph.D.)
· Test method for evaluation of rheology and strength characteristics of cement systems by computer modeling (Ph.D.)
· Utilization of rubber catalyst waste in cement and concrete
· Development of computer models/method of high strength concrete mixture proportioning (Ph.D.)
· Development of technology of color/decorative tiles
· Development of technology of abrasion resistant high strength materials

September 1988 to March 1990,
Technological-Process Engineer, Moscow Reinforced Concrete Pipe Plant, Russia
Main Duties Included:
· Control of the technological process
· Tests of raw materials and reinforced concrete elements
· Development of Quality Control System of the technological process
· Design of advanced reinforcement of tubing block elements
· Application of new chemical admixtures for treatment of pipes surface
· Installation of technological unit for application of chemical admixtures

December 1983 to June 1988
Research Assistant, Technological Department, Moscow Civil Engineering Institute, Russia
Experimental Works Participated:
· Optimization of composition and technology development of super light weight heat insulating and light weight fireproofing materials with controlled structure: carrying out of laboratory tests, computer modeling and technological design.


Presentations

· High Volume Mineral Admixtures Cement for Utilization of Industrial By-Products and Waste. THE EUROPEAN UNION ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND THE CASE OF CYPRUS MINES CONFERENCE, Lefke, TRNC, 2001
· Development of High Performance Cement for High Strength. CREATING FOR FUTURE - 10th YEAR FAE SYMPOSIUM, Lefke, TRNC, 2000.
· Thermal and Chemical Resistance of High Strength Cement Based Mortars. CREATING FOR FUTURE - 10th YEAR FAE SYMPOSIUM, Lefke, TRNC, 2000.
· The Art of Better Cement Making: Consideration of Strength. CEMENT AND CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY IN THE 2000-s: II- INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, Istanbul, Turkey, 2000.
· Technology of High Performance Cement, Seminar on High Performance Cement, Holderchem/Holderbank, Zurich, Switzerland, 1998.
· Thermal Resistance of Blast Furnace Slag High Strength Cement. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MINERAL ADMIXTURES IN CEMENT, Istanbul, Turkey, 1997
· Eco-Balance of High Performance Cement. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MINERAL ADMIXTURES IN CEMENT, Istanbul, Turkey, 1997
· High Performance Cement and Concrete. Seminar in Civil Engineering Department, METU, Ankara, Turkey, 1997.
· High Performance Concrete. Lecture in State Highway Department, Ministry of Transportation, Ankara, Turkey, 1997.
· High Strength Concrete Mix Design and Properties Optimization. FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, Gazimagusa, North Cyprus, 1996.
· High Performance Cement Technology. INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION ADVANCED RUSSIAN TECHNOLOGIES - TEHERAN'96, Teheran, Iran, 1996.
· Multicomponent Cement Based Superplasticized High Strength Concretes: Design, Properties and Optimization. FIFTH CANMET/ACI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FLY ASH, SILICA FUME, SLAG AND NATURAL POZZOLANS IN CONCRETE, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 1995.
· High- and Ultra High- Strength Concrete. CONFERENCE ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN REINFORCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTIONS, Moscow, Russia, 1993.
· Low Temperature Heat Pressing Interaction. X INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCRETE AND REINFORCED CONCRETE, Zelena Gora, Poland, 1988.


Expertise and Trials

· Production of Double Wall Panel. NIGBAS, Turkey, 1999
· Utilization of waste concrete and cement sludge. NIGBAS, Turkey, 1998-1999
· Laboratory Trials of High Performance Cement Technology. CIMSA, Turkey, 1997
· Expertise of Energy Saving Technology of Precast Concrete Heat Treatment. EBI and IMM-BIREST, Turkey, 1996
· Laboratory Trials of High Strength Cement and Utilization of Alum Process Waste. PANBAO, China, 1995
· Industrial Trials and Application of High Performance Concrete, IMPULS, Russia, 1995
· Laboratory Trials of Technology of High Strength Cement and High Volume Bottom/Fly Ash Cement. LONKOW POWER PLANT and LONKOW CEMENT PLANT, China, 1994
· Industrial Trials of Cement Kiln Heat Exchanger. PANBAO CEMENT, China, 1994
· Laboratory Trials of High Strength Cement, High Volume of Natural Sand Cement and Utilization of Waste Gypsum in Cement. ZENITH, India, 1994
· Laboratory Trials of Technology of High Strength Cement and High Volume Slag Cement. SHANDOON CEMENT CORP., China, 1994
· Industrial Trials and Application of Concrete with Low Cement Factor, DSK-2, Russia, 1993


Feasibility Studies

· Production of Complex Admixture. SCI Con Tech. Ltd, 2000-2001
· Application of High Performance Cement Technology. KOCA, 1998
· Application of High Performance Cement Technology. CIMSA, 1998
· Reconstruction of Ready Mix Concrete Plant. NIAT and NAUKA SERVICE, 1996
· Production of High Volume Bottom/Fly Ash Cement. SIZARAN CEMENT, 1995
· Production of Decorative Concrete Tiles. IMET and IMPULS Ltd., 1995
· Reconstruction of Cement Plant. IMET and SHANDOON CEMENT CORP., 1994


Consulting

· Utilization of Fe-Cr Waste. SISECAM AR-GE, 1999-2001
· Energy Absorbing Earthquake Resistant Wall Panel. NIGBAS, 1999-2001
· Gypsum Plaster: Optimization of Composition and Admixtures Dosage, DOGAL ALCI Ltd., 1997
· Application of High Performance Cement for Anchoring of Reinforcement and Repairing of Damaged Structures. Recommendations for Application, METU, 1996
· Design of Equipment and Pilot Plant for High Performance Cement, Dry Mortar and Ready Mix Concrete, NIAT, 1996
· Utilizing of Bottom/Fly Ash in Cement. Environmental Assessment of the Project, SIZARAN CEMENT, 1995
· Materials with Low Thermal Expansion for Machine-Tool Industry. MINISTRY OF SCIENCE OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION, ASSOCIATION RUSSIAN HOUSE OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL COOPERATION and MAZAK CORP., 1995
· Cement Based Materials with High Thermal Resistance. Concrete Mixture Design and Recommendations for Application, IMM-LITSO, 1995
· High Performance Concrete for Repairing of Structures Damaged by Bio- and Frost- Action. Concrete Mixture Design and Recommendations for Application, IMM-LITSO, 1994
· Russian Cement Industry in 1991-1993. Analytical Report, YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISER Ltd., 1994
· Architectural Concrete for Restoration Projects. Concrete Mixture Design and Recommendations for Production of Architectural Elements, IMM-LITSO, 1993
· High Performance Concrete for Structure of Oil/Petrol Tanks. Concrete Mixture Design and Recommendations for Application, CENTRE OF MODIFIED CONCRETES, 1993
· Effect of Superplasticizers on Mortars Strength. Comparison Analysis, OMV CHEMIE LINZ, 1993
· Development of Heat Exchanger and Hot Water Treatment Process of Precast Concrete. Computer Modelling and Optimization of Parameters, IMM-LITSO, 1992.
· Computer Program for Concrete Mixture Design. Development and Application, IMM-LITSO, 1992

Know-how and experience:
Patent Applications

· Complex Admixture and Method of Cement Based Materials Production. US & Canadian Patent Application/National Phase Entry of PCT/TR98/00008, Toronto, Canada, 1999.
· Complex Admixture and Method of Cement Based Materials Production. TR/PCT Patent Application No. 97/00426, and PCT/TR98/00008 Ankara, Turkey, 1997-1998.
· Method and Apparatus for Heat Treatment of Precast Concrete. RF Patent Application, Moscow, Russia, 1995.
· Light Weight Concrete Production Mode. SU Patent No.1595826, Moscow, Russia, 1987.

Fields of Consulting work:
cement;
mineral additive;
slag;
fly ash;
silica fume;
concrete;
aggregate;
packing

Publications:
· High Volume Mineral Additive ECO- Cement (submitted for publication in American Ceramic Society Bulletin).
· The Optimization of a Gypsum-Based Composite Material. (submitted for publication in Cement & Concrete Research, main author M.Arikan).
· White Cement: Problems of Production and Quality. CEMENT AND CONCRETE WORLD, Turkey, July-August 2001, pp.34-42.
· VICON: the Next Big Thing? GLOBAL CEMENT AND LIME MAGAZINE, UK, June 2001, pp14-15.
· Properties of Ultra High Strength Cement. CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING MATERIALS, San Jose, USA, 2001.

Personal

Professional Experience 17 Years / 10 MonthDr. Konstantin Sobolev has 17 years and 10 month professional experience in 2 different positions.

  • 2013/04 - today (6 Years / 5 Month)
    Head of Department (Full-time employee)Dr. Konstantin Sobolev works for European University of Lefke as Head of Department since April 2013.

    European University of Lefke

  • 2001/11 - today (17 Years / 10 Month)
    Engineer (Full-time employee)Dr. Konstantin Sobolev works for SCI CON Technologies Inc. as Engineer since November 2001.

    SCI CON Technologies Inc.

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