Dmitry Livanov

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Dmitry Livanov
Dmitry Livanov, June 2012.jpeg
Special representative of the president on trade and economic relations with Ukraine
Assumed office
19 August 2016
Preceded by Mikhail Zurabov
Minister of Education and Science
In office
21 May 2012 – 19 August 2016
Preceded by Andrei Fursenko
Succeeded by Olga Vasilyeva
Personal details
Born (1967-02-15) 15 February 1967 (age 50)
Moscow, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Profession Physicist
Doctor of Sciences in Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Dmitry Viktorovich Livanov (Russian: Дми́трий Ви́кторович Лива́нов, born February 15, 1967 in Moscow) is a Russian Doctor of Physics, professor, former rector of Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, and the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (2012-2016).[1]

In 1990, he graduated with honors from the Physical Chemistry Department of the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. In 1990-1992, he studied at the postgraduate in same institute, where he defended his thesis for the degree of Candidate of Physico-Mathematical Sciences on "Heat transfer interacting electrons in superconductors and normal metals". In 1992-2000, he worked in that institute as Research fellow and senior researcher, Laboratory synthesis, Associate Professor at the Department of Theoretical Physics.

In 2004-2005, he became director of the scientific-technical and innovation department of the Ministry of Education and Science. In 2005-2007, he was promoted to Deputy Minister of Education and Science. In 2007, he became rector of the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. He held this position till 21 May 2012, when he was appointed to the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation in Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet.

On 19 August 2016 was replaced in the government with Olga Yurievna Vasilyeva[2] and appointed special representative of the president on trade and economic relations with Ukraine.[3] On 26 August 2016 the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade reported that it did not have had any contact with Livanov.[4]

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