Ph.D., Doctor of Phys. and Math. Sci Alexander Kostinskiy

Date: 2023

R E S U M E

Aleksander Kostinsky

Aleksander Kostinsky

Full name: Alexander Kostinskiy

Date and place of birth: 16, April 1959, Lugansk city, USSR (Ukrainian SSR),

Marital status: married + 2

Web site: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=list_works&hl=ru&user=_O5_VEIAAAAJ

E-mail: kostinsky@gmail.com

ACADEMIC DEGREES

1981 – Degree in Teaching Physics and Mathematics
Shevchenko Lugansk State Teacher Training Institute.

1991 – Ph.D. in Plasma Physics and Chemistry. Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

Ph.D. Thesis: “Excitation of Plasma-Chemical Reactions in Molecular Gases CO2, N2+O2, SiCl4+O2 by Powerful Microwave Beams”.

2022 – Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

  1. Sc. Thesis – “Plasma structures and channel networks as components of a sequential mechanism of lightning initiation in thunderclouds”

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2023 – Research Scientist, Physics Department, Plasma Physics and Pulse Power Lab, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

2022 – Head of International laboratory for the study and assessment of dangerous geophysical phenomena, HSE Tikhonov Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM HSE)

2007 – 2017 Co-head of the Laboratory of Ultra-High Voltage and Lightning Physics,    All-Russian Electrotechnical Institute, Istra, Moscow Region, Russia.

1989 – 95  Senior Scientist, All-Russian Electrotechnical Institute, Istra, Moscow Region, Russia.

1986 – 89 Graduate student. Scientist. Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

1983 – 86 Scientist. Laboratory of welding and plasma spraying of Lugansk Institute of Mechanical Engineering

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  1. Physics and chemistry of low-temperature high-pressure plasma (physics, plasma chemistry and kinetics of high-pressure discharges in molecular gases in high-power microwave beams in free space; physics of a long spark).
  2. Physics of Discharges in Electric Fields of Highly Charged Aerosols and Multiphase Media.
  3. Physics of lightning and intracloud discharges (compact intracloud discharges (CID/NBE); initial breakdown impulses (IBPs); fast positive breakdown (FPBs)).
  4. Atmospheric high energy physics (runaway electrons and positrons in electric fields of thunderclouds; enhancement of extensive air showers)
  5. Physics of discharges (transient luminous events) in the middle atmosphere initiated by lightning discharges (sprites, jets, giant jets, elves).
  6. Physics of volcanic discharges.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1988–1991 “Physics of high-pressure gas discharges” (graduate level). A special group of students in the Plasma physics laboratory of the Institute of General Physics (Moscow State University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology).

2017–2022 Project Seminar 1 (Bachelor’s program; HSE Tikhonov Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM HSE); 1 year, 3, 4 modules). Undergraduate level.

2017 – 2022 Project-based learning: physics of lightning and long spark, high energy atmospheric physics. Graduate level. HSE Tikhonov Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM HSE)

PUBLIC PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Refereeing:

Scientific Journals: Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics, Nature Communications.

Granting Agencies: Russian Science Foundation, Ministry of Science and Education of Russia (mega-grant project), Russian Foundation for Basic Research

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, Fellow of the European Geophysical Union. H-index: 12; Citations: 2146; i10 – index: 14

HONORS

1980 Best scientific research among young scientists, Ministry of Education of the Ukrainian SSR (USSR).

2016 The best paper of the Institute of Applied Physics RAS for 2015

2018 One of the most important achievements of Russian scientists in 2018, Russian Academy of Sciences

PUBLICATIONS

45 scientific papers in refereed journals and about 80 reports in Proceedings of International and National Conferences.

Russian Journals:

Soviet Physics Uspekhi, Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics Letters (JETP Letters), Reports of Academy of Sciences, Plasma Physics, J. of Technical Physics, Radiophysics, and Quantum Electronics, Proceedings of the General Physics Institute.

 International Journals:

Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion.

CONFERENCES

Oral talks at Conferences:

  1. International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity (ICAE), (2011, 2014, 2018, 2022).
  2. AGU Fall meeting (2019)
  3. IUGG General Assembly (2019)
  4. EGU General Assembly (2020)
  5. International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP) (2012, 2016, 2020).
  6. International Conference on Phenom. in Ionized Gases (ICPIG) (1989, 1991)
  7. Europhysic Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases (ESCAMPIG) (1988)
  8. Thunderstorms and Elementary Particle Acceleration (TEPA), (2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020)
  9. International Conference on Plasma Science and Application (ICPSA), (2015).
  10. Asia-Pacific International Conference on Lightning (2011)
  11. Complex Systems of Charged Particles and their Interactions with Electromagnetic Radiation (2017)
  12. Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics (2014, 2017)
  13. Industrial Applications of Plasma Physics (1990, 1992)
  14. High-frequency discharge in wave fields, Nizhny Novgorod (1987, 1989)
  15. All-Union Conference on Gas Discharge Physics (1988)
  16. All-Russian Conference on Atmospheric Electricity (2007, 2012, 2019)

Invited seminars:

  1. Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022)
  2. Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia (1988, 1989, 1991, 1996, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  3. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University (2010, 2014, 2016, 2019, 2021, 2022)
  4. Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, Russia (Moscow, 1989)
  5. Moscow Physical-Technical Institute, (2010, 2020)
  6. High Voltage Research Institute, State Grid Electrical Power Research Institute, Wuhan, China (2011, 2012)
  7. Moscow Institute of High Temperature, (2016, 2018)
  8. Moscow Power Engineering University (2014, 2016, 2018)
  9. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (2015, 2017)

 

Scientific cooperation:

 University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA; University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, USA; State Key Laboratory of Severe Weather, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Science; Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod; Power Engineering University of Moscow, Russia; National University of Science and Technology MISIS, Moscow, Russia

 Refereed papers in professional journals

Published papers (Selected Publications)

 

Kostinskiy, A. Y., Marshall, T. C., & Stolzenburg, M. (2020). The mechanism of the origin and development of lightning from initiating event to initial breakdown pulses (v.2). Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125, e2020JD033191, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD033191.

Kostinskiy, A. Yu., Bogatov, N. A., Syssoev, V. S., Mareev, E. A., Andreev, M. G., Bulatov, M. U., et al. (2022). Unusual plasma formations produced by positive streamers entering the cloud of negatively charged water droplets. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127, e2021JD035821. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JD035821

Kostinskiy, A. Y., Syssoev, V. S., Bogatov, N. A., Mareev, E. A., Andreev, M. G., Makalsky, et al. (2015a). Observation of a new class of electric discharges within artificial clouds of charged water droplets and its implication for lightning initiation within thunderclouds. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 8165–8171, https://doi.org/10.1002/2015GL065620

Kostinskiy, A. Y., Syssoev, V. S., Bogatov, N. A., Mareev, E. A., Andreev, M. G., Makalsky, et al. (2015b), Infrared images of bidirectional leaders produced by the cloud of charged water droplets. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120, 10,728–10,735, https://doi.org/10.1002/2015JD023827.

Kossyi,I. ,Kostinskiy, A., Matveev A., Silakov V. (1992): Kinetic scheme of the non-equilibrium discharge in nitrogen oxygen mixtures. Plasma Sources Science and Technology 1 (3), 207

Kostinskiy, A. Y., et al. (2015c), Electric discharges produced by clouds of charged water droplets in the presence of moving conducting object. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 135, 36–41, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2015.10.006.

Kostinskiy, A. Yu., V. S. Syssoev, N. A. Bogatov, E. A. Mareev, M. G. Andreev, M. U. Bulatov, L. M. Makal’sky, D. I. Sukharevsky, and V. A. Rakov (2016), Observations of the connection of positive and negative leaders in meter-scale electric discharges generated by clouds of negatively charged water droplets. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, doi:10.1002/2016JD025079.

Kostinskiy, A. Y., Syssoev, V. S., Bogatov, N. A., Mareev, E. A., Andreev, M. G., Bulatov, M. U., et al. (2018). Abrupt elongation (stepping) of negative and positive leaders culminating in an intense corona streamer burst: Observations in long sparks and implications for lightning. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, https://doi.org/10.1029/2017JD027997

Bogatov, N. A., Kostinskiy, A. Y., Syssoev, V. S., Andreev, M. G., Bulatov, M. U., Sukharevsky, D. I., Mareev, E. A., & Rakov, V. A. (2020). Experimental investigation of the streamer zone of long‐spark positive leader using high‐speed photography and microwave probing. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, e2019JD031826. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD031826

Avetisov, V.G., Gritsinin, S.I., Kim, A.V., Kossyi, I.A., Kostinskii, A.Yu., et al. (1990) Ionization collapse of rf plasma filament in dense gas. JETP Lett., v.51, No6, pp.348-352.

Kossyi, I.A., Kostinsky, A.Y., Matveev, A.A., Silakov V.P. (1991) Microwave discharge action on the ozone layer. Comments Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 14 (2), 73-87.

Rakov, V., E. A. Mareev, M. D. Tran, Y. Zhu, N.A. Bogatov, A.,Y, Kostinskiy, V.S. Syssoev, W. Lyu (2018). High-Speed Optical Imaging of Lightning and Sparks: Some Recent Results. IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy. Vol. 138. No. 5. P. 321-326.

Kostinskiy A. Flashes in the Middle and Upper Atmosphere Initiated by the Lightning Discharges: Recent Results and Future Optical and Spectral Observation Methods. Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics. 2014. Vol. 56. No. 11-12. P. 846-852.

Ding, Z., V. A. Rakov, Y. Zhu, M. D. Tran, A. Y. Kostinskiy, I. Kereszy (2021). Evidence and inferred mechanism of collisions of downward stepped-leader branches in negative lightning. Geophysical Research Letters, v.48 (11), e2021GL093295, https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GL093295.

Batanov, G. M.; Berezhetskaya, N. K.; Bol’shakov, E. F.; Gorbunov, A. A; Dorofeyuk, A. A.; Konov, V. I.; Kop’ev, V. A.; Kossyi, I. A.; Kostinskii, A. Yu. (1993), Plasma chemistry and thin film deposition in discharges excited by intense microwave beams, Plasma sources science & technology. V.2 Issue: 3 Pages: 164-172, DOI: 10.1088/0963-0252/2/3/006

Syssoev V. S., Kostinskiy A., Makal’sky L. M., Rakov V., Andreev M. G., Bulatov M., Sukharevsky D., Naumova M. A Study of Parameters of the Counterpropagating Leader and its Influence on The Lightning Protection of Objects Using LargeScale Laboratory Modeling. Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics. 2014. Vol. 56. No. 11-12. P. 839-845. doi:10.1007/s11141-014-9486-9