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A challenging position utilizing my extensive interdisciplinary skills in Research and Computing:
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Data analysis and processing
Software development, Scientific programming;
Innovation consulting and Inventive problem solving
   (Researcher, Programmer, Problem Solver)



Over 20 years of R&D and Computing: 

Software Engineer / Researcher / Scientific programmer with extensive experience in information technologies, software development and database programming; strong interdisciplinary skills in research and development, large-scale computation, data processing, simulation and modeling. TRIZ analyst - innovation and inventive problem solving. Self-starter with ability to work both independently and in a cross-functional team environment..

Activities (USA)

 1993 - present: All this time I was formally and informally, full time and part-time associated with Dr. Walker's Research Group at the University of Arizona. 

Currently I am part-time employed as a researcher / scientific programmer.

07/2004 - 11/2004. Ionatron Inc.,  
Sr. Research Scientist
- Research in Physics, Algorithm development, Numerical methods, Computer simulation
TCI 10/1999 - 02/2004. TCI Solutions, Inc.,  Tucson, AZ - Software solutions for the retail industry, Large-Scale Database development
Software Engineer - Databases development and Wireless application development
  • Designed and developed COM Objects for Wireless and Web subsystems
  • Effectively applied Object oriented programming to large-scale database application development.
  • Corrected defects and managed code in multi-version environment with multi-databases support (MS SQL, Oracle, DB2, Interbase) 
V.Prushinskiy & V.Gerasimov 01/1998 - 10/1999. Ideation International Inc., Southfield, MI - Innovation consulting, Inventive problem solving
  Senior Scientist/TRIZ Specialist - "Professional Inventor": Research and development in TRIZ (Theory of inventive problem solving), Project management, Analytical service 
  • Enhanced TRIZ methodology with simplified model approach which accelerated performance of complex technological projects (Flash crystallizer improvement; Purification of chemical compounds)
  • In Analytical Department managed innovation projects and Technological Directed Evolution analysis
  •  Designed and implemented TRIZ software tool for hybridization of alternative systems
Gafur Zainiev
  TRIZ links:
  Hybridization Home page http://home.earthlink.net/~valeryp/   Technical Innovation Center http://www.triz.org/
  http://www.trizworld.com/  TRIZ made simple http://www.start2think.com/triz.html   http://www.trizconsulting.com/
  http://www.mazur.net/triz/   http://www.aitriz.org/ http://www.trizscientific.com/
  http://www.trizconsulting.com/   The TRIZ Journal http://www.triz-journal.com/
  Innovation In Manufacturing http://www.engr.washington.edu/epp/Triz/triz.html   

 01/98 - present. Research Scientist - part/time work, consulting
 06/93 - 12/97 - Dr. Walker's Research Group
  Department of Chemistry , University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  Scientist (Chemical Physics, Spectroscopy, Theoretical Chemistry)
  Scientific Programmer (Object Pascal, Delphi, Java, C++) :

Dr. Ann Walker

  • Studied structure and properties of bio-inorganic complexes by Quantum-Chemical methods
  • Invented method for calculation of EPR and NMR parameters and assignment of peaks and magnetic axes
  • Studied temperature dependence of paramagnetic NMR shifts and 2D-maps
  • Created programs for structural, kinetic and thermodynamic data extraction
  • Designed programs for EPR and NMR simulations and data processing
Nikolai Shokhirev

              Max at Hoffman's Karate  

Nikolai and Tatiana



Max-2000: black belt


Activities (Russia)
   1988 - 1993 Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Novosibirsk, Russia
   Senior Scientist (Research, Scientific Programming - Fortran, C, Pascal, PL1, Assembly Languages)
  • Created analytical and numerical methods in Diffusion-controlled Physical, Chemical and Biological processes
  • Investigated forbidden Bragg X-ray reflections in covalent crystals
  • Developed quantum-chemical method for transition in metal complexes
  • Developed theory, algorithms, software for the solution of Inverse problems and Remote sensing and Imaging in:
    Earth Magnetic field NMR (MRI) detection of underground water deposits
    Radiation-, Photo- and Electrochemistry Spectroscopy Aerosol Science. 
  • Elaborated methods for the analysis of accuracy, resolution and reliable reconstruction interval for indirect measurements
  1986 - 1993 Physical Chemistry Dept., Novosibirsk State University, Russia 
  Associate Professor ( Part-time work )
  • Taught Computational Chemistry and Spectroscopy,
  • Developed educational and testing programs in Physical Chemistry
  • (Project Management)
Lab of Theoretical Chemistry   1973-1988 Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Novosibirsk, Russia
  Research Scientist (R&D, Programming - Fortran, Algol, Pascal, C, Assembler)
  • Studied kinetics of radical and charge recombination
  • Researched magnetic and spin effects in reactions and CIDNP
  • Studied bulk and interface phenomena, Statistical Physics, Thermodynamics
  • Studied energies, spin distributions and reactions in complexes


   1971-1973 Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia
  Junior Scientist (Research, Programming - Fortran, Algol, Assembler)  
  • Developed Quantum-chemical computational methods
  • Participated in the development of the first Russian ab initio quantum-chemical program 

Novosibirsk State University

Special Training
  • 1998 Courses on TRIZ, Ideation Inc. Southfield, MI : Diploma of TRIZ Specialist (Theory of Inventive problem solving)
  • 1984 Advanced Methods of Management Institute, Leningrad, Russia : Diploma of Programmer (BS equivalent)

Publications and programs:
   Over 60 published papers    

Awards received
  • Award of International Science Foundation for fundamental research in Russia, 1992
  • Award of Academy of Sciences, Russia, 1991
  • Award of Mendeleev Chemical Society, Russia, 1987

International collaboration - Visiting scientist:
Finland (1993), Czechoslovakia (1990), Germany (1986,1988), Bulgaria (1987)


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