Alexander Sokolov 

А.В. Соколов 

Alexander Sokolov graduated from the St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University LETI in 1997 with a degree in Optoelectronic devices and systems. The same year he joined CSRI Elektropribor, where he worked his way from an engineer to the head of a research department in 15 years. In 2012, he was appointed the Deputy General Director for Innovations, and in 2018, the First Deputy General Director.

Alexander Sokolov has made a major contribution to the development of modern high-precision systems designed for the Russian Navy, Strategic Missile Forces, geological survey companies, and academic institutions. In 2009, he headed the company’s research and development work on the gravimetric equipment for various applications. The marine gravimetric systems developed by Alexander Sokolov as the Chief Designer are operated by the Navy for high-precision geodetic surveys onboard the fourth generation nuclear submarines and naval hydrographic ships, and the commercial mobile gravimeters are widely used by Russian and international geophysical companies for hydrocarbon exploration. Since 2013, A. Sokolov has been managing the research of ground-based geodetic systems, acting as the Chief Designer of a new generation inertial targeting system.

Alexander Sokolov holds the degree of Doctor of Sciences in Engineering. He has authored more than 100 research publications. He is a member of the Presidium of the International Public Association Academy of Navigation and Motion Control, and a member of the editorial boards of the Gyroscopy and Navigation journal and Marine Equipment and Technologies. His research interests include the development of optoelectronic technology, high-precision geodesy, and inertial navigation. A. Sokolov has proposed a number of novel technical solutions that have been patented and implemented in gravimetric systems.

Alexander Sokolov is the head of the Research Laboratory of Applied Photonics and Electronics founded in cooperation with Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University for advanced interdisciplinary training of students.

For his outstanding performance in science and industry, Alexander Sokolov has been awarded the Russian Federation Government Prize in the field of science and technology, as well as diplomas and letters of appreciation by the Russian Federation Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Governor of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Committee on Industry, Innovations, and Trade, and departmental medals by the Navy, Strategic Missile Forces, and Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities.

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