Prof. Dr. Mikhail I. Alymov was born on November 8, 1957. In 1981, he graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI, Moscow, Russia) and received his Diploma in the special field “Physics of metals and metal science”. In 1987, he defended his Ph.D. thesis in Engineering at that institute. In 1997, he successfully defended his D.Sc. thesis in the special fields “Powder metallurgy and composite materials” at Baikov Institute of metallurgy Russian Academy of Sciences (IMET RAS, Moscow, Russia).
Since 1987 till 2012, Dr. Alymov has worked at IMET RAS. During this time, he was progressively promoted from researcher to head of laboratory. Besides, he held the professor’s position at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. Since 2012 he is head of department Physics of Strength in MEPhI. Since 2012 till present, he is the director of the Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science Russian Academy of Sciences.
Based on the results of his research and development activities, Dr. Alymov published more than 300 works including 5 monographs.
The scientific and technical achievements of Dr. Alymov and his disciples have been repeatedly exhibited at various exhibitions, symposia and congresses and have gained recognition both in Russia and abroad.