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Rostyslav Sipakov

Rostyslav (Ross) Sipakov
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Rostyslav Sipakov (Ross S.) is a scientist, researcher, and entrepreneur. He was born in Belarus to parents who were Belarusian and Ukrainian. Rostyslav graduated from the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture with his Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Environmental Safety (2021).

After completing his bachelor's degree, he enrolled in one of Belarus's top universities, where he majored with an M.Sc. in civil engineering. He began his professional career as a general contractor for the construction of urban areas but quickly realized that he wanted to take on more significant challenges to minimize the impact human-made sources have on our environment.

His interests include air quality management, science, and technology for environmental data analysis, civil & environmental engineering. He actively develops specific skill sets such as GIS mapping software usage or remote sensing techniques, including satellite imagery interpretation. He also works with Node, MongoDB, React, TypeScript and GraphQL to build web applications from scratch.

His active research is primarily in the areas of air pollution due to the transportation activities in the urban regions and focusing to makes cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. Also, he writes about building a sustainable business, environmental safety, and social justice to make companies work without harming the environment.

Knowledge

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Engineering Science

Graduated from the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture. Desertation thesis "Improving management of environmental risk from urbanized areas highways air pollution (on an example of Kyiv city).

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Civil Engineering

Graduated from the Belarusian National Technical University. University Diploma 5 years, includes a thesis/project: "Design and Construction of a preschool for 220 capacity (on an example of Moscow city)".

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Management of Organizations

Graduated from Moscow Institute of Business and Design (B&D). University Diploma 5 years, includes a thesis: "Marketing research in the high-tech financial sector".

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Civil Engineering

Graduated from Bobruisk College. College Diploma with Highest Honors 4 years, includes a thesis: "Design and Сonstruction of a residential brick house".

Roles & Responsibilities

My Experience

My experience from graduate to becoming a researcher & entrepreneur was quite interesting. It's not easy transitioning into different roles, but it's essential to keep learning and growing as you go along in life.

2000 - Project manager

Participant of the reconstruction of the hotel complex Minsk (Belarus). Management the implementation of brickwork.

2002 - Project manager

Development of the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) technology in Belarus and Russia. Installation of underground communications.

2003 - Project manager

Construction of reinforced concrete structures using Doka and PERI formwork and scaffolding systems for residential complexes in Moscow.

2005 - Co-founder & CEO

Left his job to start his own sustainable construction business and focus on significant indoor environmental quality issues.

Tech Development

The urban areas are changing rapidly. The demand for more sustainable products and practices has created a need for new technology to help develop metropolitan area's safety for the environment.

2014 - Virtual reality (VR)

Collaboration on remotely with designers and construct on-site on over every aspect of the project with the power of VR.

2017 - 3D modeling

Creating 3D objects & scenes for improving building's energy performance and increasing compliance with building codes.

2019 - Infotech innovation

Creating and designing new technological solutions to overcome environmental problems where that humans are facing.

2020 - Geospatial big data

Discovering and comprehending environmental changes at micro to global scales, and distinguishing what is caused by humans.

Published

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