Vadim Zolotarevskiy recently joined the mineAlloy team at Deakin University as a postdoctoral research fellow in FEA and DEM modelling. Vadim received his MSc and PhD degrees from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. During his Master’s Vadim investigated the effect of tangential loading on tribological phenomena in elastic-plastic spherical contact. Vadim’s PhD focused on heat transport in low-dimensional model and mechanisms of energy diffusion leading to normal heat conductivity.
After completing his PhD, Vadim worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University (United Kingdom) in collaboration with SKF Research and Technology Development Centre (Netherlands). The project focused on finite element modelling and analysis of lubricated silicon nitride rolling elements with surface imperfections. Vadim also worked as simulation software developer in a Knowledge Transfer Partnerships programme between Bournemouth University and BEASY Ltd.