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Danis Nurgaliev, was born on September 1, 1956 in Abdullino village, Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1978, he graduated from Kazan State University with honors majoring in Geophysical prospecting of mineral deposits. 

In 1983, he defended a PhD thesis “Procedure for studying the directions of natural residual magnetization of sedimentary rocks” at the Institute of Geophysics in Kiev.

In 1997, he defended a doctoral thesis “Variations of geomagnetic field in Late Paleozoic and Early Mesozoic ages” at the Institute of Physics, RAS, in Moscow. 

In 1997, he became Head of Geophysical Prospecting Department at Kazan University.  

In 2002-2003, he gave a course of lectures for students and PhD candidates at the Institute of Geophysics of Swiss Federal University of Technology (Zurich), carried out research in rock paleomagnetism and magnetism. At different periods of time he worked in Potsdam (German Center of Geological Exploration), Bergen (Norway), Naples (Italy), Madrid (Spain), Ghent (Belgium), and Houston (USA).

In 2007, he was appointed to the Vice Rector for Research of Kazan State University (now, Kazan Federal University). In 2011, he also became Head of the Institute of Geology and Oil and Gas Technologies of KFU.

Areas of his expertise include variations of geomagnetic field over the last thousand years based on exploration of sediments at the bottom of modern lakes; development of hardware and software for reservoir identification and management; geophysical tools and methods for efficient development of heavy oil and bitumen fields; technology development for in-situ upgrading of viscous and heavy oils using catalyst agents; geophysical monitoring of in-situ processes to provide efficient control of thermal-steam and thermal-gas treatment processes.

Danis Nurgaliev is an author and co-author of nearly 400 research papers, including 105 publications in Scopus and Web of Science, 8 monographs, 32 patents, 7 study guides; his Hirsch number is 21. He was a dissertation advisor for 7 PhD and 2 Dr.Sc candidates. He is an editorial board member in such journals as Neftyanoye Khozyaistvo, Georesursy, Petroleum. He is a Chairman of Thesis Committee at Kazan Federal University; a titular Professor at South-West University of Petroleum (Chengtu, China); member of Geomagnetism Council of RAS; member of Coordinating Research Council of RF Ministry of Science and Higher Education. He has a number of titles, including Honorary Prospector (2000), Honorary Scientist of the Republic of Tatarstan (2005), RT State Prize winner (2009), Honorary Worker of RF Higher Vocational Education (2016), RF Government Prize winner in Science and Technology (2018).

Selected publications

D.K. Nurgaliev, D.I. Khasanov Zapis' solnechnyh ciklov v pozdnepermskih osadochnyh porodah [Recording of solar cycles in Late Permian sediments]. Solnechnye dannye, 1992, No.8, pp.82-85 (in Russian)

Geomagnetic secular variations through the last 3500 years as recorded by lake Aslikul sediments from eastern Europe (Russia) / A. Borisov, В. Burov, F. Heller, Sh. Ibragimov, D. Nurgaliev, D. Khasanov, P. Jasonov // Geophysical Research Letters. – 1996. – V. 23, № 4. – P. 375–378.

Late Permian magnetostratigraphy on the eastern Russian platform / P. R. Gialanella, F. Heller, M. Haag, D. Nurgaliev, A. Borisov, B. Burov, P. Jasonov, D. Khasanov, S. Ibragimov, I. Zharkov // Geologie en Mijnbouw. – 1997. – Vol. 76, Iss. 1/2. – P. 145–154.

Detrital and pedogenic magnetic mineral phases in the loess/palaesol sequence at Lingtai (Central Chinese Loess Plateau) / S. Spassov, F. Heller, R. Kretzschmar, M.E. Evans, L.P. Yue, D.K. Nourgaliev // Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. – 2003. – V. 140, Iss. 4. – P. 255–275.

Very high resolution paleosecular variation record for the last ∼ 1200 years from the Aral Sea / D.K. Nourgaliev, F. Heller, A.D. Borisov, I. Hajdas, G. Bonani, P.G. Iassonov, Н. Oberhänsli // Geophysical Research Letters. – 2003. – V. 30, Iss. 17. – P. SDE 4-1–4-4.

Magnetic quantification of urban pollution sources in atmospheric particulate matter / S. Spassov, R. Egli, F. Heller, D.K. Nourgaliev, J. Hannam // Geophysical Journal International. – 2004. – V. 159, Iss. 2. – P. 555–564.

E.V. Utemov, D.K. Nurgaliev «Estestvennye» vejvlet-preobrazovanija gravimetricheskih dannyh: teorija i prilozhenija [“Natural” wavelet transformation of gravity meter data: theory and applications]. Fizika Zemli, 2005, No.4, pp. 88-96 (in Russian)

Variation of i-butane / n-butane ratio in oils of the Romashkino oil field for the period of 1982–2000: Probable influence of the global seismicity on the fluid migration / D.K. Nourgaliev, R.Kh. Muslimov, N.N. Sidorova// Journal of Geochemical Exploration. – 2006. – V. 89, Iss. 1/3. – P. 293–296.

Control of wind strength and frequency in the Aral Sea basin during the late Holocene / Р. Sorrel, Н. Oberhänsli, N. Boroffka, D. Nourgaliev, Р. Dulski, U. Röhl // Quaternary Research. – 2007. – V. 67, Iss. 3. – P. 371–382.

Magnetic hysteresis parameters and Day plot analysis to characterize diagenetic alteration in gas hydrate-bearing sediments / R. J. Enkin., J. Baker, D. Nourgaliev, P. Iassonov, T.S. Hamilton // Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. – 2007. – V. 112, Iss. 6. – P. B06S90.

Variability in precipitation, temperature and river runoff in W Central Asia during the past ~2000yrs / Н. Oberhänsli, K. Novotná, А. Píšková, S. Chabrillat, D.K. Nurgaliev, A.K. Kurbaniyazov, Т. Matys Grygar // Global and Planetary Change. – 2011. – V. 76, Iss. 1/2. – P. 95–104.

Climate changes in East Siberia (Russia) in the Holocene based on diatom, chironomid and pollen records from the sediments of Lake Kotokel / A.P. Fedotov, S.S. Vorobyeva, K.E. Vershinin, D.K. Nurgaliev, I.V. Enushchenko, S.M. Krapivina, K.V. Tarakanova, G.A. Ziborova, P.G. Yassonov, A.S. Borissov // Journal of Paleolimnology. – 2012. – V. 47, Iss. 4. – P. 617–630.

Mid-late Holocene environmental history of Kulunda, southern West Siberia: Vegetation, climate and humans / N. Rudaya, L. Nazarova, D. Nourgaliev, О. Palagushkina, D. Papin, L. Frolova // Quaternary Science Reviews. – 2012. – V. 48. – P. 32–42.

I.U. Chernova, D.K. Nurgaliev, N.G. Nurgalieva, I.I. Nugmanov, O.S. Chernova, R.I. Kadyrov Rekonstrukcija istorii tatarskogo svoda v neogen-chetvertichnyj period po dannym morfometricheskogo analiza [Reconstruction of Tatarian Arch history during Neogene-Quaternary period from morphometric analysis data]. Neftyanoye Khozyaistvo, 2013, No.6, pp.12-15 (in Russian)

Basin morphology and seismic stratigraphy of Lake Kotokel, Baikal region, Russia / Zhang Y., Wünnemann B., Bezrukova E.V., Ivanov E.V., Shchetnikov A.A., Nourgaliev D., Levina O.V. // Quaternary International. – 2013. – Vol. 290–291. – P. 57–67.

B.P. Tumanyan, N.N. Petrukhina, G.P. Kayukova, D.K. Nurgaliev, L.E. Foss, G.V. Romanov Akvatermoliz neftej i prirodnyh bitumov: himizm processa, katalizatory, perspektivy promyshlennoj realizacii [Aquathermolysis of oils and natural bitumens: underlying chemistry, catalyst agents, prospects for commercialization]. Uspekhi Khimii, 2015, Vol.84, No.11, pp.1145-1175 (in Russian)

D.M. Pechersky, D.M. Kuzina, D.K. Nurgaliev, V.A. Celmovich Edinaja priroda samorodnogo zheleza v zemnyh porodah i meteoritah. Rezul'taty mikrozondovogo i termomagnitnogo analizov [Common nature of pure iron in earth rocks and meteorites]. Fizika zemli, 2015, No.5, p.140 (in Russian)

Catalytic Aquathermolysis of Heavy Oil with Iron Tris (acetylacetonate): Changes of Heavy Oil Composition and in Situ Formation of Magnetic Nanoparticles / Galukhin A.V., Erokhin A.A., Osin Y.N., Nurgaliev D.K. // Energy and Fuels. – 2015. – Vol. 29, Iss. 8. – P. 4768–4773.

Contribution of thermal analysis and kinetics of Siberian and Tatarstan regions crude oils for in situ combustion process / Varfolomeev M.A., Nagrimanov R.N., Galukhin A.V., Vakhin A.V., Solomonov B.N., Nurgaliev D.K., Kok M.V. // Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. – 2015. – Vol. 122, Iss. 3. – P. 1375–1384.

Calorimetric study approach for crude oil combustion in the presence of clay as catalyst / Varfolomeev M.A., Nurgaliev D.K., Kok M.V. // Petroleum Science and Technology. – 2016. – Vol. 34, Iss. 19. – P. 1624–1630.

hysical interpretation of isothermal remanent magnetization end-members: New insights into the environmental history of Lake Hovsgul, Mongolia / Fabian, K., Shcherbakov, V.P., Kosareva, L., Nourgaliev, D. // Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. – 2016. – Vol. 17, Iss. 11. – P. 4669–4683.

Preliminary Results on Magnetic Mineralogy and Elemental Composition of Meteorites from Geological Museum of Kazan University / Kuzina D.M., Nurgaliev D.K., Gareev B.I., Batalin G.A., Silantev V.V. // Meteoritics & Planetary Science. – 2016. – Vol. 51. – P. A396–A396. – (Suppl. 1. Special Iss. SI).

Thermal decomposition of Tatarstan Ashal'cha heavy crude oil and its SARA fractions / Varfolomeev M.A., Galukhin A., Nurgaliev D.K., Kok M.V. // Fuel. – 2016. – Vol. 186. – P. 122–127.

Thermal, kinetics, and oxidation mechanism studies of light crude oils in limestone and sandstone matrix using TG-DTG-DTA: Effect of heating rate and mesh size / Varfolomeev M.A., Nurgaliev D.K., Kok M.V. // Petroleum Science and Technology. – 2016. – Vol. 34, Iss. 19. – P. 1647–1653.

Thermal characterization of crude oils in the presence of limestone matrix by TGA-DTG-FTIR / Kök M.V., Varfolomeev M.A., Nurgaliev D.K. // Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. – 2017. – Vol. 154. – P. 495–501.

Isoconversional methods to determine the kinetics of crude oils -thermogravimetry approach / Kök M.V., Varfolomeev M.A., Nurgaliev D.K. // Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. – 2018. – Vol. 167. – P. 480–485.

Micrometeorites from Lake Turgoyak, South Ural, Russia / Kuzina D.M., Yusupova A.R., Markov G.P., Nurgaliev D.K., Lemazina Yu.A., Vorob'ev V.V., Kadyrov R.I. // Meteoritics & Planetary Science. – 2018. – Vol. 53. – P. 6306–6306. – (Suppl. 1. Special Iss. SI).

Wax appearance temperature (WAT) determinations of different origin crude oils by differential scanning calorimetry / Kök M.V., Varfolomeev M.A., Nurgaliev D.K. // Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. – 2018. – Vol. 168. – P. 542–545.

Determination of SARA fractions of crude oils by NMR technique / Kök M.V., Varfolomeev M.A., Nurgaliev D.K. // Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. – 2019. – Vol. 179. – P. 1–6.

Thermal characterization of crude oils by pressurized differential scanning calorimeter (PDSC) / Kök M.V., Varfolomeev M.A., Nurgaliev D.K. // Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. – 2019. – Vol. 177. – P. 540–543.

Danis Nurgaliev  

Kazan (Volga-Region) Federal University, Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies, Kazan, Russia


Academic rank: Professor

Degree: Dr.Sc. (Geology and Mineralogy)

SCOPUS Author ID: 6507640079

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4269-0962

Telephone: +7(843)233-79-01


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