Staff Members
Personal information  
Name Valery Zhigun, Dr. sc. ing., Assistant
Address 23 Aizkraukles St., LV-1006, Riga, Latvia
Telephone + 371-67543312


Born: July 25, 1966, Riga, Latvia
  • Institute for Civil Aviation (Faculty of Mechanics), 1989
  • Dr. sc. ing. (Candidate of Science in former USSR, Ph. D. in Western countries), 1993
  • Engineer, Institute of Polymer Mechanics, 1989 -1993
  • Assistant, Institute of Polymer Mechanics, 1993 -
Professional Activities and Memberships:

Fellow, American Academy of Sciences, 1997 -

Languages: Russian, Latvian, English
Recent/Representative Publications:
  • V. Zhigun and Ye. Afanasyev. Effect of circular holes on the load - carrying capacity of three - dimensionally reinforced carbon plastics in shear and in shear combined with compression. Mechanics of Composite Materials, 1992, No. 3 pp. 365 - 369, (In Russian)
  • V. Polyakov, R. Shlitsa, V. Khitrov, V. Zhigun. Analytical Refinement of sandwich plate bending problem considering local effects. Part 2., Journal of Sandwich Structures & Materials., Technomic Publishing Co. Inc., 1999, Vol. 1, July, pp. 195 - 213.
Research Projects:
  • Elaboration of Refined Design methods for Load - Carrying Capacity of Sandwich Structures Allowing for Edge Effects. Latvian Council of Science (1997-)
Additional Information: Avocations: history, swimming.