Alexander Baranov, DSc, is the head of the Compressed Natural Gas Technologies Master’s program and a member of the academic council at ITMO’s School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems.
In 1980, Prof. Baranov joined ITMO’s Faculty of Cryogenic Technology. From 1998 to 2008, he was the dean of the Faculty of Cryogenic Technology and Air Conditioning and in 2015, became the head of the Faculty of Cryogenic Technology.
The main area of his academic interest is cryomedicine, particularly engineering and technology of general cryotherapy.
He is an academic of the International Academy of Refrigeration, where he has been chairing the Cryomedicine section since 2015. Alexander is also a member of the International Society of Cryosurgery.