The Scopus Award program, first held in Russia in 2005, aims to support scientific research in Russia and honor its outstanding scientists. This year's event has been co-hosted by Elsevier and the Russian Ministry of Education and Science and is supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and the Russian Academy of Science.
For outstanding contribution to the field of computer sciences:
Sergei Obiedkov – Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Information Science, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation.
For outstanding contribution to the field of physics:
Dr. Ruslan Metsaev – Researcher at P.N. Lebedev Institute of Physics, Moscow, Russian Federation.
For outstanding contributions to the field of chemistry:
Andrey Cheprakov – Associate Professor at Chemistry Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation.
For outstanding contributions to the field of biology:
Dr. Konstantin Lukyanov – Head of Laboratory of Biophotonics, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow, Russian Federation.
For outstanding contributions to the field of social sciences:
Prof. Helena Slobodskaya (M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.) – Principal research scientist, Institute of Physiology and Basic Medicine, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation.
Early career researcher:
Alexander Chernov (Ph.D.) – Researcher, General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russian Federation.
The Scopus Awards ceremony was held at Grand Hotel Europe, on the 14th of May, 2013 and preceded by the International Congress. The Congress became the meeting-point for multi-subject discussion on further perspectives of science and technologies and higher education developments in Russia. Congress participants and speakers presented research, high education and business spheres and included Vladimir Kvardakov (Deputy Chairman of RFBR), Richard Burger (Research & Innovation Councilor, Delegation of EU to Russia), Andrey Polyakov (Deputy Director of Department, Russian Ministry of Education and Science) and Youngsuk "YS" Chi (Chairman, Elsevier), and many other specialists in science, education and business.
This year, based on Scopus data, the selection criteria consist of h-index scores, the number of publications and citations as well as academic recognition at national level. The awards were presented by Mr. Andrey Polyakov, Ministry of Science and Education of Russia, Youngsuk "YS" Chi, Chairman of Elsevier and Dr. Igor Osipov, Elsevier's Regional Director for Russia and Belarus.