Name 
Barenblatt, Grigory I. 
Location

Russian Academy of Sciences 
Primary Field

Applied Mathematical Sciences 
Secondary Field

Engineering Sciences 
Election Citation

Barenblatt made strikingly innovative mathematical modeling of the effects of: immiscible displacements on secondary oil recovery; cohesive forces on the propagation of cracks in solids; density stratification on the production of turbulent spots; and scaling on the laws governing turbulent flow in pipes; and he cofounded the branch of applied mathematics known as "intermediate asymptotics." 
Research Interests

My research interests have been focused on micromechanics and its application to various branches of mechanics of solids and fluids. Mathematical models of various phenomena of fracture and fatigue. Mathematical models of fluid and gas flows in deformable porous and fissured porous media ; nonequilibrium processes in fluid and gas flows in natural rocks. Micromechanical models of the deformation and fracture of polymers. Mathematical models of turbulence phenomena,including the transition to turbulence and turbulence in stratified flows; the laws of turbulent motions at large Reynolds numbers (developed turbulence ) in particular in pipes and boundary layers.
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~Selfsimilarities ( selfsimilar solutions,self similar processes in various branches of mathematical physics and continuum mechanics, intermediate asymptotics, incomplete similarity.
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~Mathematical theory of combustion,stability of flames , thermal explosion.
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~Nanomechanicsuniversality of the basic micro length scale.Scaling laws ; flows in nanoporous media. 


