Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Leonid Chechurin is the Professor of Industrial Management Department of Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland) under the Finnish Academy of Science foreign distinguished professor invitation program (TEKES FiDiPro).
He is also the Head for the System Engineering group at LUT, Principal Researcher for St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University (Russia). He received his Candidate of Science Degree in 1998 with the dissertation on Robust System Control. He received his Doctor of Science Degree in 2010 with the dissertation on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems. His research interests focus on the analysis of system’s dynamics based on mathematical modeling, stability analysis, control, systematic approach for inventive thinking, innovation automation tools as well as problems of innovative growth of companies, regions and economies.
His work has been published in journals and conferences in the fields of control and system theory and automation, mathematical modeling, creativity and innovations. He has more than 40 publications to his name in these fields. He has been involved in the supervision of about 50 M.Sc. theses and dissertations.
Prof. Chechurin has the outstanding industrial experience, he was employed by leading innovating technology companies like Samsung Electronics or LG Electronics as a consultant for engineering design group (5 years in total). He has been consulting or teaching at General Electric Global Research Center (USA, Germany, India and Shanghai), Wrigley (USA), British American Tobacco (UK-USA), FMC (USA) and others (in total more than 50 seminars and consulting sessions and several research projects on inventive engineering design).
Prof. Chechurin serves as an expert in technology innovation and reengineering for a number of Russian authorities in public and private sector. He was the visiting professor at KumOh National University of Technology (South Korea, 1998-1999), the Fellowship professor at Politechnico di Milano (Italy, 2011), conducted a number of seminars at Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland). He is the visiting professor for Pskov Polytechnical University currently. He was responsible for scientific organization of a number of local and international conferences.