Nietz Technologies
Team ddc 10.10.2022

We are proud of the level of trust that we have earned not only from our partners but also from our employees. We perceive each employee as an indispensable element of an effective team that has been the guarantor of Nietz’s successful business for more than fourteen years.

We understand, that the trust that Nietz has earned in the market, we owe it to our employees, and we clearly understand that primarily we are valued for the level of professionalism of our team.

That’s why so much effort and resources we put into our staff. Proof of this is the huge number of scientific degrees at Nietz, and a huge number of scientific articles in the portfolio of almost every employee. Also, there are patents registered with their names.


Fomenko Ilya VladimirovichCEO, PhD

He graduated from the St. Petersburg State Technological Institute in 2008 and defended his thesis as a candidate in technical sciences at the St. Petersburg Mining University, majoring in Metallurgy of ferrous, non-ferrous and rare metals in 2016.

A specialist in autoclave processes and technologies for processing polymetallic materials independently carries out scientific guidance on various topics.

He has scientific works and has participated in Russian and foreign conferences.

Schneerson Yakov MihaylovichScience and Development Director, Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences

A graduate of the Department of Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals of the Leningrad Mining Institute (1959). From 1960 to 2008 he worked in LLC “Institute Gipronickel”. Since 1976 – Head of the Laboratory of Hydrometallurgy. Doctor of Technical Sciences (1988), Professor (1992). The main theme of Yakov Mikhailovich’s work at the Gipronickel Institute is the study of
patterns and the development of autoclave technologies for heavy non-ferrous and precious metals production.

He participated in the creation and integration of autoclave processes in the nickel-cobalt industry of the USSR. A member of the team of authors who created the technology of autoclave leaching of nickel-pyrrhotite concentrates at Norilsk MMC, implemented in 1979 and it’s currently operating. The high scientific and engineering erudition of Ya. M. Schneerson and his extensive experience in the implementation of modern technologies contributed to the creation in 2008 of a new research unit – the Research Center “Hydrometallurgy”

From 2008 to the present time SRC Hydrometallurgy has developed and tested on a semi-industrial scale technologies for recovering “refractory” gold based on high-temperature autoclave leaching of concentrates for two deposits of Petropavlovsk – Pioneer and Malomyr, as well as for other deposits in Russia. J. M. Schneerson is the author of more than 350 articles, more than 70 copyright certificates of the USSR and patents of Russia. Co-author of 9 monographs and review information, including monographs “Nickel” in 3 volumes and “Autoclave hydrometallurgy of non-ferrous metals” in 3 volumes.

Klement'ev Mihail VladimirovichDeputy General Director for Project Support and Implementation

Graduated from Leningrad Polytechnic Institute in 1979. Worked at Gipronickel Institute (engineer, researcher), Nicaro and Punta Gorda plants (Cuba), and Cesar group of companies (leading specialist). Participated in and supervised research work on autoclave extraction of nickel and cobalt, platinum group metals at the Nadezhda plant (Norilsk), supervised research work at the Nicaro plant, was involved in commissioning a workshop at the Punta Gorda plant, supervised numerous research works on a laboratory scale and pilot production, managed the development and implementation of technologies for nickel-iron accumulator utilization, production of adsorbents, etc.

He is a co-author of 8 articles and 12 copyright certificates of the USSR or patents of the Russian Federation for inventions.

Kuzas Evgenyi AlexandrovichHead of Research and Technology Department, PhD.

Graduated from Ural Federal University in 2013. He defended his PhD thesis on the specialty Metallurgy of ferrous, non-ferrous and rare metals in 2018.

He is a specialist in the field of processing of raw materials containing noble metals. He has scientific works published in leading foreign and Russian publications, patents and implementations.

Kabisova Anna StanislavovnaHead of the Technology Laboratory, PhD

In 2010 graduated from St. Petersburg Mining University.

In 2014, defended PhD thesis on the metallurgy of ferrous, non-ferrous and rare metals at the St. Petersburg Mining University.

During her work at the center, she participated in laboratory research and semi-industrial tests. She participated in scientific and practical conferences.
She is a co-author of 9 articles.

Lyakh Sergey IvanovichChief engineer, PhD

In 2007 he graduated from the Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk). He defended his PhD thesis at the St. Petersburg Mining University in the speciality “Metallurgy of ferrous, non-ferrous and rare metals” in 2010.

During his work at the center, he independently managed research work, including pilot tests at an autoclave pilot plant. He participated in scientific and practical conferences, congresses and symposia. He is a co-author of 6 articles and 1 patent of the Russian Federation.

Tarasova Irina GennadievnaHead of Laboratory of Analytical Control

Graduated in 1991 from the Kazakh State University named after S. M. Kirov, Faculty of Chemistry. She worked at the metallurgical plant of CJSC “NMZ” in Veliky Novgorod.

She was awarded the Gratitude of the Mayor of Veliky Novgorod for her contribution to the development of the metallurgical industry of the city. Specialist in the field of laboratory accreditation and development of methods for the analysis of various products. Co-author of articles and reports.