Acting Rector of the Russian University of Chemical Technology named after D.I. Mendeleev (RUCT)
Born in 1980 in Nizhny Novgorod.
In 2003 he graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Nizhny Novgorod State University and received a diploma in the specialty "Chemistry", in 2006 he defended his candidate thesis in the specialty "Physical Chemistry". In the period from 1999 to 2004 he worked at the Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University named after R.E. Alekseev (NNSTU) as a senior laboratory assistant, technician and engineer. From 2004 to 2006 - at CJSC "LH GermanLazb Rus" (Moscow) as a research and development manager and at LLC Firm "HORST" (Moscow) as an acting deputy director for science and development. From 2006 to 2007 he worked at NNSTU as an engineer, from 2006 to 2011 – as an associate professor. In 2011 he defended his doctoral dissertation in the specialty "Physical Chemistry" (technical sciences). From 2011 to 2013, he worked as the Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Engineering Physics and Chemistry of the NNSTU, in 2013-2020 worked as a professor at the departments of the NNSTU. In 2021 he was awarded the title of Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Technology of Materials and Components of Electronic Engineering, and in 2019 he was awarded the title of Professor in the specialty "Physical Chemistry".
From 2020 to 2021 - Head of the Department of Nanotechnology and Biotechnology, NNSTU. In 2017, he completed training under the educational program of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. In the period 2019 – 2021 he worked as the head of the laboratory of polymeric materials and technologies at the Russian Chemical-Technological University named after D.I. Mendeleev” and professor of the Department of Physical Chemistry of the same university. In 2015, he worked as a visiting researcher at NOVA Universitade (Lisbon, Portugal). Since 2019 she has been working at the summer school in the University program Immerse Program guest lecturer at Sichuan University (China).
Since 2021 - Acting Rector of the Russian Chemical Technical University named after D.I. Mendeleev. In April 2023, he became a member of the Expert Council on Education and Youth Policy under the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
Author of more than 400 scientific papers.
Married. Raises two daughters.
Public support for Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
On March 4, 2022, the Russian Union of Rectors published an appeal in support of the so-called "special military operation ", signed by several hundred heads of Russian universities, including Ilya Vorotyntsev. In it, the invasion of Ukraine was hypocritically justified by the “growth of military threats” and “the pain of the long-term tragedy in the Donbass”, from which “logically followed” calls to “educate patriotism in young people” (and at the same time “strengthen the optimistic spirit” in it), “serve as a support to the state”, “to support the country and the army” and “in the conditions of economic and informational attacks” “to rally around our President” (who, it turns out, “made, perhaps, the most difficult in his life, hard-won, but necessary decision”). The appeal ended with a loud and completely “non-academic” slogan in style: “together we are a great force!”.
In June 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky imposed indefinite sanctions on the heads of several hundred Russian universities, including Ilya Vorotyntsev.
Vorotyntsev was included in the report "1500 warmongers" compiled by the Free Russia Forum.
In addition, the university headed by Vorotyntsev openly participates in propaganda activities that in one way or another justify Russian aggression and the seizure of Ukrainian territories.
In particular, the RUCT repeatedly publicly handed over "humanitarian aid" to the occupying Russian troops . In addition, in November 2022, the RUCT sent “gratuitous aid” to a university located in occupied Donetsk, emphasizing that this was being done “as part of the integration of Donbass into the scientific space of Russia ”, and also urged its students to visit a propaganda exhibition on the same topic and organized contests, the prize of which was a trip to the annexed Crimea.
As a signer of the above appeal and as the head of this university, Ilya Vorotyntsev is directly responsible for the above acts, which, of course, represent clear and undisguised support and justification for Russia's aggressive war against Ukraine.