Sergei Ikovenko, Dr. - Eng, Ph.D., P.E.

Senior Principal

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Dr. Ikovenko serves as the senior leader of GEN3's Facilitation and Training services and leads much of the firm's work as a project facilitator in the application of GEN3's methodology.

Dr. Ikovenko has conducted more than 800 courses on innovation and TRIZ topics for Fortune 1000 companies worldwide. Most recently, he has been GEN3's lead instructor for the TRIZ Program at General Electric and has personally trained more than 1000 engineers at GE Global Research. He also conducted TRIZ programs at Intel, Siemens and Hyundai-KIA Motors (the programs at Hyundai Motors yielded more than 200 patents with an estimated ROI of $150 million).

Dr. Ikovenko is an active member of ASME, ACS, and ASEE, and is also an Adjunct Professor at M.I.T. and an Honorary Professor of the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Dr. Ikovenko has received numerous special awards for the advancement of innovation at Procter & Gamble and Unilever, and an award from Samsung Electronics for integrating TRIZ into Samsung Six Sigma Black Belt training. He also received an Innovation Award from Oak Ridge National Lab of the Department of Energy.

Dr. Ikovenko is the President of the International TRIZ Association (MATRIZ). He has studied and taught TRIZ since 1986 and holds a certificate as a TRIZ instructor from G. Altshuller, the founder of TRIZ. He has over 89 patents in various engineering fields and holds numerous silver and gold awards from international engineering shows and exhibitions for his inventions. Dr. Ikovenko is the author of more than 97 publications.

Education & Professional Certifications

Dr. Ikovenko holds two doctorate degrees – a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Dr.-Eng. in Environmental Engineering and Sciences as well as a Master degree in Patent Law; he is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition, Dr. Ikovenko holds a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, QFD Black Belt and is a Lean TRIZ Master-Practitioner.