Petr Nikrityuk studied mechanical engineering at the Moscow Aviation Institute-MAI (State University of Aerospace Technologies, Russia) , where he obtained his Mech. Eng. Diploma and Ph.D. Degree on the topic of mathematical modelling of thermal processes. He holds a Habilitation Degree from TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany) on the topic of computational thermo-fluid dynamics in material science and engineering.
In 2001 he relocated from Russia to Germany, joining AEA Technology GmbH as a software development engineer in the field of computational fluid dynamics. After a year he took a postdoctoral fellow position at the Institute for Aerospace Engineering, Dresden University of Technology (Germany). Before taking his current position at the University of Alberta, Petr Nikrityuk was the head of the research group 'Interphase Phenomena' within the Center for Innovation Competence VIRTUHCON (Virtual High Temperature Conversion) at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg in the Department of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering. Petr Nikrityuk is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and German Association of University Professors and Lecturers.