Prof. YULY V. MILMAN
Prof. YULY V. MILMAN
Prof. ROSTISLAV A. ANDRIEVSKIǏ
Prof. Rostislav A. Andrievskiǐ was born on January 8, 1933, in Gorlovka, Ukraine. He graduated from Kiev Polytechnic Institute by specialty “Metallurgy and Powder Metallurgy” in 1955, and in 1958 as a postgraduate student, got his degree from the Institute of Metal-Ceramic and Special Alloys. He defended his Ph.D. thesis on the “Sintering of Metal Powders” in 1959. He is a leading specialist in material studies, correspondent member of the Academy of Sciences, and a professor.
From 1959 to 1962 he worked as a senior researcher at the Institute of Metal-Ceramics and Special Alloys of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR in Kiev. From 1963 to 1976 was the head of the Department of Materials Science at the Podolsk (near Moscow) Technological Research Institute. In 1969 Prof. Rostislav Alexandrovich defended his doctoral dissertation on the topic "Diffusion and Creep in Refractory Carbides and Nitrides”. From 1976 to 1984 R. A. Andrievskiǐ works as a Professor at Moscow Institute of Fine Chemical Technology, Dept of Refractory Compounds. In 1984 he works as a Deputy Director of Physical Institute in Kirghiz Academy of Science (Frunze, now Bishkek). From 1990 until his retirement Rostislav Aleksandrovich lived and worked in Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, as a Principal Scientist, Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Science. From 1990 until the last day he was committed to teaching at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, in the Chernogolovka Branch of Moscow University with lection course “Nanostructured Materials” and was lecturing on some renowned foreign Universities in France, Portugal, Israel, China, Great Britain, USA, Japan, ex-Yugoslavia, Germany, and Taiwan.
Andrievskiǐ is the author of over 500 publications, including thirteen (13) monographs, and he enjoyed great authority in the world scientific community. He was a member of three international editorials and for Russian boards, as well as a member of the largest international forums on nanotechnology. Professor was a Corresponding Member of the Kirghiz Academy of Sciences (Kirghizstan Republic), a Member of the Materials Research Society (USA), and Full Member of the International Institute for the Science of Sintering (Serbia). He was also a member of International Advisory Board of the Materials Research Society of Serbia, and regular guest of the YUCOMAT Conference in Herceg Novi, where he held more than ten lectures. From those numerous travels around the world, he returned with a fantastic photographs and reports on the Conferences and colleagues he had friendly relationship as well.
Professor Andrievskiǐ was theses supervisor of thirty-three (33) Candidates of Sciences (Ph.D.) and of six 6 Doctors of Sciences.
He died on October 19, 2016, in Moscow.
Prof. DAVID W. BUDWORTH
1934 – 2019
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Prof. David W. Budworth made his career as a research scientist and subsequently in roles concerned with science policy. He read Physics with Astronomy at Leeds University and completed a PhD there. Profesoor was a Lecturer in Ceramics with Refractories Technology. He continued his research career in the USA before returning to the UK in 1961. He then turned away from theoretical physics, focussing his career around the field of ceramics on which he lectured at Sheffield University. Following this, he held a research post at Doulton Research. Later, he held posts concerned with science policy for The Technical Change Centre and for the Confederation of British Industry. He was the Co-ordinator of the Nanotechnology Link Programme when he was awarded the MBE in 1994: “For scientific services to Industry. He had been a G.E.C. Visiting Fellow in Trinity term 1986. The G.E.C. Visiting Fellowships were created to attract visitors who worked in industry to give them leave from their jobs to carry out research. He held a research post at Doulton Research, but later held posts with science policy for the Technical Change Centre and for the Confederation of British Industry, where at the time of his stay at University he was Deputy Director in charge of the Technical Division of the Education, Training and Technology Directorate. He later became the Co-ordinator of the Nanotechnology Link Programme and was awarded an MBE in 1994 for scientific services to Industry. In his retirement, he took a deep interest in Bedford Park, which was created in the 1870s in North London as what has been considered the world’s first garden suburb. He researched and wrote extensively on the history of the Park right up until his death 9 February 2019, at age 84.
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Prof. VLADIMIR N. ANTSIFEROV
Prof. Vladimir N. Antsiferov (1933 - 2016 Russia) was born in the far East of the USSR in the Vladivostok region on November 26, 1933, into a poor teacher's family. He completed his primary and secondary education there. In 1962 he graduated from the Institute for Steel and Alloys and got introduced to powder metallurgy and materials science for the first time. It is then he decided to build a scientific and engineering career in that field. That desire took him to Perm where he received his master's degree in 1963 and his doctorate in 1972. Immediately after that, he initiated the formation of the Center for Powder Metallurgy and New Functional Materials, and he dedicated the next fifty (50) to it. The prestigious and highly respectful scientific Center was created, later the Institute of Powder Metallurgy, numbering over 400 employees. This unit is a scientific-research complex with "experimental production", which allows completing the entire work cycle - from fundamental theoretical to experimental, then the development of technology for making materials and finally, their production. Thanks to its high-quality programs, the Center has scientific and technical cooperation with many foreign partners from Finland, Japan, Germany, India, Austria, and other countries, and cooperates with scientists from Bulgaria, Israel, Korea, Romania, USA, ex-Yugoslavia.
Under the scientific guidance of Prof. Antsiferov, more than 70 master and 25 doctoral dissertations have been done. With collaborators, he is the author of 60 monographs, more than 650 scientific papers, over 260 patents, and technical solutions. The contribution of Prof. Antsiferov's practical solutions is enormous, above all to the development of Soviet cosmonautics, nuclear energy, and petro-chemistry. Many parts of the spacecraft BURAN, which are in the Guinness Book of Records, were created thanks to the achievements of Prof. Antsiferov and his associates (due to the possibility of being launched several times). In 1991, Prof. Antsiferov was elected a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an academician of the Russian Academy of Engineering, and in 2000 an academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The importance of his scientific results was confirmed by his election in several international institutions: in 1998 he was elected a full member of the International Institute for Science of Sintering (Belgrade, Serbia), in 2002 elected a full member of the World Academy of Ceramics (Faenza, Italy)… He is also the winner of numerous awards and recognitions, and one that should be pointed out is the title of honorary citizen of the city of Perm.
Prof. IVAN M. FEDORCHENKO
Ivan M. Fedorchenko was born on October 18, 1909, in Taganrog (Russia). He graduated from the Kamyansk Evening Workers' Institute (1930). From 1935 till 1952 he worked in the Research Institute for Agriculture Machine Production, and from 1952 he was head of the department of the Institute of Problems of Materials Science of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In years from 1957 to 1962, he was chief scientific secretary of the Presidium, from 1963 to 1988 an academician-secretary of the branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He was awarded orders and medals of the USSR, Laureate Paton Eugene Oskarovich Prize for his work "New antifriction wear-resistant metal-ceramic materials for heavy and special working conditions" in 1969, Honored Science Figure of Ukrainian SSR in 1970, and State Prize of Ukrainian SSR in Science and Technology in 1979.
He was a Ukraine scientist engaged in powder metallurgy problems, in studying materials and their heat treatment. Since 1962 he was working in The Institute for the Development of Materials, AN USSR, and from 1964 he has been Academic Secretary of Division for Studying Physico-Technical Problems of Materials, Academy of Science USSR. Since 1968 to his retirement Professor Fedorehenko was a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Physic of Sintering. Ivan M. Fedorchenko’s most important research work is devoted to the development of the theoretical bases of the metallurgy process and to forming new metaloceramic materials, to studying the composition-materials properties. He died in December of 1997.