History
INSTITUTE OF METAL PHYSICS OF NASU.

The first research in physics of metals in Ukraine (1928) were conducted in Kharkiv (at that time, Ukrainian) Physical-and-Technical Institute of the Ukr.SSR A.S., then (1931) in its Dnipropetrovsk branch, on the base of which in 1932 the Dnipropetrovsk Physicotechnical Institute (DPTI) was founded.

On photo: the Physical Laboratory of the Dnipropetrovsk Physicotechnical Institute (1st on the right—future Head of the laboratory (since 1951 until 1954), future the Member of the Ukr.SSRA.S. V.I. Danilov (Dnipropetrovsk, 1936).


At the end of 1944, a group of scientists of DPTI was transferred to Kyyiv, where the Department of Metal Physics at the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy of the Ukr.SSR A.S. was organized. The Department was headed by Academician G.V. Kurdyumov.




On photo: seminar studies in theMetallographic Laboratory of the Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgy Institute.


On photo: The Presidium of the Anniversary Session of the Ukr.SSR. A.S.; from the left to the right: Member of the Ukr.SSR A.S. E.O. Paton, Chairman of the Kyyiv City Council A.I.Davydov, Academicians M.A. Lavrentyev and G.V. Kurdyumov (1947).


In November 15, 1945, on the base of the Department of Metal Physics at the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy of the USSR A.S., the Laboratory of Metal Physics of the Ukr.SSR A.S. was founded, which became a direct successor of the DPTI in the field of physics of metals. Its staff included the leading scientists of the Laboratory of Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys, the Laboratory of Crystallization ofMetals and Alloys of the pre-war DPTI, the Diffusion Department of the Institute of Physics of the Ukr.SSR A.S., and later (in 1953) the Physical Metallurgy Department and the X-Ray Spectral Analysis Laboratory of the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy of the Ukr.SSR A.S.

ALTERATIONS IN THE INSTITUTE’S NAMES

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In November 15, 1945, on the base of the Department of Metal Physics at the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy of the Ukr.SSR A.S., the Laboratory of Metal Physics of the Ukr.SSR A.S. was founded, which became a direct successor of the DPTI in the field of physics of metals.

Laboratory of Metal Physics, Ukr.SSRA.S.

In October 6, 1954, the Laboratory of Metal Physics was reorganized into the Institute for Metal Physics of the Ukr.SSR A.S.

Institutefor Metal Physics, Ukr.SSR A.S.

In August 24, 1991, the Supreme Council of the Ukr.SSR approved the Act on Declaration of Independence of Ukraine and creation of separate Ukrainian State—Ukraine.

Institute for Metal Physics,A.S. of Ukraine

In March 22, 1994, the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was renamed into the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraineaccording to the Decree of the President of Ukraine.

Institute for Metal Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (N.A.S.U.)

In September 25, 1996, the Institute for Metal Physics of the A.S. of Ukraine was named after Academician G.V. Kurdyumov.

G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (N.A.S.U.)

Famous scientists—metallophysicists headed the Laboratory and then the Institute:

since 1945 to 1951, Academician
G.V. KURDYUMOV

since 1951 to 1954, Member of the Ukr.SSR A.S.
V.I. DANILOV

in 1955, Member of the Ukr.SSR A.S.
A.A. SMIRNOV

since 1955 to 1985, Member of the Ukr.SSR A.S.
V.N. GRIDNEV

since 1985 to 1989, Member of the Ukr.SSR A.S.
V.G. BAR’YAKHTAR

since 1989 to 2002, Member of the Ukr.SSR A.S.
V.V. Nemoshkalenko

since 2002 to 2011, Member of the Ukr.SSR A.S.
A.P. SHPAK