Published on August 25, 2015.
Volume 1, Number 1, 2015
In this Number(11 papers)
On the occasion of 75th anniversary of the Academician of NAS of Ukraine,
Gennadiy Grygorovych Pivnyak
On October 23rd 2015, Rector of the National Mining University, twice prize-winner of the State Prize of Ukraine in science and technology, winner of the S.O. Lebedev prize of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Ukraine, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor and Academician of NAS of Ukraine, Gennadiy Grygorovych Pivnyak is celebrating his 75th birthday.
In September 1982 G. G. Pivnyak was appointed Rector of the Dnipropetrovsk Mining Institute. Over three decades have passed since then, and Rector and Academician G. G. Pivnyak is conducting active scientific research with his students, and confidently managing the University leading it to the top ten in the country and to international recognition.
G. G. Pivnyak was born on 23rd of October 1940 in the town of Oleksandriia, Kirovograd region, to the family of teachers, people of high intellectual and moral culture and education. This certainly had a positive influence on the education and formation of the to-be scientist, teacher and manager.
The year of 1981 was a turning point for Gennadiy Grygorovych. It was then that he successfully defended his doctoral thesis in two scientific specialty areas at the Institute of Electrodynamics of the NAS of Ukraine. The findings of his research were highly estimated by the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and in particular by its President, Academician B. Ye. Paton and by Academician A. K. Shydlovsky.
Gennadiy Pivnyak is a prominent scientist in the fields of electrical engineering and geotechnical systems stability. He is a founder of the scientific school of mining and metallurgical electrical engineering. His research and developments in physics and engineering problems of efficient management of energy potential of geotechnical systems gained international recognition. He is a reputable scientist in the fields of fuel and energy resources, rational nature management and sustainable development.
Thanks to G. G. Pivnyak’s initiative, cooperation with Lviv Polytechnic National University is actively developing, as well as links with other higher educational institutions in educational and scientific field.
Once Boris Paton, the President of NAS of Ukraine, emphasized: “National Mining University is an elite research and educational centre. It should be noted that Mining University is the founder of the leading scientific institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The NMU teaching staff makes a considerable contribution into the country’s economy, strengthening its intellectual potential, supporting and developing intellectual and moral values of the Ukrainian nation. And this is mainly the merit of the Rector, Academician of the NAS of Ukraine, G. G. Pivnyak, whose scientific works are internationally recognized. Thanks to such higher educational institutions, Ukraine takes the innovation development path and will take a proper place in the world community”.