The milestones of scientific and pedagogical activity of Professor Volodymyr Shmandiy are described. The main results of the scientific school headed by him are presented. The hierarchical structure of ecological danger is set forth. The conceptual principle of ecological safety management is formulated. The scientific principles of research on the environmental impact of earthquakes of technogenic origin are presented. A poly-staged method for producing adsorbent of high absorption capacity based on waste from agro-industrial complex is presented.