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Ivan Vakarchuk

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Ivan Vakarchuk was born on March 6, 1947 in the village of Stari Bratushany of Jedynets’ district (now in Moldova). After graduating from the physics department of the Ivan Franko State University of Lviv he began his PhD studies at the Department of statistical theory of condensed states at the Institute for Theoretical Physics eventually defending his PhD thesis in 1974 under supervision of Ihor Yukhnovskii. In 1980 he became one of the youngest doctors habilitated in physics within the Ukraine and Soviet Union. Between 1980 -1984 he was the head of the quantum statistics department in the Lviv Division “Statistical physics” of the Institute for Theoretical Physics of Acad. of Sci. of UkrSSR. From 1984- 2015 was the head of the Chair for theoretical physics of the Ivan Franko State University of Lviv. Other notable positions held include being the rector of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv between 1990-2014 and holding the position of Minister of education and science of Ukraine from 2007-2010. His scientific interests include the study of statistical physics, fundamental problems of quantum mechanics and quantum information, mathematical methods of theoretical physics, general relativity, cosmology and theory of stellar spectra.
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Aleksander Olemskoi

Institute of Applied Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Alexandr Olemskoi was born on September 19, 1949 in the village of Ekatirinovka, Voronezh province in Russia. He graduated from the Voronezh Polytechnical Institute and defended his PhD in 1977. In 1987 at the Moscow State University he defended his thesis for the degree of a Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. In 1988 he started working in the Sumy division of the Institute of Physics of Metals, Acad. Sci. of Ukraine (now – the Institute of Applied Physics). Since 1995 the head of the Chair for Electronics of Sumy State University and in 2006 he was appointed head of the Laboratory of Microstructural Research of Reactor Materials of the Institute of Applied Physics. He was awarded the title of Soros professor and C.I. Pekar Prize of the Presidium of the National Acad. Sci. of Ukraine and he received the honorary title of a Recipient of the Order of Merit in Science and Technology. The field of scientific interests of Alexander Olemskoi concerns many aspects of statistical physics, such as fractals in condensed matter, spin glasses and complex systems. He passed away on August 3, 2011.
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Oksana Patsahan

Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Oksana Patshan was born February 15, 1956 in the Kremenets Ternopil region, Ukraine. She received her PhD from Kiev State University in 1978 and later Habilitated at the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, Lviv in 1988. Since 1990 she has held a number of research positions at the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, currently as a Leading Researcher since 2009. She is a member of the Learned Council of the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, the Shevchenko Scientific Society and Ukrainian Physical Society. His research interests include the development of the collective variables method to the study of a demixing phase transition in binary continuous systems, Statistical theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena in multi-component fluid systems, Physical problems of fuel contained materials in ”Shelter” (Choernobyl) Theory of the criticality and phase transitions in the systems with long-range interactions.
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Mykola Shpot

Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine


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Bohdan Andriyevskyy

Koszalin University of Technology

Andrivivsky was born in Kyiv, Ukrainian, 29 November 1950. He received his PhD from the Lviv State University in 1980 and completed his Doctoral of Science at the National University of Lviv in 1996. Since 2001 Andrivevsky has been a professor at the University of Technology in Poland. Between 2005-2011 he was involved in the experimental studies of optical properties of crystals using the ellipsometry method and synchrotron radiation in the synchrotron BESSY II, Berlin, Germany. Between 2007-2017 has was involved in the theoretical DFT based computational studies of structural stability and physical properties of crystals with scientists from Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany. His main research interests concern the studies of crystals and surfaces using the density functional theory computational methods, crystals with phase transitions, optical properties of crystals. He has author of about 250 articles in journals and conference materials
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