Schools of Sciences

Automatic electric energy-efficient drive

Dynamics of electromechanical systems with negative viscous friction, topological research methods of electromechanical and electrical systems, intelligent control methods of electromechanical systems (neural nets, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms), synthesis of electromechanical systems with given control measures.

Head: prof. Klepikov V.B.

 

Internal – combustion engines

The internal – combustion engines (ICE) thermodynamic optimization, combustion kinetics and their toxicity, heat reclaiming and alternative fuels.

Creep-rupture strength, combustion intensity of details and alternative materials and coatings.

Multifuel ICE, computer-aided design system and ICE greening.

Head: prof. Marchenko A.P.

 

Insulating and cable machinery (engineering)

Development of design technologies, testing and manufacturing of power supply cables and fiber – optic lines.

Development of electrical insulation parameters research methods.

Research in the field of qualification (conformance inspection of the maximum credible accident) electrical equipment of nuclear power plants, control and power supply cables, electric motors.

Head: prof. Gurin A.G.

Energy saving and integrated technologies

The systematic approach for constructing highly efficient recuperative heat exchange networks for industries that use chemical- technological methods of production and processing of products  has been developed.

Create methods and technologies of optimum-scale thermodynamic integration of chemical- technological systems process flows.

Development of the energy-efficient, cost- optimal synthesis of heat exchangers complex systems theory.

Head: prof. Tovazhniansky L.L.

 

Integrated manufacturing engineering technology

Development of high-tech composite materials processing systems;

Upgrading of the machinery production efficiency on the basis of generative technologies of rapid prototyping and manufacturing;

Development of optimal performance and parameters of the precision work of optical products.

Head: prof. Grabchenko A.I.

Complex technical and economic and socio-economic systems control

Creation of integrated assembly of adaptive design processes support information models and complex information and control systems perspective reengineering of automated control systems of technological processes and technical and economic systems control, especially in gas transmission and gas producing areas.

Head: prof. Godlevsky M.D.

 

Catalytic and mass – exchanging processes in technologies of combined nitrogen, methanol, catalyst and in the fuel and energy industry

Kinetics and catalysis of nitrogen fixation processes, including oxide catalysts of the ammonia oxidation.

Technologies of platinoid extraction from waste absorbing sorbents and development of absorbing sorbents to reduce the permanent losses of platinise catalysts in the production of hydrogen nitrate and hydrocyanic acid.

The methanol technology and intensification of hydrocarbon production.

Head: prof. Loboyko A.Y.  

 

Medical electronics

Applied research in the field of medical devices and systems development, associated with the microprocessor-based control systems design for medical equipment, development of new items of medical equipment, study of physiotherapeutical effects on biological objects.

Head: prof. Sokol E.I.

 

Mechanics, Dynamics and Strength of Machines

Problems of nonlinear straining of complex mechanical systems under static loads;

Problems of vibrations and reliability of mechanical systems with deterministic and random static load.

Head: prof. Lvov G.I.

 

Optimal control, diagnostics and reliability prediction of complex heat and power systems

The development of the theory and practice of optimal control, diagnosis and reliability prediction of complex heat and power systems, including electrical power units of thermal and nuclear power plants, in order to increase the effectiveness and safety of power generated  complexes operation.

The improvement of design technology and operation of nuclear power generated complexes.

Head: prof. Efimov A.V.

 

Industrial ecology

Creation of new technical processes, equipment and process automation to improve  raw material reclamation, reducing industrial waste and emissions, recovery and recycling of solid, liquid and industrial waste based on the theory of chemical-engineering processes, ecology, biotechnology and ecobiotechnology.

Head: prof. Shaporev V.P.

 

Railway rolling stock

Design and creation of units of high-speed magnetically levitated transport using superconductivity.

Head: prof. Omelyanenko V.I.

 

Surface structural Engineering

Areas of activity schools include in Unity 3 levels of surface modification on the basis of structured programming:

Level 1: Modification of the surface of the base material (thermochemical, thermal, thermo-mechanical methods, including ion and gas nitriding, boriding, cementing, ion implantation, processing HFC and TFP);

Level 2: Optimization based on structural data forming a new layer on both sides of the initial surface (eg microarc oxidation);

Level 3: Structural engineering of the surface layer of the new material (vacuum-arc, ion plasma, electron beam and others coatings).

Head: prof. Sobol O.V.

 

Modern information technologies of regional power supply complexes management

Simulation of fuel and energy resources consuming on a regional scale. Design of heat and electricity consumption advanced models in the residential energy during the heating season, the study of the impact of meeting the demand for heat completeness, electricity and natural cooking gas.

Synthesis of optimal control algorithms of district heating supply sources in order to achieve a compromise between quality and cost-efficiency heating residential areas.

Head: prof. Voronovsky G.K.

 

High-voltage Electrophysics and Engineering

The Research & Design Institute “Molniya” (NDPKI “Molniya”) became the recognized world leader in such fields of high voltage equipment as powerful pulse voltage generators, electromagnetic immunity, etc. and its experimental units were entered into International Test Equipment Register (IEC61000-4-32) in which these took the deserved place among the units developed by 11 analogous world leading centers. Taking into consideration the statewide and international recognition of the scientific developments and unique equipment designed by this institute the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine put the experimental base of research testing area of this institute on the list of objects that make up the national patrimony of Ukraine.

Today NDPKI “Molniya” is a school of High-voltage Electrophysics and Engineering, it’s a powerful scientific organization with unique experimental base which carries out fundamental and applied research in the field of development and creation of unique high-voltage devices for scientific and technical purposes, it does a package of jobs on electromagnetic diagnosing of power supply systems, provides full-scale certification tests to meet the requirements set to electromagnetic immunity, etc.

Head: prof. Kravchenko V.I.

 

Technology processes in the technical electrochemistry

Development of scientific behind of protective-decorative and functional coatings electro-deposition for chemical, engineering and electrical engineering industries.

Study of electrode reactions mechanisms of electrocatalytic processes in chemical current sources and cathodic protection.

Construction of theories of the electrochemical systems condition prediction, based on the use of artificial neural networks.

Head: prof Bayrachniy B.I.

 

Tractor industry

Development of hydrostatic transmissions of vehicles.

Design of new vehicles models.

The experimental research of tractors and motor vehicles undercarriages and powertrains.

Head: prof.Samorodov V.B.

 

Turbomachinery industry

Optimal design of axial turbines flow range. Solving of specific optimal tasks to create new profiles, highly economical levels, group of levels and range flows of the modern steam turbines cylinders. Optimization of range flows in consideration of their operation modes.  Aerodynamic upgrading of the turbine flow range elements on the ground of inverse problems handling. Development of new approaches to the high-temperature gas turbine cooling systems creation of based on the use of substandard refrigerants.

Head: prof. Boiko A.V.

 

Physics of low-dimensional systems and superconductivity

The study of stability problems and physical mechanisms of the high-temperature superconductors and low-dimensional systems genesis, research of optical properties of multilayer structures for optoelectronics, laser technology and spectroscopy, survey of the mirror surfaces for plasma diagnostics in nuclear fusion reactors, development of environmental sensors sensitive elements, methods of nanomaterials in zero gravity state synthesis; developments in fibre optical technology and holography.

Head: prof.  Suk O.F. 

 

Physics of thin films and material physics

Investigation of the structure and physical properties of materials, mechanisms of film and other nanoscale objects formation, phase changes in condensed systems.

Development of physics principals of new materials with unique properties technology (nanocrystalline objects, films and film compositions, fullerenes, ceramics, biomaterials, quasicrystals, manmade diamonds, superhard materials, etc.).

Head: prof. Malykhin S.V.

 

Physicochemical basics of new heat-resistant inorganic materials and coatings creation

Development of technologies for the synthesis of multifunctional ceramic materials and coatings of vast scope of applications;

Technology of creation of silicate and composite tailor-made materials, including ad-hoc tailor-made ones, by the controlled phase – and structure formation under the conditions of intensified heat treatment.

The law-temperature synthesis of nanoformations and high-melting compounds powders and creation of high effective, structural, composite materials and refractories using the sol – gel process.

Development of heat-resistant ceramic, glass-composition and glasslined coatings for metals protection;

Technology for creation of purpose-made binding materials and concretes based on them.

Head: prof. Ryschenko M.I.

 

Chemistry and technology of fats

Research on the stabilization and quality improvement of fats and fat – containing foods, development and introduction of derived from plant raw materials new antioxidants into the industry.

Synthesis of surface active materials, formation and organization of industrial production and introduction of new surface active materials based on them, including active ingredients of detergents  for household use, auxiliary facilities for oil – and gas recovery, lubricating and cooling technological fluid for machining processing of  materials.

The research of hydrocarbons catalytic oxidation; the development of new synthetic fatty acids, higher fatty alcohol and their derivatives technologies.

Head: prof. Gladky F.F.