Borys Yevhenovych Paton HOU (Ukrainian: Борис Євгенович Патон) (born November 27, 1918) is the long-term chairman of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He was appointed to this post in 1962. Paton was re-appointed for another term in office in 2015.

Borys Yevhenovych Paton
HOU
Борис Євгенович Патон
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Borys Paton in 2010
Born (1918-11-27) November 27, 1918 (age 101)
NationalityUkrainian
CitizenshipUkraine
Alma materKiev Polytechnic Institute
Known forstudies in metallurgy of electrical welding; President of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (since 1962)
Spouse(s)Olha Paton
ChildrenYevhenia
AwardsHero of Ukraine Hero of Socialist Labor medal.png Hero of Socialist Labor medal.pngLomonosov Gold Medal (1980)
Scientific career
FieldsMetallurgy
InstitutionsPaton Electrical-Welding Institute, International Association of Science Academies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
InfluencesYevhen Paton

BiographyEdit

He was born in Kyiv in the family of scientist and founder of Paton Institute of Electric Welding in Kyiv, Professor Evgeny Oscarovich Paton. His mother was a housewife. In 1941, he completed Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and became an engineer. Paton joined the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on November 18, 1958 and is the first person to have been awarded the title of the Hero of Ukraine. He holds a doctoral degree in technical sciences and is known for his works in electric welding. Paton's father, Evgeny Paton, was also famous for his works in electric welding. The first welded bridge in Kyiv, constructed under the supervision of Evgeny Paton, bears his name. In the early 1970s and 1980s Paton had advised the Soviet authorities not to build the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant.[1][2]

Honours and awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Controlling Technology:Ethics and the Responsible Engineer by Stephen H. Unger, Wiley-Interscience, 1994, ISBN 978-0-471-59181-8 (page 90)
  2. ^ The Ukrainian Resurgence by Bohdan Nahaylo, C. Hurst & Co, 1999, ISBN 1-85065-168-X (page 48)
  3. ^ (in Romanian) Paton Boris

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Preceded by
Oleksandr Palladin
President of NANU
1962–present
Succeeded by
incumbent