The prize is awarded for developing high power alternating current pulse gyromagnetic generators that can be used to defend against terrorist threats and develop biomedical technologies.
Ilya Romanchenko was born on April 22, 1983, in Tomsk, has a PhD in physics and mathematics, and is a junior researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences Siberian Division’s Institute of High Current Electronics.
Mr Romanchenko studied the direct transformation of high-voltage nanosecond impulses into decimetre range wavelength alternating current pulses in non-linear saturated ferrite transmission lines, and used this effect to develop models of gigawatt-power alternating current pulse generators.
This type of alternating current pulse source has great potential in strengthening Russia’s national defence capability, specifically, the possibility of disrupting homemade explosive devices, mobile phones and drones, stopping cars, and in radioelectronic warfare.
Mr Romanchenko also developed and built a model alternating current pulse source for studying the impact on biological objects with the aim of establishing conditions for noncontact electro-chemotherapy (cancer treatment) using nanosecond alternating current pulses.
Mr Romanchenko’s findings make a significant contribution to developing methods for generating powerful radio frequency and microwave radiation.