Mikhail Predtechensky was born in Gusinoozyorsk, Republic of Buryatia on April 23, 1957. DSc (Physics and Mathematics), Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and Head of the laboratory of the Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics at the RAS Siberian Branch.
Dmitry Markovich was born in Dudinka, Krasnoyarsk Territory on May 7, 1962. DSc (Physics and Mathematics), Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and Director of the Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics at the RAS Siberian Branch.
Vladimir Meledin was born in Samara on November 24, 1959. Doctor of Engineering, Professor, and Chief Research Fellow of the Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics at the RAS Siberian Branch.
This team of scientists carried out fundamental and applied research into physical non-equilibrium systems and developed unique technology for producing single walled carbon nanotubes. They created the world’s first nanotechnology complex for their large-scale production, as well as a technology for introducing nanotubes into different materials with a view to improving functional characteristics (in the energy and construction industries, to name a few). Altogether, these achievements produced a substantial economic effect and are broadly used in domestic and global industry.
Mr. Predtechenskyproposed the new method for synthesising single walled carbon nanotubes, created an industrial reactor for their production, and developed a number of technologies for introducing nanotubes into different materials.
Mr Markovich conducted fundamental and applied research into methods of managing the structure of flows and the intensity of the transfer processes in various reactors and devices.
Mr Meledin created advanced methods for physical and mathematical modelling, cutting edge procedures for diagnosing non-equilibrium systems that made it possible to raise the efficiency of this technology to an industrial scale.