Mr. Evgeniy VELIKHOV (Russia)
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Acad. Evgeny P. VELIKHOV,
Honorary President of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Evgeny Pavlovich Velikhov was born on February 2, 1935 in Moscow in the family of a railway engineer.
In 1958 he graduated from the Moscow State University with a degree in "Theoretical physics". After a post-graduate course he joined the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy as a younger researcher. In 1962 he was nominated Head of the Laboratory, in 1970 - Head of the Department in the Kurchatov Institute. Since 1971 he has been a Deputy Director, since 1988 - Director of the Kurchatov Institute and since 1992 - President of the Russian Research Centre, later – National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute ".
In 1968 Dr. Velikhov was elected Corresponding Member and in 1974 - Full Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. From 1977 to 1996 he was twice elected Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (since 1992 - Russian Academy of Sciences - RAS).
Dr. Velikhov is a major scientist in the field of plasma physics and controlled thermonuclear fusion. He proposed and experimentally carried out a new type of high-power impetus magnetic-hydrodynamic generator, which has been practically applied in the deep electromagnetic sounding of an earth-crust.
He is a scientific leader in the development of the unique inductive accumulators of energy, specifically, energy complex TIN-900, largest in the world, for feeding impetus thermonuclear and simulation units. He headed the program of development and introduction of gas and technology lasers.
Since 1973 he has headed scientific studies on controlled thermonuclear fusion in the USSR and Russia.
Dr. Velikhov is a Russian Representative in the International Council on Controlled Thermonuclear Synthesis at the IAEA. Since 1988 – he has been Chairman of the Board of the International Programme (Russia, US, EU and Japan) on Creation of the Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), since 2006 - a member of the ITER International Council from Russia, since 2010 – Chairman of the ITER International Council.
In 1981 Dr. Velikhov was elected Honourable Member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences, in 2002 – as a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and in 2003 – as a Foreign Associate Member of the US National Academy of Engineering.
Since 1966 Dr. Velikhov has been a Professor of the Moscow State University (MGU), where in 1973 – 1994 he headed the faculty of physics.
In 1984 he established the faculty of “Physic and Energy” at the Moscow Institute for Physic and Technique.
He is Honourable Doctor of the following Universities: the Notre-Dame, Tufts, Drexel (US), London (UK), Dresden (Germany) and of some others.
He founded in 1991 in Russia the non-government organization “Junior Achievements”, now is a member of the Board of this international organization.
Dr. Velikhov is a founder and Chairman of the International Foundation “For Survival and Progress of the Mankind” (1987), was co-Chairman of the Joint Commission on Strategic Issues of the RAS and the US National Academy of Sciences (1981-1988).
He initiated the establishment and was Chairman of the Board (1992 - 2001) of “Russia’s Company for Shelf Development (RUSSHELF)” for exploration and production of the Russian Arctic shelf hydrocarbon deposits.
He initiated the opening and became the Leader of Information and Computer Technology Section (ICTS) in the Russian Academy of Sciences. Under his leadership the unique production of Super grand integral circuits and microprocessors was created and the participation of Russia in the Global Information Project - GLORIAD was effected. Since 2007 he has headed the Section of Nano- and Biotechnologies of the RAS, which has been established on his initiative on the base of ICTS.
Dr. Velikhov is a scientific leader in the implementation of Russian President’s Initiative on Development of New Generation of Nuclear Power which was putted forward at the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000 and since 2002 has become a scientific leader in Russia’s researches to support the INPRO International Project of the IAEA in the field of innovative nuclear power.
Now he is Head of Council for Scientific Research Coordination on Nuclear Technologies at the Presidium of the RAS and a member of the Russian President’s Council on Science and High Technologies.
In 2005 he was nominated President of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation and had been holding this post for 4 terms.
In 2011 he founded and headed the Russian Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS analogue).
In 2014 unanimously elected Honorary President of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation and member of its Board.
Dr. Velikhov published more than 200 articles and reports in scientific magazines worldwide. Among numerous public awards, honourable titles and prizes, he won in 2006 the Laureate of Global Energy Prize. He was declared by the US a “Hero of Chernobyl”, who personally supervised the cleanup of this unprecedented nuclear disaster.
Full knight of the Order for Merit (2015).
Married, has two sons and a daughter, three grandchildren.
Hobbies: horse sport, mounting skiing and steam bath.
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