Galkin Donetsk Institute for Physics and Engineering is a foremost academic scientific institution in Donbass. The Institute is a scientific center of fundamental and applied research activity oriented to modern world tendencies of the progress in condensed matter physics, physics and engineering of promising materials with targeted properties.
The Institute was founded in 1965 upon the initiative of an outstanding researcher and scientific institutor Galkin Alexandr Alexandrovich, academician of AS of USSR. A.A. Galkin headed the Institute to 1982. Since 1994, the Institute is named after him.
Before 2015, the Institute was an institution affiliated with the Branch of Physics and Astronomy of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. On May 2015, the Institute passed under the control of the Ministry of Education and Science of Donetsk People Republic. It was renamed as State Institution “Donetsk Institute for Physics and Engineering named after A.A. Galkin”. State Budgetary Institution «Galkin Donetsk Institute for Physics and Engineering» from June 2022. In 2023, after the region was admitted to the Russian Federation as a new territory, DONFTI came under the federal administration of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
Nowadays the Institute comprises: 7 scientific departments and 2 auxiliary departments, 16 auxiliary subdivisions. The Institute carries out fundamental and applied investigations in the following basic lines of investigation (State Committee for Science and Technology, Order of 03.06.2019 No.29):
- Physical properties of materials under extreme conditions;
- Development of physical fundamentals of production of advanced constructional and functional materials.
On June 1, 2023, 229 researchers work in the Institute, including 17 doctors and 45 candidates of sciences. 5 postgraduate students are trained. For the achievements in the field of fundamental investigations and applied developments, 18 researchers of the Institute have been honored with State Science Prizes. 12 scientists nave been awarded by nominal academic prizes. 6 researchers win academic awards for young scientists.