Donetsk Institute for Physics and Engineering named after A.A. Galkin 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”.
Nowadays the Institute comprises: 7 scientific departments and 2 auxiliary departments, 15 auxiliary subdivisions. The Institute carries out fundamental and applied investigations in the following lines of investigation:
- Properties of solids under extreme conditions (at high and low temperatures, in strong magnetic and electric fields, under high pressure and severe plastic deformation);
- Development and creation of new materials including nanostructured constructional and functional ones.
About 260 researchers including 1 Associate Member, 17 doctors and 52 candidates of sciences work in the Institute nowadays. For the achievements in the field of fundamental investigations and applied developments the scientists of the Institute have been honored with 16 State and nominal prizes.