Institute history

The Dоnetsk Institute for Physics and Engineering named after O.O.Galkin (DonIPE) was founded in 1965. Since the foundation day till 1982, the Institute was headed by Alexandr Alexandrovich Galkin, academician of the AS of Ukrainian SSR, professor, doctor of physico-mathematical sciences, an outstanding representative of the world-known physical school in the town of Kharkov.

The person of the bright creative gift, O.O.Galkin was a brilliant scientist and organizer of physical science in Donbass. A lot of the credit must go to A.A.Galkin as the founder of the Donetsk Institute for Physics and Engineering and the Donetsk Scientific Center, as the founder of Donetsk National University, for the development of new scientific and applied researches of considerable promise for the Donetsk region; and the Donetsk Institute of Physics and Technology bears his name by right.

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.

Donetsk Institute for Physics and Engineering guests of honor


2010 – Academician Bar’yakhtar V.G., the founder of the scientific school “Theory of Magnetism” in DonIPE 

2007 – Nobel Laureate, Academician Zhores Alferov

2006 – Academician Boris E.Paton, President of the NAS of Ukraine.

2004 – The NATO scientific seminar on nano-structural materials.

2002 – Victor F.Yanokuvich, Chairman of the Donetsk Regional Administration.

2000 – Academician Boris E.Paton, President of the NAS of Ukraine.

1984 – Academician Boris E.Paton, President of the NAS of Ukraine.

1984 – Leonid D.Kisim, a space pilot of the USSR.

1978 – Vladimir V.Scherbitsky, the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine.

1978 – Academician V.I.Trefilov.

1975 – Academician Boris E.Paton, President of the AS of Ukrainian SSR.

1975 – Academician Boris E.Paton, President of the AS of Ukrainian SSR.

1975 – Piu Gerbert, President of the International Society of High Pressures AIRAPT.

1974 – Academician S.B.Vonsovsky.

1972 – V.I.Degtyaryov, Secretary of the Donetsk Regional Committee of the CPSU.

1971 – Academician Boris E.Paton, President of the AS of Ukrainian SSR.

1970 – V.I.Degtyaryov, Secretary of the Donetsk Regional Committee of the CPSU.

1969 – Academician M.V.Keldysh, President of the AS of USSR.

1967 – Academician L.F.Vereschagin.

1966 – Academician D.V.Skobel’tsyn.