Department of Glass and Ceramics Technology

General Information. This Department was founded in 1935 by M.A. Bezborodov, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Academician of NASB, Honoured Scientist and Engineer. Nowadays the Department is headed by Yuriy Levitskiy, PhD (Engineering), Assistant Professor.

Specialities and Specializations. The Department trains specialists in speciality “Chemical Technology of Inorganic Substances, Materials and Goods”, in specializations “Technology of Glass and Glassceramics”; “Technology of Fine Functional and Building Ceramics”; “Technology of Enamels and Protective Coatings”; ”Chemical Technology of Refractory Materials”. The teaching staff works at the Faculty of Retraining and Qualification Up-grade and trains highly qualified specialists through Master degree course and post graduate study.

Academic Activities. The Department delivers courses of  lectures in 20 disciplines for its students and two courses “Technology and Equipment for Glassware Production” and “Technology and Equipment for Ceramic Articles Production” for students of Economic Engineering Faculty. Information technologies with the use of multimedia systems for lectures and application software  are widely used at the lessons.

Facilities.The Department has following educational laboratories:

  • Laboratory of Crystallography and Mineralogy;
  • Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of High-melting Nonmetallic and Silicate Materials;
  • Laboratory of raw materials preparation and investigation;
  • Laboratory of chemical technology of ceramics and refractories;
  • Laboratory of chemical technology of glass and glassceramics;

The Department has following scientific research laboratories:

  • Scientific research laboratory of glass and glassceramics;
  • Scientific research laboratory of high-temperature processes;
  • Student scientific research laboratory of “Chemistry and Technology of silicates”.

Both educational and scientific research laboratories are well equipped. There are gas furnaces for high-temperature synthesis; electrical furnaces for high –temperature synthesis (by 14000 C) of glass and ceramics (Lithuania, Germany); electronic dilatometer NETSCH (Germany); wet grinding mill (Italy); quartz dilatometers; apparatus for measuring heat conductivity, heat capacity and electrical properties; micro-hardness tester (4011/402MVD Germany); spectrophotometer Proscan MC 120 (Russia); hydraulic presses; drying chamber; gradient furnaces; thermostat TC-20; apparatus for measuring viscosity BBV-1000,PPV-1000, RSV-1600  (USA); microscopic complex Leica (Germany); mill Rich(Germany) and others.

Affiliations. 

1 Branch of the Department at OJSC Keramin

The branch was established in 1998 to improve the quality of training of engineering personnel and highly qualified personnel for ceramic production, as well as to improve the practical training of specialists.

2 Branch of the Department at OJSC "Gomelsteklo"

The branch was organized in 2013 (order No. 746 of September 23, 2013) to improve the quality of training of engineering personnel and highly qualified personnel for glass production, as well as to improve the practical training of specialists.

Contact information:

Tel.: +375 17 327-43-08

E-mail: [email protected]