Scholar Schools

Scholar School of Information Systems and Technology in Forest Management and Forestry

The founder is Zakharov Vasiliy, D.Sc. (Agriculture), Professor, Honored Scientist of the BSSR, year of foundation –1949.

Supervisor is Oleg Atroshchenko, D.Sc. (Agriculture), Professor, Honored Forestry Engineer of the Republic of Belarus, Honorary Doctor of the St. Petersburg State Forestry Academy, Professor of the Forest Inventory Department, Chief Designer of the Forest management Information System (FMIS).

 The main trends of scientific research conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • Modern direction of development, methods and technologies of forest management;
  • Methods and technologies of forest inventory;
  • Selective forest inventory by a mathematical-statistical method;
  • Continuous forest management using GIS technologies;
  • The local method of forest inventory and the design of targeted forest growth;
  • Sustainable management and development of forests. Systems, criteria and indicators. Forest certification system;
  • Calculation and optimization of the size of forest use;
  • Inventory and forest inventory. Forecast of forest fund dynamics;
  • The grading of the logging fund and the account of harvested forest products;
  • Modeling of increment and productivity of stands;
  • Geoinformation systems in forest management and forestry;
  • Information management system of forestry;
  • Navigation systems, mobile data collection and transmission facilities;
  • Automated systems for processing forest management information;
  • Remote sensing systems for forests;
  • System of aerospace monitoring of forests;
  • Databases and databases of forest management information;
  • Computer technologies in forestry;
  • Landscape-ecological approach to management of forests and forest resources;
  • Automated forest mapping system.

Scholar School in the Field of Statistical Thermodynamics and Mechanics of Continuous Media

The founder is Lazar Rott, D.Sc. (Physics), Professor, year of foundation – 1964.

Supervisor is Vyacheslav Vikhrenko, D.Sc. (Physics), Professor, Professor of the Department of Theoretical Mechanics.

The main trends of scientific research conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • Statistical mechanics and thermodynamics of equilibrium properties and nonequilibrium processes in physico-chemical and biological systems;
  • Mathematical models of physical and chemical systems and their study with the help of a computer; Mechanics of continuous media;
  • Theory of equilibrium properties and nonequilibrium processes in crystals, liquid crystals, and liquid-crystal polymers;
  • Statistical theory of non-linear elasticity of solids;
  • Viscoelastic properties of glass and liquid crystalline polymers;
  • Physics of surface phenomena;
  • Statistical theory of equilibrium properties and nonequilibrium processes (diffusion, thermal diffusion, structural relaxation) in lattice systems;
  • Statistical theory of heterogeneous systems;
  • Biophysics of a DNA molecule;
  • Vibrational energy relaxation of excited molecules in liquids and gases;
  • Statistical theory of ionic conductivity in solids and intercalation compounds;
  • Fractal mechanics of composite and disperse materials;
  • Modeling of mechanical processes and processes of information flow control and information reproduction in printed systems.

Scholar School in the Field of Chemistry and Technology of Phosphorus-containing Salts, Fertilizers and Highly Disperse Porous Materials

The founder is Vladimir Pechkovskiy, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the BSSR, year of foundation  –1964.

Supervisors: Nikolay Vorobyev, Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor of the Department of Technology of Inorganic Substances and General Chemical Technology; Lyudmila Yeshchenko, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor, Professor of the Department of Technology of Inorganic Substances and General Chemical Technology.

The main trends of scientific research conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • Development of scientific principles of chemical-technological processes for obtaining mineral fertilizers, salts, acids and technological schemes for their production;
  • Development of scientific bases and creation of chemical-technological processes and technological schemes of inorganic materials of special-purpose design with a set of prescribed properties, in particular, catalysts, adsorbents, pigments, functional fillers, reagents;
  • Development of methods for purification of gas mixtures, sewage and utilization of solid waste products for the purpose of creating environmentally friendly technologies, technical materials.

Scholar School of Forest Roads and Timber Transportation

The founder is Ivan Leonovich, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the BSSR, D.Sc. (Engineering), Academician of the Transport Academy of Ukraine, Corresponding Member of the Finnish Forestry Society.

Supervisor is Nikolay Vyrko, Honored Worker of Education of the Republic of Belarus, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor, laureate of the President of the Republic of Belarus Scholarship, Honorary Member of the Research Council of the Consultants of the American Biographical Institute.

The main trends of scientific research conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • Increase the strength and stability of the roadbed and road clothes, taking into account weather and climate factors, elastic-viscous properties of road-building materials, stabilization of soils by organic and mineral binders;
  • Taking into account the water-heat regime of the roadbed and road clothes when designing and constructing considering the rheological properties of the materials used;
  • Compatibility of industrial vehicles with the environment, increasing the strength and stability of road structures under the influence of heavy road trains;
  • Research of ways of regulation of a water-thermal mode of automobile logging roads;
  • Research and substantiation of operational indicators of the road-transport network of logging enterprises;
  • Strengthening of soils with organic and mineral binders;
  • The development of coating structures for temporary logging roads;
  • Substantiation of the optimal structure of the transport network in the forests of the P group, taking into account the requirements of sustainable forest management.
  • Organization of forest transport;
  • The development of models and the automation of the design of forest roads.

Scholar School on Forest Phytopathology

The founder is Fedorov Nikolai, D.Sc. (Biology), Professor, year of foundation – 1956.

Supervisor is Zvyagintsev Vyacheslav, PhD (Biology), Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Forest Protection and Wood Science.

The main trends of scientific research conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • Study of the causes of mass damage and forest diseases and the development of measures to limit their damage;
  • Complex research of rotting diseases of wood species in Belarus;
  • Study of biological features and opportunities for the industrial cultivation of edible wood-destroying fungi on forest plantations and under controlled conditions;
  • Study of physico-mechanical properties of wood of native flora and promising introducent species depending on the silvicultural and taxation parameters of the stand;
  • Studying the degradation of wood quality in the process of biodegradation of timber;
  • Control of the effectiveness of methods and means of protecting wood products from biodeterioration.

Scholar School on the Physico-chemistry of Silicate and Refractory Nonmetallic Materials

The founder is Bezborodov Mikhail (1898 - 1983), Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the Belorussian SSR, Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR, year of foundation  –1945 .

Supervisors: Bobkova Ninel, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the BSSR, Professor of the Department of Glass and Ceramics Technology; Levitskiy Ivan, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor, Honored Worker of Science of the Republic of Belarus, Head of the Department of Glass and Ceramics.

The main trends of scientific research conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • Physicochemistry of vitreous state. The patterns of changes in the properties and structure of vitreous materials, depending on the composition;
  • Phase transitions in vitreous materials during heat treatment and directional control of the phase composition of materials;
  • The study of liquation phenomena in glasses and the use of these phenomena to create new materials;
  • Obtaining new materials with specified properties based on glass-forming systems, including bioactive properties;
  • Creation of new types of heat-insulating, heat-resistant and porous ceramics;
  • Use of industrial wastes to solve environmental problems;
  • Synthesis of ceramic and glass-crystalline materials based on nanotechnology;
  • Development of compositions of refractory chemically resistant ceramic masses and products based on them;
  • Synthesis and study of vitreous glazing coatings, low-melting glasses for fluxes, solders, passivation and sealing devices;
  • Synthesis and research of glass-crystalline materials and products based on them;
  • Obtaining heat-resistant pigments and ceramic dyes;
  • The development of compositions of ceramic masses for the production of household and construction products.

Scholar School on Energy-efficient Processes, Machines and Aggregates of Chemical Industries and Building Materials Industry

The founders are Ershov Alexander, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor, Honored Scientist of the BSSR; Plekhov Ivan, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor, Honored Inventor of the BSSR, year of foundation  –1965.

Supervisor is Vaytekhovich Petr, D.Sc. (Engineering), Assistant Professor, Head of the Department of Machines and Apparatus of Chemical and Silicate Productions.

The main trends of scientific research conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • Scientific substantiation of hydrodynamic methods of intensification of technological processes and the creation on their basis of highly efficient apparatus for separating multiphase systems and conducting heat-mass transfer processes;
  • Intensification of grinding and classification processes and development of highly efficient medium-speed and high-speed aggregates for fine-dispersed grinding and mechanical activation of materials.

Scholar School in the Field of Justification of Parameters, Design, Modernization and Creation of Forest Machines

The founder is Zhukov Anatoliy, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, year of foundation  –1970.

Supervisor is Mokhov Sergey, PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Logging Machinery and Technology  .

The main trends of scientific research conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • Substantiation of parameters of forestry, forest transport, and road-building machines. Preparation of proposals on technical requirements for their development.
  • Development of the concept of creating a family of forest machines that meet the progressive technologies of the forestry complex.
  • Modeling of the chassis and technological equipment of forest and forest vehicles, checking the adequacy of the developed mathematical models.
  • Design, modernization and creation of modern forest and forest vehicles, as well as equipment for harvesting wood.
  • Tests of forest and forest vehicles, processing of the obtained measurement results, development of recommendations for improving their design.

   Forestry Research School of Belarus

The founders are Vyacheslav Perekhod, D.Sc. (Agriculture), Professor, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR; Kostyukovich Fedor, D.Sc. (Agriculture), Professor; Yanushko Anatoliy, D.Sc. (Agriculture), Professor, Honored Worker of the Higher School of the BSSR, year of foundation – 1923.

Supervisor is Neverov Alexander, D.Sc. (Economics), Professor, Head of the Department of Management and Economics of Nature Management of the  BSTU.

The main trends of scientific activity conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • Forest policy, theory and practice of forest management and forestry;
  • System of ecological  and economic assessment and cost accounting of forests;
  • Ecological and economic mechanism of sustainable forest management;
  • Forest real estate: theory, assessment, management system;
  • Ecological and economic assessment of the use of wood for energy purposes;
  • Ecological and economic mechanism of biodiversity conservation;
  • Economic theory and the system of sustainable nature management;
  • Creation of modern textbooks and teaching aids in the field of economics of forestry and nature management.

Scholar School in the Field of High-temperature Chemistry of the Vapor State and Hydrogen Energy

The founder is Novikov Georgiy, D. Sc. (Chemistry), Professor, Honored Scientist of the BSSR, year of foundation - 1952.

Supervisor is Zharsky Ivan Michailovich, PhD (Chemistry), Professor, Rector of BSTU, Honored Worker of National Education of the Republic of Belarus, Professor of Chemistry, Technology of Electrochemical Production and Electronic Engineering Materials Department.

The main trends of scientific activity conducted within the framework of the scientific school:

  • chemistry of the vapor state;
  • hydrogen energy;
  • development of high-temperature electrochemical devices;
  • studies of electrochemical and steam-water conversion methods for production of industrial hydrogen from a combination of water and ethyl alcohol;
  • the nature of the hydrogen bond in inorganic and organic hydrogen-containing media.

Scholar School on Chemistry, Technology of Electrochemical Manufactures Technology and Electronic Engineering Materials

The founder is Zharsky Ivan, PhD (Chemistry), Professor, Honored Rector of BSTU, Honored Worker of National Education of the Republic of Belarus, Professor of Chemistry, Technology of Electrochemical Production and Electronic Engineering Materials Department, year of foundation - 1980.

The main trends of scientific activity conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • electrode processes at high anode potentials, anode materials, intensification of electrode processes, high-temperature solid electrolytes; semiconductor materials with sensory capabilities;
  • gas electron diffraction; microwave spectroscopy; hydrogen energy;
  • development of new technological processes for applying galvanic coatings of metals and alloys of special properties; alloys;
  • development of scientific bases for the synthesis of new oxide materials to create efficient electrocatalysts, composite materials and film electrodes with improved electrical characteristics;
  • technology of industrial sewage treatment of galvanic production; methods of synthesis of thin-film semiconductor ceramics with sensory properties and the creation of chemical sensory detectors based on it.
  • study of the physicochemical regularities of creating heterogeneous catalysts for the synthesis of drugs and excipients for dispersions with an electro oriented structure based on binary silicon-containing nanocides;
  • obtaining, modifying, researching micro- and nanostructured semiconductor and other materials using chemical and electrochemical methods.

Scholar School in the Field of Forecasting of Polymer Materials Properties and Development of Plastics, Fibers, Rubbers, Coatings with High Resistance to Energy Fields and Corrosive Environments

The founder is Prokopchuk Nikolay, D. Sc. (Chemistry), Professor, Corresponding Member of NAS Belarus, Head of the Department of  Technology of Petrochemical Synthesis and Polymer Materials Processing, year of foundation  –  1992.

Supervisor is  Prokopchuk Nikolay, D. Sc. (Chemistry), Professor, Corresponding Member of NAS Belarus, Head of the Department of  Technology of Petrochemical Synthesis and Polymer Materials Processing.

The main trends of scientific activity conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • development of new polymide materials, including adherent and non-adherent film, planarizing, passivating, insulating, protective systems and coatings, low-shrink compounds, high heat-resistant membranes and other materials with special properties and improved processing quality;
  • determination of principles of structure formation and properties of elastomeric compositions depending on the component composition and process parameters at all stages of the process and pilot scale tests;
  • studying the joint effect of fillers in functionalized additives and stabilizers on the properties of composite materials in the process of their recycling, and its products under operating conditions;
  • determination of dependencies between the nature, the dosage of polyfunctional action ingredients and the properties of rubber to enhance the performance of rubber products. The development of physico-chemical basis for physical modification of rubber products by ion-assisted coatings for the purpose of regulating their maintenance properties;
  • studying the principles of influence of the composition on the oil remainder basis, their processing conditions and quality of the final products (liquid fuel components, basic materials for the petrochemical industry) and the development of effective methods of their utilization;
  • the development of original express methods for forecasting the durability of products made of polymers and STB on their basis as well as their introduction into the system of certification tests;
  • regulation of properties of final products using the mathematical model of rotational moulding to describe dependence of products characteristics on process parameters and quality index of raw materials.

Scholar School on Forest Hunting

The founder is Romanov Vladimir, D. Sc. (Agriculture), Professor, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the BSSR, year of foundation -1957.

Supervisor is Kozorez Alexander, PhD (Agriculture), Head of Department of Game Management.

The main trends of scientific activity conducted within the framework of the scientific school:

  • typology of hunting lands in Belarus;
  • ecological principles and experience of hunting industry (farming) in Belarus;
  • ecological-economic principles of hunting industry (farming) in Belarus;
  • development of scientific and practical principles of up-grading the quality and efficiency of hunting industry (farming).

Scholar School in the Field of Ecological Oriented Silviculture

The founder is Zhilkin Boris, D. Sc. (Agriculture), Professor, Honored Forestry Worker of the BSSR, Head of the Department of Silviculture (1947-1975), year of foundation – 1947.

Supervisor is Rozhkov Leonid, D. Sc. (Agriculture), Professor.

The main trends of scientific activity conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • improvement of productivity forest national resources potential by biological reclamation methods;
  • recreation silviculture;
  • selective cuttings;
  • ecologically-oriented silviculture;
  • silvicultural method of preserving biological diversity;
  • minor forest products;
  • forest energy plantations.

Scholar School in the Field of Information Security in Computer Networks and Information Security

The founder is Urbanovich Pavel, D.Sc. (Engineering), Professor, Head of the Department of Information Systems and Technology, year of creation −1994.

Supervisor is Urbanovich Pavel, D. Sc. (Engineering),  Professor, Head of the Department of Information Systems and Technology.

The main directions of scientific research conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • methods and algorithms for searching and correcting errors in information sequences based on redundant coding and interleaving of transmitted symbols;
  • synthesis of redundant codes with improved properties for information storage and transmission systems;
  • creation and implementation of a new scientific direction - neurocryptography, providing for the transfer of confidential information through open communication channels based on the technology of artificial neural networks.

​Scholar School in the Field of Chemical Recycling of Wood

The founder is Reznikov Vsevolod, D. Sc. (Chemestry), Professor, Honored Worker of the Higher School of Belarus, year of foundation – 1964.

Supervisors are Tamara Solovyeva, D. Sc. (Engineering),  Professor, Professor of the Department of Chemical Processing of Wood; Chernaya Natalia, D. Sc. (Engineering), Professor, Head of the Department of Chemical Processing of Wood.

The main trends of scientific activity conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • development of new methods for obtaining cellulose, paper, cardboard, chipboards and fibreboards, bioconvertion and wood chemical recycling of raw wood materials by disclosure mechanic of chemical processing of wood components (lignin, hemicelluloses, cellulose) on stages of technological processes.

Scholar School on the Theory of Cutting Saw Logs, Rational and Complex Usage of Wood and Improvement of Technology and Equipment in Wood Industries

The founder is Batin Nikolay (1911 - 1997), Honored Worker of the Higher School of the BSSR, D. Sc. (Engineering), Professor, year of foundation – 1946.

Supervisor is Shetko Sergey, PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Technology and Design of Wooden Articles.

The main trends of scientific activity conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • theoretical and experimental study of sawing processes;
  • development and improvement of technological sawing-woodworking and  manufacture;
  • study and development of automated measuring systems for round timber.

Scholar School in the Field of Cutting Theory

The founder is Bershadskiy Alexander, D. Sc. (Engineering),  Professor, year of foundation – 1950.

Supervisor is Grishkevich Alexander, PhD (Engineering),  Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Woodworking Machines and Tools.

The main trends of scientific activity conducted within the framework of the Scholar School:

  • study of optimal modes of wood processing and the improvement of wood-cutting tools: the intensification of the processes of mechanical processing of wood and wood materials; assurance of size and quality characteristics of products; rational use of wood resources on the basis of its processing; theoretical development and the development of new designs of wood-cutting tools with increased functional-price indicators;
  • technological features and physical patterns of cutting of pressed wood materials;
  • study and development of the optimal technology for the complex processing of fine logs for specific sawing production with the use of chipper canters;
  • development of theoretical principles for loss of cutting ability of wood-cutting tools;
  • development of technologies for the use of new wear-resistant materials for the processing of wood materials;
  • use of ion-plasma spraying techniques to improve the performance characteristics of the tool;
  • study and development of innovative technologies for the preparation of wood-cutting tools.