Borys Paton dead: President of NASU dies aged 101

On August 19, 102, the president of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Boris E. Paton, died. The media reported that recently he has being treated at the Amosov Institute of Cardiac Surgery and the cause of death was cardiac arrest.
On behalf of the team of ISMA of NAS of Ukraine we express our sincere condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and students of Borys Paton…

Boris E. Paton was born on November 27, 1918, in the family of Evgeny Paton, a professor at the Kiev Industrial Institute. In 1941 he graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, specializing in electrical engineer, defended his candidate (1945) and doctoral (1952) thesis. For more than 70 years he worked at the E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute and rose from a junior researcher to the director of the Institute. Since the 1960s, he has been a member of the editorial board of Science and Life magazine. He is the author of over a thousand scientific publications and over 400 inventions. Boris Paton - twice Socialist Labor Hero (1969, 1978), Hero of Ukraine (1998). Honored Inventor of the USSR (1983), Lenin Prize Laureate (1957), Stalin Prize III degree (1950), Prize of the Council of Ministers of the USSR and two State Prizes of Ukraine (1970, 2004), Chevalier of four Lenin Orders (1967, 1969, 1975, 1978) , and also marked with many other titles and awards, both domestic and foreign.

Since 1962, Paton has been continuously the President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (originally the President of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR). He was last re-elected in 2015.

Boris Paton's scientific researches were devoted to the processes of automatic and semi-automatic submerged-arc welding, the development of theoretical foundations for the creation of automatic and semi-automatic machines for arc welding and welding power sources; conditions of prolonged arc burning and its regulation; the problem of control of welding processes. He studied control systems with a variety of cybernetic devices, works on the creation of welding robots. He paid much attention to the study of welding metallurgy, improvement of existing and creation of new metal materials. 
He headed research on the use of welding heat sources in special melting units, which culminated in the creation of a new area of high-quality metallurgy - special electrometallurgy (electroslag, plasma-arc and electron-beam remelting).

Paton is the author of the idea and one of the developers of the method of electric welding of soft tissues. In 2004, the team of authors was awarded the State Prize in the field of science and technology for the development and mastering of the method.

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