IGOR M. DMITRENKO (1928 - 2009)
DMITRENKO Igor Mikhailovich, Doctor of Sciences (in Physics and Mathematics), Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, was born in 1928, July 24, Kharkov.
During the Second World War he was working as a metalworker in the aircraft repair shop. After passing examination in the secondary school without attending lectures I.M.Dmitrenko joined the Physico-Technical Faculty of Kharkov Polytechnical Institute (1946). His professional experience advanced from engineer-researcher of the laboratory of radioactive techniques of Malyshev's works when he graduated the Institute (1952). At the end of 1953, he became a postgraduate student of the Ukrainian Physico-Technical Institute, Laboratory of Low Temperature Physics. In this Institute I.M.Dmitrenko was working prior to 1960. Here he defended his Candidate Thesis devoted to a study of de Haase - van Alfen effect.
Since May, 1960 I.M.Dmitrenko worked in B.Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics & Engineering, Academy of Science of Ukraine as the Head of the Department of Physical Fundamentals of Superconductive Electronics.
He took an active part in organization and progress of the newly-formed Institute. Based on the results of investigations into the Josephson effect in the weakly-linked superconductors, I.M.Dmitrenko defended his Doctor Thesis in 1970. Since 1970 up to 1982, he took a position of the Deputy Director responsible for a scientific activity of scientists of the Institute.
The investigations of the superconductors made in the Department became a starting point of further researches of more than 10 laboratories which continued and advanced both the fundamental and applied investigations. Among these are the investigations of the Josephson tunnel junctions, thin film physics, classic and quantum dynamics of SQUID's, development of new types of semiconducting low-temperature sensitive thermometers, superconducting bolometers, quantum receivers and converters of microwave radiation, superconducting quantum magnetometers - dc and rf SQUIDs, magnetocardiographs, based on these, microwave devices based on superconducting resonance systems.