Prokhorenko Viktor Yakovych

(10.07.1937, Polisk, Kyiv region— 11.02.12, Lviv) Researcher in The Physics of Metals. Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, professor. Member of the Academy of Sciences of Higher Education of Ukraine. Professor of the Department of Metal Physics, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (1985), 1985-2000 – Head of the Department, since 2001 – Professor, Metal Physics and Material Studies Department, National University “Lviv Polytechnic”, since 2001 – Professor, Rzeszow University (Poland). Research interests: structure, thermal and physical properties and technology of metal melting, crystallization and forming processes, the interaction of liquid metals with structural materials and corrosion protection. The author of nearly 380 scientific papers. State Prize of Ukraine in the field of Science and Technology (1983), Honorary Professor of Ukrainian techno-economic Institute in Munich (Germany) (1990), Member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences (1990) and Academy of Sciences of Higher Education of Ukraine (1990), Member of T. Shevchenko Scientific Society (1992), Titular Professor of Rzeszow University (Poland, 2001), Member of Foundry Committee of Polish Academy of Sciences (2003).