In memory of the Global Energy Prize laureate, RAS academician Alexander Sheindlin
An outstanding Russian scientist, the 2004 Global Energy Prize laureate, Honorary Director of the Joint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS Academician Alexander Sheindlin died on January 13, 2017.
The international scientific world has suffered the grievous loss. Being an inspiring example of devotion to science, Alexander Sheindlin was widely known for his research in thermal physics, thermal power and new energy conversion methods. He was awarded the Global Energy Prize un 2004 for fundamental research of thermo-physical properties of substances at extremely high temperatures for the energy sector.
He was the author of pioneering research of the thermodynamic properties of water and steam, thermal properties of metals and their vapors (many of these properties have been discovered and formulated for the first time in the world). Alexander Sheindlin was engaged into nuclear power and superconductivity research, as well as plasma physics; he created a new direction in the thermal physics of high temperatures and direct conversion of thermal energy into electrical energy using MHD generators.
A number of complex problems on solid organic fuel processing and synthetic liquid and gas fuels production were solved under his leadership. He has made a significant contribution to the solution of important problems in the field of new energy, aerospace, and nuclear engineering.
In addition, the scientist gave a lot of effort and energy into organizational and pedagogical activity. He was the founder of the Institute of High Temperatures, initiator of the Moscow International Energy Club, as well as a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and an honorary member of several foreign academies and research centers. For more than 25 years, since 1962, Alexander Sheindlin was the permanent director of the Institute for High Temperatures of the USSR. He has grown a galaxy of talented students, among which more than 50 have gained PhD and 30 are Doctors of Sciences.
The death of Alexander Sheindlin is a great loss for the Russian and world science, for those people who happened to know personally this great scientist, talented research leader and originally thinking person.The memory about him will always remain in his scientific works, great books, and creative achievements of his students and followers.