The scientific activity of a modern research university is based on scientific schools. Only a talented, rich in ideas, hard-working person who has the gift of scientific foresight, able to integrate the efforts of like-minded people, to direct them in fundamentally important directions, can create, lead and lay the foundations for the development of a scientific school for many years. This fully applies to the Corresponding Member of the NAS of Ukraine, twice Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Rodin Petro Rodionovich, who created a scientific school of cutting tools, headed it for many years and gave impetus to its further development for many years to come.
Blade cutting tools are an integral part of machine building. The quality and efficiency of cutting tools largely depends on the accuracy of machined parts, productivity and efficiency of the machining process. Creation and development of the theory of design of cutting tools is one of the most urgent tasks of improvement of machine-building branch.
Today the department employs:
5 doctors of sciences – Pasichnyk VA, Devin LM, Maiboroda VS, Ravska NS, Okhrimenko OA
14 candidates of sciences – Adamenko YI, Besarabets YY, Vovk VV, Gerasymchuk OM, Globa OV, Dzhuliy DY, Ivanovsky OA, Kovaleva LI ., Korbut EV, Krasnovid DO, Minitskaya NV, Rodin RP, Slobodyanyuk IV, Solodky VI
3 employees of the department working on the completion of the candidate’s dissertation – Maidanyuk SV, Parnenko VS, Plivak OA
Scientific developments of the department are implemented at many enterprises of Ukraine and abroad. We maintain relations with the Ministry of Industrial Policy of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, leading enterprises and universities.
Students of the department are actively involved in scientific work. The high level of scientific work of students has been repeatedly confirmed at International and All-Ukrainian competitions and Olympiads.
Since 2000, 6 monographs, 1 textbook, 13 textbooks have been published, 283 articles have been published, 15 patents and 5 certificates for intellectual property rights have been obtained, 294 reports have been made at scientific and technical conferences. 4 doctoral and 9 candidate dissertations were defended.