Scientific school «Materials Science, Operation and Repair of Transport Means»

Scientific school «Materials Science, Operation and Repair of Transport Means»

  By order of Rector of Kherson State Maritime Academy (KSMA) Professor V. Khodakovskyi no. 465 dd. 02.11.2016, based on the decree of the Specialized Academic Board of KSMA dd. 31.10.2016, the scientific school «Materials Science, Operation and Repair of Transport Means» headed by Professor A. Buketov was founded at KSMA. The school is represented by the informal creative team of researchers of different generations united under the single program and style of research work. In the activity of the scientific school the following functions are performed:

1) production of scientific knowledge;

2) spread of knowledge;

3) training of gifted specialists.

  The main feature of the scientific school is its researchers’ effective understanding and investigation of actual problems and scientific directions set out by the head. The conditions of functioning of the school are fulfilled, since its minimum life cycle comprises three generations:

1) the founder of the school;

2) the followers;

3) the follower’s students.

  The scientific support for experimental and theoretical research is carried out by 5 Doctors of Science (1st generation), 8 PhDs, 3 of which are doctoral students majoring in respective specialties (2nd generation) and supervise the scientific work of postgraduate students (3rd generation).

 The general composition of the scientific school is as follows:

  1. D.Eng.Sc., Professor, Academician of Ukrainian Academy of Engineering Science, Academician of Lifting and Transport Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine, Head of Department of Transport Technologies of KSMA A. Buketov – Head of the school.
  2. D.Eng.Sc., Professor, Professor of Department of Transport Technologies of KSMA O. Sharko.
  3. D.Eng.Sc., Professor, Senior Researcher of Physico-Mechanical Institute of the NAS of Ukraine V. Fedorov.
  4. D.Eng.Sc., Professor, Professor of Department of Transport Technologies of KSMA K. Klevtsov.
  5. D.Eng.Sc., Professor, Professor of Department of Computer Integrated Technologies of Ternopil Ival Pului National Technical University P. Stukhliak.
  6. PhD.Eng.Sc., Associate Professor, doctoral student, Associate Professor of Department of Transport Technologies of KSMA O. Sapronov.
  7. PhD.Eng.Sc., Associate Professor, doctoral student, Associate Professor of Department of Transport Technologies of KSMA M. Brailo.
  8. PhD.Eng.Sc., doctoral student at Department of Transport Technologies of KSMA N. Buketova.
  9. PhD.Eng.Sc., Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Department of Transport Technologies of KSMA O. Akimov.
  10. PhD.Eng.Sc., Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Department of Ship Power Plants Operation Yu. Bohdan.
  11. PhD.Eng.Sc., researcher of the research team at Department of Transport Technologies of KSMA O. Leshchenko.
  12. PhD.Eng.Sc., researcher of the research team at Department of Transport Technologies of KSMA V. Nigalatiy.
  13. PhD.Eng.Sc., Associate Professor, Head of Maritime College of KSMA V. Husiev.
  14. Senior Teacher of General Engineering Department V. Aleksenko.
  15. Assistant of General Engineering Department А.Bohdan.
  16. Postgraduate student S. Smetankin.
  17. Postgraduate student S. Yakushchenko.
  18. Postgraduate student A. Sapronova.
  19. Postgraduate student A. Kulinich.
  20. Postgraduate student V. Kulinich.
  21. Postgraduate student K.Yurenin.
  22. Postgraduate student V. Sotsenko.
  23. Postgraduate student O. Kobelnik.
  24. Postgraduate student Antonio Bertem Da Gloria De Deush.
  25. Postgraduate student K. Babii.
  26. Postgraduate student D. Zhytnyk.
  27. Postgraduate student T. Cherniavska.

  In order to ensure advanced training of the teaching staff of Kherson State Maritime Academy, permanent Postgraduate Department was opened in 2011 at KSMA. The main criterion proving the effective postgraduate activity is the number of theses defended by postgraduate students during their studies. From 2012 till May 2020, 8 KSMA graduates defended their PhD theses in specialty 05.02.01 – Materials Science at the meeting of the Specialized Academic Board K 67.111.01 at Kherson State Maritime Academy.

  However, the problem is still not solved as to the need of the southern region of Ukraine and country as a whole in academic staff with advanced degrees in engineering, first of all, Doctors of Engineering Science, since the key research area for the region and country is improving reliability of functioning of the latest technological equipment, maintenance and repair of sea and river transport means.

  The KSMA staff continues the efforts to implement promising research works and pays considerable attention to the training of young academic and teaching personnel. The results of the research performed at KSMA are regularly reported at conferences and special thematic seminars and published in the form of scientific articles, theses, student books and methodological guidelines. Lecturers of the KSMA departments take active part in the scientific activity of the academy, which is primarily due to the fact that a significant number of them work on their dissertation research and seek to defend their PhD and doctoral theses.

  At the same time, it should be noted that scientific research and developments in the following priority directions of science and technology, including the specialties 132 – Materials Science and 275 – Transport Technologies, are carried out at KSMA:

  • the influence of energy fields on the properties of composite materials to improve the reliability of operation and repair of transport means;
  • maintenance and repair of transport equipment;
  • development of composite materials of tribological purpose and technologies of repair works;
  • efficiency increase in control of the technical condition of transport equipment.

The following priority directions of the scientific school are created and developed at KSMA:

1. Composite materials with increased performance characteristics for repair of transport means. It is available at Department of Transport Technologies of KSMA under the supervision of D.Eng.Sc., Professor A. Buketov, who has over 450 scientific works in the specified field. In this direction, scientific works are being carried out, including those in the framework of the state budget topic «Development of modified protective polymer-composite anticorrosive and wear-resistant coatings for shipbuilding» (state registration no. 011U008118).

2. Regularities of efficiency increase in control of technical condition of transport equipment. It is available at Department of Transport Technologies of KSMA under the supervision of D.Eng.Sc., Professor O. Sharko, who has over 250 scientific works in the specified field. In this direction, scientific works are being carried out, including those in the framework of the contractual topic «Development of ultrasound-modified epoxyplastics filled with dispersed-fiber additives with increased performance characteristics» (customer – Shipbuilding Company Marina Group, LLC) (state registration no.011U008118). During 2011-2018, over 20 scientific articles were published in this direction (the considerable part of them is included in international scientometric databases), 10 Patents of Ukraine were obtained, 2 monographs were prepared for publication.

3. Maintenance and repair of transport equipment means. It is available at Department of Transport Technologies of KSMA under the supervision of doctoral students: Ph.D.Eng.Sc., Associate Professor of Department of Transport Technologies O. Sapronov and Ph.D.Eng.Sc., Associate Professor of Department of Transport Technologies M. Brailo. The Academy has established a research laboratory on the use of tribological materials in the equipment, which is properly equipped for scientific research. Here research works are being carried out, including those within the framework of the state budget theme «Research and development of new materials and technologies for the operation and repair of transport means» (state registration no. 011U002760), «Development of decision-making system for management of the ship repair process» (state registration no. 0117U000443).

 For the purposes of experimental research, the latest facilities and resources were introduced at KSMA. As a result, it is proposed to use well-known and developed methods of studying the characteristics of the structure and dynamics of the properties of systems in critical conditions of their operation, which involves studying technological processes of maintenance and repair of transport equipment, as well as improving control efficiency of technical condition of the production of river and sea transport systems.

  The aforementioned creative team meets all the characteristics of a scientific school, in particular:

  1. Long-term scientific productivity characterized by quantitative and qualitative indicators.
  2. The breadth of problem-thematic, geographical and chronological ranges of functioning of the scientific school.
  3. Preserving the traditions and values of the scientific school at all stages of its formation and development..
  4. Ensuring continuity in research (doctoral students, postgraduate students, students).
  5. Development of an atmosphere of creativity, innovation, openness to discussions.
  6. Interconnection and constant accession of gifted researchers at the scientific school.
  7. Intensive academic and teaching activity.
  8. Official state recognition of the importance of scientific research carried out at the scientific school (awards, scholarships, state grants received by the school representatives (D.Eng.Sc., Prof. A. Buketov, PhD.Eng.Sc. O. Sapronov, PhD.Eng.Sc. M. Brailo)).

  For the period from 2016 till 2020 the scientific school representatives published over 300 scientific-methodological works, among them: 3 monographs; 2 student books; 5 certificates of intellectual property; more than 50 articles, 15 of which are indexed in Scopus and 2 – in Web of Science, 79 abstracts; more than 20 patents of Ukraine.

  Since 2012, the Specialized Academic Board K 67.111.01 has been functioning at KSMA to ensure defense of theses by PhDs Eng.Sc. majoring in specialty 05.02.01 – Materials Science; the Board consists of 8 Doctors of Engineering Science and 7 PhDs of Engineering Science. At the Specialized Academic Board K 67.111.01, there were defended 13 PhD theses. Soon it is planned to hold the defense of 3 PhD theses at the Specialized Academic Board K 67.111.01.

  In 2015, the permanent doctorate was opened at KSMA.

  The fruitful work of the scientific school is ensured due to preparation and defense of dissertation works by postgraduate and doctoral students of Kherson State Maritime Academy. In addition, expanding the range of activities of the scientific school is aimed at concluding agreements on cooperation and exchange of specialists in Ukraine, the European Union, the USA, etc. This will ensure the exchange of experience in both the scientific and educational fields, which is important in terms of the competency-based and communicative approaches to the educational process implemented at KSMA.

  For the period from 2012 till 2020 the scientific school representatives have the following achievements:

А. Buketov

  • Academician of Ukrainian Academy of Engineering Science (2018) (diploma no. 309);
  • Academician of Lifting and Transport Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2012) (diploma no. 461);
  • Head of the Specialized Academic Board K 67.111.01 at Kherson State Maritime Academy, specialty 05.02.01 – Materials Science.
  • Expert of the Scientific Council of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on evaluation of projects in the field of scientific fundamental and applied research and scientific and technical (experimental) developments;
  • 2012 – Grant of the President of Ukraine for the support of scientific research to Doctors of Science;
  • 2013 – Merit Certificate of the Southern Scientific Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for creative activity, development and implementation of innovative ideas in education and science;
  • 2016 – internship at the University of Varna (Bulgaria). The result of the internship: Certificate No. 00021 Academic internship «Innovative logistics of transport technology» (60 hours, 2 credits) September 24 – October 1, 2016;
  • 2017 – enlisted in Weihai Analytical Center of Foreign Experts for a period of 2 years (September 2017);
  • 2018-2019 – completed the internship totalling 120 hours (4 credits) on the subject «Operation and Repair of Transportation Technologies, Material Science» by Zhejiang ACME Information Technology Co. LTD (Zhejiang, People's Republic of China) and Bejing Eurasian International Center for Economic and Cultural Exchange (Beijing, People's Republic of China);
  • 2019 – Grant of the President of Ukraine for the support of scientific research to Doctors of Science;
  • Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, 2019;
  • Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine, 2019 (Presidential Decree no. 4/2020).

Participation in the implementation of state budget research works:

  • • ДІ 59 / 01-23 «Development of ultrasound-modified epoxyplastics filled with dispersion-fiber additives with increased performance characteristics», state registration no. 0112U001148) – project supervisor;
  • • The contractual topic «Development of ultrasound-modified epoxyplastics filled with dispersion-fiber additives with increased performance characteristics» (customer - Shipbuilding Company Marina Group, LLC) (state registration no. 6i / 14) – project supervisor;
  • • ДІ 01-31 / 248 «Creation of epoxy nanocomposite materials with increased performance characteristics» (state registration no. 0117U002177) – project supervisor;
  • • Agreement no. 27g / 18 on the implementation of scientific and technical work with Optimag Scientific and Production Association LLC – project supervisor.

  • supervisor. Hirsch Index – the h-index (Scopus): 7, total number of citations – 122. (http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9836-3296).

 

O. Sapronov

  • 2013 – Merit Certificate for a significant contribution to the scientific and technical activities of Kherson State Maritime Academy on the occasion of celebration of the All-Ukrainian Science Day;
  • 2015 – Merit Certificate of the mayor by the Science Day;
  • 2016 – Grand Prix in the nomination «Research activity of the educational institution»;
  • 2016 – Certificate of Honour for active scientific work, a significant personal contribution to carrying out scientific research in priority directions of development of Kherson Region, Order no. 228-K dd. 28.12.16;
  • 2016-2018 – fellowship of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for young scientists;
  • 2016 – selected as an expert on evaluation of young scientists' scientific projects, which are submitted for budget funding;
  • 2016 – Laureate of Prize of the President of Ukraine for young scientists (Presidential Decree no. 509/2016);
  • 2018 – Laureate of Award of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for the most talented young scientists in the field of fundamental and applied research, and scientific technical developments (Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine No. 2503-VIII of July 11, 2018);
  • 2017 – Grant of the President of Ukraine to support the research of young scientists (Presidential Decree №78 / 2017-rp);
  • 2018 – Certificate of Acknowledgement for the significant personal contribution to ensuring the quality of expert evaluation of young scientists' scientific projects, high organizational, scientific and methodological level of the expert’s work in the competition of projects (developments) of young scientists' scientific works (Order no. 26-k dd. 24.01.2018);
  • 2018 – fellowship of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for young scientists.
  • 2019 – selected as an expert of the Scientific Council of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on evaluation of projects in the field of scientific fundamental and applied research and scientific and technical (experimental) developments;
  • 2019 – completed the internship totalling 120 hours (4 credits) on the subject «Operation and repair of transportation technologies, material science» by Bejing Eurasian International Center for Economic and Cultural Exchange (Beijing, People's Republic of China);

Participation in the implementation of state budget research works:

  • ДІ 59 / 01-23 «Development of ultrasound-modified epoxyplastics filled with dispersion-fiber additives with increased performance characteristics», state registration no. 0112U001148);
  • Main executor of the young scientists’ project «Development of antifriction nanocomposite materials to improve the performance of friction units of land and water transport» (0120U101566);
  • Contractual topic «Development of ultrasound-modified epoxyplastics filled with dispersion-fiber additives with increased performance characteristics» (customer – Shipbuilding Company Marina Group, LLC) state registration no. 6i / 14).
  • ДІ 01-31 / 248 «Creation of epoxy nanocomposite materials with increased performance characteristics» (state registration no.0117U002177);
  • «Development of epoxy nanocomposites to improve the performance of sea and river transport equipment» (state reg. no. 0117U003835) – young scientists’ project supervisor;
  • Agreement no. 27g /18 on the implementation of scientific and technical work with Optimag Scientific and Production Association LLC.

  Scientific Secretary of the Specialized Academic Board K 67.111.01 at Kherson State Maritime Academy, specialty 05.02.01 – Materials Science.

  Member of the editorial board of the foreign journal and journals that belong to the professional editions of Ukraine: «American Journal of Polymer Science and Technology» (New York), «Scientific Bulletin of KSMA» (Kherson State Maritime Academy, Ukraine), «Journal of Hydrocarbon Power Engineering» (Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, Ukraine).

  Hirsch Index – the h-index (Scopus): 6, total number of citations – 76 (http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1115-6556).

 

M. Brailo

  • 2015 – Merit Certificate of the mayor by the Science Day;
  • 2016 – Grand Prix in the nomination «Research activity of the educational institution»;
  • 2016-2018 – fellowship of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for young scientists;
  • 2016 – Certificate of Honour for active scientific work, a significant personal contribution to carrying out scientific research in priority directions of development of Kherson Region,
  • 2016 – selected as an expert on evaluation of young scientists' scientific projects, which are submitted for budget funding;
  • 2016 – Laureate of Prize of the President of Ukraine for young scientists (Presidential Decree no. 509/2016);
  • 2016 – internship at the University of Varna (Bulgaria). The result of the internship: Certificate No. 00020 Academic internship «Innovative logistics of transport technology» (60 hours, 2 credits) September 24 – October 1, 2016;
  • 2018 – Laureate of Award of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for the most talented young scientists in the field of fundamental and applied research, and scientific technical developments (Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine No. 2503-VIII of July 11, 2018);
  • 2017 – shipboard practice onboard the container vessel Michigan Trader (18480 DWT);
  • 2017 – received financial support for scientific research from the National Scholarship Program of the Slovak Republic and had a 3-month internship at Technical University of Kosice (the Slovak Republic). The result of the internship: Certificate no. 00027 Academic internship «Operation and repair of transportation means, material science» (300 hours, 10 credits) December 11, 2017;
  • 2018-2019 – completed the internship totalling 120 hours (4 credits) on the subject «Operation and Repair of Transportation Technologies, Material Science» at Zhuji Lingbei Huafu Line Factory by Zhejiang ACME Information Technology Co. LTD (Zhejiang, People's Republic of China);
  • 2018 – Certificate of Acknowledgement for the significant personal contribution to ensuring the quality of expert evaluation of young scientists' scientific projects, high organizational, scientific and methodological level of the expert’s work in the competition of projects (developments) of young scientists' scientific works (Order no. 26-k dd. 24.01.2018);
  • 2018 – fellowship of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for young scientists;
  • 2019 – selected as an expert of the Scientific Council of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on evaluation of projects in the field of scientific fundamental and applied research, and scientific technical (experimental) developments;
  • Member of the Specialized Academic Board К 67.111.01 at Kherson State Maritime Academy, specialty 05.02.01 – Materials Science (since 2016);
  • Member of the editorial board of the foreign journal and journals that belong to the professional editions of Ukraine: «American Journal of Polymer Science and Technology» (New York), «Scientific Bulletin of KSMA» (Kherson State Maritime Academy, Ukraine), «Journal of Hydrocarbon Power Engineering» (Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, Ukraine).

Participation in the implementation of state budget research works:

  • Supervisor of the young scientists’ project «Development of antifriction nanocomposite materials to improve the performance of friction units of land and water transport» (State reg. no. 0120U101566);
  • Main executor of the young scientists’ project «Development of antifriction nanocomposite materials to improve the performance of friction units of land and water transport» (State reg. no. 0117U003835);
  • ДІ 59/01-23 «Development of ultrasound-modified epoxyplastics filled with dispersed-fiber additives with increased performance characteristics» (State reg. no. 0112U001148);
  • The contractual topic «Development of ultrasound-modified epoxyplastics filled with dispersion-fiber additives with increased performance characteristics» (customer – Shipbuilding Company Marina Group, LLC) (state registration no. 6i / 14);
  • ДІ 01-31/ 248 «Creation of epoxy nanocomposite materials with increased performance characteristics» (state reg.no. 0117U002177);
  • Agreement no. 27g / 18 on the implementation of scientific and technical work with Optimag Scientific and Production Association LLC.

  Hirsch Index – the h-index (Scopus): 5, total number of citations – 67 (http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8167-9999).

 

Scientific and scientific-technical cooperation of the scientific school with foreign organizations in the direction of research:

  • • Republican State Enterprise «E.A. Buketov Karaganda State University» (Kazakhstan) (cooperation agreement dated 15.11.17);
  • • Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia) (cooperation agreement dated 16.11.17);
  • • State Scientific Institution «V.A. Belyi Metal Polymer Research Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus» (Belarus) (cooperation agreement dated 03.10.18);
  • • Belarusian State Technological University (Belarus) (cooperation agreement dated 27.11.18);
  • • Polymer Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia) (cooperation agreement dated 22.02.19);
  • • V. Bakul Institute for Superhard Materials of the NAS of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine) (cooperation agreement dated 03.10.19);
  • • Zhejiang ACME Information Technology Co. LTD (Zhejiang, People’s Republic of China) (cooperation agreement dated 05.11.19);
  • • Bejing Eurasian International Centre for Economic and Cultural Exchange (Beijing, People’s Republic of China) (cooperation agreement dated 08.11.19).