Prof. Dr. Bimal K. Bose (Life Fellow, IEEE) is currently an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. He was an Endowed Chair Professor (Condra Chair of Excellence in Power Electronics) at the University of Tennessee from 1987 until 2003, where he was responsible for organizing the power electronics education and research program. Concurrently, he was the distinguished scientist and the chief scientist of the EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) Power Electronics Applications Center in Knoxville. Prior to that, he was a research engineer at General Electric Corporate Research and Development (now GE Global Research Center), Schenectady, New York, USA for 11 years. From 1971 to 1976, he was an associate professor of electrical engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA. He received his BE degree from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology(IIEST), India; MS degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; and PhD from Calcutta University, India. He is recognized as a world-renowned authority and pioneer in power electronics for his many research contributions, which include high-frequency link power conversion, advanced control techniques by microcomputers, invention of the transistor AC power switch for matrix converters, adaptive hysteresis-band current control, artificial intelligence applications in power electronics, etc. He has authored/edited eight books in power electronics: Power Electronics in Renewable Energy Systems and Smart Grid (Piscataway, NJ, USA; IEEE Press/ Wiley, 2019), Power Electronics and Motor Drivesd Advances and Trends (New York, NY, USA; Academic Press, 2006), Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA; Prentice-Hall, 2001), Power Electronics and Variable Frequency Drives (Piscataway, NJ, USA; IEEE Press/Wiley, 1997), Modern Power Electronics (Piscataway, NJ, USA; IEEE Press, 1992), Microcomputer Control of Power Electronics and Drives (Piscataway, NJ, USA; IEEE Press, 1987), Power Electronics and AC Drives (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA; Prentice-Hall, 1986), and Adjustable Speed AC Drive Systems (Piscataway, NJ, USA; IEEE Press, 1982). He holds 21 US patents. viiDr. Bose has received the IEEE Power Electronics Society Newell Award (2005), the IEEE Millennium Medal (2000), the IEEE Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education (1997), the IEEE Lamme Gold Medal (1996), the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Dr. Eugene Mittellmann Achievement Award (for lifetime achievement) (1994), the IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award (1994), the Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award (1993), the GE Silver Patent Medal (1986), the GE Publication Award (1985), the Calcutta University Mouat Gold Medal (1970), and an Honorary Professorship of Shanghai University, China; University of Mining and Technology, X’an Mining Institute, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He also received the IIEST Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2018), the IIEST Distinguished Alumnus Award (2006), the DSc degree (Honoris Causa) from IIEST (2013), the Distinguished Lecturership of IAS and IES, and a number of prize paper awards. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering. The IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine published a special issue (June 2009) “Honoring Bimal Bose and Celebrating His Contributions in Power Electronics.”
Prof. Parongama Sen received her PhD degree from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in 1993. She had post doctoral positions in JNU, New Delhi, India and University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. She is a faculty in the Physics Department, University of Calcutta since 2000. Her research interests include critical phenomena, complex networks, nonequilibrium dynamics, Sociophysics etc. She has coauthored two books and has about 100 publications in total. She had been a regular associate in Abdus Salam ICTP (2004-10) and received the APS-IUSSTF Professorship, 2012-13.
Prof. Mario F. S. Ferreira graduated in Physics from the University of Porto, Portugal, and received the Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1992 from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where he is now a Professor at the Physics Department. Between 1990 and 1991 he was at the University of Essex, UK, performing experimental work on external cavity semiconductor lasers and nonlinear optical fiber amplifiers. His research interests have been concerned with the modelling and characterization of multi-section semiconductor lasers for coherent systems, quantum well lasers, optical fiber amplifiers and lasers, soliton propagation, polarization and nonlinear effects in optical fibers. He is actually the leader of the Optics and Optoelectronics Group of the I3N – Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication. He has written about 400 scientific journal and conference publications, and several books, namely: “Optics and Photonics” (Lidel, 2003, in Portuguese), “Topics of Mathematical Physics” (Editora Ciência Moderna, 2018, Brazil, in Portuguese), “Optical Fibers: Technology, Communications and recent Advances” (Ed., NOVA Science Publishers, 2017), “Advances in Optoelectronic Technology and Industry Development” (CRC Press, 2019), “Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibers” (John Wiley & Sons, OSA, 2011) and “Optical Signal Processing in Highly Nonlinear Fibers” (CRC Press, 2020). He was the Guest Editor of four Special Issues of “Fiber and Integrated Optics” (Taylor & Francis): “Fiber Optics in Portugal” (2005), “Nonlinear Fiber Optics” (2015), “Optical Fiber Sources and Amplifiers” (2020) and “Quantum Communications” (2020), a joint Special Issue of “Optics Express” and “Applied Optics” (OSA) on “Optical Sensors and Sensing 2019”, and a Special Issue of “Fibers” (MDPI) on “Optical Fiber Communications” (2020).
Prof. Vladimir G. Chigrinov is Professor of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology since 1999. He is an Expert in Flat Panel Technology in Russia, recognized by the World Technology Evaluation Centre, 1994, and SID Fellow since 2008. He is an author of 6 books, 25 reviews and book chapters, about 300 journal papers, more than 656 Conference presentations, and 112 patents and patent applications including 32 US patents in the field of liquid crystals since 1974. He got Excellent Research Award of HKUST School of Engineering in 2012. He obtained Gold Medal and The Best Award in the Invention & Innovation Awards 2014 held at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2014, which was hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 20-22 Feb 2014. He is a Member of EU Academy of Sciences (EUAS) since July 2017.
I am Irwin Shapiro, born 10/10/29. I obtained my Ph.D. at Harvard in physics in 1955; worked at MIT from 1954 to 1982, the last few years as the Schlumberger Professor; have worked at Harvard from then until now, where since 1997, I have been the Timken University Professor; concomitantly, I have been a senior scientist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1982 to present. I was the director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics from the start of 1983 through mid 2004. My research was in tests of general relativity, such as the Shapiro delay; measuring for the first time contemporary plate motions in the earth; discovering so-called superluminal motion in extragalactic radio sources making the most precise astrometric measurements ever made using VLBI; and in developing curricular materials for pre-college science education.
Prof. Vladimir V. Rumyantsev is Head of Department of Theory of Complex Systems Dynamic Properties at A.A. Galkin Donetsk Institute for Physics and Engineering (DonIPE). He is Professor of Theoretical Physics and Nanotechnology Department at Donetsk National University (DonNU). He received PhD in Theoretical Physics (1988) from DonNU and Dr. Sci. in Condensed Matter Physics (2007) from DonIPE. Prof. Rumyantsev has authored/co-authored 4 books, 2 chapters in books and more than 290 scientific publications. He is a member of the American Physical Society as well as Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics (MIFP, Italy) and Editor-in-Chiff of Journal of Photonic Materials and Technology (Science PG, USA).
Prof. Ivan Kazachkov is Mechanical Engineer who earned his PhD (Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, 1981) and MSc (1976) from the Kyiv National T. Shevchenko University. He got Full Doctorship (1991) in Engineering Sciences from the Institute of Physics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences in Riga. He became Full Professor at the Institute of Electrodynamics of the National Ukrainian Academy of Sciences since 1989, after 1995 he has been Head of Dept and Principal Investigator at the State scienfifc and Technical Center on Nuclear and Radiation Safety of Ukraine. During 1998-2004 Ivan Kazachkov has worked at the KTH, Energy Technology Dept as Guest Professor, then during 5 years was teaching and doing research at the National Technical Univeristy of Ukraine “KPI” continuing his work part-time as Visiting Professor at KTH, teaching numerical methods and doing research in modeling of multiphase systems. In 2008-2014 he was Affiliated Professor at the KTH. Since 2009 Prof. Kazachkov is Head of Department of Applied Mathematics and Informatics at the Nizhyn State University named after M. Gogol, during 2010-2012 was also part-time Head of Dept on Energy Saving and Heat Power at the Ukrainian Academy of Civil-Communal Economy in Kyiv. The research activities: Parametric Control in Continua, Multiphase Flows, Controlled Film Flow Decay, and Granulation of Metals for Special Metallurgy, Modeling and Simulation. Over 200 publications in scientific journals and conferences, 5 patents, 10 monographs and lecture notes. He participates in the European research programs and committees. Five PhDs have defended their dissertations under his supervision and a number of PhD students are presently doing research under his supervision.
Prof. Dr. Vasily Yu. Belashov, PhD (Radiophysics), DSci (Physics and Mathematics). Main fields: theory and numerical simulation of the dynamics of multidimensional nonlinear waves, solitons and vortex structures in plasmas and other dispersive media. Presently, he is Chief Scientist and Professor at the Kazan Federal University. He was Coordinator of studies on the International Program “Solar Terminator” (1987-1992), and took part in the International Programs WITS/WAGS and STEP. He is author of 310 publications including 7 monographs. Main books: Solitary Waves in Dispersive Complex Media. Theory, Simulation, Applications. Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2005; Solitons: Theory, Simulation, Applications. Kazan, Kazan Federal University, 2016.
Dr. Smain FEMMAM is Director of research at the University of Haute-Alsace France and responsible of the Research team on Signals & Safety Systems of Polytechnic Engineers School Sceaux France. He received the MS and Ph.D. degrees in Signal Processing and Computers from Versailles University, France in 1997 and 1999 respectively. Since 2013 he is promoted to a rank of senior director of research (HDR). After that, he joined the CMU Carnegie Mellon University & West Virginia University as Postdoc Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Professor. His main research area is signal processing, safety systems, communication and embedded systems. He has a strong interest in perception and characterization of signals, optimal filtering, spectral analysis, wavelets and perception haptics. Dr. Femmam is a senior member of IEEE, SEE and GDR ISIS. Member of IEEE C.A. committee France section. Board of Director of the Institute for Engineering and Technology Innovations in the World. He has guided numerous thesis projects, including some doctoral theses. He is active reviewer for several scientific academic journals and committee member of international conferences. He is the (Academic, Chief) Editor-in-Chief, Editor, Editorial Board, Guest Editor & Advisory Board members of more than 20 International Journals. He has authored and co-authored more than 90 papers, four Chapters, one edited Book, seven Books published by Wiley & Elsevier.
Prof. Shi Xue Dou is a Distingiushed Professor at University of Wollongong, UOW Research Ambassador Asia and the founding derector of Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials at UOW. He received his PhD at Dalhousie University, Canada in 1984, DSc at the University of New South Wales in 1998 and was elected as a Fellow of the Australia n Academy of Technological Science and Engineering in 1994. He was awarded the Australia n Government’s Centenary Medal in 2003 and Australian Order of Member in 2019 for his contribution to materials science and engineering, multiple Australian Professorial Fellowships from 1993 to 2011, the Vice-Chancellors Senior Excellence Award in 2008, Outstanding Partnership Award in 2012, the Life Achievement Award from ASTS in 2018 and Lifet ime Achever by Australian Research Magazine in 2020. He is named as a highly cited researcher in materia ls science by Thomson Reuters with citations of 56,000 and h-index of 113 (Scopus, Jan 2021). His research focusses on energy and electronic materials. He has supervised and co-supervised 100 PhD students, more than 60 postdoctoral and visiting fellows. He is program leader for Auto CRC 2020 on electrification program and the on-going ARENA 2016-2020 on smart sodium storage system program.
Prof. Yang Yue received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and optics from Nankai University, Tianjin, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 2012. He is a Professor with the Institute of Modern Optics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. Dr. Yue’s current research interests include intelligent photonics, optical communications and networking, optical interconnect, detection, imaging and display technology, integrated photonics, free-space and fiber Optics. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers and conference proceedings, four edited books, one book chapter, >10 invited papers, >50 issued or pending patents, >100 invited presentations. Dr. Yue is a Member of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), IEEE Photonics Society (IPS), the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Optical Society of America (OSA), and the Photonics Society of Chinese-American (PSC). He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, and an Editor Board Member for three other scientific journals. He also served as Guest Editor for eight journal special issues, Committee Member and Session Chair for >30 international conferences, Reviewer for >60 prestigious journals.
Gang Zhang obtained B. Sciand Ph. D. in physics at Tsinghua University in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He is currently a senior scientist and capability group manager in Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR, Singapore, which he joined in February 2013. Prior to his joining IHPC, he was a professor at Department of Electronics, Peking University. His research is focused on the energy transfer and harvesting in nanostructured materials. He has published more than 250 referred papers, with citations over 16,000 and an h-index of 66 (Google Scholar). He was awarded the Highly Impacted Paper Award by Chinese Physical Society in 2020, Excellence Award in Computational Physics by Chinese Physical Society 2012 Autumn Meeting, and Singapore Millennium Foundation Fellowship (2002-2004). He serves as advisory board member of Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, advisory board member of ES Energy & Environment, technical committee member of IEDM, associate editor of Journal of Electronic Materials, associate editor of Frontiers in Physics, guest editor of Advanced Functional Materials, guest editor of Chinese Physics B and editorial board member of Scientific Reports.
Prof. Michael Morris is a graduate of Liverpool University in 1982 (BSc and PhD). He was a post-doctoral fellow at Imperial College in London before moving to Strathclyde University as a lecturer. He then took an ICI endowed lectureship at Cardiff University for research into surface science and catalysis, which was followed by a move to ICI as a research scientist. He was appointed to a post in Materials Chemistry at UCC in 1993 and while there held the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry and was Head of the Department of Chemistry at the university. In 2015, he was appointed Academic Director of AMBER and Professor of Surface and Interface Engineering at the School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin. Prof. Morris’s work largely focuses on self-assembly of materials in thin films. This has been geared towards production of mesoporous films and recently block-polymer microphase separation to form periodic arrangements. These periodic structures can be used to engineer surfaces for applications such as circuit elements in integrated circuitry, manipulation of light, self-cleaning surfaces and antimicrobial packaging. Prof. Morris’s work in AMBER includes collaboration with Intel on the development of new technology for the manufacture of logic/memory circuitry. He also has several engagements with other companies based on his experience of surface engineering and materials science, e.g. DePuy (surface coatings for implant components) and Merck Millipore (new membrane materials) and also collaborates with Henkel, Alcatel Lucent and other companies. Prof Morris is a founder of Glantreo, a SME spin out for Cork, and maintains links in developing novel stationary phase materials for chromatography applications.
Prof Dr Vladimir Valentinovich Egorov has his expertise in theoretical molecular and chemical physics. Education: National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Faculty of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (1966 – 1972), Moscow, USSR. He has completed his PhD from Theoretical Department of Institute of Chemical Physics, USSR Academy of Sciences (1981), and he has completed his Dr Phys&Math Sci degree from Institute of Physical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences (2004). He is leading researcher at FSRC “Crystallography and Photonics”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Prof Egorov is working on the development of a fundamentally new physical theory ‒ quantum-classical mechanics and its applications in physics, chemistry, biology and biomedicine.
Giuseppe Longo is full Professor of Astrophysics at the University Federico II in Napoli and chairperson of the Data Science Initiative at the same University. He has been awarded the 2020 prize by the International Astrostatistics Association for "Outstanding contributions to astroinformatics". He has cofounded the "International Astroinformatics Association - IAIA". In 2019 was appointed merle Kingsley Distinguished visitor at the California Institute of Technology. Member of the Accademia Pontaniana (the oldest scientific academy in the world, established in 1434). He has been researching in many institutes around the world: University of Texas at Austin, Kapteyn University in the NL, Potsdam Asrophysical Instirtute (D), Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies and the California Institute of Technology. He has pioneered the application of machine learning to the automatic analysis and interpretation of astrophysical data and published more than 250 papers on International refereed journal, edited many books and given hundreds of invited lectures. His main research interest is in the production of "Higher level complexity science" using Artificial Intelligence methods
Prof. Alexander S. Sigov graduated with honors from the Physical Faculty at the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Department of Quantum Theory, in 1968. He finished the Candidate of Sciences training at the Physical Faculty of the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1971. He was subsequently allocated to MIREA, where he has been working ever since. Alexander S. Sigov received his Candidate of Sciences degree in 1972. His dissertation was titled “Statistical and dynamic properties of domain boundaries with transversal connections in thin ferromagnetic films.” Alexander S. Sigov received his Doctor of Sciences degree in 1985. His dissertation was titled “Influence of defects on physical properties of crystals near structural and magnetic phase transitions.” Alexander S. Sigov obtained his Professor title in 1988. Between 1985 and 1998, he held the position of the Dean of the Department of Electronics and Optoelectronic Devices at MIREA. Between May 1998 and June 2013, he was the Rector of MIREA.
Prof. Remi Leandre is director of Research C.N.R.S. He received in 1988 Bronze Medal of C.N.R.S. as well as Rollo Davidson Prize in 1989 for various works on hypoelliptic diffusions. He has organized several conferences in France and published around 170 papers on the applications of the Malliavin Calculus, white noise analysis and stochastic differential geometry to analysis, differential geometry and mathematical physics. He published with W. Zhang, X. Ma and X. Dai two books in honour of the birthday of J.M. Bismut in 2009 in Astérisque (French mathematical society).
I have been full professor of computer science in Sun Yat-sen University since 2004, and my research interests are focused on new computing models, quantum computing, quantum communication, fuzzy and probabilistic automata as well as their applications to discrete event systems. I have published peer-reviewed over 130 papers in international journals. I am editors of two international academic journals: Theoretical Computer Science, Quantum Reports, and I am associate editor of international academic journal: Artificial Intelligence Evolution.
Prof. Yukio Tomozawa obtained DSc in 1961 from Tokyo University. He was Assistant at Tokyo University and at Tokyo University of Education (1957-1959): Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ (1964-1966). He was Assistant Professor (1966), Associate Professor (1968), Professor (1972) and Emeritus Professor (2003) at the University of Michigan, USA. Research Interest: Dr. Tomozawa found that the Schwarzschild metric does not fit the data of time delay experiment in the field of general relativity. He has introduced a physical metric which fits the data. It was constructed with the constraint that the speed of light on the spherical direction is unchanged from that in vacuum. This modification changes the way we understand the nature of gravity drastically. In particular, the nature of compact objects, neutron stars and black holes, is very different from that described by the Schwarzschild metric. It also explains the dark energy, supernova explosion and high energy cosmic ray emission from AGN (Active Galactic Nuclei), massive black holes.
I am Deputy President and Board of Councilor at Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT) and Professor at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering. My main task is to transform SIT into a high rank university. To accomplish this goal, I have been working and further designed several innovative programs to enhance global initiatives for SIT. For instance, advanced project based learning (aPBL), Ph.D innovative program, publication based internship program, high school internship program as these programs are crucial towards global ranking projects. On the other hand,interested in applications and technology of bulk single-grain superconductors; thus, I had developed a new class of mixed LRE-123 system which can be used up to 15 T at 77 K and high temperatures up to 90.2 K. I also developed a novel technology to produce a RE-123 type silver sheathed wire on the basis of solid state / liquid phase reaction. My intellectual mindset enabled me to produce a small type superconducting bulk magnet which is useful to magnetize both high-Tc superconducting materials and magnetic materials in a variety of industrial applications. Further, I also contributed to develop technology for the development of DC Superconducting Cable for Railway system applications. I am an author and co-author for more than 450 publications in international journals and delivered over 125 oral presentations including plenary and invited ones. I hold several Japanese national and international patents. Awards: Young Scientist Project Award, DST-Govt. of India (1995), Director’s Award, SRL-ISTEC (1998 and 2003), 1999 PASREG Award of Excellence (1999), Best Presentation Award at the IWCC11 (2003), Best Researcher Award, ISTEC-SRL (2007 and 2008), Best Researcher Award, Railway Technical Research Institute (2012), the Amity Global Academic Excellence Award (2017), Engineering Education Award for Contribution in Higher Education (2018), SIT Excellent Education Award (2019). I am an Editor-in-Chief and Editorial board member of several international journals.
Prof. Dr. Eliade Stefanescu graduated the Faculty of Electronics, Section of Physicist Engineers, in 1970. He is doctor in Theoretical Physics, Senior Scientist I at Advanced Studies in Physics Center at the Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, Founding Titular Member of Academy of Romanian Scientists, and member of the American Chemical Society - Division of Physical Chemistry - Subdivision of Energy. He is a professional with multidisciplinary openness: electronics,physics and technology of semiconductor devices, and open quantum physics with applications in solid state physics, quantum optics, and nuclear physics. He is known for a microscopic theory of open quantum systems,a theory of a tunneling process stimulated by couplings with other particles, the invention and the description of a system converting environmental heat into usable energy, and a unitary relativistic quantum theory. He held courses of Quantum Mechanics and Dissipative Systems at Polytechnic University of Bucharest, and, as visiting scientist/professor, collaborated to different research programs of the Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, and Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He received the Prize of the Romanian Academy for Physics in 1983, the Diploma and Golden Plate of the Academy of Romanian Scientists in 2007, and the Prize “Serban Titeica” for the book “Open Quantum Physics and Environmental Heat Conversion into Usable Energy” in 2014.He participated in numerous international conferences as keynote speaker, chairman, and member of the organizing committee.
Prof. Hermann G. Grimmeiss was a researcher and group leader at the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, Redhill and Aachen where he was working with the development of light emitting diodes in III-V compounds. In 1965-1996, he was appointed professor in Solid State Physics and Head of the Department at the Technical University in Lund, Sweden. His research covered several fields including defects in semiconductors and electronic properties of hetero-structures, mainly in Si/Ge. From 1973 through 1974 he was appointed professor in Physics at the University of Frankfurt (Main) and from 1981 through 1983 he was Vice-President of Microelectronics at RIFA (Member of the Ericsson Group). In 1991 he was awarded the visiting Miller Professorship at the University of California, Berkeley and from 1991 through 1993, he was appointed director of the newly founded Institute of Semiconductor Physics (IHP) in Frankfurt (Oder). He served as dean for research 1993-1996. Since July 1, 1996 he is professor emeritus in Solid State Physics at the University in Lund.
Prof. Dr. Yaroslav Yatskiv, born on October 25, 1940 in Ivan-Frankivsk region, Ukraine.Author of over 200 scientific articles, several books and scientific reviews.Laureate of the Rene Descartes Premium of the European Union for development of the theory of nutation of the Earth.Laureate of several State Prizes of the USSR and Ukraine in the field of science and technology. Participation in several space research projects conducted in the Soviet Union, Russia and Ukraine (including VEGA, CORONAS-F, and Mars).At present – principal investigator of a new space project "Aerosol-UA" for the study of aerosol in the Earth's atmosphere. Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Member of the International Academy of Astronautics. Member of many international non-governmental organizations (International Astronomical Union (Vice-|President in 1982-1988), European Astronomical Society, AstronomischeGeselshaft, COSPAR (National Committee), and others).President of the Ukrainian Astronomical Association, Deputy-Chair of the Space Research Council of the NAS of Ukraine.