Petr Aleksandrovich Vityaz (b. 06.08.1936, v. Pervomaiskaya, Bereza district, Brest region), a scientist in the field of the development of new materials, technologies and mechanical engineering. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1994; corresponding member since 1989), doctor of engineering sciences (1983), professor (1986). Honored Scientist of the BSSR (1991).
Scientific papers in the field of development of theoretical and practical bases for the creation of porous powder materials based on metal and ceramic powders and inorganic fibers: new materials using mechanical doping and plasma-chemical synthesis; structural and functional ceramics with increased fracture toughness; thermodynamic modeling of the processes of plasma fluxes of metal particles and technologies of hardening and restoration of parts by the methods of gas-thermal coating. Under his leadership and with his personal participation, more than 60 new technologies and materials have been developed, for which experimental and industrial production has been mastered for agricultural engineering, automotive, machine-tool construction and special equipment.
Author of about 1000 scientific papers, including more than 200 inventions, more than 40 monographs.
Winner of the State Prize of the BSSR for the development and introduction of new porous materials and products based on metal powders into the national economy (1980), Prize of the USSR Council of Ministers for the development and introduction of new powder materials and products (1987), awards of the NAS of Belarus and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences named after Academician V.A. Koptyug (2002) and the awards of the academies of sciences of Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova (2007).
Awarded with the Order of Friendship of Peoples (1986), Fatherland II degree (2009), Fatherland III degree (2001), Francisk Skaryna Medal (1996), other medals.