Sergey Aleksandrovich Zhdanok (b. 20.01.1953, Minsk), physicist. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (2003; corresponding member since 2000), Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Sciences (1994), Professor (2006). Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus (2008).
Scientific works in the field of physics and chemistry of nonequilibrium processes and their technical applications. He laid the theoretical foundations of nonlinear oscillatory kinetics and developed technological processes based on the use of nonequilibrium properties of gases and plasma. Theoretically predicted in 1980 the effect of "super-equilibrium" ionization of molecular gases, which was subsequently discovered experimentally in the USSR and the USA. He created an analytical theory of molecular CO lasers, which formed the basis for the development in the USSR of powerful quantum generators with high values of efficiency. His approaches to the analysis of combustion processes in porous systems led to the creation of a new class of cleaning devices, radiation heaters and chemical reactors. Under his leadership, carbon nanotubes were synthesized under nonequilibrium conditions, which is important for the production and use of carbon nanostructured materials (nanoelectronics, building and construction materials, biomedicine).
Author of about 400 scientific papers, incl. 3 monographs, 33 patents and inventor certificates.
State Prize of the Republic of Belarus in 2002 for the development of scientific foundations, the creation and introduction of new energy efficient heat and mass transfer technologies and equipment for the energy sector and other sectors of the national economy of the Republic of Belarus. Award of the Leninist Komsomol of Belarus in 1986 for the work “Analytical theory of CO lasers”. Award of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in 2003 for the monograph "The physics of filtration of burning gases". International Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus named after Academician A.V. Lykov in 2007 for a series of works "Heat transfer in multiphase media during physicochemical transformations".
Awarded with the Medal of Francisk Skaryna (2002).