Yuri Mikhailovich Pleskachevsky (b. 22.10.1943, v. Sadovoe, Tselinograd district, Kazakhstan), a scientist in the field of mechanics of materials and structures. Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1991), Doctor of Engineering Sciences (1984), Professor (1997). Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus (2013).
Research and development in the field of mechanics and technology of metal-polymer systems, for the first time carried out their classification, gave definitions, included in the encyclopedia, textbooks and reference books. He made a significant contribution to the theory of the strength of heterophase systems, physical chemistry and surface engineering. Experimentally identified and substantiated the basic laws of crystallization of polymers, their interaction with metals in dynamic frictional and static adhesive contact, performed mathematical modeling of the volume-stressed state of polymer composites, created the scientific foundations of a number of processing technologies, proposed new concepts for the formation of active and adaptive composites and products from them.
Author of more than 550 scientific papers, incl. 16 monographs, 3 dictionaries, 105 inventions.
Lenin Komsomol Prize in 1973 for the research of contact phenomena in metal-polymer systems (co-author). Award of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in 2007 for a series of books of the mechanics of materials and structures. Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences named after academician V.A. Koptyug for the work "Micro- and nanostructured polymer composites for medical purposes: computer design, experiment, application" in 2011.
Awarded with the Order of the Badge of Honor (1979), Fatherland of the III degree (2002).