Nil Nikolaevich Dorozhkin (26.11.1927, Bryansk, Russia - 27.12.2007), a scientist in the field of powder materials technology, a poet. Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1986), Doctor of Engineering Sciences (1977), Professor (1979).
Research in the field of physical and technical fundamentals of creating protective coatings, developing equipment and materials for the process of sintering them on the surfaces of machine parts.
Author of more than 600 scientific papers, incl. 22 monographs, more than 300 inventions.
Prize of the Council of Ministers of the USSR in 1984 for participation in the development and introduction of new methods and equipment for the production and restoration of machine parts by electrocontact welding of filler materials. State Prize of the Republic of Belarus in 2000 for the work "Powder protective coatings: theory, technology, practice".