Vladimir Leonidovich Dragun (21.09.1946, Minsk – 31.10.2011), physicist. Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (2004), Doctor of Engineering Sciences (1994), Professor (1996).
Scientific research in the field of thermal physics, energy, heat engineering, materials science and biomedicine. Contributed to the development of thermography, contactless diagnosis of thermal phenomena and processes in the energy, heat and mass transfer, chemical-technological and other equipment, composite and semiconductor materials, electronic devices and the development of technology for drying materials. Developed and substantiated the principles and methodology of computational thermography, considered as a set of methods, instrumental, software, metrological tools, based on recording and measuring the own radiation of objects in the infrared, submillimeter and visible ranges at temperatures of 223-3500 K. He proposed methods for diagnosing thermal modes of power engineering objects, buildings and structures, electronic equipment, optimization of the placement of fuel elements, processes of self-propagating synthesis from organic p e-agents based on the integrated use of the computational infrared thermography system, infrared spectrophotometry of scattering media, contact thermometry and computer microscopy, thermal analysis. Investigated phenomena in porous composite materials when exposed to highly concentrated energy fluxes, the thermophysical characteristics of heterogeneous media used to produce high-energy substances from natural and synthetic materials. He proposed methods for intensifying the processes of drying and heat treatment of wide classes of materials (pharmaceuticals, processed and untreated wood, etc.).
Author of more than 340 scientific papers, incl. 9 monographs.
Award of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in 1993 for the monograph "Computational Thermography: Use in Medicine". Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus named after A.V. Lykov in 2007 for a series of works "Heat and mass transfer and hydrodynamics in technical objects and systems: intensification, control, diagnostics".