Post-Graduate Readings Dedicated to A.V.Prahovnyk

On April 18, 2013 the Readings in Memory of Honored Scientist of Ukraine Doctor of Technical Sciences Professor Arthur Veniamynovych Prakhovnik were held at the Institute for Energy Saving and Energy. The event was intiated by the post-graduate students of the electricity conducting, chaired by A.V. Prakhovnik.

Readings were opened by prof. S,P. Denysyuk . He stressed the importance of scientific advances by A.V.Prahovnyk and the need encouragement of undergraduate and graduate students in scientific research and participate in educational activities. Associate Professor V.V. Prokopenko also took a word and emphasized the historical significance of A.V. Prakhovnyk’s for energy development and, in particular , energy conservation in Ukraine .

Associate V.P. Kalinchyk, the first Prokhovnyk’s post-graduate student told about the inception of Prakhovnyk’s worf back in the 70 's. Even then A. Prakhovnik understood the importance and the need for energy efficiency and implementation of distributed power. His work laid the basis for the establishment of the Institute for Energy Saving and Energy Management , Energy Management Training Center , Research Institute of Power Engineering and Automation , "Energy" and NSC " Energy for Sustainable Development" .

The results of their research to readings were provided by 11 graduate students. These reports are showing high scientific potential of their authors. Therefore, in view of the results of hearings , it was decided to hold them annually and to involve them in the post-graduate departments and other departments of NTUU " KPI" and other universities.