This year's university competition for the best textbook, monograph, or manual turned out to be surprisingly powerful. Although not too many publications were submitted (13 in total), the jury found it quite a challenge to determine the best ones. It seemed that the full-scale war mobilized the authors to work in depth in their respective fields. And it probably was, because scientific and technical developments and innovations in each of these areas are aimed at improving technologies that are important, including for the production of much-needed means of defense and security of the state. And also, of course, for the modern training of specialists for the relevant industries.
Therefore, according to the decision of the Academic Council, the first prize was awarded to the authors of two textbooks and two monographs on the general topic "Functional dielectrics in electronics": Professor of the Department of Microelectronics of FEL, Ph, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Y.I.Yakymenko, Professor of the Department of Microelectronics of FEL, Doctor of Technical Sciences Y.M.Poplavko, Professor of the Department of Applied Physics of the Institute of Physics and Technology S.O.Voronov.
The peculiarity of these publications is the organic combination of the latest achievements of science and technology in the field of modern materials science and professional English terminology, which ensures effective scientific communications at the world level, and therefore is an innovative tool for introducing high-quality higher education (bachelors, masters, and doctors of philosophy).
For this purpose, the authors used the latest English-language research in the field of functional dielectrics. Since the publications offer educational materials designed to distinguish established scientific data from other emerging scientific ideas, they first present known data and then present new ideas and facts based on them. For the same purpose, attention is paid to the history of electronics as a scientific and technical field, as well as to the basic provisions of physical materials science, which provide higher education students with an introduction to their chosen specialty. Thus, the monographs and textbooks discuss the physical foundations and practical applications of functional dielectrics and semiconductors. Modern theories are considered, experimental data are presented, as well as specifications of basic materials necessary for practical application. The results of modern research in the field of microelectronics and nanophysics are taken into account. Both monographs and textbooks are based on the authors' many years of experience in teaching courses in physical materials science, solid state physics, and dielectric physics for higher education students in the fields of Applied Physics and Microelectronics.
The second prize was awarded to the authors of the textbook "Quality Management in Welded Fabrication": Professor of the Department of Welding Production of the E.O. Paton Institute of Materials Science and Welding, Doctor of Technical Sciences S.K. Fomichov, Associate Professor of the Department of Welding Production of the E.O. Paton Institute of Materials Science and Welding, Ph. D. in Engineering I.O.Skachkov, Associate Professor of the Department of Welding Production of the E.O. Paton I, PhD in Engineering E.P.Chvertko, Institute of Materials Science and Welding ociate Professor of the Department of Welding Production of the E.O. Paton Institute of Materials Science and Welding, PhD in Engineering S.M.Minakov and Executive Director of Centauri Business Group A.V.Banin.
This textbook fully complies with the Program of the International Institute of Welding and the European Welding Association "IIW Guideline for International Welding Engineers, Technologists, Specialists and Practitioners. Minimum Requirements for the Education, Examination and Qualification" (2019), which aims to "present a cross-section of modern knowledge in the field of welding science, technology and equipment". At the same time, its materials are based on the authors' many years of production experience. Interestingly, when preparing the textbook for publication, the authors gave it to their best students for review and asked them to express their comments and suggestions on the content. According to the authors, they accepted comments in any format, for example: "The chapter does not catch my eye". As a result of this cooperation with students, the number of illustrations was significantly increased (up to 104 figures) and the language of the material was simplified. Moreover, Springer experts recognized the information provided in the textbook as unique and decided to include it in the new book series Transactions on Intelligent Welding Manufacturing.
The third prize was awarded to the members of the author's team who created a set of three monographs: "Ultrasonic Cavitation Technologies. Disinfection and Filtration", "Ultrasonic Technological Processes. Atomization and extraction", "Hardware of ultrasonic cavitation technologies". It consisted of: Acting Head of the Department of Applied Hydroaeromechanics and Mechanotronics of the School of MMI, Doctor of Technical Sciences O.F. Luhovskyi, Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Radio Electronics of the RTF, Candidate of Technical Sciences A.V. Shulga, Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Radio Electronics of the RTF, Candidate of Technical Sciences A.V. Movchanyuk, Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Hydroaeromechanics and Mechanotronics of the School of MMI, Ph. D. in Engineering A.I. Zilinsky, Associate Professor, Director of the ER MMI I.A. Hryshko, and Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Food Technology and Microbiology of the Faculty of Production and Processing of Livestock and Veterinary Products of Vinnytsia National Agrarian University, Doctor of Technical Sciences I.M. Bernyk.
The monographs are devoted to improving the quality and productivity of technological processes where liquids are used. They investigate the effect of ultrasonic cavitation on the parameters of the technological processes of ultrasonic reagent-free disinfection of liquids, ultrasonic fine spraying of liquids as part of mechatronic irrigation systems and artificial microclimate, ultrasonic spraying of molten metals to produce fine metal powders, ultrasonic cavitation filtration of liquids, production of stable emulsions due to cavitation mixing at the molecular level and ultrasonic cavitation extraction. For the first time, the energy balance equation of the ultrasonic atomization process in a thin layer was compiled taking into account a number of identified important energy components, the influence of specific energy components on the characteristics of a liquid fine aerosol was analyzed, which allowed to propose methods to improve the efficiency of the ultrasonic atomization process in a thin layer and to find out the limits of permissible changes in the rheological characteristics of liquids that are expedient to be atomized in this way. Also, for the first time, the authors proposed an engineering methodology that allows calculating the acoustic dimensions of the dispersant components, given the acoustic scheme, materials used, type of piezoceramics, and aerosol dispersion.