VOLODKO VASYL PAVLOVYCH
Living legend of road science.
Veteran of the Great Patriotic War.
Developer of binders from non-traditional materials.
WAY OF LIFE
Vasyl Volodko was born on October 22, 1924.
During the Great Patriotic War in 1943, he was sent to Nazi Germany for forced labor in the Saar mines, and then was placed in the Dachau concentration camp. In 1945 he was released and sent home. 7 years later he graduated from Lviv Polytechnic Institute. After the war he worked as the head of the production and technical department, chief engineer.
In 1959 he graduated from the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR, worked in the Kazakh branch of “SoyuzdorNDI”.
In 1964 he defended his dissertation and obtained PhD degree.
The results of his dissertation had practical application in the construction of roads in virgin land areas.
Under the leadership of Vasyl Volodko not only works on arrangement of subgrade and road pavement, but also works on construction of small bridges and pipes, as well as construction of industrial premises and accommodation were performed.
Already having the PhD degree and the academic title of Associate Professor, in 1968 he passed the competition and was joined the staff of our Institute, where he worked till 1999 as a senior researcher, head of laboratory, head of department of road construction using industrial wastes, leading researcher.
Under the leadership of Vasyl Volodko the department team developed a technology of use of ashes and slags from heat power plants in the construction, repairing and maintenance of roads, as well as the technology of preparing and use of tar binders, which were obtained by modifying coal tar, polyvinyl chloride production and polystyrene wastes. On the basis of these scientific researches the normative documents which have given the chance to implement developments in production have been developed.
Vasyl Volodko is one of the authors of the scientific development and implementation of new binders from non-traditional materials: raw coal tars, improved polymeric materials, paving tars and coke production wastes. The use of alternative binders was very important during the acute deficiency of paving bitumen in Ukraine. The results of scientific researches in this area have become methods of processing coke wastes into binders (СТУ, СТК, СТД, tar-polymer binders), which are widely used in road construction till now. Every year, 100-200 thousand tons of tar-polymer binders and the same volumes of tars from coke production wastes have significantly contributed to the growth of road construction.
According to the results of multidimensional developments under the leadership of Vasyl Volodko The Ministry of Road Construction of the Ukrainian SSR has made an unprecedented decision to build facilities for oxidation of tar to bitumen in compressor and non-compressor-type plants: several plants have been built in each region, some of which are still operating now.
Vasyl Volodko has more than 15 inventions, about 30 scientific works, including his own book "Use of polymer production wastes in road construction" (1967).
The work of the department under the leadership of Vasyl Volodko repeatedly awarded at that time by diplomas and medals of the Exhibitions of Economic Achievements.
- MYKOLA PAVLOVYCH SHULGIN
- PETRO MYKOLAIOVYCH KOVAL
- BORYS SAMOILOVYCH RADOVSKYI
- ANATOLII ANDRIIOVYCH RYBALCHENKO
- EHOROV SERHII VIKTOROVYCH
- VYROZHEMSKYI VALERII KOSTIANTYNOVYCH
- NAHAICHUK VASYL MYKHAILOVYCH
- KUCHMA MYKHAILO IVANOVYCH
- Shtilman Yefim Yosypovych
- SASKO MYKOLA FEDOROVYCH
- MISHCHENKO MYKHAILO LEONIDOVYCH
- Choborovska Iryna Stepanivna
- LYTVYNENKO ANATOLII SEMENOVYCH
- KYRYCHENKO LIUBOV FEDORIVNA
- PAVLENKO VALERII OLEXANDROVYCH
- DUKHOVNYI ISAAC ZELYKOVYCH
- ZABYSHNYI OLEKSANDR STEPANOVYCH
- TARASENKO LEONID PETROVYCH
- MARTYNENKO LEONID SERHIIOVYCH
- MAKARCHUK OLEKSANDR IVANOVYCH
- KOVALOV PETRO MYKOLAIOVYCH