Inna P. Borovinskaya

Inna P. Borovinskaya

Professor Inna P. Borovinskaya became the head of the Laboratory of SHS Processes at Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, in 1980. In 1987, together with the group headed by A.G. Merzhanov, she started working in the newly established Institute on Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science (ISMAN). The laboratory headed by Dr. Borovinskaya was transformed into the SHS Research Center, and a set of new laboratories were established. Dr. Borovinskaya’s research interests include chemistry and experimental diagnostics of mechanisms of SHS processes, material science and technology of SHS products, and development of advanced inorganic materials. Basic results on combustion mechanism of metals in nitrogen, fundamental regularities in filtration combustion of porous solids in reactive gas, synthesis of nitrides (including new compounds and phases), new displays of unstable combustion, for example, front auto-oscillation and spin waves, chemical routes of SHS reactions, development of SHS technologies of simple and composite refractory substances, production of nitride ceramics in SHS gas-static plants, forced SHS densification of hard alloys, etc., belong to I. P. Borovinskaya and her co-authors. Some of her results were realized on an industrial scale in Russia and abroad. Prof. I.P. Borovinskaya is the author of more than 200 scientific works and the holder of over 100 patents. She is also the author, with co-authors A.G. Merzhanov and V.M. Shkiro, of the scientific discovery “The phenomenon of wave localization of auto-inhibited solid phase reactions” (“The Phenomenon of Solid Flame,” State Register of Scientific Discoveries in the USSR, 1984). She is the head of a section of the Academic Council of ISMAN, the vice-president of the Scientific Council on theory and practice of SHS processes of the Ministry of Science and Technologies of Russian Federation, and a member of a few Scientific Councils and editorial boards of journals. She is a honorary professor of Uralski Polytechnic Institute (1993) and Harbin Institute of Technology (1995), National Prize laureate of Armenia and Russian Federation (1996), and was awarded an honorary medal “For the discovery of SHS and great contribution in fundamentals, chemistry and technology of SHS” at the IV International Symposium on SHS (Toledo, Spain).

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka,Russia