Our history

Vitaliy Sigorskiy

Theoretical Electronics Department was established at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in 1974 (1994 – Physical & Biomedical Electronics Department; 2017 – Electronic Engineering Department). Training in this speciality included study of general engineering disciplines: physical fundamentals of electronic engineering, semiconductor devices, electron and ion devices, measurements in electronics, basic circuit theory and systems, basic circuitry, microelectronics. Advanced classes were given by different departments according to speciality profile. Such organization of study process closely resembles modern undergraduate-postgraduate multi-level training.

Upon establishment the department was leaded by Professor Vitaliy Sigorskiy. Department's staff initially was collected from departments of technical electronics and electronic devices, namely Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Fesechko, Boris medvedenko, Vladimir Moskaliuk, Sr. Lecturer Anatoliy Chekhlov, Assistant Prof. Victor Zubchuk, Anatoliy Shkuro.

Theoretical Electronics Department provided to Faculty of Electronic Engineering following classes:

  • "Electronic circuits and signals" by Vitaliy Sigorskiy;
  • "Physical fundamentals of electronics" by Vladimir Moskaliuk;
  • "Electronic and ion devices" by Anatoliy Chekhlov;
  • "Semiconductor devices" by Alexander Melnik;
  • Analogue and digital circuitry by Victor Zubchuk, Vladimir Fesechko, Anatoliy Shkuro.

The first meeting of the theoretical electronics department on Aug 31, 1974. From left to the right: Vitaliy Sigorskiy, Anatoliy Shkuro, Victor Zubchuk, Vladimir Moskaliuk, Vladimir Fesechko, Boris Medvedenko, Anatoliy Chekhlov.

In a short time this group has developed and coordinated main lecture classes, prepared training breadboards, and equipped 5 laboratories.
New classes were supplemented with more than 120 class outlines, study books etc. This work was awarded Ministry of Education #1 prize in 1989 to Vitaliy Sigorskiy, Victor Zubchuk, and Anatoliy Shkure.

The most notable books were:

  1. V. P. Sigorskiy, A. I. Petrenko. "Algorithms for electronic circuits analysis", "Soviet Radio", 1979.
  2. V. P. Sigorskiy. "Mathematical tools for the engineer", "Technics" 1975, 1977
  3. S. M. Gerasimov, M. V. Belous, V. A. Moskaliuk. "Physical fundamentals of electronic technics", "High education",1980
  4. V. I. Zubchuk, V. P. Sigorskiy, A. N. Shkuro. "Digital circuitry reference book", "Technics", 1990.

Department staff in 2 years after foundation. From left to right in the first row: Anatoliy Shkuro, Stanislav Denbnovetskiy, Irina Shovkun, Alexander Chaikovsliy, Vladimir Fesechko, Anatoliy Chekhlov; in the second row: Victor Zubchuk, Vladimir Moskaliuk, Anatoliy Lyakhovetskiy, Vitaliy Sigorskiy, Alexander Melnik, Boris Medvedenko, Boris Tsiganok.

Books Книги "Mathematical tools for the engineer" and "Physical fundamentals of electronic technics" were awarded university's first prize.
In 70-80-th our department was a pioneer in use of technical means of education. This work was organized in the special laboratory, leaded by Anatoliy Lyachovetskiy. Television system was developed and installed in laboratories of the department, which was a predecessor of modern multimedia systems. Multimedia laboratory #412 was the best in the university. Department stuff increased from 7 people in 1974 to 22 in 1997.

Auditorium #412 - best multimedia auditorium of the university. Lecture is given by Vitaliy Sigorkiy.

Department management was aimed to continuous improvement of the staff qualifications. Almost every year there was a PhD defence. Teaching methods were evaluated during mutual attendance and following discussions. This work systematically was performed by dedicated methodical group, leaded by Anatoliy Chekhlov. Department success was tightly related to high standards established by its founder Professor Vitaliy Sigorskiy, who managed the department until 1990.

Professor Sigorskiy presented initiative of general engineering education, unified for all students of the faculty of electronics throughout 3.5 years and providing common background for all specialities. Professor Sigorskiy was leading development of common disciplines programs, supplementary materials and laboratories, these disciplines were aligned with the study of general disciplines. Professor Sigorskiy introduced wide use of technical means in teaching process.

Yuriy Sinekop

Department staff in 10 years. From left to right in the first row: A. Ilchenko, Anatoliy Chekhlov, Vladimir Minakov, Anatoliy Shkuro, Irina Shovkin, Victor Zubchuk, Vitalit Sigorskiy, Vladimir Fesechko, Alexander Melnik; in the second row: Oleg Vityaz, O. Kolychev, Igor Sporevoy, Eugeniy Kleschevnikov, Alexander Chaykovskiy, Vladimir Moskaliuk, Anatoliy Lyakhovetskiy.

Staff of the department of theoretical electronics in 1984 near common engineering posters

Discussing new concept of common engineering education ( 1984 )

In 1990 the department was headed by Yuriy Sinekop.

Since September 1, 1991 department opened education of "Physical electronics" speciality, which main target was study and modelling of physical phenomena and their use in modern electronics and technology. On September 1, 1993 department opens education on "Biomedical electronics" speciality. Establishment of this education program was dictated by development of scientifically grounded medical technologies, diagnostic systems and medical equipment. Engineers of biomedical profile were employed by number of companies in Kiev. Guided by Professor Sinekop the department developed new education programs in short time.

Both specialities presumed as deep physical and mathematical background, so further specialization such as biomedical electronics, circuit modelling and analysis of microwave devices, modelling and automation of technological processes, submicron solid state devices, macromodelling of integrated circuits.

Multilevel education system with bachelor, engineering and master degrees was introduced at that time. Our department continue to teach shared disciplines to Bachelors of Electronics of the whole faculty of electronics:

  • "Metrology" ( Assoc. Prof. Eugeniy Kleschevnikov ),
  • "Field theory" ( Professor Vladimir Moskaliuk ),
  • "Electronic circuits theory" ( Professor Vitaliy Sigorskiy ),
  • "Vacuum and plasma electronics" ( Sr. Lecturer Anatoliy Chekhlov ),
  • "Solidstate electronics" ( Assoc. Prof. Alexander Melnik ),
  • "Analogue circuits" ( Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Timofeev, Assoc. Prof. Alexander Chaikovskiy ),
  • "Digital circuits" ( Assoc. Prof. Victor Zubchuk ).

Several disciplines were shared by both specialities:

  • "Mathematical physics" ( Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Minakov ),
  • "Signal processing" ( Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Fesechko ),
  • "Physical experiment techniques" ( Assoc. Prof. Eugeniy Kleschevnikov ),
  • "Microwave electronics" ( Professor Eugeniy Belyavskiy),
  • "Microwave circuits" ( Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Timofeev ),
  • "Bioelectrical processes" ( Assoc Prof. Yuriy Prokopenko ).

Leading specialist of the university and medical research centres were involved in teaching:

  • "Biochemistry" ( Professor Yuriy Khmelevskiy),
  • "Biophysics" ( Professor Alexander Chaliy ),
  • "Physiology fundamentals" ( Assoc. Prof. Alexander Muratov ),
  • "Biological object interaction with physical fields" ( Professor Pavel Loshitskiy ),
  • "Information theory basics" ( Professor Vitaliy Artyukhov ),
  • "Methods and means of diagnostics" ( Professor Alexander Kovalenko ).

According to the new directions of research the department was renamed to Physical and Biomedical Electronics department in 1994. Since 1995 number of Bachelor of Electronics graduated:in 1995 - 21 persons,1996 - 43, in 1997 - 49, in 1998 - 56. In 1997 18 people received engineering diploma and 3 people defended Master Of Electronics degree (Tatiana Shovkun, Yuriy Vountesmery, Nikolay Prikhodko), 9 foreign students received Master of Electronics degree in Biomedical Electronics. In 1998 there were 17 graduates with engineering degree and 12 Masters in Physical Electronics.

Design, production, operation and service of medical electronic systems requires knowledge of fundamental disciplines, electronics with fundamentals in biophysics, biochemistry, physiology, and diagnostic. According to such demand new speciality "Physical and Biomedical Electronics" was established in 1997.

25 year anniversary of the department. From left to right in the first row: Alexander Chaykovskiy, Vladimir Fesechko, Natalia Ivanushkina, Yuriy Sinekop, Lyudmila Khudiakova, Vitaliy Sigorskiy, Irina Shovkun, Anatoliy Chekhlov, Eugeniy Belyavskiy; in the second row: Vladislav Shlikov, Victor Kazmirenko, Vitaliy Artyukhov, Yuriy Prokopenko, Pavel Loshitskiy, Eugeniy Kleschevnikov, Yuriy Vountesmery, Vladimir Timofeev, Vladimir Moskaliuk, Alexander Grigoruk, Boris Medvedenko, Oleg Vityaz, Victor Zubchuk, Alexander Melnik.

Members of the first staff in 25 years: Anatoliy Chekhlov , Vladimir Fesechko, Vitaliy Sigorskiy, Boris Medvedenko, Victor Zubchuk, Vladimir Moskaliuk.

Department development was greatly supported by Ukrainian Ministry of Healthcare, National Medical University, Darnitsa district medical office, diagnostic centre on Minskiy district, and Kiev city heathcare office, which established collaboration agreement with the department. Ciy healthcare office participates in teaching organization, supports laboratories equipment, provides practice to undergraduate students, support graduates employment. Assistance in the training of specialists, the development of new technology is provided by the problem laboratory of medical electronics, where attention is paid to the design, manufacture and testing of physiotherapy and electronic diagnostic equipment, which is used for traditional and non-traditional methods of diagnosis and treatment. The department and the problem laboratory have developed a device for physiotherapy - a magnetic stimulator MC-92. Received a patent and permission from the Ministry of Health for its production and use in medical institutions of Ukraine. The method of ridge diagnostics has been developed and implemented, and on its basis a medical and diagnostic complex "FEKOT-12", intended for functional and diagnostic correction of human organs and tissues, has been created. It is patented in Ukraine, introduced in Kiev, Yalta, Saki, Razdolny. The author of this effective diagnostic and treatment system is doctor Bugaev V.S.

The faculty of the department includes three doctors of technical sciences, two doctors of physical and mathematical sciences, three doctors of medical sciences, one doctor of biological sciences, thirteen candidates of technical sciences, one candidate of pedagogical sciences. In the educational fund of the laboratory: computing, physical therapy and diagnostic equipment, metrology, physical electronics, biological technologies, electronic circuits and digital information processing. This allows training in the following specializations:

  • electronic medical systems for diagnostics, rehabilitation and life support;
  • physical electronics.

V. Tymofeyev

In 2005, after successfully defending his doctoral dissertation, the department was headed by Vladimir Ivanovich Timofeev. In the same year, the Ministry of Higher Education of Ukraine developed a new list of specialties. In accordance with it, the department begins training in the specialty "micro- and nanoelectronics" with a specialization in "physical and biomedical electronics". New curricula and programs of the corresponding courses are being developed.

The educational process at the department has always been closely related to research activities and the implementation of state budget agreements. This contributed to the improvement of the quality of education, the development of the material base, the improvement of educational and scientific laboratories.

The topics of scientific works concern a wide range of issues of electronic technology, and in recent years also biomedical electronics.

At the origins of scientific directions, which were widely developed, were professors Sigorsky V.P., Denbnovetsky S.V., Moskalyuk V.A., associate professors Fesechko V.A., Shkuro A.N., Zubchuk V.I., Medvedenko B .AND. Assistant professors A.S. Melnik, O.A. Vityaz, A.S. Chaikovsky, V.I. Timofeev, V.V. Minakov, Yu.V. Prokopenko, O.I. Mikulchenko, Art. researchers Belobragina L.S., Vakulenko A.S., Vakulenko S.S., Ivanushkina N.G., senior teachers Chekhlov A.N., Shovkun I.D., Khudyakova L.A., Kazmirenko V.A. A., assistants Usikov Yu.V., Sporevoy I.G. Vuntesmeri Yu.V. other. In total, more than 50 candidates of sciences have been trained during the existence of the department.

Научная работа проводится по таким направлениям:

  • Modeling and circuit design of microwave micro- and nanoscale devices and devices based on them (supervisor prof. Timofeev VI);
  • Modeling of physical phenomena in micro- and nanoscale semiconductor devices and structures (supervisor prof. Moskalyuk VA);
  • New methods and means of diagnostics and clinical research on the basis of high-resolution technology (supervisor Assoc. Prof. Fesechko VA);
  • Vacuum devices of ultrahigh frequencies and lasers on free electrons (supervisor prof. Belyavsky E.D.);
  • Dynamics of nonlinear systems in electronics and biology (supervisor prof. Loshitskiy PP);
  • Разработка методов моделирования и проектирования наноразмерных елементов электроники (научный руководитель доц. Мельник А.С.);
  • Algorithms for simulation of electronic circuits and systems with distributed parameters, computer-aided design systems for electronic circuits (supervisor assistant professor Vityaz OA);
  • Methods and means of express diagnostics and adaptive physiotherapy of a person (supervisor of associate professor Zubchuk VI);
  • Modeling of electrodynamic processes in passive components of ultrahigh frequencies (scientific adviser, Ph.D. Prokopenko Yu.V.).

The staff of the department published over 1000 scientific articles, received 85 certificates for inventions. In the last three years alone, 5 patents for physiotherapy devices have been obtained. Scientific developments were demonstrated at international exhibitions and fairs, republican exhibitions and exhibitions of the KPI. The department is the organizer of annual international conferences on the problems of physical and biomedical electronics, actively cooperates with universities in Germany, Mexico, South Korea.