Borys Paton, the legendary scientist, President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, passed away

Борис Євгенович Патон

At the age of 102 passed away Borys Paton – a legendary scientist, the President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the first Hero of Ukraine, the creator of more than 400 inventions and the «father of welding».

Borys Paton was a man of the epoch: metallurgist, engineer, inventor, scientist and academic. Under his leadership, a new welding process – electroslag was created. The scientist also owns research and development in the field of welding in space and underwater, as well as the introduction of welding in medicine. At his initiative, the world’s first welding of living tissues was carried out, and this technology is used today for thousands of operations. Borys Paton is compared to Henry Ford and Nikola Tesla.

We express our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Borys Paton. Memories of this great builder of our country will live in our hearts. The kingdom of heaven and eternal memory!