16.1.1913 Grozny/RU - 27.5.1973 Moscow/RU
Mikhail Dmitrievich Millionshchikov was born in the capital of today's Chechnya. He graduated as a civil engineer from the Grosny Oil Industry Institute in 1932, was elected in 1953 a Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences and promoted to Academician in 1962. He was the first Deputy President of the Soviet Academy of Sciences from 1962 to 1973. All through his career from the mid 1930s, Millionshchikov stayed at the Mechanics Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, where he was a Vice Director from 1960. He submitted a PhD thesis in 1938 and was given the D.Sc. title for a work submitted in 1944 on the Hydro-mechanical analysis of several methods used in exploiting oil wells.
Millionshchikov was an expert in applied physics, in mechanics and in power engineering. His main research relates to topics in turbulence, in groundwater flow and in applied gas dynamics. He also suggested a novel approach for the exploitation of mineral oil layers. Millionshchikov was in parallel a Lecturer at the Moscow Aviation Institute and the Moscow Engineering-Physics Institute, which he headed for 20 years. He was in 1964 the chairman of the Soviet Pacific Committee. Millionshchikov chaired for several years also the Council for editing and publishing, and was the Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journals Vestnik Academy Nauk USSR, Atomnaya Energiya and Nauka i Chelovechestvo. Millionshchikov was awarded the Stalin Premium in 1951, the USSR State Premium in 1954, the Lenin Premium in 1961 and he was a Hero of Socialist Labor in 1961. His 1969 book on open channel turbulence counts among the most widely spread in the former Soviet Union.
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