Georgiy KURDYUMOV, USSR Metallographic engineer. Professor 1932; full member, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences, since 1939, and USSR Academy of Science, since 1953; Director, Institute of Metallography and the Physics of Metals, Central Research Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy, Moscow, since 1944; Deputy Academy Secretary,Department of Physico-Mathematical Science, USSR Academy of Science, since 1960.
Specialist in the annealing and tempering of steel and in phenomena of phase conversions, hardening and diffusion in metals and alloys. Discovered a new class of phase conversions in solids. 1955 presented paper on “The Use of Radioactive Isotopes for the Study of Diffusion and Reciprocal Interatomic Action in Alloys” at International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva.
1925-1932 at Physicotechn. Institute, USSR Academy of Science. 1932-1941 associate, Dnepropetrovsk Physicotechn., Institute.
Simultaneously Professor and Head, Chair of the Physics of Metals, Dnepropetrovsk University. 1946-1951 Director, Laboratory of the Physics of Metals, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences. 1946-1953 corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science.