Sergey VERSHINSKY, USSR Specialist in electrovacuum engineer. Director, Vacuum Research Institute, since 1947; full member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1953. Order of Lenin, 1956, “Hammer and Sickle” Gold Medal; Hero of Socialist Labor, 1956; Stalin Prize, 1946. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.
During World War П directed research into new methods of obtaining metal alloys. Bureau member,Department of Technology Science, USSR Academy of Science. Member, Editor Board, journal “Doklady Academy of Sciences USSR” (Reports of the USSR Academy of Science).
1922-1928 Chief Engineering, Leningrad Electrovacuum Plant. 1928-1936 Head, Branch Vacuum Laboratory, 1936-1939 Chief Engineering and 1939-1941 consultant, “Svetlana” Electrovacuum Plant, Leningrad.