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Aleksandr Nazarovich SHCHERBAN

Specialist in mine ventilation and thermodynamics

Aleksandr SHCHERBAN, USSR Specialist in mine ventilation and thermodynamics. Doctor of Technology Science; Professor; Chairman, State Committee Coordinating Research Work, Ukrainia Soviet of Ministers, and Deputy Chairman, Ukrainia Soviet of Ministers, since 1961; full member, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences, since 1957. Member, Communist Party, since 1927.

Background

SHCHERBAN, Aleksandr was born in 1906.

Education

1933 graduated Dnepropetrovsk Mining Institute.

Career

1924-1929 miner, Donbas mines. 1933-1941 at “Donshakhtoproekt” Trust. 1941-1945 in Soviet Army.

1946-1953 Deputy Director, Institute of Mining, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences. 1953-1957 Chief Learned Secretary, Presidium, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences. 1957-1962 V.-President, Ukr Academy of Sciences.

Expert on heat exchange in mine workings. Has developed widely used equipment for automatic detection of methane in mine atmosphere.

Religion

Religion is bad because it stops people thinking in a rational and objective way.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1927.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1927.