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physicist , scientist in the field of nuclear energy

Vassili Nesterenko (2 December 1934 – 25 August 2008) was a physicist from Belarus and a former director of the Institut of Nuclear Energy at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. He worked on the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. Was a corresponding member of Belarus National Academy of Sciences (1972), Doctor of Science (1968), and professor (1969). He also was the Honored Worker of Science and Technology of BSSR (1979).


Vasily Nesterenko was known as an author of a number of researches in the field of nuclear energy and radiation safety. One of the authors of dissociative application of heat in nuclear power. Held a series of studies to explore new chemically reacting heat, to develop and establish methods for calculating thermo physical properties, heat, gas and technology dissociative gas analyst cycles and patterns of nuclear power plants, identify the techno-economic characteristics of nuclear power plants with fast neutron reactors.

Author of more than 300 scientific works, including 15 monographs and more than 320 inventions.


  • In 1990 Nesterenko founded the Institute of Radiation Safety (BELRAD), which carries out "radiation monitoring of the inhabitants of Chernobyl zone and their foodstuffs, development of measures on maintenance of radiation safety and protection of the population on territories, contaminated by radionuclides by realization of necessary scientific researches, development and organization of implementation of their results in practice.