Alexander D.




Sumy State University
2, Rymskogo-Korsakova street
40007 Sumy, Ukraine

E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]


August 6, 1947 in Leninsk-Кuznetsk, Russia


Married, three sons

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Scopus: 5264 total citations by 2259 documents; h-index: 44; Author ID (Scopus): 36119198500
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Alexander Pogrebnjak
8th in the top-10 scientists of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine by Scopus and Google Scholar
Alexander Pogrebnjak
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Alexander Pogrebnjak
Recognized and Outstanding Reviewer (top 10th percentile) of academic publishing house Elsevier


1971-1976: Tomsk State Polytechnic University;
1981-1984: Ph.D. Studies, Tomsk State Polytechnic University.


1976: Specialist of Science in Physics of solids, radiation physics (Tomsk State University, Russia);
1984: Candidate of Science (Ph.D.) in Physics of solids (Tomsk State University, Russia);
1994: D.Sc. in Physics of solids (Tomsk State Polytechnic University, Russia).


Positron annihilation in Si and GaAs semiconductors, exposed by the powerful beams of radiation.


Modification of properties of metals and alloys by the high-power particle’s beams.

Professional experience:

from 2020: Head of Department of Nanoelectronics and Surface Modification, Sumy State University;
from 2011: Head of Department of Nanoelectronic, Sumy State University;
2009-2011: Professor of the department of Electronics and computer technique, Sumy State University;
2008-2009: Professor of the Sumy National Agrarian University, Ukraine;
2005-2008: Head of the department of Institute of Physics of Metals, NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine;
1995-1998: Professor of the Department of Physical Electronics, Sumy State University;
1994-2008: Director of Sumy Institute for Surface Modification.


He is a member of dissertation council D 55.051.02 in Sumy State University.

Visiting scientist at Helsinki Technology University (Helsinki, Finland), worked with Prof. Pekka Hautojarvi, 1989 –1990 Positron Annihilation on Metals Exposed HPIB; Visiting scientist at Trento University, worked with prof. Antonio Zecca; Positron annihilation on alpha-Fe exposed HCEB and Ion Implantation (January – March 1992); Short visit in Los-Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories (with Doctor Donald Rej and Dr. David Follstaedt, Blake Wood and Timothi Renk) in 1994, 1996, 2000.
Short visit to Portugal Institute de Technology Nuclear, Sacaven, 1997 (3 weeks); Participated in Several International Conferences IBMM 1996; IBA-1997 Portugal; PSE-2000, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany); ION-2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 in Kazimierz Dolny (Poland); AEPSE-2003 in Jeju, Korea; AEPSE-2005 in Gingdao, China; AEPSE-2007.

Main fields of scientific interests:

  1. Modification of structure and properties of materials by intense pulsed ion beams, electron beams, and pulsed plasma flows.
  2. Design, development and study of nanostructured multicomponent coatings with high hardness and thermal stability.
  3. Deposition of hydroxyapatite (HA) and ceramic coatings by DC/pulse magnetron sputtering and ion/electron beam ablation technologies.
  4. Plasma-spraying (detonation method) and electro-spark technologies for sputtering and alloying of different kinds of materials.
  5. Processes of high and intensive implantation in metal and semiconductor materials for improving the properties and products from them.

During the period of his work since 1986 more than 65 state contracts, economic contracts, state orders, international grants, orders from ISTC (The International Science and Technology Center), CSTS (Center of Scientific Technical Services) were realized in cooperation with scientists from Japan, France, Germany, USA, Australia, Italy, Finland, Poland, South Korea, China, Greece, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Belorussia and Russia.

Prof. Alexander D. Pogrebnjak's photo-reports from the most recent conferences and visits:

Professor Alexander Pogrebnjak at the experiment for high-entropy alloy analyzing using nanotribometer and load-unload curves. Poznan, Poland.

Present from PhD and Master students supervised by prof. Pogrebnjak for his Birthday

Professor A.D. Pogrebnjak with Heliodor Święcicki (monument), the first rector of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.

Professor A.D. Pogrebnjak in his free time during visit to Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.

Doctor of Biological Sciences, professor, Academician of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Kazakhstan Republic, rector of D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University, Zhasulan Shaymardanov is awarding professor Alexander Pogrebnjak with the Certificate of An Honorary Professor of D. Serikbayev EKSTU (Ust-Kamenogorsk, Republic of Kazakhstan) for his personal contribution into the development of scientific and international activities.

Prof. A.D. Pogrebnjak with the deputy of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Chairman of the Committee on Agrarian Issues, Nature Management and Development of Rural Territories, Sergei V. Plotnikov

Professor A.D. Pogrebnjak with rector of the East Kazakhstan State Technical University D. Serikbayeva, prof. Zhasulan Shaimardanov (left) and deputy of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Sergei Plotnikov (in the middle).

Prof. Alexander Pogrebnjak near the presentation for the Day of Science at Sumy Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Prof. Alexander Pogrebnjak receiving the award for the first place in the annual departments competition from the rector of Sumy State University A.V. Vasiliev.

The general photo of the participants of the international conference «Nanomaterials: Application and Properties – 2017», under the chairmanship of Professor Alexander Pogrebnjak.

Prof. Alexander Pogrebnjak and Dr.Sc. Valentyn Novosad (Argonne National Laboratory, USA) at the conference NAP–2017 (Zatoka, Odesa region) congratulate the winner in the best report nomination.

Prof. A.D. Pogrebnjak – the chairman of the conference NAP–2017, with the organisation committee team.

Prof. A. Pogrebnjak is acknowledged by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine for his significant contribution to the development and popularization of science in the country (at the conference «Nanomaterials: Application and Properties – 2018»).

Round table discussion at the 8th international conference «Nanomaterials: Application and Properties – 2018» under the direction of Prof. A.D. Pogrebnjak and Dr.Sc. V.O. Novosad (from the left to the right – Director of the Leibniz Institute for Surface Engineering, editor-in-chief of Applied Physics journal, Prof. A. Anders, Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the National Council on Science and Technology of Ukraine O. Kolezhuk, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Young Scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine M. Striha, Founding Director of the Institute of Nanotechnologies, Honorary Professor of the USA and China, Yu. Gogotsy)").

Prof. A.D. Pogrebnjak at the awarding ceremony for the contribution and support of the conference «Nanomaterials: Application and Properties – 2018» with Honored Professor of Materials Science Yurii Gogotsy.

The general photo of the participants of the 8th international conference «Nanomaterials: Application and Properties – 2018».

Installation for the production of MXene in the group of Alexei Gogotsy.

Prof. A.D. Pogrebnjak with the participants of the seminar on the territory of the MRS center, Kyiv, 2020.

Prof. A.D. Pogrebnjak reads congratulatory words at the beginning of the NAP–2019 conference, Odessa.

Search for the best poster presentations by Prof. A.D. Pogrebnjak.

Prof. A.D. Pogrebnjak and V.O. Novosad at the presentation of a diploma to the editor-in-chief of ACS magazine «Nano».

General photo of NAP–2019 conference participants, Odessa.

Presentation of diplomas to participants (11th grade students) of the NAP–2019 conference, Odessa.

Chairman of the Academic Council prof. A.V. Vasyliyev presents a diploma on awarding the title of Honored Professor of Sumy State University to A.D. Pogrebnjak.

Pogrebnjak O.D. with the head of the department of biotechnology Kistanbaeva A.S.

General photo of the Department of Biotechnology

Pogrebnjak O.D. with prof. dr. Martin Sahul, Slovakia 2021

Pogrebnjak O.D. with the director of the Institute of Materials Science (STU MTF) prof. Lubomir Caplovic, Slovakia 2021

Pogrebnjak O.D., Martin Sahul and Marian Harsani, Slovakia 2021

Presentation of the diploma of the honorary doctor of SumDU to professor Yury Gogotsi, SumDU 2021

Joint photo NAP-2021, Odessa

Latest books and journals:

List of most recent publications:

  1. A. Pogrebnjak, V. Ivashchenko, O. Maksakova, V. Buranich, P. Konarski, V. Bondariev, P. Zukowski, P. Skrynskyy, A. Sinelnichenko, I. Shelest, N. Erdybaeva, P. Galaszkiewicz, T.N. Koltunowicz, Comparative measurements and analysis of the mechanical and electrical properties of Ti-Zr-C nanocomposite: Role of stoichiometry, Measurement. 176 (2021) 109223.

  2. A.D. Pogrebnjak, R.F. Webster, R.D. Tilley, V.V. Buranich, V.I. Ivashchenko, Y. Takeda, K. Oyoshi, R. Sakenova, K. Piotrowska, P. Zukowski, P. Konarski, A.I. Kupchishin, P. Budzynski, Formation of Si-Rich Interfaces by Radiation-Induced Diffusion and Microsegregation in CrN/ZrN Nanolayer Coating, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 13 (2021) 16928–16938.

  3. A. Myakinin, A. Turlybekuly, A. Pogrebnjak, A. Mirek, M. Bechelany, I. Liubchak, O. Oleshko, Y. Husak, V. Korniienko, K. Leśniak-Ziółkowska, D. Dogadkin, R. Banasiuk, R. Moskalenko, M. Pogorielov, W. Simka, In vitro evaluation of electrochemically bioactivated Ti6Al4V 3D porous scaffolds, Mater. Sci. Eng. C. 121 (2021) 111870.

  4. Y.O. Kravchenko, E. Coy, B. Peplińska, I. Iatsunskyi, K. Załęski, M. Kempiǹski, V.M. Beresnev, A. V. Pshyk, A.D. Pogrebnjak, Micro-mechanical investigation of (Al50Ti50)N coatings enhanced by ZrN layers in the nanolaminate architecture, Appl. Surf. Sci. 534 (2020) 147573.

  5. M. Sahul, K. Smyrnova, M. Haršáni, Ľ. Čaplovič, A. Pogrebnjak, M. Sahul, M. Kusý, P. Babincová, T. Vopát, Effect of lanthanum addition on the structure evolution and mechanical properties of the nanocomposite Ti-Si-N coatings, Mater. Lett. 276 (2020) 128180.

  6. O.V. Maksakova, R.F. Webster, R.D. Tilley, V.I. Ivashchenko, B.O. Postolnyi, O. V. Bondar, Y. Takeda, V.M. Rogoz, R.E. Sakenova, P. V. Zukowski, M. Opielak, V.M. Beresnev, A.D. Pogrebnjak, Nanoscale architecture of (CrN/ZrN)/(Cr/Zr) nanocomposite coatings: Microstructure, composition, mechanical properties and first-principles calculations, J. Alloys Compd. 831 (2020) 154808.

  7. L.G. Zhurerova, B.K. Rakhadilov, N.A. Popova, M.K. Kylyshkanov, V.V. Buranich, A.D. Pogrebnjak, Effect of the PEN/C surface layer modification on the microstructure, mechanical and tribological properties of the 30CrMnSiA mild-carbon steel, J. Mater. Res. Technol. 9 (2020) 291–300.

  8. L.F. Sukhodub, L.B. Sukhodub, A.D. Pogrebnjak, A. Turlybekuly, A. Kistaubayeva, I. Savitskaya, D. Shokatayeva, Effect of magnetic particles adding into nanostructured hydroxyapatite–alginate composites for orthopedics, J. Korean Ceram. Soc. 57 (2020) 557–569.

  9. A.D. Pogrebnjak, C.H. Kong, R.F. Webster, R.D. Tilley, Y. Takeda, K. Oyoshi, O.V. Bondar, V.V. Buranich, S.V. Konstantinov, L.S. Baimoldanova, M. Opielak, P. Zukowski, P. Konarski, Antibacterial Effect of Au Implantation in Ductile Nanocomposite Multilayer (TiAlSiY)N/CrN Coatings, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 11 (2019) 48540–48550.

  10. A. Turlybekuly, A.D. Pogrebnjak, L.F. Sukhodub, L.B. Sukhodub, A.S. Kistaubayeva, I.S. Savitskaya, D.H. Shokatayeva, O.V. Bondar, Z.K. Shaimardanov, S.V. Plotnikov, B.H. Shaimardanova, I. Digel, Synthesis, characterization, in vitro biocompatibility and antibacterial properties study of nanocomposite materials based on hydroxyapatite-biphasic ZnO micro- and nanoparticles embedded in Alginate matrix, Mater. Sci. Eng. C. 104 (2019) 109965.

  11. O.V Maksakova, A.D. Pogrebnjak, G. Yerbolatova, V.M. Beresnev, A.I. Kupchishin, L.S. Baymoldanova, Triple sandwich design of multilayered (CrN/ZrN)/(Cr/Zr) hard coating with nanoscale architecture: microstructure and composition, Mater. Res. Express. 6 (2019) 106438.

  12. A. Pogrebnjak, L. Sukhodub, L. Sukhodub, O. Bondar, M. Kumeda, B. Shaimardanova, Z. Shaimardanov, A. Turlybekuly, Composite material with nanoscale architecture based on bioapatite, sodium alginate and ZnO microparticles, Ceram. Int. 45 (2019) 7504–7514.

  13. Y.O. Kravchenko, I. Iatsunskyi, O.V. Maksakova, B.V. Natalich, A.V. Dvornichenko, A.D. Pogrebnjak, V.N. Borysiuk, Experimental and numerical study of multicomponent nitride coatings based on TiAlSiY fabricated by CA-PVD method, Mater. Res. Express. 6 (2019) 066406.

  14. O.V. Maksakova, S. Simoẽs, A.D. Pogrebnjak, O.V. Bondar, Y.O. Kravchenko, T.N. Koltunowicz, Z.K. Shaimardanov, Multilayered ZrN/CrN coatings with enhanced thermal and mechanical properties, J. Alloys Compd. 776 (2019) 679–690.

  15. A. Pogrebnjak, K. Smyrnova, O. Bondar, Nanocomposite Multilayer Binary Nitride Coatings Based on Transition and Refractory Metals: Structure and Properties, Coatings. 9 (2019) 155.

  16. T.N. Kołtunowicz, P. Gałaszkiewicz, K. Kierczyński, P. Rogalski, P. Okal, A.D. Pogrebnjak, V. Buranich, M. Pogorielov, K. Diedkova, V. Zahorodna, V. Balitskyi, V. Serhiienko, I. Baginskyi, O. Gogotsi, Investigation of ac electrical properties of mxene-pcl nanocomposites for application in small and medium power generation, Energies 2021, 14(21), 7123;

  17. S. Kyrylenko, V. Kornienko, O. Gogotsi, O. Oleshko, M. Kolesnyk, O. Mishchenko, V. Zahorodna, V. Buranich, A. Pogrebnjak, Y. Zozulia, V. Balitskyi, M. Pogorelov. Bio-functionalization of Electrospun Polymeric Nanofibers by Ti3CTx MXene, 10th International Conference on "Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties" 2020.

  18. K. Smyrnova, M. Sahul, M. Harsani, A. Pogrebnjak, V. Ivashchenko, V. Beresnev, V. Stolbovoy, L. Caplovic, M. Caplovicova, L. Vanco, M. Kusy, A. Kassymbaev. Mircrostructure, Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Advanced Layered WN/MeN (Me=Zr, Cr, Mo, Nb) Nanocomposite Coatings, Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 395;

  19. M. Pogorielov, K. Smyrnova, S. Kyrylenko, O. Gogotsi, V. Zahorodna, A. Pogrebnjak. MXenes - A New Class of Two-Dimensional Materials: Structure, Properties and Potential Applications, Nanomaterials 2021, 11(12), 3412;

List of participation in research projects:

2020-2022 «Personalized bioengineered scaffolds for osteochondral regeneration, obtained by the method of additive production with improved surface properties» project of NFFR
2018-2020 «Multilayer and multicomponent coatings with adaptive behavior in wear and friction conditions», budget theme No 0118U003579 of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
2018-2019 Project of Science and Technology Center of Ukraine No. 6372 entitled «New principles and design of superhard nanocomposite coatings using first-principles calculation methods»
2016-2017 Research grant project from the State Fund for Fundamental Research and the Belarusian Republican Fund for Fundamental Research «Development of physical bases of vacuum obtaining of multilayer functional coatings based on nitrides of transition and refractory metals»
2014 Erasmus Mundus Eminence for STAFF (1 month duration) NanoBioMedical Centre, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
2013-2015 «Physical principles of plasma processing technology for complex multicomponent materials and coatings», budget theme № 0113U000137 of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
2012-2014 «Development of bases of forming of superhard nanostactured multicomponent coverages with high physal and mechanical properties», budget theme № 0112U001382 of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
2011-2012: Project for the implementation of research and design work with concern Ukrrosmetall № with Dr. G.V. Kirik
2010-2011: Project with Research Institute of Applied Physical Problems A.M. Sevchenko at Belarusian State University, № F41.1/020 «Development of physical and technological foundations of multicomponent nano-microstructural coatings based on Ti-Hf-Si-N; Zr-Ti-Si-N with high hardness > = 40 GPa, the thermal stability > = 1000oC and high physical-mechanical properties»;
2006-2009: Тhe Project «Application of Plasma-Detonation Hardening Technology and Deposition of Oxide and Metal Coatings on Low-Doped Steels for the Purpose to Improve their Mechanical and Corrosion Properties». Project ISTC K-1198 with South Korea, USA, European Union
2007-2008: «Production of Nanocomposite Materials with High Mechanical Characteristics and Corrosion Resistance with Kazakhstan and Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine»
2006-2008: Project of Academy of Science of Ukraine «Production of Nanomaterials, Nanocomposites and Nanotechnologies Using Non-traditional Technologies, namely Ion, Plasma, and Electron Beams»
2004-2006: The STCU Project n 3078 «Development of New Technologies for Deposition of Coatings Having High Corrosion Resistance in Seawater» with Seiji Kuroda and Naoki Kishimoto, Tsukuba, Japan
2000-2002: «Oxidation and Corrosion Behavious of Pulse Plasma Modified Metallic Alloys», the Project PST.CLG.978157 with Greece Aristotle University, Department of Chemistry, Thessaloniki, Prof. Misaelides
2000-2002: «Investigation Structure and Properties of Modified Surfaces and Coatings Obtained with Use of Pulsed Plasma, Ion, Electron Beam», 2M/0145-2001 with Indore, India, Dr.Kane
1999-2001: Project N 1472 «Implantation and Deposition from Vacuum-Arc Plasma Sources of Adherent Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC), Metal, Metal-Oxide and Metal-Nitride Coatings on the Inside Surfaces of Pipers», which will be fulfilled in the cooperation with Los-Alamos National Lab, USA headed by Dr. B. Wood
1999-2000: Project is entitled «Application of High-Power Ion Beams for Improving Servicing Characteristics of Metals and Alloys, Ceramics». Its number is 2M/076-2000. This project is fulfilled together with the Institute of Heavy Ion Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China, Prof. Zhao Weijiang

Scientific Advisor

Total theses number, made under professor’s Pogrebnjak O.D. supervising is 29 and 35 for Bachelor and Master Degree, 22 PhD theses and 6 Doctor’s theses (the latest are listed below):

Sc.D. theses
Bondar O.V.: «Structure and physical and mechanical properties of multicomponent and multilayer nanostructured coatings», Sumy, 2021.
Alontseva Daria: «Structural phase state and properties of alloys based on Ni-Cr, Co-Cr, Fe-Ni-Cr due to exposure by concentrated energy flows», Barnaul, 2012.
Kylyshkanov Manarbek Kalymovich: «Research of structure and physic mechanical properties of materials’ and composite coatings’ surface before and after of energy concentrated streams influence», Bishkek, 2011.
Yerdybayeva Nazgul: «Ion-plasma and plasma treatment effect on physical-mechanical properties of micro- and nanocrystal layers of alloys and coatings», Kazakhstan Republic, Astana, 2010.
Ph.D. theses
Baymoldanova Lyazzat Sarkytbekovna: «Influence of Au- ion implants on microstructure, mechanical and tribological properties of nanocomposite coatings (TiAlYSi)N/CrN», Kazakhstan Republic, 2021.
Sakenova Rimma Erbolatovna: «Diffusion and microsegregation processes in a nanostructured CrN/ZrN/Cr/Zr coating implanted with silicon ions», Kazakhstan Republic, 2021.
Maksakova O.: «Structure and physical and mechanical properties of composite coatings based on ZrN/CrN», Sumy, 2021.
Bogdan Postolnyi: «Superhard protective coatings with enhanced toughness: Multi-Layered nanocomposite metal Nitrides», Portugal, 2020.
Kravchenko Ya.O.: «The structure and power of multilayered and multielement nanometer-scale coatings based on (TiAlSiY) N/MeN (Me=Mo, Cr, Zr», Sumy, 2020.
Amanzhol Turlybekuly: «Research of the nanostructured apatite-biocomposite materials and coatings», Kazakhstan Republic, Oskemen, 2019.
Rogoz V.M.: «Physical and Mechanical properties and microstructure of coatings based on niobium nitride doped Si and Al.
Yakushenko I.V.: «Structure characteristics and physical and mechanical properties of multicomponent nitride coating before and after ion implantation, Sumy, 2018.
Pshyk Oleksandr: «Structure features and tribo-mechanical properties of TiAlBSiN nanocomposite coatings», Poznan, 2018.
E.O. Tleukenov: «Influence of nitride coating deposition conditions (Ti, Zr, Hf, Nb, Ta) N on microstructure and physical and mechanical properties», Ust-Kamenogorsk 2017.
Didar Eskermesov: «Influence of the parameters of precipitation and doping of Cr and Si on the microstructure and properties of nanostructured coatings (Zr-Ti-Nb) N», Ust-Kamenogorsk 2018.
Artem A. Baghdasaryan: «Structural-Phase State and Physical-Mechanical Properties of Nitride Coatings Based on Ti, Hf, Zr, V and Nb ratio», Sumy, 2015.
A.M. Mahmud «The physical and mechanical properties and structure of coatings based on Ti, Al, Zr, Si, N», Sumy, 2013.
Muhammed A.K.M.: «Structural and optical properties of solar cells, based on ZnO and AlN films», Sumy, 2012.
Shablya V.T.: «Mass-transfer process in metallic systems at basis Fe, Cu, and Al under pulsed and intense ion irradiation», Sumy, 2008.
Kravchenko Yu.A.: «Structure and properties of protective hybrid coatings TiN/Al2O3 and TiN/Cr/Al2O3», Sumy, 2007.


With Prof. Pekka Hantojrvi. University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland (1989-1990) – Positron Annihilation in alpha-Fe implanted of Al, Ti and treatment of HPIB;

With Prof. Antonio Zecca. Italy, Trento University, Physical Department (1991-1992) Positron Annihilation in alpha-Fe Exposed High Current Electron Beams;

With Dr. Blake Wood and Dr. Donald Rej, Los Alamos National Laboratory USA, Modifications of Metals and Alloys with use (HPIB) High Power Ion Beams (1996-2000);

Prof. Dr.Sc. Naoki Kishimoto NRIM, Tsukuba, Japan (1998-2006);

Prof. Dr.Sejii Kuroda NRIM, Tsukuba, Japan (2004-2006);

Prof. Kioshi Yatsui, Nagaoka Technology University, Japan 1998-1999;

Dr. Reinhard Gunzel Angewandle Puls Technic GmbH Dresden, Germany, 2001-2002;

Prof. Zhao Weijing Pekining University Institute of Physics Heaves Ions, Beijing, China, 2000-2010;

Prof. Panagiotis Misaelides Aristotel University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2001-2004;

Prof. Pawel Zukowski, Lublin University of Technology, Poland, 1998-2020;

Prof. Alfonsas Grigonis, Kaunas University of Technology, (joint work in committees of the conference «Radiation interaction with material and its use in technologies», 2010, 2012, 2014-2016);

Prof. Yoshihiko Takeda, Group Leader, Ion Beam Group, Quantum Beam Unit, Advanced Key Technologies Division, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan, 2012-2020;

Prof. Abadias Grégory, The University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France, 2013-2020;

Prof. Reinhard Krause-Rehberg, Head of Positron Laboratory of Martin-Luther-University Halle, Germany, 2012-2016;

Alexandr Kuzmenko, Kursk, Russia – 2013-2016;

Prof. Stefan Jurga, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland – 2013-2017;

Prof. Piotr Konarski, Tele and Radio Research Institute, Warsawa, Poland – 2002-2017;

Prof. Jindrich Musil, West Bohemia University, Plzen, Czech Republic – 2005-2020;

Prof. João Pedro Araújo, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal 2015-2020;

Dr. Richard Webster, UNSW, Sydney, Australia 2019-now;

Dr. Krzysztof Rokosz, Koszalin University of Technology, Koszalin, Poland 2020-now;

Prof. Yury Gogotsi, A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, Philadelphia, USA – 2014-now;

Prof. Goran Karapetrov, A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, Philadelphia, USA – 2018-now;

Prof. Lubomir Caplovic, Institute of Materials Science (STU MTF), Slovakia - 2021-now;

Dr. Martin Sahul, Institute of Materials Science (STU MTF), Slovakia - 2021-now.

Awards and honours:

2015: The Title of an Honorary Professor of D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University.

1987: The award of Ministry of High Education USSR of 1987 for the best scientific work, the award in the field of Radiation Physics of Solids of 1984 for the recent 10 years as a co-author of the best scientific work.

1983: The member of American Material Research Society, N 0035553, the member of Special Board at Sumy State University on Ph/D and Dr. Sc/Sc, the head of the State Ukrainian Program «Raduga», an Active Member of New York Academy of Science.

Prof. Pogrebnjak O.D. has organized Forth International conference: on Modification of Properties of Surface Layers of Non-Semiconducting Materials Using Particle Beams (MPSL’93; MPSL’96; MPSL’99; MPSL’2001), which was held in Sumy, Feodosiya, Ukraine.

I was the member of the Organizing Committee of several (13) International Conferences:

NAP – Nanomaterials: Application & Properties (2011, 2012, 2013) Alushta, Crimea, Ukraine, 2014-2016 – Lviv; Ukraine and 2017-2019 – Zatoka, Odesa region, Ukraine, 2020 – online;

ION – Ion Implantation and Other Applications of Ions And Electrons (1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018) Poland, Kazimierz Dolny;

Nuclear and Radiation Physics (Almaty, Kazahstan 1999, 2001, 2003);

AEPSE-2003, Jeju, Korea, AEPSE-2005 (Sixth Asian European Plasma Surface Engineering International Conference - 2005), Qingdao City, China, AEPSE - 2007, Nagasaki, Japan, AEPSE - 2011, Dalian, China; AEPSE – 2013 and 2015, Jeiji, Korea;

Solid State Physics 2004, Almaty, Kazahstan;

International Conference on Modification of Materials with Particle Beams and Plasma Flows Tomsk, USSR, 1987;

NEET – International Symposium New Electrical and Electronic Technologies and Their Industrial Implementation (Zakopane, Poland, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019);

Physic of Low Temperature Plasma International Conference (Kyiv, Ukraine-2003);

International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering PSE-2000, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany);

Interaction of Radiation with Solids BGU, Minsk, (Belarus 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019);

International conference on Nanostructured Materials NANO-2014, (Moscow, Russia), member of Section Program Board «Thin Films and Heterostructures, 2D and 3D»;

Films and Coatings, (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) Kirensky Institute of Physics, Saint Petersburg, Russia;

Beam Technologies, Dubna, (Russia 1995).


By the decree of the President of Ukraine, a state scholarship of an outstanding figure of science was appointed for a period of two years, 2021.

Other activities (at present):

Invited professor at Lublin University of Technology (Politechnika Lubelska), Lublin, Poland;

Invited professor at D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Republic of Kazakhstan;

Invited professor at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan;

Guest editor to the journal «Vacuum», North-Holland;

Member of European Joint Committee on Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering (EJC/PISE) from Ukraine-2006-2020, Member Asian Joint Committee on Plasma Surface Engineering (AJC/PISE)-2005, 2009, 2011, also member of organizational committee of international conferences PSE, AEPSE, ION, NEET, IRS and many other, member of scientific committee of international conference «Films and coatings»;

Vice-editor to the journal «Physical Surface Engineering», Kharkіv, Ukraine;

Editor-in-Chief to the journal «Proceedings of the International Conference Nanomaterials: Applications and Properties»;

Member of editorial board to the journal «Metallofizika I Noveishie Tekhnologii» Kiev;

Member of editorial board to the journal «Nanosystems, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies»

Vice-editor «Journal of Nano- and Electronic Physics», Sumy;

International Deputy Editors-in-Chief of the Editorial Board of the Journal «Voprosy Atomnoj Nauki i Techniki», Kharkiv, «Physics and Chemistry of Solid State», Ivano-Frankivsk, «Vestnik SUMGU», Sumy, Ukraine;

Editorial board member «Devices and methods of measurements», Minsk, Belarus;

Editorial board member «High temperature material processes», Danbury, USA;

Nowadays, there are five PhD Students (Smyrnova Kateryna, Buranich Vladimir, Tsyganok Pavel, Maksakova Olga, Lisovenko Margaryta), two Doctors of Science (Bondar Oleksandr, Vadym Borysiuk) and one Doctor of Science from Nukus, Uzbekistan (Bakit Zhollybekov) under the thoughtful guidance of Professor A.D. Pogrebnjak. He is also supervising superior undergraduate students with individual scientific program (Shakhova Iryna and Denis Yurchenko). Among recent achievements, the student of the Nanoelectronics department Shakhova Iryna was awarded with second degree diploma at All-Ukrainian Student’s Research Competition in Materials Science.