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Paton Boris Yevgenyevitch (1918-2020)
B.Y.Paton was born on November 27, 1918 in Kiev, Ukraine. His father, Yevgeni Oskarovitch Paton, a Professor of Kiev Industrial Institute, was a famous specialist in the field of bridge construction. On graduation as an Electrical Engineer from the Kiev Industrial Institute in 1941, B.Y. Paton started his professional career as an engineer at the Electrical Engineering Laboratory of the "Red Sormovo" factory in town of Gorki, Russia.

In 1942 he joined the Institute of Electrical Welding of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, the Director of which was his father, Yevgeny Paton. At that time the scientists and engineers of the Institute were assisting the Ural Tank Factory located the town of Nijniy Tagil, Russia to master new technology of welding with use of flux that was developed at the Institute right before the eruption of World War II.

In 1943 the young B.Y. Paton was awarded the Order of Red Labour Banner for successful industrial implementation of new welding technology.

In 1950-1953 B.Y. Paton was working as a Deputy Director of the Institute with responsibility for research and development activities. In 1953 he succeeded the post of the Director of the Institute from his father. Soon after that the Institute was officially named after his father, Yevgeny Paton, the outstanding engineer and the founder of the Institute.

In 1951 B.Y. Paton was elected as a Correspondent Member and in 1958 as an Active Member, Academician, of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

In 2002 he was elected as an Honoured Member of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.

B.Paton passed away on August 19, 2020.