Professor Grigorii Samsonov: Genuine Materials Scientist

  • G. S. Upadhyaya

In the framework of the scholarship exchange agreement between India and the USSR, I was sent in 1966 for postgraduate studies to the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Department of High-Temperature Materials and Powder Metallurgy, under the guidance of Professor Grigorii Samsonov. During my three-year postgraduate study, I completed my PhD thesis focusing on the alloys of refractory carbides. When I met Grigorii Samsonov, I found him a tough but, at the same time, very attentive supervisor. He encouraged his students to look for new ideas rather than use traditional approaches to the solution of emerging problems.

In the last year of my stay in Kyiv, Professor Samsonov suggested writing a monograph on refractory carbides since he knew about my work with the respective literature in Russian and English. I immediately agreed to his suggestion with the condition that he would be a coauthor, and we readily reached consensus. Later on, when I presented my first draft, Grigorii Samsonov proposed...


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  • G. S. Upadhyaya
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  1. 1.VaranasiIndia

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