The A.N. Podgorny Institute for Mechanical
Engineering Problems (IPMach) NAS of Ukraine
is a renown research centre in Power
and Mechanical Engineering

IPMach contents 10 research departments with a staff of 269 specialists (127 research workers, including one Academician and four Corresponding Member of NAS of Ukraine; and 27 Doctors and 59 Candidates of Science). The Institute also has a special Design-and-Engineering Bureau, and a pilot production facility

Development and education activity The Institute maintains a program for training scientific staff through post-graduate courses and Doctorate studies. There are two specialised Scientific Councils for maintaining Doctor’s and Candidate’s Theses.
The Institute publishes the international scientific and engineering journal titled in English as the «Journal of Mechanical Engineering».

IPMach NAS of Ukraine is an active participant in the following activities: forming the «Energy strategy of Ukraine to 2030», and the concept of the State program for ensuring technological safety in key branches of the economy; the Regional program «Resource».

Key research areas •  Optimisation of processes in power machinery, and improvement of equipment design.
•  Energy saving technologies and non-conventional power engineering facilities.
•  Predicting the reliability, dynamic strength and life of power equipment.
•  Simulation and computer technologies in power machine building.

Scientific activity Applied research is focused on topical complex problems in the national economy. Institute is the initiator of the Academic Scientific-and-Educational Complex (ASEC) for open-end training of researchers starting from school (academic lyceums) and through to post-graduate courses and Doctorate studies. The complex includes NSC KhPhTI and 8 leading higher education institutes in Kharkiv. IPMach NAS of Ukraine is a participant of many international and national exhibitions both in Ukraine and abroad.

Achievements and prizes The researchers have been awarded by State Prizes of the USSR and Ukraine; prizes named after outstanding scientists of Ukraine; prizes of the Presidium of NAS of Ukraine for young scientists; research grants of the President of Ukraine and the Kharkov Region administration named after outstanding scientists of the Kharkov Region, and with diplomas of local self-administration bodies.

Continuing activity of scientific park «Science City-Kharkov»

Structural Units

Dynamics and Strength of Machines Division   

Power Machines and Plants Division   

Nonconventional Power Engineering Division   

Mathematical and Physical   
Modeling Division   

Developments of IPMach NASU

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Personnel training

In IPMaсh NASU is functioning doctoral and post-graduate training for higher qualification in the following specialties

  • 01.02.04 - Mechanics of Strained Solid (ph and math, eng)
  • 01.05.02 - Mathematical modeling and computational methods (ph and math, eng)
  • 05.02.01 - Materials science (eng)
  • 05.02.09 - Dynamics and strength of machines (eng)
  • 05.05.03 - Engines and power plants (eng)
  • 05.05.16 - Turbomachine and turbine (eng)
  • 05.05.17 - Hydraulic machines and hydro-pneumatic units (eng)
  • 05.14.06 - Technical thermal physics and industrial combined heat and power (eng)
  • 21.06.01 - Environmental safety (eng)

The Institute has two specialized council for doctoral and master's theses on specialties

  • Mechanics of Strained Solid (eng)
  • Dynamics and strength of machines (eng)
  • Mathematical modeling and computational methods (eng, ph and math)
  • Technical thermal physics and industrial combined heat and power (eng)
  • Thermal and nuclear power plants (eng)

IPMach NAS of Ukraine - initiator of creation of the Academic Scientific and Educational Complex (ASEC "Resource") for through training from school (academic lyceum) to postgraduate and doctoral studies. Its members, besides IPMach include KIPT and 8 leading universities of Kharkov.

Innovative Projects

Mechanical Engineering

  • Developing innovative engineering development program in Ukraine

Alternative Energy

  • Development and implementation of water turbines for small and micro hydroelectric power stations on rivers with low energy potential
  • Energy-efficient and environmentally friendly heat pump autonomous heating system and hot water supply conditioning typical kindergarten
  • Economic and environmentally friendly heating and cooling system of a typical suburban railway station
  • An effective system of heating and air conditioning of administrative home based heat pumps
  • Energy-efficient system for maintaining optimum temperature and humidity in indoor pools
  • Energy efficient rural school
  • Autonomous wind hydrogen refueling station
  • Energy saving technology of electrochemical production of high-pressure hydrogen
  • Plasma-chemical technology for converting hydrocarbon compounds
  • Development of new thermodynamic cycle of transformation of heat using hydrogen as a working fluid and creating equipment for their implementation
  • Development of cryo hydride compressor high pressure hydrogen
  • Air system for energy storage due to hydrogen production
  • Development and implementation of high-performance electrolysers to produce high pressure hydrogen
  • Development of aerial power generation units operating in a wide range of wind speeds
  • The development of methods and technologies for improving the efficiency and environmental performance of internal combustion engines at the use of fuels of biological origin
  • Developing and obtaining biofuels from solid waste landfills (SWL)
  • Development and implementation of the generating set for recycling landfill biogas SWL

Technogenic Safeness

  • Methodical support of extending the life and increasing the safe operation of the units teploelektroenergetiki
  • Reducing the erosive destruction of the elements of the flow of low pressure (CVP) steam turbines
  • The development of diagnostic methods and the analysis of the state of the circulation pump price type-3 and type blower fan VDN-25 for thermal power enterprises

Power Efficiency

  • Organization of work on energy and resource conservation through the creation of a regional energy service company Esko-Region

Thermal Power

  • High Peak turbine plant increased energy efficiency on the basis of the steam turbine of 300 MW
  • Low-cost modernization of the steam turbine of 200 MW
  • Development of technical proposals for the creation of steam turbines with supercritical steam parameters
  • Внедрение на ТЭС технологии контроля количества и распределения эрозионно опасной влаги в паровых турбинах
  • The introduction of the power station control technology the amount and distribution of erosion dangerous moisture in steam turbines
  • Development of high performance storage technology of nuclear power plants with the help of producing hydrogen and oxygen in while a small power consumption
  • Development of technology to improve the gas-dynamic flow parts of turbine based on modern methods of calculation spatial working body movements
  • Introduction to the TPP and CHPP diagnostic technologies and extending the life of turbine
  • Identify ways of thermal energy at the output of the gas transportation system
  • Development and introduction of thermal and electro-CHP technology to reduce fossil fuel consumption
  • Development and introduction of thermal power plants and CHP technologies unconventional water treatment
  • Development of micro-turbine to provide individual consumers with electric power and heat
  • The introduction of the power station circulating fluidized layer technology

Solid State Physics, Materials Science and Nanotechnology

  • Highly protective of ion-plasma coatings for cutting tools and parts of friction units
  • Control fatigue non-destructive magnetic ferromagnetic materials (coercimetric) method

Techno Ecology

  • Development of scientific, technical and organizational measures for the implementation of the methodology of industrial symbiosis in the industrial regions of Ukraine
  • Development and manufacturing of energy-technological complex for thermal processing of animal waste products
  • Plasma-chemical technology for producing hydrogen from hydrocarbon-containing waste
  • Extraction (removal) of harmful sulfur-containing impurities from the natural gas in the streamer discharge
  • The development of environmentally friendly methods of water demineralization at thermal power plants and CHP in Ukraine
  • Fluid catalytic converter exhaust gases ICE

History of the Institute

The Institute dates back to 1944, when under the leadership of G.F. Proskura organized Laboratory of High-Speed Machinery UkrSSR Academy of Sciences. In 1948 it was merged with a subsidiary of the Institute for Power Engeneering NAS of the UkrSSR, led A.P. Filippov - disciple G.F. Proskury. In 1954, the laboratory was renamed the Laboratory of Hydraulic Machines. From 1964 to 1970 - a branch of the Institute of Mechanics, NAS of the UkrSSR, and from 1970 to 1972 - a branch of the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, NAS of the UkrSSR.
In 1971 the branch was headed by Doctor of Technical Sciences (since 1995 Academician of NASU) A.N. Podgorny. In 1972, on the base of the branch of the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics created Institute of Mechanical Engineering, the first director and 1996 remained A.N. Podgorny. He was succeeded by NASU Academician Y.M. Matsevity. In 2000, established the Scientific-Technical Concern "Institute For Mechanical Engineering Problems" National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, which is owned by the founders institution Special Design and Technology Bureau (SDTB), pilot plant (PP).

During the existence of the Institute in its composition was formed several scientific schools: