Faculty: Faculty of Construction
Department of Construction, Geotechnics and Geomechanics
Karl Marx Av., 19, 49600 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Valerii Soboliev was born in 1947. Mining engineer, Dr.Sci.Tech., Professor, Academician of Academy of Sciences of the Higher School of Ukraine. Beginning of labor activity – 1965. He has the underground work experience. In 1969-1974 he was the student of National Mining University. Postgraduate study – 1977-1980; has defended the master’s thesis in 1983, doctor’s – in 1990 on a specialty “Solid-state physics”. He was the director of the la-boratory of geology and physics of minerals, the chief research officer. He is the professor since 1993, has the academic and state awards. The chairman of scientific council in a direction “High-energy processing of materials” of general technical branches of Academy of Sciences of the Higher School of Ukraine, a member of the ASM International, the European association of experts in dynamic processing of materials “DYMAT”, a member of three specialized councils about defense candidate and doctor’s, the supervisor of studies of post-graduate students and doc-toral candidates. He is the expert in the field of shock-wave treatment of solids, phase and structural transformations in materi-als. Circle of scientific interests: experimental and theoretical mineralogy, cumulative action of energy of hy-drodynamic currents, physics and chemistry of surface, gas and dynamic effects in rocks. He teaches the physics of explosion, the technology and safety of blasting, the physics of rocks, etc in the National Mining University. He has published more than 650 scientific papers, 90 inventions (copyright certificates of the USSR, patents of Ukraine and Germany), 18 monographies and textbooks. He has established new physical effects in the field of fundamental sciences such as: “Property of natural crystals of diamond to keep the genetic canter during the growth”, “The Phenomenon of the solid-phase epi-taxy of diamond”, “Property of the abnormal high sensitivity of complex salts of metals to detonation trans-formation at action of laser radiation”, “Property of the outburst-prone gas-coal substances to keep unstable equilibrium of a chemical condition of mobile components (gas, radicals) with motionless components of coal organic mass in the conditions of hydrostatic compression”, “The Phenomenon of formation of a spirally-vortical current of substance behind front of a curvilinear shock wave”, etc.