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Leonid A. Vaisberg,  chairman of the board of directors, company scientific advisor, doctor of technical sciences, professor, academician of the Russian Academy of Science

Leonid A. Vaisberg, chairman of the board of directors, company scientific advisor, doctor of technical sciences, professor, academician of the Russian Academy of Science


Leonid A. Vaisberg was born on the 20th of June in 1944 in Pervouralsk in the Sverdlovsk Region. In 1967, he graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk Mining Institute (nowadays the National Mining University of Ukraine). He has from then on been working in the all-union Research and Development Institute for Mechanical Treatment of Minerals, making his career from an ordinary engineer to the Director General of Mekhanobr-Tekhnika Research and Engineering Company. He is Professor at the National Mineral Resources University “Gorny” (Mineral Processing Chair) and St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (chair of the Institute/Dept. for Civil Construction and Applied Ecology). He is author of more than 350 scholarly works and scientific patents.

Leonid A. Vaisberg is a leading specialist in mineral processing and man-caused raw materials, as well as in mineral processing machine design, in theory, calculation, design, practice of exploitation of vibrating machines and devices, employed in mining, processing, construction and waste recycling.

Results of L.A. Vaisberg’s fundamental research and development in the field of theory and calculation of vibrating mining equipment are recognized as a scientific basis for the creation of cubing-edge domestic technology and machines. He published more than 270 scholarly papers, and features inventions and patents which are widely applied in the manufacture of machinery and equipment and implantation of production lines in the basic manufacturing industries, being also implemented in scientific and educational processes directly.

He was a consultant and a leading participant in design engineering at many large industrial mining-processing and metallurgical complexes, including the Novokuznetsk metallurgical complex, the Zapsib complex, Almalyk, Navoi, Norilsk, the Pecheng Nickel complex, Yakutalmaz, Alrosa, new ore mining and processing enterprises and other large complexes.

Leonid A. Vaisberg is the founder and the permanent scientific director of a brand new type of an innovative enterprise, namely the research and production corporation “Mekhanobr-Tekhnika”. In this corporation, a full technological corridor is realized – from working over scientific ideas and developing technical concepts of new machines, as well as from technologies for the reclamation industry to organization of batch production and after-sale service. Corporation “Mekhanobr-Tekhnika” includes a non-profit research and educational center, which employs scientists and engineers who collaborate in preparation of innovatively-oriented scientific and engineering staff with the assistance of the leading Universities of St. Petersburg.

Leonid A. Vaisberg is the chairman of managers in the staff of the oldest scientific-technical print media “Gorny Journal”, which has been continuously issued since 1825, and a member of the editorial board of “Obogaschenie Rud”, as well as a member of the editorial board of “Stroitelniye Materialy” and a member of the Supreme Mining Board of Russia.

He twice won the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in science and technology.

In 2014, he was awarded the Prize of Government of St. Petersburg for outstanding scientific results in science and technology in the category of geological, geophysical sciences and mining arts, viz. the A.P. Karpinskiy Prize.

Leonid A. Vaisberg was awarded an Honorary Diploma, a Charter and Gratitude of the Legislative Assembly and a Charter of the Government of St. Petersburg (twice), as well as a Charter of the Committee of Science and Higher School of St. Petersburg.

He was awarded a governmental prize “Honorary Constructor of the Russian Federation”, an order medal “For Service to the Motherland” and a medal “In honor of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg”.

Marked off professional departmental gold badge “Miner of Russia”, “Honorary Metallurgist”, “Honorary Constructor”, “Honorary Engineering Worker”, “Honorary Worker of Science and Technology of the Russian federation”.

He was awarded the Patriarchal St. Emblem of St. Barbara (in person, by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russias) and is a holder of the order of the Polar Star granted by the Mongolian People’s Republic for great services in construction of a large mining enterprise in the country.


                                                                   Principal publications

1. General principles of vibrating machines design. Machines for vibratory separation of bulk mixtures. Vibrating screens. / Reference book “Vibrations in engineering” in 6 volumes. Volume 4. “ Vibrating processes and machines” M, Machinostroyeniye. 1981.

2. Vibrating screens design. M. NEDRA, 1986.

3. Vibrating screening of bulk materials. Process simulation and design calculation of screens. Mekhanobr, St. Petersburg, 1994.

4. Vibrating crushers. St. Petersburg, VSEGEI, 2004, 306 pages.

5. Production of cube-shaped stones and building sand using vibratory mills. VSEGEI, 2004

6. Screening surfaces of screens. VSEGEI, 2005, 250pages.

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