Orest VLOKH, Professor,
Founder, First Director of the Institute of Physical Optics
Vlokh Orest-Stepan Grygorovich. July 2, 1934 - May 4, 2009 Place of birth: Lviv-Vinniki, Ukraine.
Education and labor activity:
1952 - 1957- Studying in the University of L’viv,
department of physics.
1960 - 1963 - Post graduate student of the Institute of Crystallography
of Acad.Sc. of USSR (Moscow).
1963 - Ph.D. degree, dissertation title "Electrooptical properties
of some crystals".
1963 -1965 - Assistant Professor of Experimental Physics Department
1965 - 1979 - Assoc. Professor of Experimental Physics Department (Lviv
1979 - Habilitation degree, dissertation title “Parametrical phenomena’s
in crystallooptics (Electrooptic, Electrogyration)”
Since 1981 - Full Professor.
1979 - 1995 - Head of the department of Nonlinear optics (L’viv University).
1982 - 1985 - Director of the Special Drawing Office “Modulator”.
1990 - 1994 - Deputy of Ukrainian Parliament (Supreme Rada).
Since 1992 - Director of the Institute of Physical
Optics of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
Since 1997 - Academician of the Academy of Science of Higher Education
of Ukraine, Head of the Academy West-Ukrainian Scientific Center.
Since 2001 - Vice President of the Academy of Science of Higher Education
In Former Soviet Union:
Member of USSR Academy of Sciences Soviet on Ferroelectrics and Dielectrics;
Member of USSR Ministry of Education Methodological Soviet on specialist
1979 -Author of physical phenomena finding (in coauthors with Prof.I.S.Zheludev)
- “Electrogyration phenomena in crystals”
(Diploma of State Registration N211), (date of experimental finding priority
1979 - Founder and Head of the Nonlinear optics department in Lviv State
1979 - Founder of graduate speciality: “Optoelectronical devices
1982 - Founder and Director of the Spetial Drawing Office “Modulator”;
1989 - Founder of graduate speciality: “Radiation ecology”.
1992 - Founder and Director of the Institute of Physical Optics of the
Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
2000 - Founder and Editor-in-Chief of “Ukrainian Journal of Physical Optics”.
Member of Editorial board of journals - “World of Science” (in Ukr.), “Functional
Materials” (in English).
Social and political activity
1989 - One of the founders and firs head of L’viv regional part of Ukrainian
“RUKH” political organization;
1990-1994 - Deputy of Ukrainian Parliament;
1991-2001 - One of the founders and head of L’viv regional part of Democratic
Party of Ukrainian;