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;
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Âëîõ Î.Ã. Íàóêà ³ äåðæàâà, çá.”Íàóêà ³ îñâ³òà”, êíèãà 1, ñ.237-241.
Âëîõ Î., Ãàéäà Ð., Ïëÿöêî Ð. Ðåíòãåí ÷è Ïîëþé? Ïðî îäíó “á³ëó ïëÿìó” â
³ñòîð³¿ íàóêè, Íàóêà ³ ñóñï³ëüñòâî, 1989, N4,
Âëîõ Î., Ãàéäà Ð., Ïëÿöêî Ð. Äîëÿ â÷åíîãî â äîë³ Óêðà¿íè. Â êíèç³ “Àêñ³îìè
äëÿ íàùàäê³â”, Ëüâ³â, “Ìåìîð³àë”, 1992, ñ.183-207.
1980 - Gold Medal of the Exhibition of National Economy (“Laser video telephone”);
1991 - Honored Personality of Science and Technique of Ukraine;
1997 - Order “Of Merit” (III degree);
1998 - Silver Medal and Diploma of IBC (Cambridge);
1998 - Medal and Diploma of Saint Volodymyr.
Vlokh O.G. Electrodynamics in the nonlinear optics. Pub.House of Lviv University,
1983, (In Ukr.).
Vlokh O.G. Phenomena’s of spatial dispersion in parametrical crystallooptics.
L’viv, “Vyscha shkola” 1984 (in Russ.).
Vlokh O.G., Kityk A.V. Crystalline dielectrics with the incommensurate
modulated structure. in Pub.House of L’viv Technical University, 2003,
Vlokh O.G., Vlokh R.O. (Translation of the book
of R.Hunsparger) Integrated Optics: Theoty and Technology. (to be published
in Ukr.), Pub.House of Institute of Phys.Opt.
Author of more then 500 scientific publications and 40 patents.
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Journal of Physical Optics
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