Leonin S. Lyakhovich
DSc, Professor, RAACS Academician, Honoured Worker of Science of the Russian Federation, Honorary Construction Worker of Russia, Head of Structural Mechanics Department of TSUAB, Chief Editor of Vestnik TSUAB
Leonid S. Lyakhovich was born on September 9th, 1934. In 1955, he graduated from Novosibirsk Institute of Civil Engineering with a major in Industrial and Civil Engineering. He started his career at Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building in 1956 and since then has occupied the following positions: Assistant, Docent, Head of Structural Mechanics Department (1964 – present), Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering (1965-1968), Vice-rector for Research (1974 - 2008).
His research interests are focused on the development of calculation theory of structural stability and vibration, and the design of systems with minimum material consumption. He suggested the energy equivalence criterion of systems in calculations on structural stability and vibration which became the basis for the development of theory of structure behavior.
Professor Lyakhovich identified methods of modifying the first eigen frequency by optimization of values and locations of additional loads. Methods based on the use of specific properties of eigen frequency allows achieving the optimum solution only when all limits for additional loads values have the form of strict inequalities.
He was a supervisor of 30 Candidate’s dissertation and 3 Doctoral dissertations. He is currently the Chairman of the Dissertation Supervisory Committee, Chief Editor of Scientific Journal "Vestnik TSUAB". For 15 years he was a member of expert council of Higher Attestation Commission of Russia in construction and architecture.
Currently Leonid Lyakhovich is the Chairman of the Committee on industrial partnership in science and technology at the Russian Union of Builders. He is the member of the general committee and academic council of Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences.
Leonid Lyakhovich was awarded numerous ranks and medals: Order of Friendship, Награжден, MedalFor Distinguished Labour, Medal for Valorous Labor in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. He is awarded the title Honored worker of science and technology of Russia, Honored Builder of Russia, Honored Builder of Tomsk Region, Holder of the Award of Tomsk Region in Education and Science, Distinguished Professor of TSUAB, Honored Professor of Rostov State University of Civil Engineering, Honored Doctor of Voronezh State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering.