Valentin Avdeev

Valentin Avdeev

Soviet scientist, electronics specialist
Date of Birth: 16.05.1915
Country: Ukraine

Biography of Valentin Avdeev

Valentin Nikolaevich Avdeev was a Soviet scientist and electronics specialist, as well as a corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He is best known for his invention of the rod radio tube. Avdeev received his initial education and began working at the "Svetlana" factory in Leningrad in 1930. He later graduated from the factory technical school, studying under S. A. Vekshinsky. From 1934 to 1938, Avdeev studied at the All-Union Correspondence Institute of Technical Education. In 1941, he was sent on a six-month mission to the United States, where he studied the production of radio tubes and instrument engineering at RCA factories.

With the outbreak of the Great Patriotic War, Avdeev and the "Svetlana" factory were evacuated to Novosibirsk. He worked as a section foreman and then became the chief engineer of the factory in 1942. In 1943, Avdeev became the deputy head of the laboratory, where he led the development of "rod" radio tubes that operated at high frequencies and met all the military requirements. He became the head of the laboratory in 1946 and later served as the director of the Research Institute 617 in Novosibirsk from 1949 to 1960. Avdeev joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1951.

In 1958, Avdeev was elected a corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, specializing in automation and electrical engineering. He became the head of the laboratory for computing and measuring electronics in the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences from 1958 to 1961. He then became the head of the electronics laboratory in the Academy of Sciences of the Byelorussian SSR in 1961. During this period, he also served as the chairman of the Scientific Council on Bionics of the territorial group of the Academy of Sciences of the Byelorussian SSR and was a member of the Bureau of the Department of Physical and Technical Sciences.

From 1970 to 1972, Avdeev worked as the head of the department for the implementation of new technology at the Institute of General Genetics of the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow. His developments were used in the creation of the "Mars" radio station complex used by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the R-353 army radio station used by special forces and paratroopers, and the lightweight backpack VHF radio station.

Despite not having a formal education or completing dissertations, Valentin Avdeev was elected a corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences for his outstanding contributions to the development and design of electronic technology.

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