Chekmarev, Aleksandr Petrovich
Born Aug. 30 (Sept. 12), 1902, in the village of Bol’shaia Znamenka, in what is now Kamenka-Dneprovskaia Raion, Zaporozh’e Oblast; died Mar. 11, 1975, in Dnepropetrovsk. Soviet scientist; specialist in pressure shaping. Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1968). Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR (1948). Hero of Socialist Labor (1972). Member of the CPSU from 1945.
After graduating from the Dnepropetrovsk Mining Institute in 1927, Chekmarev worked as an engineer and as an instructor. He became a professor at the Dnepropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute in 1934. From 1948 to 1975 he was also a staff member at the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy in Dnepropetrovsk. Chekmarev’s principal works were devoted to the theory of metal rolling, the improvement of rolling equipment, and the development of new production processes. Chekmarev received the State Prize of the USSR in 1941 and 1949 and was awarded two Orders of Lenin, five other orders, and various medals.
WORKSTochnaia prokatka sortovykh profilei. Moscow, 1968. (With G. G. Pobegailo.)
Melody issledovaniia protsessov prokatki. Moscow, 1969. (With S. A. Ol’dzievskii.)