Il’ichev, Viktor Ivanovich
Born Aug. 25, 1932, in the village of Tikhonovo, Gusevskii Raion, Vladimir Oblast. Soviet hydrologist and hydroacoustics specialist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1976). Member of the CPSU since 1960.
Il’ichev graduated from the University of Gorky in 1955. Between 1955 and 1974 he was on the staff of the Acoustics Institute. In 1974 he became the director of the Pacific Ocean Institute of Oceanography of the Far East Scientific Center of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Il’ichev’s principal works deal with acoustic and hydrodynamic cavitation, the resistance of liquids to cavitation, and marine hydrology. He has also studied the nature of the scale effect of cavitation and the relationship between the properties of water and various hydrobiological and meteorological parameters.
Il’ichev has been awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor and various medals.