Pavlov, Igor

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Pavlov, Igor’ Mikhailovich


Born June 10 (23), 1900, in Sulin, present-day Krasnyi Sulin, Rostov Oblast. Soviet specialist in metallurgy and the theory of plastic deformation processes. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1946). Son of M. A. Pavlov.

Pavlov graduated from the Petrograd Polytechnic Institute in 1923 and worked at various metallurgical factories until 1933. Beginning in 1926, he taught at the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, where he became a professor in 1939. In 1943, Pavlov became affiliated with the Moscow Institute of Steel (since renamed the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys). He was made head of the department of the plastic deformations of metals of the A. A. Baikov Institute of Metallurgy of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1953.

Pavlov is the founder of a school in the study of plastic deformation processes and has made a great contribution to the general theory of the pressure shaping of metals and the theory of metal-rolling processes. He is the author of many works on metallurgy, metal science, and mechanics, including the fundamental book Metal-rolling Theory (1934).

Pavlov received the Lenin Prize in 1966. He has been awarded the Order of Lenin, two other orders, and several medals.


“Igor’ Mikhailovich Pavlov (K 70-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia).” Izv. AN SSSR: Metally, 1970, no. 3.
Protsessy formoizmeneniia metallov i splavov [festschrift for Pavlov’s 70th birthday]. Moscow, 1971.


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