Sergei Shteinberg

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Shteinberg, Sergei Samoilovich


Born Sept. 26 (Oct. 8), 1872, in Moscow; died Sept. 7, 1940, in Sverdlovsk. Soviet metallurgist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1939).

Upon graduating from the Freiberg Mining Academy in 1906, Shteinberg worked at metallurgical plants in the Urals until 1925. At the same time, from 1920 to 1925, he was head of the elec-trometallurgical division of the Uralmet trust in Zlatoust. Between 1925 and 1940 he was a professor at the Urals Polytechnic Institute. From 1927 to 1930 he was head of the Urals section of the Institute of Metals, which he had organized. In 1932 he began working at the Urals Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, where in 1939 he was named head of the Institute of Metallurgy, Metal Science, and Metal Physics.

Shteinberg’s main research dealt with metallurgy and with the heat treatment and alloying of steel. Shteinberg founded a school of metallurgists in the Urals.

Shteinberg was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.


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