Shemiakin, Evgenii Ivanovich
Born Dec. 9, 1929, in Novosibirsk. Soviet scientist specializing in the mechanics of rocks. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1976). Member of the CPSU from 1963.
Shemiakin graduated from Leningrad University in 1952. From 1955 to 1960 he worked as a research worker at the Institute of Chemical Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. From 1960 to 1971 he was head of a laboratory of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Siberian Division of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. In 1971 he was named director of the Mining Institute of the Siberian Division of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. He is also a professor at the University of Novosibirsk (since 1965).
Shemiakin’s main works deal with the study of rocks, the effects of blasting and shock on rocks, and the deformation mechanics of solids. Shemiakin developed a model of a solid medium with frictional properties and used this model to study the process of wave propagation in underground blasts.
Shemiakin has been awarded two orders and a medal.