The Department was organized in 1966 by
Prof. Boris I. Verkin,
Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, who contributed substantially to the development and
scientific profile of the Department.
From the day of foundation and until 2008 the Department was headed by Prof. Igor V. Svechkarev.
Since 2008 and to the present the Department is headed by
Prof. Gennadiy E. Grechnev.
From 2006 to 2017, an outstanding Ukrainian scientist Prof. Victor V. Eremenko, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, had worked in the Department.
The employees of the Department made a significant contribution to the development of science and technology of Ukraine, as evidenced by high state awards:
At present, the Department consists of 17 staff members, among them 3 Doctors of Sciences (DrSc.), 7 Candidates of Sciences (Dr.rer.nat., PhD), 5 PhD Students, 1 Engineer, and 1 Technician.
The research field of the Department covers a broad area of applied and fundamental problems of Condensed Matter Physics, above all magnetic and elastic properties of functional materials, intermetallic compounds, and different alloys. This includes primarily: