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Development history

The fourth stage of the department development began in 1988, when it was headed by prof. V.S.Didkovskyi, an expert in the field of vibrations of elastic systems theory.

Later on, when Ukraine became independent, some changes took place in the department activity, mainly caused by new interests of the young sovereign state and its national economy development. As now the sea borders of Ukraine were limited to the Black Sea, the hydroacoustic direction became less attractive to traditional customers. Therefore, maintaining the training of experts in the field of hydroacoustics and ultrasonic technique, the department opened a new speciality "Medical Acoustic Equipment" (1991).

This speciality was created to help the domestic medical industry solve a problem of developing, designing and operating medical devices and systems based on acoustic principles, the safest ones for humans. It was especially important for the population of Ukraine, which suffered from the Chernobyl disaster.

The curriculum of expert training in the field of medical acoustics corresponds to international standards. In addition to traditional disciplines, students study anatomy, physiology, biophysics, x-ray diagnostic systems, computer tomography and other medical specialized subjects, crucial for developing and operating of sophisticated medical equipment. Students have a practical work in well-known Ukrainian medical institutions: the Neurosurgery Institute, the Republican Diagnostic Centre, the Otolaryngology Institute, the Scientific Research Institute of Clinical and Experimental Surgery, the Special Design Bureau of Diagnostic Equipment, etc.


The department scientific and pedagogical staff works on research and development of ultrasonic therapeutic devices, development of the acoustic fields’ calculation methods in multilayered tissues, algorithms of diagnostics of tissue pathologies, research of efficiency and development of low-frequency devices for bioprocess restoration stimulation in a human body. In 1997 this speciality was renamed as "Medical Acoustic and Bioacoustic Devices and Equipment" with such specialisations as: "Acoustic devices in therapy and surgery", "Acoustics of biosystems", "Systems and devices of acoustic diagnostics". Specialisations "Devices of sea research", "Ultrasonic technique and technology", "Acoustic equipment of studios and rooms", "Acoustic monitoring systems” were added to the speciality "Acoustic devices and systems".

At the fourth stage of department development faculty members published new monographs, textbooks and manuals.

In 2001, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Arts of Ukraine, specialisations "Computer processing of music and speech" and "Theater and concert acoustic technologies" were created. Fast development of digital means of sound processing in media technologies and show business, where importance of specific technical and acoustical training grows every year, attracts special attention of the entrants.

In recent decades some teachers who are former graduates joined the department: A.B.Ananev, M.A.Mironov, S.A.Kozeruk, A.M.Prodeus, A.G.Leiko, V.P.Ovsianyk, O.V.Korzhyk, (previously they worked in the industry), S.A.Naida, and the department’s recent graduates A.I. Drozdenko, K.S.Drozdenko, O.V.Garmash, O.V.Bogdanov, V.S.Beregun.

 In recent years the department scientific direction included:

  • Research of radiation, distribution and diffraction of sound waves, as well as acoustic arrays and transducers (prof. Leiko A.G., prof. Matsypura V. T, Korzhyk A.V.).
  • Development of mathematical modelling principles and methods for dynamic processes in elastic bodies with complex properties (piezoelectric materials, ferromagnetics, etc.) for calculating and designing of ultrasonic transducers (prof. Didkovskyi V.S., as. prof. Petrishchev O. M).
  • Development of the theory, calculation and design of broadband piezoelectric transducers for medical use (prof. Didkovskyi V. S., as. prof. Naida S.A.).
  • Research in the areas of bioacoustic technologies and hearing acoustics (prof. Leiko A.G., as. prof. Naida S.A.).
  • Development of design methods and principles for rooms of complex geometrical shape for creating comfortable listening conditions for speech and musical programs by acoustic and electro-acoustic means (prof. Didkovskyi V. S., as. prof. Luneva S.A., as. prof. Berkuta B. G.).
  • Computer processing of music and speech, recognition of speech signals (as. prof. Ananev A.B., as. prof. Prodeus A.M., ss. Ananeva K.A.).
  • Development of design methods and principles for ultrasonic devices for non-destructive testing (as. prof. Berkuta B.G., as. prof. Petrishchev O. M).
  • Research of probabilistic characteristics of acoustical fluctuating signals and development of methods and means of their statistical processing (as. prof. Krasilnikov A.I., ss. Garmash A.V., ss. Drozdenko A.I., ss. Drozdenko K.S., ss. Beregun V. S).
  • Research of electromagnetic compatibility of electro-acoustic equipment to power supply circuits (as. prof. Rodionova N.V.).
  • Acoustic ecology and physiological acoustics (prof. Didkovsky V. S., as. prof. Luneva S.A., as. prof.. Korzhyk A.V.).

The department publishing activities at this stage was marked with the appearance of educational-scientific works: "Wave problems of reflection and propagation of sound" (Didkovskyi V. S., Matsypura V. T., Oboznenko I.L., 1989), "Introduction in the algebraic theory of codes which supervise errors (Geranin V. A., Pilinskyi V. V., 1989), "Rejection of electromagnetic noises in power supply circuits" (Vexler G. S., Nedochetov V. S., Pilinskyi V. V., Rodionova M. V., Temnikov V. A., 1990), "Designing of protecting structures with optimal properties of sound and vibration isolation” (Didkovskyi V. S, Karachun V. V., Zaborov V. I., 1991), “Dynamic systems design methods” (Karachun V. V., Didkovskyi V. S., 1992), "Power supply of electronic equipment" (Pilinskyi V. V., Rodionova N.V., Rybin O. I., Geranin V. A., Demura V. A., 1994), "Foundations of protecting structures dynamics" (Karachun V. V, Didkovskyi V. S., 1995), "Noise and vibration” (Didkovskyi V. S., Markelov P. A., 1995), the first text-book on department "Theoretical foundations of acoustics” (Grinchenko V. T., Didkovskyi V. S., Matsypura V. T., 1998)," Expert systems in medicine "(Prodeus .., Zahrabova E.N.), "Piezoelectric transducers for medical ultrasonic scanners” (Didkovskyi V. S., Naida S.A., 1999), "Underwater acoustic aerials” (Leiko A.G., Shamarin Y.E., Tkachenko V. P, 2000), "Architectural and physiological acoustics foundations " (Didkovskyi V. S., Luneva S.A., 2001), "Key questions of digital processing of images” (Volkovich N.L., Geranin V. A, Kolokoltsev F.V., Liashchenko D.S., Movchan T.V., Pysarenko L.D., Putilov Y.V., Rushchytskyi Y.Y., Hotiaintsev S.M., 2001), "Recursive and digital filters (block diagram calculation and synthesis, errors of quantization calculation)" (Geranin V. A, Ermolenko P. A, Makarenko V. V., Movchan T.V., Pysarenko L.D., Pilinskyi V. V., Rozorinov S.M., Hotiaintsev S.M. 2001), "The Selected problems of stochastic time-frequency analysis of information systems" (Geranin V. A, Liashenko D.S., Movchan T.V., Pysarenko L.D., Rybalskyi O.V., Hotiaintsev S.M.), "Viterby partial coding and decoding in electronic information systems" (Geranin V.A, Makarenko V.V., Mevshin Y.V., Movchan T.V., Pysarenko L.D., Putilov Y. V, Hotiaintsev S.M., 2001), "Acoustic aerial technology” (Shamarin Y.E., Leiko A.G., Shamarin A.Y., Tkachenko V.P., 2001),"Acoustic ecology foundations” (Didkovsky V.S., Yakimenko V.Y., Zaporozhets’ A.I., Savin V. G, Tokarev V. I, 2002), "Technical acoustics workshop” (Didkovskyi V. S., Leiko A.G, Savin V. G, Luneva S.A., Matsypura V. T, Naida S.A., Berkuta V.G., Bezymiannyi Y.G., Babaev A.A., 2003), "Introduction in nonlinear dynamics" (V.T.Grinchenko, V.T.Matsypura, A.A.Snarskyi, 2005), "Ultrasonic defectoscopy" (V.G. Berkuta, S. M. Valevych, 2006)," Electro-acoustic piezoelectric transducers (calculation, development, design)" (Didkovskyi V. S., Leiko A.G., Savin V.G. 2006), «Mathlab for acousticians, and also for all who is going to create and process any signals» (Ananev A.B., Ananeva E.A., Putilova A.Y., 2007), «Acoustics foundations » (Grinchenko V. T, Vovk I.V., Matsypura V. T, 2007), «Elements of musical acoustics» (Ananev A.B., 2008), «Acoustic examination of channels of speech communications» (Didkovskyi V. S., Didkovskyi M. , Prodeus A.N., 2008), «Physical acoustics» (Didkovskyi V. S., Naida S.A., Ovsianyk V. P, 2009).

In 1996 scientists V.S.Didkovskyi, B.I.Shotskyi, V.B.Galanenko, M.A.Mironov began to work on improving of the acoustic characteristics of the Ukrainian Parliament building. During the recent 12 years, acoustic projects for boardrooms of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, halls of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, halls of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, boardroom of the Kyiv City Administration, auditorium of the Kiev Theatre of Russian Drama, a concert hall of the Sumy Philharmonic Society and many others were developed.

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For their participation in improvement of the acoustic and electro-acoustic design of the Kyiv City Administration halls prof. V.S.Didkovskyi, senior lecturers V.G.Berkuta and S.A.Luneva were awarded by the Kiev mayor. For the productive scientific activity the department’s head, prof. V.S.Didkovskyi, was awarded with a Diploma of the Chairman of Ukrainian Parliament. In 1998 the department’s head, prof. V.S.Didkovskyi, was named "an Honoured Educator of Ukraine". The presidential decree from November, 30th 2009 980/2009 awarded the department’s Professor Didkovskyi V. S. and Professor Leiko O. G with the State Award of Ukraine in the field of science and technology of 2009.

The general experience in solving complex electroacoustic tasks along with the challenges of architectural acoustics has allowed the department staff to create a curriculum for the future expert training in the field of acoustic equipment for rooms of various purposes, including musical centers and studios.

Thus, the department makes great effort to support traditions of scientific, technical and scientific methodological research in these hard times, as well as to promote development of new directions in theoretical and applied acoustics.