E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (PWI) was established in 1934. The scientific and technical complex of PWI employs almost 1500 persons and composes the main research unit, production units and 16 self-supporting organizations. They operate in the following research areas:Advanced technologies in welding and material joining, Strength, reliability and longevity of welded structures, Surfacing, coating deposition and surface treatment technologies, Special electrometallurgy processes, Technical diagnostics and non-destructive testing, Automation of welding and related technologies, Mathematical modelling of welding and related technologies (ICT), Nano-structural systems, nano-technologies and nano-materials, Renewable sources of energy, Welding in medicine
PWI has acquired positive experience participating as a partner in the EU FP7 projects, as well in the projects funded by STCU and DFG.