სსიპ - ფერდინანდ თავაძის მეტალურგიისა და მასალათმცოდნეობის ინსტიტუტი
LEPL - FERDINAND TAVADZE METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE INSTITUTE
Structural and Physico-Chemical Properties Research Laboratory
Merab Ratishvili
Head of the Group – Researcher Chief Specialist
ratishvili@mail.ru

Date of Birth

16.05.1941

Education

  • 2006 - International Science and Technology Center; Training course “Intellectual Property Rights”;
  • 1995-1996 - Georgian State Standard and Metrology Educational-Scientific Institute. Training course “Expert of Production Certification”;
  • 1966-1969 - Institute of Metallurgy Georgian SSR Academy of Sciences, post - graduate student;
  • 1959-1965 - Georgian Polytechnic Institute, Department of Metallurgy, Graduated Engineer - Metallurgy, Speciality - Physical Metallurgy, Equipment and Technology of Metals Thermal Treatment;

Scientific Degree (Rank)

  • Since 2006 - Doctor of Technical Science (Academic Rank)
  • Since 1996 - Expert of Production Certification;
  • Since 1975 - Candidate of Engineering Sciences;

Work Experience

  • 2006 - present - LEPL Ferdinand Tavadze Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Head of Laboratory "Chemical and Physic-Chemical Analysis of Inorganic Materials";
  • 2006 - 1994 - Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science Georgian Academy of Sciences, Head of Department – Physical Metallurgy;
  • 1994 - 1977 - Institute of Metallurgy Georgian Academy of Sciences, Senior Scientist;
  • 1977 - 1975 - Institute of Metallurgy Georgian SSR Academy of Sciences, Scientist;
  • 1975 - 1969 - Institute of Metallurgy Georgian SSR Academy of Sciences, Associate Scientist;
  • 1969 - 1966 - Institute of Metallurgy Georgian SSR Academy of Sciences, Post - graduate student;
  • 1966 - 1965 - Georgian Polytechnic Institute, Department of Physical Metallurgy and Metals Technology, Associate;

Scientific Interests

  • Development and research of new compositions sparingly-alloyed multipurpose alloys;
  • Development of new austenitic, stainless and weldable alloys for cryogenic application;
  • Development and research of new alloys modified by nano-sized materials;

Papers and Publications

28 published scientific articles in the fields of the Hi-Tech Processes and Materials in Physical Metallurgy;

Selected Publication:

  • Modification of Chromium Steel By Nano-Oxide Composite. Proceedings of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Chemical Series, v. 42, 2016, # 4, pp. 516-519;
  • Development of High-Strength Steels and Alloys. Proceeding "Modern Technologies and Methods of Inorganic Materials Science", Tbilisi, Georgia, 2012;
  • Development of Technology of Wear-Resistant Articles with Long-Term Operating Life. Bulletin of Georgia National Academy of Sciences, V.5, # 1, Tbilisi, 2011, pp. 49-51;
  • Dispersion strengthening of austenitic manganese alloy by using the aluminum oxide nanopowder and vanadium. Georgian Engineering News, # 1, Tbilisi, 2008, pp. 52 - 55.
  • Investigation of internal friction of Cr – Mn steel at cryogenic temperatures. Problems of Metallurgy, Welding and Materials Science, # 1 (11), Tbilisi, 2006;
  • Influence of structure on mechanical properties of alloys of system Fe – Cr – Mn at temperatures 77 and 293 K. Problems of Metallurgy, Welding and Materials Science, # 2 (4), Tbilisi, 2004;

Inventions ( Copyright Certificates, Patents)

8 Inventions and 3 Patents;
Selected Inventions:

  • Composition of Wear-Resistant Nanooxide Austenitic Manganese Steel; Georgian National Center of Intellectual Property, Patent, # P 5130, 2010;
  • Austenitic Alloy for Cryogenic Applications; Favorable decision on International Patent application, PCT-Application, # PCT/IB2008/001988; European Commission JRC-Directorate Programmes and Stakeholder Relation, Unit Intellectual Property and Scientific co-operation, SDME 10/51. B-1049 Bruxelles, Belgium, July 2010; Applicant: LEPL-Ferdinand Tavadze Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science;
  • Especial Heat Resistant Alloys; Georgian National Center of Intellectual Property, Patent P 3273, 2002;
  • PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUMS AND CONFERENCES
  • 2nd International Conference “Modern Technologies and Methods of Inorganic Materials Science”, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2015;
  • International conference "Advanced Technology for Cryogenic, High-Strength and High-Plastic Fe-Cr-Mn Steel", Ukraine, Kharkov, 2011;
  • International conference "Actual Problems of Physical Metallurgy of Steel and Alloys", Russia, Ekaterinburg, 2008;

Participation in Scientific Symposiums and Conferences

  • Международная конференция «Актуальные проблемы физического металловедения стали и сплавов», Россия, Екатеринбург, 2008;
  • Международная конференция «Перспективные для криогенной техники высокопрочные и высокопластичные Fe-Cr-Mn стали», Харьков, 2011;
  • 2nd International Conference “Modern Technologies and Methods of Inorganic Materials Science”, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2015;

Participation in Scientific Grant Projects

  • US Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), Georgia National Science. Foundation (GNSF) and Georgian Research and Development Foundation (GRDF) - Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) – “Wear Resistant Products with Enduring Operational Life”, 2009, Project Leading Scientist;
  • US Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) - “New High Manganese - containing Alloy Dispersion Strengthened of Alumina and Vanadium for Wear Resistant Cast Products”, 2006-2007, Project Leading Scientist;
  • US Civilian Research and Development Foundution (CRDF), – “Development of Technology for High-temperature coatings and coating compositions for Chromium Super Alloys”, 2004-2005, Project Leading Scientist;
  • International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) – “Development of New Austenitic Stainless Weldable Alloys with the Increased Physic-Mechanical Properties for Cryogenic, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering", 2003 - 2006, Project Manager;