03 October 2022

Professor Gennady Matvienko (1947-2022), former director of the V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, passed away on September 30, 2022

With great sadness we have to write that Professor Gennady Matvienko, an outstanding scientist, talented organizer of science, respected mentor, and unique person passed away late in the evening on September 30, 2022.

For 20 years (1998-2017), Gennady Matvienko was the director of the V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS.

Gennady Matvienko is widely known in Russia and abroad as a prominent scientist who has made a significant contribution to the development of optics of the aerosol atmosphere and laser technologies for studying the environment.

Being the director of the V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics,   Gennady Matvienko strove to maintain the spirit of devotion to science, which was laid down by Academician V.E. Zuev. We knew Gennady Matvienko for his perseverance in achieving goals, a friendly manner of communication, and sincere interest in the result.

Gennady Matvienko passed away in the period of his creative activity. We have lost a cheerful, intelligent, kind and bright person, a true researcher who gave his talent and strength to the prosperity of Russian science and education of new generations of scientists. Our loss is irreplaceable. Gennady Matvienko will forever remain in our memory and in the history of Russian and international science.