Boris A. Kasatkin.
He graduated from the V.I. Lenin St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical Institute with a degree in Electroacoustics and Ultrasonics. From 1962 to 1963, he worked as an Engineer in the Laboratory of Physical Control Methods of the Nizhny Tagil Iron and Steel Works. In 1963, he successfully applied to the postgraduate program in V.I. Lenin St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical Institute. In 1966, he received a Ph.D. degree in Physics and Mathematics, majoring in Acoustics, and then joined the V.V. Kuibyshev Far Eastern Polytechnic Institute as a Head of the Department of Underwater Acoustics and Ultrasonics.
In 1973, he moved to the Senior Research Scientist position in the Institute of Automation and Control Processes of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS). In 1978 he became a Director of the Hydrophysical Center of the Research and Manufacturing Association "Dalstandard". Since 1991, he has been with the Institute of Marine Technology Problems FEB RAS as a Head of the Department of Applied Underwater Acoustics, and then the Chief Research Scientist. In 1988, he received a Doctor of Physics and Mathematics degree majoring in Acoustics, and in 1991 he received an academic rank of Professor of the Department of Underwater Acoustics and Ultrasonics of the V.V. Kuibyshev Far Eastern Polytechnic Institute.
The research area of Kasatkin B.A. is related to the theory of rod, plate, wideband cylinder piezoelectric transducers, the theory of non-stationary processes in electro-elastic media, theory of the rod, plate, and cylinder waveguides, and layered waveguides in applied underwater acoustics. The other area of interest is studying the energetic structure of sound fields in scalar-vector description and development of technical means of insonification of an underwater media based on combined underwater acoustic receivers.
Kasatkin B.A. is an author and co-author of more than 300 scientific works and about 100 patents. He is an author and co-author of 10 monographs in theoretical and applied underwater acoustics, the theory of piezoelectric transducers and waveguides., (h-indexes: WoS – 3, Scopus – 2, RSCI – 9).