Yuri V. Matvienko, Doctor of Engineering, Chief Research Scientist. Research interests: underwater robotics, underwater navigation and communication, underwater means for noise fields monitoring, hybrid underwater robotic complexes, and its application for studying underwater structures.
In 1973, he graduated from the V.V. Kuibyshev Far Eastern Polytechnic Institute with a degree in underwater acoustics and ultrasonics. After that, he joined the Institute of Automation and Control Processes (IACP) of the Far Eastern Scientific Center of the Academy of Sciences as an engineer. From 1973 to 1978, as Senior Engineer and then Junior Research Scientist, he was engaged in experimental research, development, and testing underwater acoustic ranging systems for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV).
During 1978-1993, he worked in the Hydrophysical Center of the State Committee of Standards as a Junior and Senior Research Scientist, Head of Laboratory, and then Director of the Center consecutively. In 1985, he received a Ph.D. degree in Technical Science, majoring in wideband underwater acoustic transducers.
Since 1993 he has been with the Federal State Budgetary Research Institute of Marine Technology Problems of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, holding positions of Chief Research Scientist, Head of Laboratory, Deputy Director for Research and Development, and Chief Research Scientist consecutively. In the position of Deputy Director, Matvienko Yu.V. managed research, design, and development projects on governmental and departmental orders. For a number of the key applied projects, he was Deputy Chief Designer. These projects resulted in a multifunctional robotic complex for performing research and applied tasks on a comprehensive survey of aquatic areas and engineering infrastructures. In 2005, he received a Doctor of Engineering degree with a dissertation "Underwater acoustic navigation complex of an underwater robot."
Matvienko Yu.V. is an author (co-author) of more than 200 scientific papers, including 17 inventions and patents, seven monographs. He is a member of several Dissertation Councils and Editorial Staff of the scientific and technical journal "Underwater investigations and Robotics."
(h-indexes: Scopus – 4, RSCI – 12).