E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (PEWI)


PEWI is a multidisciplinary research institute dealing with fundamental and applied research works, new technologies, materials, equipment and control systems, rational welded structures and weldments, methods and equipment for diagnostics and non-destructive quality control.

The Coating Department was founded in 1985 and has 36 employees. Covered research areas include fundamental investigations of thermal spraying processes, experimental study of amorphous, micro- and nanocrystalline, quasicrystalline coatings deposition, influence of coating composition and structure on their properties, development of new methods for coating production and special equipment for the methods realization.