“Science, not enriched by the experience of practice,
is dead, but practice deprived of the achievements of
science is powerless” (Eugenie Paton)
The founders and ideological inspirers of the plant are Evgenii Oskarovich and Boris Evgeniiovich Paton — outstanding scientists in the field of welding and metallurgy.
Eugenie Oskarovich Paton
The bridge builder, the founder of the national school of welding metals, the academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR, the Hero of Socialist Labor, the laureate of the State Prize of the USSR, the head of the bridge construction department (1904 – 1929), the dean of the engineering department (1906), the organizer and the head (1935 – 1939) of the electric welding department. In 1934 he created the Institute of Electric Welding of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR, which he headed until the end of his life.
Boris Evgeniiovich Paton
Scientist in the field of metallurgy and metal technology, professor, doctor of technical sciences, academician, author of more than 1000 scientific works and publications, as well as more than 400 inventions. Since 1953 he is the head of the Institute of Electric Welding. Since 1962 — President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.