The E.O.Paton Electric Welding Institute (PWI) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine is the scientific-technical
complex by its structure. It includes: experimental design-technological bureau, experimental workshops, three
pilot plants, several engineering centers. In all subdivisions of the Institute the staff is about 3500 persons, 1700 of
them are working at the Institute proper. The scientific potential of the Institute is 300 staff scientists, including 8 academicians
and 5 correspondent members, 72 Doctors and more than 200 Candidates of Techn. Sci.
The main directions of the Institute scientific activity:
- integrated studies of nature of welding, brazing, spraying and related processes, creation on their basis of new high-efficient technologies, equipment and materials;
- study of strength and service properties of welded structures, development of principles and fundamentals of their designing, improvement of reliability, durability and service life;
- automation and mechanization of processes of welding and related processes;
- creation of new technologies and equipment of electrometallurgical production of extra-quality alloys and composite materials and products of them.
Over the years of the Institute activity its staff members received more than 6500 authorĺs certificates, about
2600 patents of Ukraine, Russian Federation and foreign patents, more than 150 licenses were sold to the USA,
Japan, Russia, Sweden, France, China and other countries. More than 60 developments, realized and implemented
into the national economy by the Institute staff members in collaboration with industrial organizations
were awarded the Lenin and State Prizes in the field of science and technology, prizes after the names of outstanding
scientists of Ukraine and other prizes.