Belyankin, Dmitry Stepanovich

Belyankin, D.S.

BELYANKIN, Dmitry Stepanovich (RU: Белянкин, Дмитрий Степанович) is the Soviet geologist, the academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1943; the corresponding member since the 1933). He has graduated from the Yurievsky (now Tartu) university (1901). He is the professor of the Petrograd (Leningrad) polytechnic institute (since the 1920). Since the 1930, he worked within the Petrographic institute, and later within the Institute for the geological sciences within the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (during the 1945-47, he was the director). During the 1949-53, he was the academician-secretary of the Division for the geological-geographical sciences of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. The major works are on the issues of the general, theoretical, and technical petrography, and also on the mineralogy. Belyankin has established the start of the technical petrography, which plays the role within the silicate technology, which is analogous to the role of the metal science within the metallurgy. The belyankinite mineral has been named after the name of Belyankin. He has been awarded with the Prize named after A. P. Karpinsky (1949) for the works in the field of the petrography.