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AKHMEDSAFIN UFA MENDYBAYEVICH

3 August 2009 14:14
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AKHMEDSAFIN UFA MENDYBAYEVICH

AKHMEDSAFIN UFA MENDYBAYEVICH (1912-1984) is a scientist, hydro-geologist, Doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences, Academician of the KazSSR Academy of Sciences, honored worker of the KazSSR science, Hero of Socialist Labor, laureate of the State Prize of Kazakhstan.

Born in North Kazakhstan region, Ufa Akhmedsafin graduated from the Central Asian Industrial Institute and finished post-graduate study of the Moscow Geological Research Institute. In 1940-1964 he headed a department of the Kazakhstan affiliate of the KazSSR Academy of Sciences, Hydrogeology Department of the Satpayev Geology Institute of the KazSSR Academy of Sciences. In 1948-1951 he was a Chairman of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology Department of the Kazakh Polytechnical Institute (modern Kazakh National Satpayev Technical University). Since 1985 he headed Hydrogeology and Hydrophysics Institute of the KazSSR Academy of Sciences.

U. Akhmedsafin is a founder of the Kazakh scientific school of arid hydrogeology.

He wrote more than 200 scientific works (150 of them were published), trained 30 candidates of sciences and founded a hydrogeology school in Kazakhstan. His works cover a wide spectrum of issues regarding formation, deployment and usage of underground water sources of arid regions of Central Asia and Kazakhstan. Alongside his works are devoted to justification of the principles of hydro-geological classification, forecasting and putting on the map of underground waters. The main theoretical principles proposed by the scientist allowed creating a fundamental map of hydro-geological forecasting and opening 70 artesian water arrays in the regions. For many years U. Akhmedsafin chaired water section of the scientific-technical council of the KazSSR Planning Commission and was a member of a number of scientific and scientific-technical councils. During 1955-1959 he was a deputy and member of the Presidium of the KazSSR Supreme Council.

Source: Kazakhstan National encyclopedia, Volume 1.


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