From left to right: top: S.N. Ivanov, M.I. Yalandin, V.V. Alekhin, K.A. Sharypov, A.N. Dyadkov,
bottom: M.R. Ulmaskulov, V.G. Shpak, A.G. Sadykova, S.A. Shunailov (2017, November)
The laboratory was created together with the Institute of Electrophysics in 1986. The first members of the laboratory were V.G. Shpak, M.I. Yalandin and M.I. Yalandina (now head of the IEP library), who previously worked at the Institute of High-Current Electronics, Siberian Branch, USSR Academy of Sciences, Tomsk. In the first years, graduates of the Ural Polytechnic Institute S.А. Shunailov and A.N. Dyadkov, as well as designer Z.I. Romanova joined the laboratory. Then graduates of the Moscow State Technical University, M.R. Ulmaskulov and Moscow State University - K.A. Sharypov - began working in the laboratory.
The profile of the research work of the laboratory did not change during the whole time of its existence and never closed only within the framework of electron accelerators, determined by its name, however, it was decided to leave the name given to the laboratory when it was organized.
Now the laboratory has 9 employees, including 2 doctors of science, 3 candidates of sciences, 1 junior research assistant, 2 engineers. In the laboratory, students are constantly working from various universities in the city.
The creation of sophisticated modern equipment requires high qualifications and a wide range of employees. The small laboratory staff is fluent in many professions, including workers. It helps to create competitive products that meet the highest requirements. The laboratory has gained experience and has the most modern equipment for measuring short high-voltage pulses. Almost all high-voltage pulse generators used in the research work of the laboratory are designed and built on site.
In difficult years, it was precisely the delivery of small-sized equipment to foreign scientific centers that helped the laboratory to preserve subjects, personnel, and ensure close scientific ties that have been maintained for many years.
The list of traditional lab partners includes Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas, USA), Strazclyde University (Glasgow, UK), research centers in England, Singapore, Germany, Belgium and Sweden. It is there that the pulse equipment created in the laboratory has been operating for more than 10 years. In return, the laboratory employees were able to use the most advanced broadband measuring equipment, a complete set of which is not found in any laboratory in the world, mainly because of its high cost.
Among the most prestigious awards of the laboratory: Leninsky Komsomol Prize (M.I. Yalandin, 1988), State Prize of the Russian Federation (M.I. Yalandin, V.G. Shpak, 1998).
Participation in conferences
Laboratory staff take part in all leading conferences on high-current electronics. The most important of these are:
International Conference on High-Power Pulsed Technique, held in the USA every two years.
International conference on powerful charged particle beams, held in different countries once every two years.
International Conference on High-Current Electronics, held in Russia.