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Valery A. Godyak



June 8, 1941 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Godyak, Valery A.



Valery A. Godyak is Corporate Scientist, Research Center at Osram Sylvania, Inc. (1993-present). Other institutional affiliations include GTE Corporation and Moscow State University. His research interests include gas discharge physics and radio-frequency discharges.

Important Dates

June 8, 1941Birth, Czernowitz (Ukraine).

1964Obtained Engineer-Physicist Degree, Leningrad Technical University, Saint Petersburg (Russia).

1964 – 1968Assistant Professor of General Physics, Ryazan Radiotechnological University.

1968Obtained PhD in Plasma Physics, Moscow State University (Moskovskii gosudarstvennyi universitet im. M.V. Lomonosova. Fizika), Moscow (Russia).

1968 – 1972Research Associate, Laboratory of Fusion Engineering, State Institute of Electro-Physical Apparatus, Leningrad.

1972 – 1981Group Leader, RF Discharge Laboratory, Moscow State University, Moscow (Russia).

1981 – 1984Elevator operator and electrician.

1984 – 1993Corporate Scientist, Research Center, GTE Corporation.

1993 – presentCorporate Scientist, Research Center, Osram Sylvania, Inc, Mississauga (Ont.).

2004Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.


Plasma physicist.



Czernowitz (Ukraine)

Undergraduate Education

Saint Petersburg (Russia)

Graduate Education

Moscow (Russia)


Moscow (Russia)

Mississauga (Ont.)


Plasma physics.

Radio frequency discharges.



Major Positions

GTE Corporation

Corporate Scientist, Research Center.

Moskovskii gosudarstvennyi universitet im. M.V. Lomonosova. Fizika

Obtained PhD in Plasma Physics (1968). Group Leader, RF Discharge Laboratory.

Osram Sylvania, Inc.

Corporate Scientist, Research Center.

Ryazan Radio Technological University

Assistant Professor of General Physics.

State Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus, Leningrad

Research Associate, Laboratory of Fusion Engineering.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 2004 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

Leningrad Polytechnic Institute

Obtained Engineer-Physicist Degree.