The beginning of the development of powder metallurgy in Belarus was the creation of a special laboratory headed by Professor Oleg V. Roman on public principles at the Department of Metals Technology of the Belarusian Polytechnic Institute in 1957. In 1959, a basic laboratory of powder metallurgy BPI was created at "Udarnik" plant; it was transformed into a sectoral scientific research laboratory in 1963 and into a problem lab in 1965. Scientific Research Institute of powder metallurgy was established on the basis of this laboratory in 1972 by the decision of the Council of Ministers of the BSSR №272 dated 09/07/72.
NASB Academician, Dr. of Eng., Professor, Honored
Scientist of the BSSR, Laureate of the State Award of the BSSR, Cavalier of the
Orders «Red Banner of Labor», «Peoples' Friendship», medals «For Valiant
Labor», «Francysk Skaryna»
In 1978, Special Design and Technological Bureau (SDTB) emerged at the Institute; the position of director was taken by Evgeniy Adamovich Doroshkevich. In 1980, Belarusian Republican RPA of powder metallurgy was established on the basis of the Institute (head organization) under BSSR (Resolution of Council of Ministers of the BSSR №52 dated 02/13/80). In 1992, the Directorate of RPA was established. From 1993 to 2002, the Director General of Association, and then that of the Group, was Doroshkevich E.
Evgeniy Adamovich Doroshkevich (1935-2012) – Dr. of Eng., Professor, Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus, Laureate of the State Award of the BSSR
From 2003 to 2005, the Director General of BG NPK PM was Valeriy Konstantinovich Sheleg, who served from 1996 to 2002 at the post of Director of NIKTI of welding and protective coatings. In the period from 1972 to 1996, V. Sheleg worked at PMI as an engineer, head of laboratory, head of the department of porous materials, and PMI Deputy Director for Science.
Valeriy Konstantinovich Sheleg – Dr. of Eng., Professor, Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus, Laureate of the State Award of the BSSR, Laureate of the USSR Council of Ministers Award
In 1992, Pyotr Vityaz, became the Institute Director. In 1997 Vityaz P. was selected as Vice-President of NAS of Belarus.
NASB Academician, Dr. of Eng., Professor, Honored Scientist of the BSSR, Laureate of the State Award of the BSSR, Cavalier of the Orders «Peoples' Friendship», «Fatherland» 3rd degree, medals «For Valiant Labor», «Francysk Skaryna»
In 1997 the Institute has been headed by Dr. of Eng., Professor Aliaksandr Phyodorovich Ilyushchenko. In 2005, Ilyushchenko A.Ph. becomes Director General of BGNPK PM. In 2006, the reorganization of the group into State Research and Production Association (NASB Presidium decree №79 dated 24.11.06) took place.
Aliaksandr Phyodorovich Ilyushchenko – director, Corresponding Member of NAS of Belarus, Dr. of Eng., Professor, Laureate of the State Award of the Republic of Belarus, Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus, Director general of State Research And Production Powder Metallurgy Association.
Since the early days of the Institute, its employees’ efforts were aimed at supporting the development of powder metallurgy in Belarus. Areas of powder metallurgy at Minsk Tractor Plant, «Udarnik» plant, PO «Belavtotraktorozapchast», PO «BelVAR», PO «Bobruiskagromash», PO BelAZ, Minsk Bearing Plant, MMVZ etc., were developed in collaboration and at technical support of the Institute’s specialists.
1972 – Creating of BPI Research Institute of Powder Metallurgy based on Problem Laboratory (Decree of Council of Ministers of the BSSR №272 dated 07/09/72).
1973 – Organization and holding of the first Soviet international specialized exhibition "Powder Metallurgy" in Minsk held regularly since then every 4 years.
1977 – Completion of construction of administrative and laboratory building and site of pilot production of SRI PM.
1977 – Organization and holding of the first International scientific and technical conference in Minsk in the framework of second international specialized exhibition "Powder Metallurgy".
1977 – Release of the first issue of "Powder Metallurgy" proceedings by the Institute, which is published annually to the moment.
1978 – Creating of special engineering and design bureau at the Institute (Council of Ministers Decree of the BSSR № 362 dated 10.05.78). Extension of pilot production.
1978 – Komsomol Award of Belarus for the research, development and introduction of new heat exchangers with capillary structures into industry goes to Sheleg V.K. and Smirnova T.A.
1979 – Award of P.G.Sobolevskiy for developing manufacturing processes of parts by powder metallurgy techniques and their introduction into manufacture goes to Grebnev N.P., Volchek A.Y., Zvonarev E.V., Doroshkevich E.A., and Ponomarev L.G .
1980 - Creating of Belarusian Republican RPA of powder metallurgy at BSSR (BR NPO PM) on the basis of the Institute (head organization); the decision to build the powder metallurgy plant in Molodechno - MolZPM (Council of Ministers Decree of the BSSR № 52 dated 02/13/80) and the creation of BPI special faculty "New Materials".
1980 – BSSR State Award in the field of science and technology for the development and introduction of new porous materials and products from metal powders goes to Roman O.V., Vityaz P.A., Gorobtsov V.G., Boiko Y.V., Genkin V.A., Sheleg V.K., Shelegov V.I., Kaptsevich V.M., Kogatko V.I.
1980 – International Award "Golden Mercury" for international cooperation goes to BR NPO PM and the Institute.
1981 – Creation of SKTB for automation and mechanization of processes of powder metallurgy with pilot production as part of BR NPO PM (Council of Ministers Decree of the BSSR № 69 dated 11/03/81).
1981 - Beginning of construction of MolZPM.
1984 – Launch of the first production line of manufacturing parts using powder metallurgy methods at MolZPM with participation of specialists of the Institute.
1985 – BSSR State Award in the field of science and technology for development of technology and equipment for application of coatings from titanium nitride onto dentures goes to Karpenko G.D., Goltsev V.P., Doroshkevich E.A., Zarin A.A.
1987 – Award of the Council of Ministers of the USSR for the development and introduction of permeable materials with high performance properties into the national economy goes to Roman O.V., Vityaz P.A., Sheleg V.K., Kaptsevich V.M., Kusin R.A., Rak A.L., Slovyrevskiy O.I.
1991 – Award of the Council of Ministers of the USSR for the development of new powder materials, progressive technologies of producing goods thereof, mastering of their production at MolZPM goes to Aleshkevich V.I., Artyukhov A.N., Genkin V.A., Doroshkevich E.A., Yefimov A.M., Zvonarev E.V., Zabavskiy M.T., Kovnatskiy V.S., Lykov I.Y., Lukashevich I.L., Nagoskiy A.V., Osipov V.A., Ponomaryov L.G., Petrovskiy G.V., Rutman M.E., Serebryakov E.A., Smirnov S.A., Skachok I.S., Talako L.G., Titov V.I., Fishbein E.I., Chekan V.A.
1992 – Creation of NIKTI of welding and protective coatings (Council of Ministers Decree of the Republic of Belarus № 418 dated 07.08.92) based at the Institute and the allocation of both institutions into subsidiaries of BR NPO PM.
1993 – Creation of SRI of Pulse Processes based at the Institute (Council of Ministers Decree of the Republic of Belarus № 807 dated 30.11.93).
1996 – Reorganization of BR NPO PM into Belarusian State Research and Production Concern of Powder Metallurgy - BS RPC PM (Cabinet of Ministers Decree of the Republic of Belarus № 165 from 04.03.96).
1997 – Grand Prix of the European Association of powder metallurgy for the development of technology and mastering of production of powder billets of collectors of electrical machines goes to BS RPC PM and the Institute.
1997 – Award of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for the monograph "Theory and practice of electropulse sintering of porous powder materials" goes to Belyavin K.E., Mazyuk V.V., Minko D.V., Sheleg V.K.
2000 – Celebrating 40 years of powder metallurgy in the Republic of Belarus.
2001 – Awarding Pilinevich L.P. with medal “Frantsisk Skoryna”.
2002 – Inclusion of Powder Metallurgy Institute as part of BS RPC PM into the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (Presidential Decree № 7 dated 05.03.02). Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Institute.
2006 – Reorganization of Powder Metallurgy Institute by the inclusion of NIKTI of welding and protective coatings and SRI of Pulse Processes into it in the status of separate self-supporting units (RB CM Resolution № 51 dated 17.01.06)
2006 – Reorganization of the concern into state research and production association (NASB Presidium decree № 79 dated 24.11.06).
2007 – Winner of the award "For the best organization of inventive activity and management of intellectual property".
2009 – Awarding Dmitrovich A.A. with medal “Frantsisk Skoryna”.
2010 – The 50th anniversary of powder metallurgy in the Republic of Belarus.
2011 – Awarding Rak A.L. with the medal "For working achievements".
2012 – Celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Powder Metallurgy Institute.
2012 – Awarding Ilyushchenko A.Ph., Smorygo O.L. with the Prize named after Academician V.A.Koptyug
2012 – Awarding Ilyushchenko A.Ph. with the Prize of Russian Academy of Science and National Academy of science of Belarus.
2013 – Ilyushchenko A.Ph. was awarded with Honorary title of honoured man of science of Belarus.