Gennady Banyuk


Age: 65

Summary: Russian deputy general director and chief designer of Russia's main nuclear reactor design company OKB Gidropress who had made some of the most significant contributions in the investigations of primary- and secondary-side corrosion mechanism, including corrosion-induced cracking of the cold collectors in PGV-1000 steam generators and pitting-corrosion in the VVER-440 cladding-free vessels, and whose material science research served to extend the service life of equipment and piping of VVER-440 and VVER-1000 reactor plants for the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant in India and Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in Iran.

Cause of Death: Airplane accident

Born: January 1, 1946

Died: June 20, 2011

Petrozavodsk, Russia