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Vladmir Groum-Grjimailo

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Professor Vladmir Groum-Grjimailo (1864-1929)

1929 Obituary [1]

VLADIMIR GROUM-GRJIMAILO, one of Russia's most distinguished metallurgists, died at Moscow, Russia, after a short illness, on October 30, 1928.

Born at St. Petersburg in 1864, he graduated from the St. Petersburg Mining Institute as a mining engineer in 1885, thereupon being engaged as metallurgist by the Taquilsk Works, Demidoff Estate, Urals.

After twenty-one years of practical work, chiefly in the Urals, he became Professor of Metallurgy at the St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute, in which position he remained until 1918. Later he became a professor at the Ural Mining Institute, and in 1927 founded in Moscow the "Bureau for Designing Metallurgical Constructions."

Professor Groum-Grjimailo was well known as the author of many papers published in Russian. Only two, under one cover, however, have been translated into French and English, namely, "The Flow of Gases in Furnaces," published in New York in 1923. In 1925 he issued two books of great importance, "The Metallurgy of Steel" and "Reverberatory Furnaces," the first being a reproduction of his famous lectures, at the Polytechnic Institute, on the theory of the steel-making processes, and the second a monumental work, unique in the world literature of the subject.

Professor Groum-Grjimailo was elected a member of the Institute of Metals on December 15, 1926.— M. PAVLOFF.

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