Dmitrij F. Lupishko

I. Personal data

Date of Birth: February 15, 1942

Place of Birth: Sumy region, Ukrainian Republic, USSR (now Ukraine)

Marital status: Married, two daughters

Present position and address: Leading Researcher, Institute of Astronomy, Kharkiv National University, Sumska 35, Kharkiv, 61022, Ukraine

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II. Academic degrees

- Professor's Degree, Physics and Math Sci., Main Astron. Observatory of Ukraine Acad. Of Sci., Oct 1999

- Ph. D., Physics and Mathematics Sci. April 1975, Shternberg Institute of Moscow State University, USSR

- M. Sci., Astronomer, June 1969, Kharkiv State University, USSR

III. Professional Experience

- Head of Asteroid Department of Astronomical Observatory of Kharkiv National University, 1989-2012

- Senior scientist, Astronomical Observatory of Kharkiv State University, 1975-1989

- Junior scientist, Astronomical Observatory of Kharkiv State University, 1969-1975

- Student of the Physics Department (Astronomy) of Kharkiv State University, 1964-1969

IV. Scientific work abroad

- Turin Astronomical Observatory, Italy, November 1995 - April 1996

V. Membership of Professional Societies

- Member of IAU, Commission 15, 1985-present

- Member of IAU Task Group on Nomenclature of Asteroids

- Chairman of WG "Asteroids" of the USSR Academy of Science, 1984-1993 (up to a disintegration of the USSR)

- Member of WG "Asteroids" of the IAU Commission 15, from 1988

- Member of European Astronomical Society, from 1995

VI. Academic and professional honors and awards

- State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology in 2010

- Asteroid 3210 discovered by E. Bowell (Lowell Observatory, Arizona, USA) was named "3210 Lupishko" in 1987

- Prize of Academy of Science of Ukraine named after the N.P. Barabashov for asteroid investigation in 1988

- Small Grant of American Astronomical Society in 1993

VII. Field of research

Physical properties of asteroids studied by photometry and polarimetry methods, laboratory and numerical modeling

VIII. Selected Publications

  1. Lupishko D., Kaydash V., Shkuratov Yu.. Global dust storms and highly polarizing clouds on Mars. Memorie della Società Astronomica Italiana, 2011. V. 82, No. 2, p. 341-347.

  2. Mishchenko M. I., Rosenbush V. K., Kiselev N. N., Lupishko D. F., Tishkovets V. P., Kaydash V. G., Belskaya I. N., Efimov Y. S., Shakhovskoy N. M. Polarimetric remote sensing of Solar System objects. − Kyiv: Akademperiodyka, 2010. − 291 p., 24 p. il.

  3. Lupishko D., Pozhalova Zh. 2010. Near-Earth objects 400 years after Galileo: Physical properties and internal structure. Proceed. IAU Symposium No. 269 “Galileo’s Medicean Moons: their impact on 400 years of discovery”, 7-9 Jan. 2010. C. Barbieri, S. Chakrabarti, M. Coradini and M. Lazzarin, eds. P. 234-239.

  4. Lupishko D.F., Di Martino M., Binzel R.P. Near-Earth objects as principal impactors of the Earth: Physical properties and sources of origin. In: “Near Earth Objects, our Celestial Neighbors: Opportunity and Risk”, Proceed. of IAU Symposium 236. Edited by G.B. Valsecchi and D. Vokrouhlický. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, p. 251-260.

  5. Lupishko D.F. Investigation of the Solar system small bodies at Karazin Kharkv National University // Romanian Astron. Journal. 2005, v. 15. Suppl. (ISBN 973-27-1224-4), 103-110.

  6. Lupishko D.F. 25 years of asteroid investigations by Kharkiv asteroid group // Kinem. Physics of Celestial Bodies, Suppl. Ser. 2005. N 5, p. 448-452.

  7. LupishkoD.F., Kiselev N.N. Disk-integrated polarimetry of Mercury in 2000-2003.// In Photopolarimetry in Remote Sensing, (Eds.G.Videen et al.), 2004, p. 385-392.

  8. Lupishko D.F., Shevchenko V.G., Tungalag N. Asteroid photocentre displacement: influence of the scattering law.// Memorie della Societa Astronomika Italiana, 2002. Vol. 73, N. 3, p. 650-654.

  9. Binzel R.P., Lupishko D.F., Di Martino M., Whiteley R.J., Hahn G.J. Physical properties of near-Earth asteroids. In: «Asteroids III» Eds. R.P. Binzel et al. Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson (USA). 2002. P. 255-271.

  10. Lupishko D.F., Lupishko T.A. 2001. On the sources of origin of near-Earth asteroids.// Astron. Vestnik, v. 35, No.3, p. 250-256. (in Russian).

  11. Lupishko D.F., Di Martino M. 1998. Physical properties of near-Earth asteroids.// Planet. Space Sci. 46, 47-74.

  12. Shevchenko V.G., Lupishko D.F. 1998. Optical properties of asteroids from photometric data.// Astron. Vestnik. v. 32, No.3, p. 250-263. (in Russian).

  13. Belskaya I.N., Lupishko D.F., Dovgopol A.N. 1996. Near-Earth asteroids: surface structure and shapes. Earth, Moon and Planets 72, 215-218.

  14. Lupishko D.F., Vasilyev S.V., Efimov Yu. S., Shakhovskoj N.M. 1995. UBVRI-polarimetry of asteroid 4179 Toutatis.// Icarus 113, 200-205.

  15. Lupishko D.F., Velichko F.P. 1990. Photometric astrometry for the Earth-approaching asteroids: Pole coordinates of 1627 Ivar.// Proc. of Meet. ACM-III, June 12-16, 1989. Uppsala Univ., Sweden. Eds. C.-I. Lagerkvist et al. P. 139-142.

  16. Vasilyev S.V., Lupishko D.F., Shakhovskoj N.M., Efimov Yu.S. 1996. UBVRI polarimetry and photometry of asteroid 1620 Geographos.// Kinematika i Fizika Nebesn. Tel., v. 12, No. 4, p. 13-18 (in Russian).

  17. Chernova G.P., Kiselev N.N., Krugly Yu.N., Lupishko D.F. et al. 1995. Photometric of Amor asteroids 1036 Ganymede and 1627 Ivar.// Astron. J. 110, 1875-1878.