The development of process-related welding led to the creation of a new engineering specialty associated with the processes of gas-thermal coating, which eventually transformed into the training of specialists in surface engineering.
The training of specialists in this profile began in 1989 at the department of welding production of the welding department of NTUU "KPI" at the initiative of the dean of the welding faculty of the assistant professor, candidate of technical sciences А.М. Slyvinsky, associate professors of the department of welding production, Ph.D. І.М. Zhdanova and Ph.D. VM Diligently with the support of the Head of the Welding Department of the Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences VM Prohorenka
A new specialty "Equipment and technology for increasing wear resistance and restoration of machine parts" was created.
On April 1, 1991, the NTUU "KPI" welding department opened a department of repair of machine parts, which was commissioned to prepare engineers in this specialty. The organizer and the first head of the department until November 1993 was a candidate of technical sciences, associate professor Vladislav Mykhailovych Dukhno. The first head of the department is Ph.D., Assoc. Dukhno Vladislav Mikhailovich.
In the structure of the department at the time of its organization included candidates of technical sciences, associate professors V.M. Korzh, B.V. Medko SM Hetmanets, B.M. Gopenyuk, Head of Laboratory VV Kononchuk, educational masters Yu. L. Didusenko, V.V. Faculty and part-time candidate of technical sciences, chief engineer IMESH MV Young man The main concept of development and tasks of the department at the time of the foundation of the department was to provide specialists with higher education the perspective electrogarothermic technological processes of welding production for the restoration and strengthening of machine parts.
During the period of leadership of the department VM Duhno one doctor dissertation and one candidate's thesis were defended dully at the department, new curricula and programs of profile courses were created.
From November 3, 1993 to June 2001, the head of the department was doctor of technical sciences, professor Korzh Viktor Nikolaevich.
During this period work is underway to create a training and methodological basis for training specialists, to expand the range of fundamental ideas and students' knowledge of the welding specialties of modern adjacent and related technologies of surface engineering, and unification of methodological support for fundamental and general engineering training. The educational qualification characteristic and the educational - professional program of the State Standard of Higher Education of Ukraine for the preparation of bachelors and masters on the specialty "Technology and equipment for the restoration and improvement of wear resistance of machines and structures" are being developed at the department in the framework of the training direction 0923 "Welding".
In February 1995, the first issue of engineers in this specialty took place. The head of the State Examination Commission for the protection of diploma projects and the work of specialists and masters for many years is the Deputy Director of the IEZ them. Paton of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, academician of NAS of Ukraine K.A. Yushchenko.
Meeting of the First State Examination Commission on February 4, 1995, on the issue of engineers - electromechanics in the specialty "Technology and equipment for the restoration and increase of wear resistance of machines and structures". In the first row from the left to the right: a representative of the ASTC them. OK. Antonova, Boychenko VO, doctor of technical sciences, prof Kuznetsov, Ph.D., Assoc. Medko BV, head of the DEC, acad. NAS of Ukraine, Doctor of Technical Sciences, prof. K.A. Yushchenko, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Korzh VM, assistant of the department of labor protection M.Ya. Podkolzin. In February 1995, the first issue of engineers in this specialty took place. The head of the State Examination Commission for the protection of diploma projects and the work of specialists and masters for many years is the Deputy Director of the IEZ them. Paton of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, academician of NAS of Ukraine K.A. Yushchenko The scientific and pedagogical staff of the department is expanding.
During the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the NTUU "KPI" and the 50th anniversary of the welding faculty in 1998, the doctors of technical sciences, professors VM taught at the department. Korzh, V.D. Kuznetsov, VM Young Scientist, Candidates of Engineering, associate professors B.V. Medko SM Hetmanets, VN Pashchenko, assistants Yu.S. Popil, MV Alexandrovsky, V.V. Kononchuk, engineer from the educational process L.G. Glova, Head laboratory of S.O. Cherniavsky
Leading scientists of the Institute of Electric Welding of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor KA, joined the teaching of special disciplines. Yushchenko, Doctors of Technical Sciences, Professors Yu.S. Borisov, AL Borisova, candidate of technical sciences, associate professor L.I. Adieva, Senior Researcher, Head of the Laboratory of State Automotive Research Institute of the project, candidate of technical sciences VO Kakuevitsky, assistant professor of Ukrainian Agricultural Academy candidate of technical sciences LP Rogovsky, director of the project of the Ukrainian - American research center "Pratt and Whitney - Paton" candidate of technical sciences O.V. Korzh and others.
From June 2001 to June 2016, the department for the restoration of machine parts is headed by Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Valery Dmitrievich Kuznetsov. The work on updating and development of material and technical equipment of the department and development of scientific work are being expanded.
There are 2 doctoral and 2 candidate's theses at the department, 3 doctoral and 3 candidate's theses are being prepared for defense. Work is under way to determine the new direction of the department for the training of specialists in surface engineering. The author's team consists of - employees of the IEZ them. EO Paton of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine academician of NAS of Ukraine K.A. Yushchenko, Professor Yu.S. Borisov and the staff of the department: professors V.D. Kuznetsova and VM Korzh published a textbook "Surface Engineering", which received the diploma of the laureate of the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" second grade for the best textbook of 2009. In January 2010, the department received a new name "Surface Engineering".
From June 2016 the Department of Surface Engineering is headed by Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Igor Volodymyrovych Smirnov. Scientific research in the field of nanotechnology in surface engineering is actively being conducted.
Now the department is run by doctors of technical sciences, professors V.I. Kopylov, IV Smirnov, VM Pashchenko, Candidates of Engineering, associate professor Yu.S. Popil, AV Chorny, D.V. Stepanov, Head. laboratories KA Barantsev, engineer KO Spirin.