Borys Yevhenovych Paton
(Борис Євгенович Патон) (born November 27
) is the long-term chairman of the National Academy of Sciences
. He was born in Kiev
. Paton joined the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on November 18
and is the first person to have been awarded the title of the Hero of Ukraine
He holds a doctoral degree in technical sciences and is known for his works in electric welding. Paton's father, Yevhen Paton, was also famous for his works in electric welding. The first welded bridge in Kiev, constructed under the supervision of Yevhen Paton, bears his name.