Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems and Sustainable Development theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme on Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems and Sustainable Development with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses mechanical engineering - the generation and application of heat and mechanical power and the design, production, and use of machines and tools.
These five volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs
Konstantin V. Frolov was born in 1932 in Kirov, Russia. He graduated from the Briansk Institute of Transport and Machine Building in 1956 and received a Ph.D. in Technical Sciences (1962) and Doctorate of Technical Sciences (1970) from the Mechanical Engineering Research Institute in Moscow. He worked as an engineer in the Leningrad Metallurgic Plant, and was then a researcher, head of laboratory, Head of the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms Department at the Moscow State Technical University, and Director of theMechanical Engineering Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He became a professor in 1971. He is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and served as a Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Academician-Secretary on Problems of Engineering, Mechanics, and Control Processes from 1985 to 1992.
Professor Frolov is the author of over 800 research papers, twenty monographs and textbooks, and editor of the 40-volume Encyclopedia of Machinery (Moscow, 1997). He is a distinguished member of many international academies and associations and is a founder and director of the International Institute of Safety. He has treceived many Russian and foreign awards, including Hero of Socialist Labour, Lenin and State Prizes