Department of Chemical
Thermodynamics was established in 1966 as part of Institute of
High Temperatures of Academy of Sciences of USSR (IVTAN). In 1995
it was moved into the Institute of High Energy Density of IVTAN
Association of RAS.
Actually the history of the
Department started at early 50th of XX century when a
group of young scientists of Institute of Combustible Minerals
began to accomplish the program proposed by unknown at that time
rocket engineer V.P. Glushko. The goal of this program was
theoretical and experimental study of thermodynamic properties of
combustion products of liquid rocket fuels. Many of those who
started this work formed later the body of Department of Chemical
In April of 1984 the Presidium of
AS USSR established the Center of Thermodynamic Data
(Thermocenter) on the basis of Department of Chemical
Thermodynamics. Since then and up to now “Department of
Chemical Thermodynamics” and “Thermocenter” are
synonyms in IVTAN Association.
In October of 1997 Thermocenter was
named after V.P. Glushko.