Professor Evgeniy Konstantinovich Iordanishvili died January, 20, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Russia in the age 81. For thermoelectric community he is known first of all as a close collaborator of Professor A.F. Ioffe on the early stage of development of thermoelectric refrigerators in Institute of Semiconductors in St. Petersburg. He was a coauthor of the pioneer generalizing publication on this subject: A.F. Ioffe “Semiconductor thermoelements and thermoelectric cooling. Part 2: A.F. Ioffe, L.S. Stil’bans, E.K. Iordanishvili and T.S. Stavitskaya Thermoelectric cooling”, 1957, Infosearch, London. E.K. Iordanishvili graduated from Department of Physics of Leningrad State University. After scientific carrier in Institute of Semiconductors he was a top-manager in thermoelectric industry. About 20 last years he was a Professor of physics at St. Petersburg Technical University (Polytechnical Institute). E.K. Iordanishvili – the author of several scientific, technical and popular books in thermoelectricity field.
A hobby of the whole E.K. Iordanishvili life was extremal sporting tourism. He was widely known in Russia as an organizer and leader of many difficult and dangerous sporting expeditions.