Budnikov, Petr or Budnykov, Petro [Будников, Пётр], b 21 October 1885 in Smolensk, d 6 December 1968 in Moscow. Chemist, full member of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR and corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences from 1939. Budnikov taught in Kharkiv at Kharkiv Polytechnical Institute (later Kharkiv Chemical-technological Institute) in 1926–41. He researched the properties and chemical changes of silicate systems in order to synthesize refractory, ceramic, and fusible materials. His selected works were published in Kyiv in 1960.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]