The Altshuller Institute

for TRIZ Studies

In memory of Volyuslav Mitrofanov who passed away yesterday, 18 September 2014.

"The Altshuller Institute laments the loss of colleague and TRIZ Master, Volyuslav Mitrofanov. He was born on 21 February 1928.Self locking bike030
For more than 40 years, Volyuslav Mitrofanov was one of the “attraction centers” to all TRIZ specialists. He met TRIZ when he already had become the highly positioned well-known expert in semiconductors. He was so impressed by TRIZ that he sacrificed the rest of his life and his career for a new life goal.
Mr. Mitrofanov organized the Leningrad TRIZ scientific School, the largest in the USSR. His former students now comprise the majority of globally recognized best TRIZ experts. He was the moral and ideological center to many of us; he set a good example to many people how to behave and work. To his last days, he remained proactive: he wrote new books and articles, analyzed and improved TRIZ, he sorrowed seeing the current world events. Most important, he believed in us, those who he taught and knew, he believed in our intellect, our humanism, our capabilities and creativity.
Blessed memory.

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