The book covers the main stages of life, scientific, scientific-organizational, pedagogical and public activities of the well-known Ukrainian scientist in the field of materials science, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor, Academician of NAS of Ukraine, laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the Field of Science and Technology, the I.M. Frantsevich Prize of NAS of Ukraine, Director of the V.M. Bakul Institute of Superhard Materials of NAS of Ukraine V.Z. Turkevych. The scientific research of V.Z. Turkevych covers a wide range of issues on the thermodynamics of superhard materials under high pressure, the study of the physico-chemical aspect of synthesis and sintering of superhard materials at high pressure and temperature, the study of thermodynamics and the kinetics of spontaneous crystallization of diamonds and cubic boron nitride, the development of thermophysical instruments for extreme measurements parameters. For researchers and anyone interested in the history of domestic science.