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About VNIIOFIVNIIOFI today

The All-Russian Research Institute for Optical and Physical Measurements Federal State Unitary Enterprise (VNIIOFI ) is the country’s leading scientific and industrial enterprise, creating a state system for ensuring the uniformity of measurements in photometry, radiometry, optical radiation, parameters of pulsed electromagnetic fields.

The main legal documents

The All-Russian Research Institute for Optical and Physical Measurements Federal State Unitary Enterprise (VNIIOFI ) of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Russian Federation is formed by the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR from De 28, 1965 #2495-pc on the basis of the enterprise of the USSR Ministry of Medium Machine-Building Industry.

By the order of the State Standard of Russia from Jun 11,1996, #187 the state-owned VNIIOFI is assigned the status of the State Scientific Metrological Center.

The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Russian Federation entrusts the VNIIOFI with the functions of:

  • head organization in the field of optical and physical measurements and metrology of high-speed processes;
  • head organization providing the uniformity of measurements in healthcare and the production of medical equipment;
  • head organization in the field of metrological support in non-destructive testing.

The VNIIOFI was accredited for technical competence in the field of verification of measuring instruments (reg. #022) and registered as accrediting body in the Russian system of measuring instrument calibration.

The VNIIOFI is accredited as:

  • the National Center for testing of measuring instruments (VNIIOFI NC TMI, reg. #30003-08);
  • the Measuring Instrument Certification Body (Accreditation certificate #ROSS RU.00.05).

Quality Management System

The VNIIOFI has a certified quality management system in accordance with the requirements of GOST R ISO 9001-2001 (ISO 9001: 2000) Certificate #ROSS RU.IS20.K00356

The VNIIOFI quality management system was recognized to comply with ISO/IEC 17025 standard (QSF - R17 Certificate in Russian and English).

Dissertation Council

The VNIIOFI has a D 308.006.01 Dissertation Council (Order of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science #105/nk from Apr 11, 2012), standard doctorate (License #166386, registration #7264 from Jul 6, 2006.).

Centers at the premises of the VNIIOFI

  • Center for the collective use of measuring instruments
  • National Center for testing of measuring instruments (VNIIOFI NC TMI)
  • Center for metrological support and nanotechnology and nanotechnology product conformity assessment
  • Center for the certification of state standard samples of special alloys (CSSS OPM CENTER)
  • State Center for testing of optical and lighting products (Optosert SCT)

History of the VNIIOFI


VNIIOFI creator B. M. Stepanov

Boris Stepanov is a Hero of Socialist Labor , laureate of the USSR Lenin and State Prizes , Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences , Professor. Founder and director of the All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Optical and Physical Measurements (VNIIOFI ). P articipant in the Great Patriotic War.

Electrovacuum laboratory of the Chemical Physics Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences

The USSR AS CPI Electrovacuum laboratory was organized by B. M. Stepanov in June 1945. It was engaged in experimental studies of high-speed processes from 1945 to 1960.

The m/b 918 Enterprise – KB-25 Branch (m/b 760)

The branch continued development of techniques and instruments of experimental physics of high-speed processes .

M/B 937 (NII-50)

By the Order of the Minister of Medium Machine Building Industry from Apr 10, 1962 #090 ck B. M. Stepanov was appointed the head and scientific director of the M/B 937 (NII-50) enterprise.

All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Optical and Physical Measurements (VNIIOFI)

The All-Union Research Institute of Optical and Physical Measurements (VNIIOFI ) was established by the order of the USSR Council of Ministers # 2495pc from Dec 28, 1965 , with preservation of the institution’s defense character .

Creation of the Standard base of Optical and Physical Measurements

The development and production of a variety of optical and physical measurement instruments and the need to improve their accuracy brought up the problem of ensuring the uniformity and accuracy of measurements. The e ffective use of these instruments required , above all, the creation of a system of state and working standards of units of energy metering , ensuring the reproduction and transmission of the practice of units of measurement with the highest accuracy .

The All-Union Research Institute of Optical and Physical Measurements (VNIIOFI NGO)

By the order of the USSR State Standard from July 6, 1981 # 044 the Research and Manufacturing Association All-Union Research Institute of Optical and Physical Measurements (NGO VNIIOFI) was established on the basis of the Institute . B. M. Stepanov was appointed its d irector general and remained the head and scientific director of the VNIIOFI – the Head Organization of the Association .