СнимокDr. Agricultural Sciences, Professor

Lead Researcher, Laboratory of Environmentally Safe Animal Production under Technogenic Contamination Conditions


Phone: +375 232 349 736


Scientific interests:

ecology, physiology, feeding practices and technologies, animal radioecology.



Born in 1951 in the village of Dobryn in Chechersk district of the Gomel region, in the farmer’s family. After finishing high school in 1969, he entered the Belarusian Agricultural Academy, which he graduated from five years later with a diploma in Zootechnics. He began his working career in 1974 as a chief livestock specialist in Glussky district, where he was assigned to upon graduating from the Academy. A year later he was called up for military service in the Soviet Army. From 1976, continued his labour activity as a works foreman at the Gomel Poultry Plant. In 1981, joined a Postgraduate Course at the Belarusian Research Institute for Animal Husbandry and later defended his PhD thesis (Candidate of Biological Sciences) under scientific supervision of Dr. I. K. Slesareva. Since 1984, worked as acting head of the department of the Gomel District Committee of the Communist Party of Belarus, chief livestock specialist of the Gomel Poultry Plant. Since January 1987, continued his engagement in scientific and research activities as a chief researcher at the Belorussian Branch of All-Union Research Institute of Agricultural Radiology (later – Research Institute of Radiology, and since 2019 – Institute of Radiobiology of the National Academy of Sciences). Was a liquidator of the Chernobyl Accident. Was involved in international works as an IAEA expert. In 1991, he was transferred to the F. Skorina Gomel State University as an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Human and Animal Physiology (associate professor since 1995). While teaching, he was actively engaged in scientific research in the field of radioecology initially started at the Belorussian Branch of All-Union Research Institute of Agricultural Radiology. In 1998, he defended his doctoral dissertation on the topic “Optimization of feeding of farm animals in the conditions of radioactive contamination of the Belarusian Polesie”. In 1996, was appointed a director of the Gomel Poultry Plant. From 2006 to 2008, he was a Head of Agricultural Production Development Department at Belorusneft. Starting from 2008, works as a lead researcher at IRB (now part-time). Since 2010, has been also employed as a professor of Marketing Department at the MITSO Gomel Branch, and since 2017 – a professor of Department of Ecology at F. Skaryna Gomel State University.

Author and co-author of more than 280 scientific works, 8 monographs, 6 textbooks, 5 patents.


Recommended Practices:

Ilyazov R.G., Karpenko A.F., Parfentsev N.I., Averin V.S., Levakhin V.I. Recommended Practices for Conducting Scientific Research on the Rational Use of Agricultural Lands for Beef Cattle Breeding in Resettled Areas Contaminated as a Result of the Chernobyl NPP Disaster. Gomel-Orenburg, 1991. 21 p.

Paperback books:

  1. Karpenko A.F. Ways to reduce radioactive cesium in animal products. Minsk, 1991. 44 p.
  2. Karpenko A.F., Rogovenko V.I., Potylkina T.V. Radioecological bases for regulation of radionuclides in products and proper use of hayfields and pastures. Gomel, 1995. 41 p.
  3. Karpenko A.F., Mezenko N.A., Bordak M.I., Kienya A.I. Agro-industrial production in the Gomel region after the Chernobyl disaster. Gomel, 1995. 103 p.


  1. Ilyazov R.G., Aleksakhin R.M., Korneev N.A., Sirotkin A.N., Priester B.S., Arkhipov N.A., Levakhin V.I., Ivannikov A.T., Pyatnov Yu .N., Karpenko A.F. [et al.]. Radioecological Aspects of Animal Husbandry (Consequences and Countermeasures after the Chernobyl NPP Accident); eds. R.G. Ilyazov. Gomel: Polespechat, 1996. 179 p.
  2. Karpenko, A.F. Environmental and economic problems of agricultural production in the Gomel region after the Chernobyl disaster. Bryansk: Delta, 2012. 258 p.
  3. Logistics of energy supply to the natural systems of Belarus. A.F. Karpenko, A.V. Crook; Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, F. Skoryna Gomel State University. Gomel: GSU, 2017. 195 p.
  4. Scientific aspects of agricultural production in post-Chernobyl conditions. A.G. Podolyak, V.V. Valetov, A.F. Karpenko. Mozyr: MGPU, 2017. 242 p.
  5. Ecologization of crop production on peat-bog soils of the south-east of Belarus. A.G. Podolyak, V.V. Valetov, A.F. Karpenko. Mozyr: MGPU, 2018. 218 p.
  6. Ecologization of crop production on the territory of radioactive contamination. A.G. Podolyak, A.V. Kruk, A.F. Karpenko; F. Skoryna Gomel State University. Gomel: GSU, 2020. 334 p.
  7. Complete feeding of highly productive cows. A.F. Karpenko [et al.]. Minsk: Belarusian Science, 2021. 430 p.
  8. Karpenko A.F. Biogeochemistry of soils in the south-east of Belarus as a basis for fodder production. Gomel: GSU, 2021. 233 p.