The Institute was founded in April, 1951. The basic themes of research are connected with the creation and development of chemical technologies for the processing of uranium and rare-metal ores and production of nuclear-pure structural materials.

VNIIHT carries out a complete cycle of scientific research and development works aimed at creating profitable highly effective technologies for the production of uranium and nuclear-pure metals (lithium, beryllium, zirconium, hafnium, tantalum, niobium, etc.) for atomic industry and other branches of industry.

The Institute’s technologies became a production cycle base for the greatest hydro-metallurgical plants in our country and abroad. Basic uranium technologies are adapted for processing gold-bearing, molybdenum, tungsten and other ores.