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TsAGI members to compete for the title of best engineers in the country

15 November 2017

Three specialists of the Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI, a member of the National Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute”) reached the finala of the 18th All-Russian competition “Engineer of the Year-2017.”

TsAGI research and production complex staff members Ivan Trifonov, Valery Zinjaev and Sergey Titov presented advanced developments in “Aerospace,” “Laser Technology” and “Mechanical Engineering,”

Ivan Trifonov demonstrated advances in aerodynamic design and production of models made of composite materials. The structural optimization methods can significantly reduce the mass of main rotor blades, aircraft models, etc. Valery Zinjaeva devoted his project to the adoption of a new technology of the laser sintering of metallic powders to TsAGI pilot production. This allows implementation of sophisticated designed elements of aerodynamic models with internal structures which are not achievable with the use of traditional technologies. The third contestant, Sergey Titov, examined the development of promising ways to improve the strength of connections and to repair aircraft structures made of polymer composite materials.

The competition “Engineer of the Year” differs in that the title of the best engineer of the country is awarded by a panel of judges for the totality of achievements by a particular specialist and his contribution to the development of innovative technologies. Announcement of the results and the award ceremony for winners will take place in Moscow in February 2018.

“Engineer of the year” is an annual competition to identify the best engineers, the Big League, to promote their employment, achievements and experience as the best engineers of the Russian Federation. The event has been held since 2000. Its organizers are the Russian Union of scientific and engineering public associations, the International Union of the scientific and engineering public associations, Academy of Engineering named after A.M. Prokhorov and the Interregional social fund to facilitate Scientific and technological progress. The competition is held in two stages in 43 categories, each of which is sub-divided into “Engineering skills of the young” (under 30 years of age) and “Professional engineers” (participants with experience in engineering positions of not less than 5 years). The winners are awarded with diplomas, commemoratives “Laureate of the Contest,” as well as certificates and signs “Professional engineer of Russia.”

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