84 YEARS OF HISTORY, ACHIEVEMENTS AND VICTORIES
On June 28, 2016 a solemn meeting devoted to the 84th anniversary from the date of foundation of VIAM was held on the central square of the All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Aviation Materials.
The event began with a symbolic action: Academician of RAS, Evgeny N. Kablov, Director General of VIAM attached a fragment of collective card symbolizing VIAM as complex mechanism, which worked accurately, effectively and trouble-free. Its details were interrelated and interdependent.
In his speech he congratulated the employees of VIAM on a memorable date and wished them success in scientific and production activities. Evgeny Kablov declared, that “it is very important to remember those people, who stood at the origins of VIAM`s establishment and those who created the high competence of our institute for many decades».
According to him, VIAM always had a system approach to the solution of any most complex challenges set by the government. “I am sure, that VIAM not only reserves, but also strengths its positions”, - he pointed out.
“I am proud to work with you all. I work with people, for whom traditions, mutual supportiveness, solidarity and togetherness aren`t just words”, - Director General of VIAM concluded.
Pavel V. Servatinsky, Deputy Director of Department of metallurgy and materials of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation read out congratulation on behalf of Denis V. Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation: “Thanks to high professionalism, wide knowledge in the field of aviation industry the employees of VIAM have successfully solved tasks, promoting its preservation and strengthening of national security”.
Nikolay N. Gonchar, deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Committee for financial market, secretary of the Moscow department of the United Russia Party (Yedinaya Rossiya) congratulated Evgeny N. Kablov and the employees of VIAM on the anniversary and noted that the developments of the institute were very important for Russian aviation. He wished the employees good health, happiness and further success in work for the benefit of our country.
Nikolay N. Gonchar awarded with diplomas the winners of the competition «Material scientist of the future», which was held for Moscow school students.
Natalia K. Sidorina is the specialist in study of literature, member of the Union of Writers of Russia, grandchild of Ivan I. Sidorin, the founder of VIAM. “I think that Ivan Sidorin would be happy to see prosperity of the institute, where so many young specialists work!” – she pointed out.
In conclusion of the solemn meeting, Evgeny Kablov awarded the foremost scientists, engineers and employees of VIAM with gold medals.
On the threshold of the solemn meeting the III All-Russian scientific and technical conference entitled “The role of fundamental researches in realization of the Strategic directions of the development of materials and technologies of their processing for the period until 2030” was held.
Leading scientists and specialists of VIAM, national research institutes, institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and enterprises of the aviation industry made reports at the conference.
As the Head of VIAM pointed out, it was difficult to overestimate the role of materials in modern life. “Each engineer faces the problem of choice of materials to develop a new sample of technics, therefore the work of materials scientists determines the success of specialists of another fields of industry, - Evgeny Kablov declared. – For example, aviation armor, developed by S.T. Kishkin, provided reliable protection for the crews of battle-planes IL-2 during the Great Patriotic war. The works, carried out by Sergey Kishkin, are the basis today, on which the specialists of VIAM lean. Fundamental bases, laid by Academician S.T. Kishkin, are important to present day”.
Academician of RAS, Yury M. Mikhailov, Chairman of Scientific and Technical Council of Military Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation – deputy chairman of Board of MIC RF welcomed the participants. He congratulated the employees of VIAM on the anniversary of establishment of the institute and noted the huge contribution, made by the institute to the development of domestic science.
“The conference is a momentous event, because fundamental researches determine the development of economy. It is important, that the researches should be task-oriented and required for industry”, - Yury Mikhailov pointed out.
Aleksey I. Lyashenko, Deputy Director of the Department of aviation industry of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation pointed out, that “the main factors for development of the Russian industry are development and implementation of new materials and technologies. These factors will allow to ensure competitiveness of our products in the world market.”
As Alexander I. Sedov, Deputy Chairman of the Government – Minister of Industry, Science and new Technologies of the Republic of Mordovia stated “Industry not only of the Republic of Mordovia, but the whole country needs new materials and technologies. I am sure, that in the course of this conference we will elaborate decisions, on the basis of which subsequently groundwork for development of modern materials will be created.”
After the conference, the participants expressed their gratitude to the governing board of VIAM for the excellent organization of the event. According to all accounts, the presented reports were of great interest because of their scientific novelty and practical significance. In addition, many attendees noted that the regular holding of such topical conferences is of great importance for the development of materials science in the Russian Federation.