VLADIMIR FORTOV HAS VISITED VIAM
On May 6, 2015, Academician Vladimir E. Fortov, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, has visited the All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM).
In frame of the visit he inspected experimental and production facilities of VIAM, in particular research and test complexes, laboratories and high-tech low-tonnage production bays. Specialists of the Institute told about last achievements of VIAM in the field of materials engineering and showed operation of unique equipment.
Academician of RAS Evgeny N. Kablov, Director General of VIAM told about the main activities and advanced developments of the Institute in the field of creation of materials of new generation. A special attention was paid to the Strategic directions of the development of materials and technologies of their processing for the period until 2030. «Due to a huge scientific potential and own up-to-date low-tonnage production VIAM meets the challenges in the field of development and production of different materials for successful realization of key state programs», – noted Evgeny Kablov.
In addition, the Director General of VIAM discussed with the head of RAS the problems and prospects of development of Russian science, the practical implementation of basic and applied researches. Eugene Kablov told Vladimir Fortov about programs for joint work with RAS institutes, industrial research institutes and enterprises of state corporations, as well as about cooperation of VIAM with the Russian regions.
Vladimir Fortov appreciated highly the scientific achievements of VIAM, perfect up-to-date equipment and high-skilled personnel of the Institute.
On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory, Evgeny Kablov and Vladimir Fortov have laid flowers to the monument of VIAM employees who died during the Great Patriotic War and observed a minute of silence for their memory.
Dr. of Sciences (Physical and Math) Prof. Vladimir E. Fortov - outstanding Soviet and Russian physicist, organizer of science, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was born on January 23, 1946 in Noginsk, the Moscow region. In 1968, he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with a degree in "Thermodynamics and aerodynamics". From October 1971 to May 1986, he worked at the Department of the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS in Chernogolovka (IPCP RAS). From 1986 to 1992 he was the head of department at the Institute of High Temperatures, Academy of Sciences of USSR (now - JIHT RAS) and combined the job at IPCP RAS as the head of laboratory. In 1987 he was elected as a corresponding member of Academy of Sciences of USSR in the Department of Physical and Technical Problems of Power Engineering (specialty "Thermal Physics"), and in 1991 – as a full member of RAS in the Section of physics, energy and electronics. From 1993 to 1997 Vladimir Fortov was the Chairman of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research RFBR), and from 1996 to 2001 – the Vice-President of Russian Academy of Sciences. In August 1996, he was appointed as the chairman of the RF State Committee on Science and Technology, then - as Minister of Science and Technology. At the same time, until March 1997, he was Deputy Prime Minister and in March 1998 he was dismissed in frame of the Cabinet of V.S. Chernomyrdin.
From 1992 to 2007, Vladimir Fortov worked as the Director of the Institute of Extremal States Thermophysics of JIHT RAS. From 2007 up to the present time, he is the Director of JIHT RAS. On May 29, 2013, the General Meeting of the Russian Academy of Sciences has elected him as the President of RAS.
Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) - State Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation, the Russian largest center for basic researches.
The main goal of the Russian Academy of Sciences is organization and conduction of fundamental and applied researches on natural, engineering, humanities and social sciences to obtain new knowledge about the laws of nature, society, human rights contributing to the technological, economic, social and cultural development of Russia. Being the highest scientific organization of the Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Sciences is involved in the coordination of basic researches carried out by scientific organizations and institutions of higher education at the expense of the federal budget.