A SOLEMN MEETING AT VIAM
On June 15, 2015, a solemn meeting devoted to the awarding the State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology to academician Evgeny N. Kablov, Director General of VIAM, was held the All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Aviation Materials.
"Today we have met because of a very important and significant event,” said Vladislav Antipov, head of the scientific-research bureau «Titanium, magnesium, beryllium and aluminium alloys», while opening the event, “According to the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, Academician Evgeny Kablov Director General of VIAM, was awarded the State Prize of Russia in the field of science and technology."
In the name of the whole team of VIAM, Vladislav Antipov thanked Evgeny N. Kablov "for his invaluable contribution to the development of the All-Russian Institute of Aviation Materials". "Your gift of the scientist and the leader allowed the Institute to survive a very difficult period of the mid-1990s and to transform completely: at present, there are 21 innovative small-scale production bays to manufacture 210 high-tech products at VIAM. I am sure that the creation of an interindustry center for development of materials of the new generation on the basis of the Institute will be the next step," he said.
In addition, Vladislav Antipov read some congratulatory telegrams of the government addressed to Evgeny N. Kablov.
Nikolai Gonchar, State Duma Deputy, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets, secretary of the Moscow branch of the "United Russia" party, when talking about the winner of the State Prize, said "the country must know its heroes". He also noted a huge contribution of Evgeny Kablov, as a scientist and the head of VIAM, to the development of the domestic materials science, as well as the All-Russian Institute of Aviation Materials.
During his speech, Nikolai Gonchar read a telegram of the Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, in which the head of the capital congratulated Evgeny Kablov because of high state award. In addition, Nikolai Gonchar gave words of thanks and appreciation on behalf of Sergei Naryshkin, Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
In turn, Evgeny Kablov said that the awarding the State Prize of the Russian Federation is a huge event in his life. "But it would not be without the work of scientists of VIAM, thus it is our common victory," he emphasized.
Evgeny Kablov reminded about an infinite gratitude to his teachers and lecturers, as well as to all who helped him in the early years of his work at VIAM. "I work at VIAM during 41 years, just starting from the graduation of the university, and after that period of time I can say that for the purpose of the professional development one has to persevere with this goal, engaging in practical work every day," the head of VIAM said.
In his speech, he reminded about the hard years when the Institute was in crisis. "We were able to unite around a common goal and go through a hard path from bankruptcy to a successful scientific enterprise having a modern material and technical basis and a team of professionals," Evgeny Kablov said and added "We should not rest on our laurels, but we need to prove our ability every day, and for this purpose we have both the desire and the strength and support of the country's leadership. "
In his speech, Yuri N. Shevchenko, Deputy Director General of VIAM said "We have met today because of the significant event: it is the first time in the history of our Institute when an employee of VIAM was awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation. The President emphasized an important attribute that characterizes the work of Evgeny Kablov - the ability to combine tradition and innovation."
He also reminded that since 2005 Evgeny Kablov is elected as the President of the Association of state research centers uniting 48 scientific institutions with more than 60 thousand people.
"In your speech at the award ceremony, you pointed out fairly that the appreciation and success is shared by the whole team of VIAM from which you have never separated yourself," - Yuri Shevchenko said.
In turn, Denis V. Grashchenkov, head of the scientific-research bureau “Nonmetallic materials, metallic composite materials”, expressed his confidence that this award is not the last for Evgeny Kablov, because "today VIAM is really at the forefront of modern materials science." "Our specialists are involved in solving the most complex engineering problems, not only in aviation, but also in other industries. I am sure that we will have new achievements greatly appreciated by the government," Denis Grashchenkov concluded.
As Lidiya Tupitsyna, head of the Scientific and Technical Department, stated, "This prize cannot be bought; it can only be earned through hard work and breakthrough ideas." "Evgeny Kablov is the very best, and we are nearby," she said. "If one asks Evgeny Nikolaevich weather is he happy, he surely says now "Yes", and then will strive for new heights. At the meeting with the President, Evgeny Nikolaevich has already identified challenges for the future - establishment of a materials science center. Therefore, there is still a lot of future achievements and discoveries," said Lidiya Tupitsyna.
Olga G. Ospennikova, head of scientific-research bureau «Heat-resistant cast and wrought alloys and steels, protective coatings for GTE components» cited Albert Einstein who said once "The science can only be created by those who are “impregnated” thoroughly with the desire for truth and understanding." "Just dedication and the desire to get always and everywhere the end result was and is your distinctive feature as a scientist and leader," she said.
"My father always set you up as an example of a man who is selflessly dedicated to his cause and always brings the started work to the end. He said that only a man with such a character and credo could really achieve much in his life and any peaks obey him," said Olga Ospennikova.
Sergey Trusov, Chief Engineer of VIAM, congratulated Evgeny Kablov on behalf of all employees of the engineering service on the high state award. "Your credo - to work for the final result - is very important for me,” he said and added “Just under your leadership, innovative small-scale production bays with high-tech equipment were launched at the Institute; due to it materials and technologies of the new generation will not only be created, but also brought to the customers."
Tatyana Kuleshova, Deputy Chief Accountant of VIAM, congratulated Evgeny Kablov on the State Prize and noted "It is just employees of VIAM who realize better than anyone else how fair is this award." According to her, thanks to Evgeny Kablov today VIAM is the indisputable benchmark for the majority of scientific institutions.
Alexander E. Raskutin, acting as the head of laboratory, declared "At present, Evgeny Nikolaevich pays a special attention to domestic polymer composite materials, as they are widely used in the aviation industry." "A modern composites production bay was created at VIAM and now we are on a high production level, and our materials are used not only in the aerospace industry but also in other industries." "On behalf of all employees involved in polymer composites production allow me to congratulate you on this prestigious award," - he concluded.
Mikhail Bakradze, head of laboratory, noted in his speech that new high heat-resistant steels and alloys developed under scientific guidance of General the Director of VIAM were introduced into production and are used in advanced aircraft engine PD-14, helicopter engines, small-sized gas turbine engines and in other equipment. "These materials would not be implemented in such a short time without your support and persistence," said Mikhail Bakradze. In addition, he reminded of the preservation and successful development of mentoring system at VIAM under the leadership of Evgeny Kablov, as well as of his direct involvement in work with youth, transfer of experience to the new generation of scientists and engineers. "Your personal attention and support in solving the problems of young scientists is of great importance", he concluded.
Victoria A. Duyunova, head of laboratory, said "There are the words «Glory to our country! We are proud of thou!» in the hymn of the Russian Federation," and this pride is multiplied by such leaders as our Director General, Academician Evgeny Kablov.
"The laboratory staff congratulates you on the State Award and wished new successes and achievements for the benefit of the national science," Victoria Duyunova said.
On behalf of the laboratory, Mikhail Gorbovets, head of sector, has congratulated the head of the Institute on the deserved State Prize in the field of science and technology. "Awarding such a high prize demonstrates clearly that your approach to the organization of work at VIAM was correct and very effective. You have managed to prove that it is necessary not only to preserve our Institute, but also to attract significant investments, both in research and in the technical re-equipment," said Mikhail Gorbovets. According to him, thanks to the above reasons, VIAM is equipped with the most modern equipment used by the specialists of VIAM for the world-level research.
"Your life was always connected with overcoming difficulties and you always proved by your own example that there are no unattainable goals. For all young specialists it was and is an example and an impetus to work", Alexei Smirnov, deputy head of Testing Center, chairperson of the Council of young scientists and specialists of VIAM said. "I have to say about the support that you provide the youth of the Institute, and about present conditions of our work. It certainly contributes to creativity and to solving complex scientific problems," he said.
Then the floor was given to academician Vyacheslav M. Buznik, chief of laboratory "Materials for the arctic climate". He told about congratulations to Evgeny Kablov from scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, who are currently working together with representatives of the Russian Academy of Sciences at the session of the joint commission. "Belarusian scientists are glad and proud to cooperate with VIAM and hope for its further development," he said. Speaking about the abilities that have helped the Director General of VIAM to achieve excellent results in science, Vyacheslav Bouznik highlighted one of them as follows: "Evgeny Nikolaevich can understand with the same degree of professionalism both global strategic issues and details. This is an extremely important feature." At the end of his speech, he stressed that the State Prize is an award that belongs not only to the head of the Institute, but also to all of its employees, as the name “VIAM” is inseparably linked with the name of Evgeny N. Kablov.
According to Larisa Chursova, head of scientific-research bureau «Polymer composite materials of new generation», Evgeny Nikolaevich makes a significant contribution to the development of domestic materials science due to his knowledge and experience, and his foresight has allowed the Institute to choose the right direction of development both in science and in manufacture. "It is very important that Evgeny Kablov was awarded by the country's leadership at the time when Russia must strengthen its position on all fronts, including enhancing its technological independence," Larisa Chursova emphasized.
At the end of the solemn meeting, Evgeny Kablov thanked the attendees for their kind words and sincere wishes. "Taking into account the current economic situation we have to go a hard way,” the head of VIAM said, “but VIAM has qualified professionals and infrastructure allowing to develop new products and technologies and to offer them to potential customers". Evgeny Kablov noted that in the first place the development of the Institution depends on the people who work there, on their initiative, ability to make decisions and defend the interests of VIAM at various levels.