TsAGI Employee Wins ICAS Award
Yevgeny Andreyev, deputy director of the TsAGI department for external economic affairs, has been awarded the John J. Green award. This award is given by the ICAS (International Council on Aeronautical Sciences) once every two years to a specialist under the age of 35 involved in international aviation research. The award recognizes a specialist’s contribution to the development and strengthening of international cooperation.
This is the first time that the award has been given to a Russian nominee. Andreyev’s candidacy received the support of the European Commission and the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the European Union.
According to Andreyev, the award came as a complete surprise to him. “Awards from such a global forum as the ICAS are usually handed to leading scientists, whose work is recognized at an international level,” Andreyev said. “At the same time, I am not directly involved in research activity. The ICAS appreciated the contribution made by my work in the development of aviation science. I would like to say that this award reflects not only my efforts, but those of my colleagues and the scientists that participate in international activity. I will continue to work in the sphere of international cooperation, namely in the creation and implementation of promising integrated programs and projects.”
ICAS is an international non-government organization set up in 1957 at the initiative of Theodore von Karman to develop cooperation in aviation science. The council brings together countries, organizations scientists and specialist from all over the world on an equal basis, to develop cooperation and exchange information in the field of aerospace research. The Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute is the only official representative from Russia in this organization. ICAS congresses are the largest international forums on aeronautics, and have been held once every two years since 1958, and currently include about 1,000 participants from over 40 countries around the world. At the proposal of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI), the 29th International Congress ICAS-2014 will be held in St. Petersburg in 2014. This will be Russia’s first time to host an aerospace congress of this level.
TsAGI Press Service
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