TsAGI Executive Director Sergey Chernyshev is awarded the ICAS International Prize
8 September 2014
- Prof. Sergey Chernyshev's lecture
- The President of ICAS Murray Scott presents the award to the Executive Director of TsAGI Prof. Sergey Chernyshev
On September 8, TsAGI Executive Director, professor and associate member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergei Leonidovich Chernyshev delivered the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Memorial Lecture and received the award of the same name for his outstanding contribution to the development of aeronautics.
The Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Memorial Lecture is an integral part of the ICAS Congress. This tradition was founded by the International Council for the Aeronautical Sciences in 1957 in recognition of the great support received from the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim charitable foundation in promoting international cooperation in the field of aeronautics. The honorary right to deliver the opening lecture at the congress is given to scientists and engineers whose long-term activity has significantly influenced the development of aeronautics.
Professor Chernyshev told the congress participants about the challenges facing aeronautics and new opportunities for international cooperation. Safety, improving the aerodynamic efficiency of aircraft, improving their environmental performance, the use of new materials and structures, the search for innovative technologies — these and other problems are the focus of experts from various countries, and overcoming them will be possible only with close cooperation. The joint projects HEXAFLY-INT, HISAC, ALISIA, SUPRA, PolarBear and others were presented as examples of successful international cooperation between TsAGI and research centers from different countries.
“Delivering the memorial lecture and receiving the award of the same name is a great honor for me and an important achievement for TsAGI as a whole. We, the scientists at the Russian center of aviation science, strive to always remain at the cutting edge of scientific thought, to find and offer modern and effective solutions to current problems in the industry. TsAGI places great importance on international cooperation, because progress in science is possible only through collective efforts. In recent decades the Institute has expanded cooperation with foreign partners, and we will continue to move forward to new discoveries and achievements together with our colleagues from around the world,” Chernyshev said while receiving the award.
The congress program includes the presentation of several more awards:
•The ICAS Zhukovsky Award for Innovation in Aeronautics — for outstanding innovation in the field of aeronautics;
•The Von Karman Award for the successful implementation of a major international project;
•The Maurice Roy Medal for personally contributing to the development of international cooperation;
•The John J. Green Award — a special award for young professionals (under 40 years) — for contributing to the development of international cooperation; and
•The John McCarthy Student Awards for the best student work in the field of aeronautics.