Seven polytechnics are in the list of Engineers of the Year 2019

The results of the 20th All-Russian contest Engineer of the Year-2019 were summed up. Seven representatives of Tomsk Polytechnic University became its winners.

Фото: победитель конкурса Иван Шаненков

The annual All-Russian contest Engineer of the Year is recognized by Russia's engineering community and supported by the Russian government. The competition aims to find the best engineers, popularize engineering, promote achievements and experience, and draw the attention of government agencies to issues of engineering in Russia. It is held by the Russian Union of Scientific and Engineering Public Associations, the International Union of Scientific and Engineering Public Associations, the Prokhorov Academy of Engineering Sciences , and Interregional Public Fund for the Promotion of Scientific and Technical Progress.

There are two sections in the competition, such as Engineering Art of Youth for specialists under 30  and Professional engineers for participants with at least five years of engineering experience.

Seven polytechnics were awarded the Engineer of the Year title. Six of them are in the Engineering Art of Youth.

Ivan Shanenkov, assistant of the TPU Division for Power and Electrical Engineering, became a winner ,  in the nomination High Voltage Engineering. The young researcher works on a joint project with Chinese specialists to develop a time and cost effective method for producing iron oxide powders to create materials, absorbing electromagnetic (super-high-frequency and microwave) radiation.

Among the winners, there are Yulia Shanenkova and Dmitry Nikitin, assistants of the TPU Division for Power and Electrical Engineering, in the nominations Electric Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering, respectively. Young researchers Ekaterina Chudinova, Maria Rygina and Alexey Ivanov, head of the Shared Knowledge Center for Physical and Chemical Analysis Methods, became winners in the nominations Biotechnology, Non-ferrous metallurgy, and Chemistry.

Also, Maxim Kuznetsov, senior lecturer of the Yurga Technological Institute (TPU) won in the Welding nomination.

Ekaterina Podrezova, engineer at the TPU Research School of Chemical and Applied Biomedical Technologies, was awarded the Winner of the First Round of the Engineer of the Year diploma in the Engineering Art of Youth section. The awarding ceremony will be held on February 20 in Moscow.