A famous Russian physicist, Chairman of the Board of Tomsk Association in Moscow, Honorary Professor and Honorary Alumnus of Tomsk Polytechnic University Gennady Mesayts has entered the newly-elected Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
26 October 2017 the election of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences was held. Following the voting results, Alexander Sergeev became the RAS President. 28 October 2017 academicians voted for the new members of the RAS Presidium. Totally, 79 people were elected. The voting results were announced on the official web-site of the Academy.
Gennady Mesayts is a TPU graduate (former Tomsk Polytechnic Institute) who the University can be rightly proud of. He was enrolled in 1953 and as early as 1966 he defended his doctoral thesis. His research initiated in Tomsk marked the beginning of a new scientific direction and a new branch of engineering, i.e. powerful nanosecond electronics.
The academician is the author of about 600 scientific publications, two scientific discoveries and more than 40 patents. His apprentices present over than 40 doctors of sciences and more than 100 PhDs. He was the Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences from 1987 to 2013. To date, he is the only person awarded all three honorary titles of TPU: Honorary Professor, Honorary Member and Honorary Alumnus.
Another representative of Tomsk Region – Director of Tomsk National Research Medical Center, RAS Academician Evgeny Choinzonov entered the Presidium too. TPU and TNRMC have had long cooperation in the field of advanced medical research.