NPO Saturn representatives take part in Youth in Science Inter-Institute Student Scientific and Technical Conference

April 26, 2013, Rybinsk — Representatives from NPO Saturn took part in Youth in Science Inter-Institute Student Scientific and Technical Conference. The conference took place on April 25-26, 2013, at Saturn’s main institution — the Solovyev Rybinsk State Aviation Technical University. The conference work was based in 14 sections on various subjects, from aviation engines to foreign languages as a tool for successful professional contact. The goal of the conferences was to activate students’ and graduate students’ academic research activities, raise the quality of specialist professional preparation, develop the creative potential of talented youth, and to ensure conditions to create young highly-qualified academic, teaching, and engineering staff.

Professor Valery Poletaev — Rector of RGATU, Honored Machine Builder of the Russian Federation, and doctor of technical sciences — gave the opening address at the plenary session. He noted the significance of the conference for both educational institutions and companies, wished all participants good luck in their further work, and in presenting their reports.

Dmitri Ivanov, Saturn’s Director for Innovative Development, presented a report on the subject ‘Saturn’s innovative policy to attract young staff to companies in high-tech sectors of the economy’.

Yury Shmotin, Saturn’s Chief Designer, in his presentation told about the peculiarities of designing next-generation gas turbine engines. Talking about the significance of the conference, Yury Shmotin said, “the subjects of academic work get in the way of scientific managers, students, and RGATU post-graduates, although Saturn is interesting because these works are in progress in innovative projects. Saturn’s scientific-technical council has determined a number of potential innovative areas for the company, and it is particularly in these areas that we are interested in supporting the university’s work. Today this concerns four main areas: creating low-emission combustion chambers, implementing high-temperature casting and composite materials, developing and using parts from composite materials in a polymer matrix. Working with RGATU, with its best students and young scientists, we will form the basis for solutions to these real scientific and technical tasks placed before both the company and the school.”

NPO Saturn is an engine-building company specializing in development, production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, electrical generating and gas transport facilities, and military and civil marine vessels. Saturn is part of the United Engine Corporation.

United Engine Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM. More than 85 % of the leading companies specializing in the development, mass production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine technology are integrated into UEC, as well as key companies in other selected fields. One of UEC’s priority directions is implementing comprehensive programs for developing companies by implementing new technologies that meet international standards

OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group of companies founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary activities include helicopter building (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (UEC), and other assets.