The scientific school founder in the area of heat pipes in Belarus, Head of the Laboratory of Porous Media of the Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer named after A.V Lykov of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Belarus, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Leonard Vasiliev has been awarded George Grover’s Gold Medal.
As the "Minsk-News" agency reports the news was provided by the NAS press center. The award will be presented to the scientist at the 16th International Conference on Heat Pipes to be held in May in the French city of Lyon.
Leonard Vasiliev is the author of 14 monographs, including three collective monographs in English, of about 600 articles and papers, 218 patents, 12 international patents. Leonard Leonidovich is the BSSR State Prize winner, as well as the winner of the USSR Council of Ministers Prize, the Prize named after Academician A.V. Lykov, awarded by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the winner of the award of the outstanding Indian scientist A. Ramachandran, the winner of other awards for outstanding contributions to the development of science and technology of heat pipes.
Reference: The permanent scientific Committee on organization and holding of international conferences on Heat Pipes (Committee on International Heat Pipe Conferences) instituted Grover’s Medal to scientists who have made significant contributions to the two-phase heat transfer devices (heat pipes), and their manufacturing methods. The medal is named after the physicist George Grover, who initiated research in the field of heat pipes in the 60s of last century.
By the way, the first conference of the world’s leading experts in this field took place in 1973 in Stuttgart, Germany, and is held in different countries every two years.
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