MPEI at international conference and symposium on heat pipes
Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute” along with the LLC
Science and Production Enterprise Heat Systems and Aggregates was an organizer
of carrying out the Joint 20th International Heat Pipes Conference and 14th
International Heat Pipes Symposium that took place in Gelendzhik in September,
Conference has a long history starting from 1973, rich traditions and a
worldwide scope of members, uniting scientists, specialists, manufacturers in
the field of heat pipes, two-phase systems and devices for cooling, temperature
and thermal stabilization control, touching the domains of rocket space
technologies, aviation, nuclear and thermal power, electronics and computer
engineering and etc.
exposition rallied more than 150 participants from 17 countries that presented
95 reports and schemes, as well as production examples.
is a leader in the sphere of different heat pipes production. The largest
organizations that produce or use heat pipes and two-phase systems were
gathered as sponsors and members of the conference. The general sponsor was the
State Corporation for Space Activities Roscosmos, and other sponsors were: LLC
Science and Production Enterprise Heat Systems and Aggregates, JSC Science and
Production Enterprise Technology named Alexander Romashin, JSC SPA named
Lavochkin, LLC Optical Glass Center.
Members of 20th
IHPC & 14th IHPS
The 20th conference was supposed to take place in
September 2020, but the situation with the pandemic denied the plans. In his
welcoming speech, MPEI Rector Nikolay Rogalev, Chairman of the Local Organizing
Committee, noted that, despite the difficulties that arose and the double
efforts in preparation, the conference was organized in a hybrid format -
face-to-face and online - for the first time in its history.
The Russian participants in the conference were made
proud by the International Committee decision to award the George Grover Medal
in the category "Award of an outstanding scientist for significant and
constant contribution to this field" to the co-chairman of the Local
Organizing Committee, chief designer of the SPE "HS&A" Konstantin
Goncharov, who has devoted more than 30 years to this domain.
The Heat Pipe Conference Committee established the
George Grover Medal in two categories: the Young Scientist Award and the
Distinguished Scientist Award for their outstanding contributions to heat pipe
science and technology. The medal is named after professor George Grover, whose
first publication in 1963 on heat pipes laid the foundation for all research
and development in the field of heat pipes. The award was presented first at
the 14th IHPC in Florianópolis, Brazil and this year - to the outstanding