The annual international scientific conference MicroCAD-2022 was held at the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” (NTU “KhPI”) in October this year. And although the conditions were extremely difficult, which was caused by a terrible war with missile attacks, including during the plenary session, this online conference became a top-level event.
Great honour was given to MicroCAD-2022 by the Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics and the Oliver Buckley Award winner, Professor at Princeton University, member of the Royal Scientific Society (Great Britain), and expert in the theory of condensed media Frederick Duncan Michael Haldane, who spoke at the plenary session. The scientist congratulated the participants of the Conference and noted that the science continues to develop in Ukraine in spite of such hard times. Professor Haldane’s speech was devoted to the physical foundations of creating a quantum computer – “The hope for a topologically-protected quantum computer”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1BrgENaP6o.
Rector of NTU “KhPI”, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and Laureate of the State Prize in the Field of Science and Technology, Professor Yevgen Sokol, made a report “Education and Science as the Basis for Innovative Development of the state” at the plenary session. He stressed the important role of the Kharkiv Polytechnic, the contribution of its students, teachers, and scientists to the development of innovative products and approaches to education.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of NTU “KhPI” partner, one of Kharkiv’s leading industrial enterprises – i.e. PJSC “TURBOGAS”, Oleg Kuprigin spoke about the combination of advanced scientific achievements and production technologies in cooperation with Kharkiv Polytechnics.
In addition, reports were made by the founder of the scientific direction “Electrochemical Design, Diagnostics and Prediction of the Properties of Functional Coatings”, Laureate of the National Prize of Ukraine named after Boris Paton, Head of the Physical Chemistry Department of NTU “KhPI”, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Mykola Sakhnenko.
As a result, the participants of the International Scientific Conference MicroCAD-2022, and first of all the plenary session, received strong support for their scientific activities, recognition of the importance of science and education in economic recovery, and innovative development of Ukraine.