Vladimir Vinogradov, head of the International Laboratory "Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies."
I joined the academic community by chance. Writing a thesis was not my main goal, I just wanted to create innovations, introduce them into the market and do business. Once, it occurred me that modern science is a kind of business with its specific rules, which is less cruel and which gives vast opportunities. That is how I became a scientist.
I am so excited by transformations of the world. And it is not only about politics. Today, technologies change the present completely. It is wonderful to be a part of this process.
Teaching youth inspires me to contribute to the science. I don’t use the word "students" because they are our partners. Generally, I want young scientists to win Nobel Prizes, stay in Russia and respect science.
(author Polina Poleshchuk)