Mikhail Kovalchuk, Deputy Chairman of the Government Council on Nanotechnologies

1946 - Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg)
1970 - Graduates, Physics Faculty, Leningrad State University
1988 - PHD in physical and mathematical sciences
1997 - Chairman, National Conference on X-Radiation, Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Electrons in the Study Of materials, and National Conference on Crystal Growing
1998 - Professor, A.V. Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Sciences
1999 - Director, A.V. Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Sciences
2000 - Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Sciences
2001 - Executive Secretary, Presidential Council for Science, Technology and Education
2005 - Director, Russian Research Centre, Kurchatov Institute, Moscow
2007 - Acting Vice-President, Academy for Nanotechnologies, Russian Academy of Sciences

President Putin has recently paid special attention to the development of Nanotechnologies. Why is it so important today and are nanotechnologies really the way to global leadership in the near future? To answer these questions our guest in the studio today is the Deputy Chairman of the Government Council on Nanotechnologies, Professor Mikhail Kovalchuk.