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04 March 2016

A Young Scientist from Indian “Silicon Valley” Will Study Material Science in TPU

Angelo Alfred Fernandez, a post-graduate from India is studying the Russian language and preparing to work on his dissertation in material science now. After receiving a master’s degree in TPU in 2010, he worked for some time in his own country. The young scientist is sure that postgraduate studies in Tomsk will serve him well in career.

Angelo Alfred Fernandez knew about Tomsk Polytechnic University at the educational exhibition in India. He studied material science in English and developed the program of the simulation of aluminum and ceramic composite materials deformation together with Russian students in TPU. Having completed his studies, Angelo worked in international recruitment and medical companies in India.

“I worked remotely in an American hospital. We provided technical support of medical equipment or software and kept medical records”, told the post-graduate.

Angelo decided to continue his postgraduate studies once he knew about a special training course for foreign students. He is taking a preparatory course in the Russian language, chemistry and physics now. The young scientist will start his own research soon.

“I didn’t have to continue my postgraduate studies, but, to my mind, studying in TPU has good career prospects for me. I like Tomsk, Russian students and local cuisine”, commented Angelo.

The postgraduate found that the culture and mentality of Russians, Indians and Americans are quite different. He described Tomsk lifestyle as relaxed. Angelo was born in southern India and worked in Bangalore, sometimes called Indian Silicon Valley. People are always in a hurry and the life goes faster there.

“If I find a job in Russia, I will stay here. I am a “true Russian” now in spite of the climate. I caught a cold in my first winter in Tomsk. Foreign students consider that you become a true Siberian after the first cold”, said the young scientist.


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