Ukrainian aerospace student leaves lab to keep military tech in top shape

Keeping technical systems in top shape helps Ukraine’s defense forces stay ahead of Russian aggressors….

Keeping technical systems in top shape helps Ukraine’s defense forces stay ahead of Russian aggressors. But with a lack of in-house experts, the military has to rely on capable volunteers.

One of those volunteers is Ihor (we only share his first name to protect his anonymity), whose life has turned upside down since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24.. As a Ph.D. student at Ukraine’s top technology university, the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, he used to spend his days in a lab tinkering with a new type of magnetic reducer, a kind of device that converts mechanical energy — like a gearbox in a car but without mechanical moving parts. 

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