Vakhtang MAKHALDIANI, USSR Power engineer. Professor; full member, Georgia Academy of Sciences, since 1955; Professor, Tbilisi Polytechn. Institute, since 1947; Professor, Georgia Agriculture Institute, since 1949; associate, Metal and Mining Institute, Georgia Academy of Sciences, since 1955. Member, Communist Party, since 1952.
Specialist in internal combustion engines. 1946 developed new thermal calculation method for carburetor choke engine. 1948 designed engine with automatically variable compression ratio.
Studied operation of motor-tractor engines on mountain terrain. 1932-1949 instructor. Georgia Agriculture Institute.