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Aleksandr Yemelyanovich ALEKSEEV

engineer

Aleksandr ALEKSEEV, USSR Electronic engineer. Corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1953; Professor, Leningrad Institute of Rail Transport Engineering, since 1936; associate, Institute of Electromech., USSR Academy of Science, since 1953. Stalin Prize, 1949.

Background

ALEKSEEV, Aleksandr was born on November 27, 1891.

Education

Graduated from the Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute, 1925.

Career

1908-1919 at St. Petersburg “Elektrik” Plant. 1924-1933 at Leningrad “Elektrosila” Plant. Professor at the Leningrad Institute of Railroad Engineers, 1936. Joined the Institute of Electromechanics of the Academy of Sciences, 1953.

Supervised the design of the first Soviet electric traction machines. Basic works deal with the theory of electrical machines and methods of designing them.

Developed theory and methods of ventilation and heat calculation for electrical machines, and design and mechanical calculation method for such machines. Supervised construction of first Soviet electrical traction machines and turboand hydrogenerators.

Religion

Religion is bad because it stops people thinking in a rational and objective way.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.