Kirill Pozhar

Kirill Pozhar

Pozhar.jpg2014 graduate, Chief Executive officer at LLC «ESDIAR»

– Tell a few words about yourself. Where were you born? Why did you decide to choose MIET?

– I was born in 1991 in the city of Donetsk. Most part of my life I lived in the village of Mendeleevo, Solnechnogorsk district, Moscow Oblast, where the large metrological center VNIIFTRI is based. From my childhood I was interested in the STEM fields, at school I was a multiple winner of the regional olympiads in physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology and computer science. In the 9th grade I took 2nd place in the Moscow region in an essay competition on the topic “My future profession”, in which I described why I want to become a research engineer.

The main direction in which I wanted to develop after school was general and applied physics. When entering the university, I was choosing between MIPT and neighboring MIET. Being familiar with a number of teachers and graduates of MIET and taking into account the proximity I chose MIET, the faculty of Electronics and Computer Technolgy (now Institute of Nano- and Microsystem Technology) as a former physical and technical faculty.

– You graduated from The Institute of Biomedical System. Why did you decide that it was your vocation? What guided you when choosing the program: personal preferences or good perspectives?

– After having studied for two years at the faculty I had to choose between the chairs of Quantum Physics and Nanoelectronics and Biomedical Systems, the former chair of Experimental and Applied Physics. Realizing that I was capable of studying at both Chairs, I decided that Biomedical Systems are more relevant to advanced instrument development, have much more understandable physical and mathematical description and combine more basic disciplines. That`s why I decided to choose that Chair.

– Describe the program a little: what do students study there?

– During training at Biomedical Engineering program we studied disciplines related to the structure and description of the human body (Anatomy, Physiology, Biophysical foundations of living systems, Evolution and self-organization of biosystems), circuit engineering, special technical courses (Methods for processing biomedical information, Medical devices and systems and Biomedical optical systems) etc.

– What are your first memories after becoming a freshman?

– I remember the very first lesson at the university – an engineering drawing. The first days already met my expectations, the training was hard, but not off the scale. Best of all I remember getting acquainted with my fellow students – it was quick and easy. We still manage to maintain good relationship.

– What was the most difficult during the study? Have these difficulties taught you something?

– As for most students, self-organization was a real challenge. At the university no one is forcing you to anything, so without proper self-management you may have lots of problems. Fortunately, I didn't have serious ones. It was also difficult to interact with MIET structures and participate in active student life. But in general, studying at the university helped prepare for the various difficulties that await us in everyday life, make it easier to treat them, to be more sensible.

– Did you have a favorite subject? Do you keep in touch with the professors?

– My favourite subjects were “Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics”, taught by Vladimir Bardushkin, "Electrical Engineering" taught by Viktor Samokhin, "Physiology" taught then at Moscow State University, as well as “Computaterized Tomography” taught by Sergei Tereshchenko. Professors of the Institute of Biomedical System are also leading scientists in their fields, and as a result, after graduating from MIET, we work closely with them.

– It is known that MIET has an active student life. Did you take part in university events? If not, then what did you do in your free time?

– All my free time I devoted to music: played in Musical bands. I tried to avoid active students life, but one day our band took part in the Yesenin Readings at MIET, performing jazz versions of songs based on Esenin's verses.

– Let's talk about your career. Was it hard to find work after graduation?

– In 2013 a colleague and I with the support of the Institute of Biomedical Systems, organized our own small business. At that time I was still taking a Master Degree so I was not looking for a job. A few years after the enterprise formation I was offered the position of its head.

Where do you work at this time? What does your enterprise specializes on?

– I am a Chief Executive Officer of LLC «ESDIAR». Our small innovative enterprise specializes on scientific research and experimental development in the field of medical instrumentation. It is a member of Zelenograd innovation cluster and Moscow innovation cluster.

– What would you like to wish the future generation of graduates of this program?

– I advise future graduates to learn, learn more and learn forever. Be curious, read a lot, seek new knowledge, learn new activities. A university cannot give you knowledge and skills if you do not want it yourself. The experience of MIET professors, BMS employees, available scientific and technical facilities provide a huge number of training opportunities, and whether you will use them or not is your choice. I wish to receive the maximum benefit from the time spent at the university.