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Vladimir Gantovnik

UTC Aerospace Systems

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For Vladimir Gantovnik, it took only one day after receiving his green card to apply for a job at UTC Aerospace Systems. And while his credentials were already impressive, what he has accomplished since is even more so.

Vladimir joined UTC in 2011 with a doctorate’s degree in engineering science and mechanics from the Virginia Institute of Technology and a master’s in materials science and engineering from Iowa State University.  In 2015 he received a graduate certificate from Stanford University through the Employee Scholar Program.

“While at Stanford, I studied how to use the computer language Python to solve optimization problems. I use this programming language every day in my engineering assignments. What we used to do in Excel takes hours, and it usually crashes. With a script in Python, we get reliable results in a matter of seconds.”

Vladimir performs a variety of stress calculations – static, dynamic, fatigue – and prepares engineering reports for the company’s Geared Turbofan™ nacelle programs. “Every stress engineer should use Python,” he says. “I’ve taught it to my entire team, and it is spreading quickly throughout UTC.”

Those are the kinds of results that sets UTC apart from the competition.