V. G. Krioukov is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Kazan National Research Technical University, Russia. He is a scientist in the field of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, combustion and flows in propulsion and power generation systems. He has forty years of experience with teaching and performing research for leading Russian aerospace companies. He established the first 'Mathematical Modeling' Graduate Program in Brazil. Dr Krioukov is a Distinguished Scientist of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan and Recipient of the Outstanding Research Award of the USSR State Committee for Public Education and Central Committee of Trade Unions for Education and Science.