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Dmitry Lubyako

Our grant holder 2018 – 2022


University of Cambridge

Field of study



I come from St. Petersburg but I have been living in the Czech Republic since age two. I have always been intrigued by mathematics. In 2011, I made it to a boarding school in the UK based on the recommendaiton of my primary school and started to change my direction. I realized that while I loved using mathematics, it was not the right thing for me per se. Physics did not make me happy either. Astronautics sparked my enthusiasm for engineering; the more I read about it, the more I liked the pragmatic way of thinking, which is indispensable considering the requirements of astronautics. An engineer uses both mathematics and physics but is neither a mathematician nor a physicist. Engineers do not deal with abstract notions or natural phenomena; they work hands-on, based on real physical and human requirements. If they lose sight of these things, their creations will be worthless, but if they succeed, they will have a tangible impact on the world.

In 2013, I received the King’s Scholarship for the Eton College in the UK; the scholarship has been provided for 578 years. During my enrolment there, I improved my knowledge of physics and programming, in addition to other subjects. I participated in mathematics, physics, and chemistry Olympiads, was the editor-in-chief of the school’s science magazine, and took part in published scientific work. Thanks to the support from The Kellner Family Foundation, I can continue along those lines at the University of Cambridge.


Eton College, UK, 2013-2018


University of Cambridge, four-year Engineering program, beginning 2018, expected graduation in 2022 with an MEng degree



My goal is to find the field of engineering where I can best apply myself and to study it well.


Aviation, programming, astronomy, foreign languages

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