ITMO University’s team presented the results achieved by the Advanced Engineering School (AES) in a year. The school built a foundation that will help bring its joint projects with Tatneft, Gazprom Neft, Russian Railways, and Perspective Technologies Agency to their first prototypes. For instance, the pilot batch of quantum amplifiers for Polar Express, the transarctic underwater fiber-optic line between Murmansk and Vladivostok, will be produced in the first half of 2023. 

In 2022, ITMO’s AES launched several major projects with industrial partners. The school collaborated with Tatneft on a unique gyrochair for people with disabilities and sensors for online monitoring of blood glucose levels, while the quantum amplifiers are developed jointly with Perspective Technologies Agency. Moreover, the school designs spectrometers in collaboration with Gazprom Neft and works on high-quality fiber-optic filters for quantum key distribution systems with Russian Railways.

“At the school, we aim to train principal engineers who will lead their own research groups, which is why it is crucial for us to create an environment where our students can demonstrate their leadership skills. Last year, we launched a scholarship program and a grant contest, both aimed at searching for product teams and supporting the development of MVPs. And most importantly, we want our students to represent the AES at ITMO. That’s why we’ve launched a digital platform where students can track their personal and team progress,” said Alexander Vinogradov, the head of ITMO’s AES.

The ITMO team at the presentation. Credit: Sociocenter

The ITMO team at the presentation. Credit: Sociocenter

In 2023, the school will be launching new educational programs, including Applied Genomics, as well as opening two new research locations: a lab complex at the Biotech Center of Almetyevsk State Oil Institute and an R&D center in St. Petersburg.

The AES implements four educational programs: Chemistry and Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Engineering, Digital Systems Engineering, and AI in Biotechnology Systems, the latter in collaboration with Almetyevsk State Oil Institute. A total of 52 students are currently enrolled in the school, training to become principal engineers capable of supporting efficient energy transfer from laboratories to new business fields and industrial practice over a short period of time.

ITMO’s Press Office