ITMO in Media

  • Nanowerk

    Researchers develop material capable of being invisible or reflective in IR spectrum

    An international research team that includes staff members of ITMO University and the University of Exeter have proposed a new metamaterial capable of changing its optical properties without any mechanical input. This development could result in a significant improvement in the reliability of complex optical devices while making them cheaper to manufacture. The study was featured on the cover of Optica.


    Scientists demonstrate the first chemically synthesized optical switch

    Optical switches allow for transmitting information using light, which will be useful for the development of ultrafast optical memory cells in the future. Using a femtosecond laser usually used in chemistry for gas absorption, ITMO University scientists have demonstrated how to create an all-optical switch based on a metal-organic framework that can be synthesized in vitro. The research has been published in the journal Angewandte Chemie.


    Master’s Student of ITMO University Speaks About Her Internship at T-Systems

    Elizaveta Kotelnikova studies at ITMO University’s Industrial Programming Technologies Master’s program. Its corporate partner, T-Systems, subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG, is a leader in the field of information technology.

  • Telecompaper

    ITMO University to design quantum network for Russian Railways

    Russian ITMO University, specialising in IT, optical design and engineering, has received a RUB 300 million grant for the design of a quantum platform for state railway carrier Russian Railways, reports

  • Nanowerk

    Optical 'nanomixer': Scientists propose new method for mixing liquids

    Every now and then, scientists need to control the process of mixing liquids in vessels so small that the thinnest needle or even a hair wouldn't fit in there. At the same time, controlling the diffusion speed of molecules in the so-called microreactors is extremely important for the purposes of designing new drugs, conducting biological experiments and even to perform fast disease detection tests. Scientists from ITMO University and their colleagues from the Czech Academy of Sciences proposed to solve this problem by using the energy of light.


    ITMO University Student Shares Her Experience of Studying her Exchange Semester from Home

    Evgenia Ponomareva, a student at the Faculty of Photonics and Optical Information, ITMO University, and an employee at the Laboratory of Femtosecond Optics and Femtotechnologies, was supposed to study abroad, at Aalto University (Finland) from January to May. However, due to the pandemic, she had to return to St. Petersburg in March. She continues her studies at Aalto University remotely. Evgenia tells us how she studies in Finland from Russia and continues her research from home.

  • ScienceCodeX

    Scientists develop stable luminescent composite material based on perovskite nanocrystals

    An international team of scientists that includes researchers from ITMO University has developed a new composite material based on perovskite nanocrystals for the purpose of creating miniature light sources with improved output capacity.

  • Tekk

    Scientists are developing a method for gentle laser processing of perovskites on a nanoscale

    Scientists of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in partnership with colleagues from ITMO University, and universities in Germany, Japan, and Australia, have developed a method for precise, fast and high-quality laser processing of halide perovskites (CH3NH3PbI3), promising light-emitting materials for solar energy, optical electronics, and metamaterials. Structured by very short laser pulses (femtosecond laser) perovskites turned out to be functional nanoelements marked by unprecedented quality.

  • Russia beyond

    6 reputable Russian universities offering Master’s programs in English

    St. Petersburg-based ITMO University traces its history back to 1900 when the Prince Nicholas Vocational School started to train specialists in Mechanics, Optics and Watchmaking. A lot has happened since then, and today, the university is mainly known for producing world-class IT professionals. The university has a number of international Master’s programs, many of which are held jointly with partner universities from other countries. You can choose from double degree programs (like “Robotics” or “Bioengineering and Biotechnical Systems”) or study only in Russia, majoring in “Chemistry of Applied Materials” or “Art & Science” – the choice is up to you.

  • (USA)

    Scientists Propose Nanoparticles That Can Treat Cancer with Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia

    A group of Russian scientists have synthesized manganese–zinc ferrite nanoparticles that can potentially be used in cancer treatment. Due to their unique magnetic properties, the particles can serve as deactivators of affected cells while having almost no negative impact on healthy tissues. "When the Curie temperature is reached, a ferromagnetic changes into a paramagnetic, consequently the particles cease to be as susceptible to the magnetic field and their further heating stops," explains Vasilii Balanov, a Master's student at ITMO University and one of the research's authors.