A new study by researchers from ITMO and their colleagues at North Ossetian State University suggests a cheaper, high-precision way of detecting numerous toxic gasses even at extremely low concentration rates. The solution applies perovskite nanolasers to achieve impressive results that may prove highly beneficial for the food and chemical industries. For a detailed breakdown of the science behind it, head to the article below.
A resonant discovery
Resonance plays a much bigger part in our lives than some might suspect; and now, a finding by scientists from ITMO shows that micro- and nanoresonators hold major potential for many types of electronic devices. Experimenting with ring-shaped resonators rather than the more conventional disks, they’ve found these novel contraptions to provide new and more powerful effects. Possible applications include improved bound-state-in-the-continuum lasers for medical use.
Good news for biotech scholars
Starting this February, ITMO and the pharmaceutical enterprise GEROPHARM are launching a new track of the Industrial Biotechnology program. Within the new specialization, students will be given a comprehensive education on the topic of the modern food and pharmaceutical industries. The curriculum will also focus heavily on project work and industrial practice, with much of the staff made up of the company’s specialists.
ISC launches new chemistry lab
A large new research facility has opened its doors as part of ITMO’s Infochemistry Scientific Center. There, the center’s scientists will conduct experiments in organic, inorganic, physical, and electrochemistry. An assortment of cutting-edge equipment, such as various spectrometers, microscopes, and analytical devices, will be made available to the researchers. The laboratory was created with students in mind – here, they will work on their theses alongside more experienced colleagues.
PhD students on life at ITMO
This month, ITMO.NEWS sat down with photonics student Ida Kublanova and chemist Anna Baldina to learn about the young researchers’ career paths, hobbies, and inspirations. Why did they choose ITMO? What have they achieved here – and where will their lives take them next? Find out below.
What’s popping in foodtech
The value of the global foodtech market should reach a whopping $300 billion by 2027, which makes it an appealing point of entry for budding entrepreneurs. ITMO.NEWS brings you an overview of the hottest foodtech trends – from lab-grown meat to sci-fi-grade packaging.
Personal data: keep it to yourself
In a data-driven world, your personal information is one of the most valuable things you own. So, why are we often so careless with it? We sat down with intellectual property expert Anton Endresyak to sort things out re: personal data. If you’ve always wanted to know what truly constitutes personal data, as well as how to protect it from leaks – or exploitative businesses – this write-up is for you.