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  • From 3D-Printed Homes to Next-Gen Energy Storage: ITMO Fellow Maxim Arsentev on Symbiosis of Physical Chemistry and IT

    According to reports by the analytics company GlobalData, the global 3D printing industry will reach $36 billion by 2025 and $70 billion by 2030. With the help of additive technologies, it is now possible to print complex structures quickly, inexpensively, and on the spot – that includes prosthetics, car parts, or even sections of buildings. But to make such products sturdier, manufacturers need to identify the right material and design of the cell scaffolds – the “building blocks” of the technology. This is precisely the focus of Maxim Arsentev, a researcher at ITMO and a laureate of the ITMO Fellowship program. Speaking to ITMO.NEWS, he explains his career path and how IT tools are benefitting the field of physical chemistry.


  • ITMO Researchers To Model New Medications and Microelectronics

    A new laboratory of digital chemistry has opened its doors at ITMO University. Under the supervision of theoretical chemist Mikhail Medvedev, school and university students will work to develop IT solutions, including those imitating human brain processes, to produce new medications and model chemical processes. The team’s findings are expected to facilitate the development of novel pharmaceuticals, microelectronics, and oil additives. This was announced by Vladimir Knyaginin, the Vice Governor of St. Petersburg.


  • Russian-Born Scientist Receives The 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus, and Alexei Ekimov won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery and study of quantum dots. The awards ceremony was streamed live on the Nobel Assembly’s website on October 4. Below is a primer on quantum dots and their possible applications by ITMO researchers.


  • International Participants and Top-Tier Lecturers: Highlights of 11th SCAMT Workshop Week

    Twice a year, ITMO’s SCAMT Institute hosts a week-long workshop for students specializing in chemistry, biology, and IT. Having been launched in 2018, the workshop was recently held for the 11th time, welcoming 47 participants from Russia, Finland, Syria, Moldova, and Belarus. Here’s a recap of the latest workshop.


  • 10 Unique Master’s Programs You Can Study at ITMO

    ITMO is the only university in Russia where you can train to be a science communicator, develop services for the visually impaired, or become an infochemist. In fact, there are 10 Master’s programs at the university that will equip you with a unique set of interdisciplinary skills that’s unattainable at any other institution in the country. Explore them with this digest.


  • Complete Master’s and PhD in Four Years With ITMO’s New Educational Track

    Starting this year, prospective Master’s students can join a Master’s and PhD combined track, which allows students to pre-select their supervisors, enroll into PhD programs exam-free, and shorten their time of study at the university from six to four years by taking higher-degree courses in advance. Currently, the track is open within seven Master’s programs – learn more about the opportunity below. 


  • SCAMT Workshop Week: Implement Your Project and Enroll Into Master’s at ITMO Without Exams

    SCAMT Workshop Week is a research school, where Russian and international students can develop their projects and earn a chance to enroll into the university’s Master’s programs without exams. During the week, the participants work on their ideas and attend lectures from ITMO experts and guest speakers. The event culminates with a presentation of projects; the best participants can enter one of the four ITMO Master’s programs without exams. Read on to learn more about the school.


  • AI Plus Chemistry: Lab Robots, Drug Development and More

    As science grows more complex, successful researchers have to rely on more than experiments and calculations: AI is quickly becoming indispensable. Predicting the properties of molecules and materials for drug delivery, synthesizing compounds with set properties, and developing new materials – these are just a few of the tasks flawlessly accomplished by AI. For this article, we turned to ITMO’s Nikita Serov, an engineer at the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry, to talk about the doors opened by AI in natural sciences.


  • Sustainable Chemistry For Energy Technologies: New Master’s Program With Gazprom Neft and Tatneft

    Students in the new program will learn about alternative energy sources, synthesize new materials, and develop cutting-edge technologies for the oil and gas industry. Implemented jointly with major oil producers Gazprom Neft and Tatneft, the new program will offer students the opportunity to work on the companies’ projects during their studies, as well as land positions in R&D departments of major enterprises upon graduation. ITMO.NEWS examines the benefits of the program.


  • ITMO Fellow Eugene Smirnov On Colloid Chemistry Applications: From Space Telescopes to FoodTech

    Remember the James Webb Telescope? The one that’s recently discovered its first exoplanet? It’s an impressive machine that has 18 mirrors covered with an ultrathin layer of gold. It takes 3.5 years of polishing to produce one such mirror, which then has to be linked to the others and delivered to the orbit. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just make a liquid mirror out of nanoparticles? Sounds like a dream, but colloid chemistry can get us closer to it. What other possibilities does it open? We asked ITMO Fellow Eugene Smirnov, a scientist with international experience from Switzerland, Germany, and China, who now heads a research group at ITMO.