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  • PhD Student Anna Baldina: You Get to Feel 100% Fulfilled and Happy at ITMO

    Having entered ITMO as a Master’s student, Anna Baldina started doing research from the get-go. During her studies here, she developed the concepts and curricula for two Master’s and one Bachelor’s program. Moreover, she was part of the team behind the university’s new major research unit, the Infochemistry Scientific Center. Since then, Anna has had the chance to work in the industry and opted to return to ITMO to continue with her studies and research career, fulfilling her childhood dream of being paid to study. Why did she choose science over industry? And what career prospects does she see at ITMO? Find the answers in this ITMO.NEWS interview.


  • ITMO’s New Lab To Develop Next-Gen Sensors and Associated Technologies

    ITMO’s Infochemistry Scientific Center has recently launched a new lab, where students and researchers will conduct experiments in organic, inorganic, physical, and electrochemistry. There, they will develop materials for next-gen sensors and optics, as well as implement food- and biotech projects.


  • A World Inside a Molecule: How Chemistry Paves the Way for Secure Data Storage

    With each year, the volume of data grows ever higher; according to Statista, in 2022 the total of all information accumulated by humans has amounted to approximately 97 zettabytes. By 2025, this number is expected to reach a whopping 180 zettabytes. Today, most data is stored on hard drives, flash drives, and cloud services. But are these media all that reliable? What else can scientists offer us – and how does chemistry come into play? George M. Whitesides, one of the most highly cited chemists of our time, shared his insights in a recent lecture – and ITMO.NEWS is here with the cliffnotes.


  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022: All About Click Chemistry

    Today, the Nobel Committee announced this year’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K. Barry Sharpless "for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry." How can their research impact science and our daily lives? ITMO.NEWS turned to Ekaterina Skorb, head of the university’s Infochemistry Scientific Center to find that out. 


  • ITMO Researchers Suggest All-Optical Data Processing Method Using Heating

    Metal-organiс frameworks (MOFs) are a new class of compounds that is famous for its unique properties. They have been considered a functional material for gas adsorption, industrial membranes, and catalysts; however, researchers from ITMO have gone further and decided to zone in on MOFs’ optical properties. In a recent paper, they demonstrated that thanks to MOFs’ flexibility, these properties can be changed when subjected to lasers. This new effect can pave the way for all-optical data encoding, transfer, and storage.


  • Paving the Way to Next-Gen Devices: Your Guide to Metaphotonics

    It's rare for fields like physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science to function in isolation, most scientific breakthroughs these days involve an interdisciplinary approach. Metaphotonics is one of such field that has the potential to revolutionize traditional views of optical and electronic devices. How? In this article, ITMO’s Sergey Makarov, head of the Laboratory of Hybrid Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics and the frontier laboratory Solution-Processable Laser Diodes, and Ivan Sinev, a researcher at the International Research Center for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials help us discover this nascent field. 


  • Gazprom Neft and ITMO Launch Center for High-Tech Chemistry

    A new research center of innovative chemistry has recently opened in St. Petersburg. The center is a joint project of Gazprom Neft and ITMO University that possesses 80 types of world-class equipment, including a laser particle size analyzer in both liquid and solid phases that can boost research in petrochemistry and ecology, as well as drilling and grouting solutions.


  • ITMO Hosts First Research Summer Camp in Biotechnology

    ITMO University recently hosted the first Research Summer Camp in Biotechnology, organized by the international research center "Biotechnologies of the Third Millenium." Participants from nine countries including China, India, Egypt, and Turkey gathered to learn about cutting-edge methods and research trends in food biotechnologies. 


  • AI + Chemistry: Reasons to Join ITMO’s DataCon

    From July 19 to August 1, ITMO’s SCAMT Institute is holding DataCon, a free online workshop and hackathon for school and university students, where participants will learn to solve chemical problems using AI and machine learning and build predictive models based on aggregated data. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming event.


  • How Optional Courses Can Instill a Love Of Science

    Starting this year, students at ITMO have the chance to try their hand at teaching by developing their own optional courses. One of the contest’s participants is Maria Akhmetova, a second-year Master’s student at ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster, who has authored an advanced course in biochemistry with a focus on physical chemistry and research methods. ITMO.NEWS talked to Maria to learn more about challenges she had to face along the way and ways to engage students in the classroom.