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  • AI, Internet of Things and Digital Twins: Researcher Asif Iqbal on Current Trends in Laser Industry

    Robotic complexes, 3D printing, and computer vision systems – these have all been implemented in the laser industry to ensure quality control. What other digital technologies can change the industry? Will laser engineers have to learn IT to the level that they know physics? And how can we maintain production sustainability while chasing technological progress? Pakistani researcher Dr Asif Iqbal talks about these topics in this ITMO.NEWS interview. Dr Iqbal is a researcher at Universiti Brunei Darussalam and his alma mater, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, who has recently joined the ITMO Fellowship program.


  • 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.


  • 3D Printing Meets Biology: The Fascinating Field of Bioprinting

    Nowadays, clothes, cars, medical tools, and construction materials can all be produced via 3D printing. The technology is common enough that one of your friends may have even used it to make miniatures for their tabletop games. Yet there is a new scientific trend – the use of living cells to 3. So, to find out how bioprinting works and what ITMO does with this technology, keep reading.


  • Smart Packaging Explained

    When we choose what to buy, we usually look at the expiration date, brand, quality seals, ingredients, and price. But how do you know if the manufacturer is fully honest – or that the product was properly stored during shipping or while on the shelf? The answer could lie in smart food packaging, which is designed to help us trace the real expiration date and prevent counterfeiting. So, what is smart packaging and what does 3D printing have to do with it? We asked Chantal Tracey, a PhD student at ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster and a member of SCAMT Institute’s 3D Printing of Functional Nanomaterials Group.


  • How 3D Printing and Chemistry Can Help Fight Forgery

    The number of counterfeit goods on the global market continues to grow and the ongoing pandemic has only made the situation worse. As estimated by Euromonitor International, the global economy has lost as much as $2.2 trillion from sales of fake products in 2020. What does the world do to overcome the crisis? Can science save the day? The answer is, in fact, yes. ITMO scientists have recently proposed a highly promising anti-counterfeiting technology – a special gel ink based on 3D printing. In this article, Egor Ryabchenko, a Master’s student at ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster, answers the most frequently asked questions about this novel method and others.


  • BioPrint Workshop Takes Place at ITMO University

    Top scientists from Canada, Germany, China, and the US have discussed the future of bioprinting with students, who also were able to try 3D printing with their own hands. Learn more in this ITMO.NEWS article.


  • A Tour of Testa Center, GE’s Biotech R&D Facility in Uppsala, Sweden

    A voice recorder, a pen, some paper, and a smartphone: with all the journalistic essentials packed, we’re heading off for Sweden to learn about innovations in life sciences. What does it cost to create a molecule, how can mini-factories bring profit, and why do 3D-printers help accelerate production? Read on and find out.


  • ITMO’s Future Technologies Alumni Develop a 3D Printer And Win RSCI Grant

    The project carried out by residents of ITMO’s business incubator has topped the Start1 program and started their own SIE, “Photonics Systems”. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the team leader about their experience with developing an industrial 3D laser printer, the opportunities that this grant gives, the value of accelerators and the unique new development that has no analogues in the Russian market so far.


  • Promising Projects: ITMO to Fund Innovative Ideas by Young Scientists (Part 1)

    In late September, the public sessions of selection panel of R&TD projects were held at ITMO University. Over the two days, young scientists presented more than 20 projects; the winners will receive financing from ITMO University. ITMO.NEWS is here to describe the winning projects and their developers’ visions for the future.