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  • 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. 

    01.08.2022

  • 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.

    28.07.2022

  • 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. 

    14.07.2022

  • 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.

    06.06.2022

  • 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.

    30.05.2022

  • 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.

    05.03.2022

  • ITMO Student Vlada Petrova on Quantum Chemistry in Practice

    How can computers help prevent poisoning from organophosphorus compounds, such as agricultural pesticides? Vlada Petrova, a fourth-year student at ITMO’s Faculty of Energy and Ecotechnology, does research at the intersection of quantum chemistry and ecology. She recently had the chance to work on her project at the Sirius educational center. Read on to learn about the results she was able to produce and the problems solved by quantum chemistry. 

    02.03.2022

  • Chemistry and Artificial Intelligence Master’s Program: Opportunities, Scholarships, and Admissions Requirements

    This year, ITMO University will welcome the first students of the new Master’s program in chemistry and artificial intelligence. Within two years, students will learn how to deal with unconventional tasks in chemistry, materials science, and biology using the advances of data science and AI. What other opportunities to expect? And how will the training be organized? Keep reading to get more details.

    21.02.2022

  • Results in 15 Minutes: ITMO Researchers Develop Device to Detect Antibiotics, Bacteria, and Viruses

    In accordance with the standards of flexible electronics, the new testing device is made from hydrogel and liquid metal, while data processing is handled by machine learning algorithms. Currently, the device consists of a potentiostat, an electrochemical cell, and a connected computer, but all the components will soon be a unified system complete with a user-friendly app. How does the device work? And what kind of tests can it already perform? Read on to find out. 

    28.01.2022

  • First Time in Such Detail: Researchers Analyze Surface Properties of Spider Web

    PhD students and researchers from ITMO’s SCAMT Institute and their collaborators from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) have analyzed the surface properties of the Linothele fallax spider’s silk and how they affect the properties of the material as a whole. The study demonstrates that spider web can be used in both surgery and food packaging. 

    25.11.2021