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  • ITMO Scientists Devise High-Speed Area Scanners for Security and Missing Person Searches

    Researchers from ITMO University have developed a scanning system that  produces high-resolution thermal imaging pictures of its surroundings by detecting objects of varying temperatures at two-second intervals. Compared to analogs, the proposed technology is more reliable and affordable, and can scan areas more quickly. Among its possible applications are infrastructure security, tracking all modes of transportation (water, land, and air), and locating missing persons.


  • Jack and Jill: Researchers Develop Novel Test to Efficiently Measure Human Cognitive Abilities

    An international team of researchers, including Maxim Likhanov, a laureate of the ITMO Fellowship and Professorship program, has created a new visual test called The Jack & Jill Working Memory Task. The new testing system has already been employed to investigate the relationships between working memory and musical abilities, academic performance and behavioral problems. What are the other benefits of the new test and how can it be used? Read on to find out.


  • Topological Polariton-Based Structure: Scientists Get One Step Closer to Next-Gen Optoelectronic Devices

    Researchers from ITMO University, the University of Sheffield, and the City College of New York have proposed a metasurface with unique topological properties. The proposed system is based on a photonic topological insulator integrated with a two-dimensional semiconductor and stimulates polaritons – quasiparticles that combine the properties of topological photons and excitons. The discovery opens the door to more efficient light control and hence advanced transmission and processing of optical information. The related article is published in Nature Communications.


  • ITMO Scientists Develop Shape-Shifting Microcapsules from Liquid Metals

    Researchers from ITMO’s Faculty of Physics and ChemBio Cluster have created liquid-metal nanoparticles that can reversibly change their shape when exposed to laser radiation. The discovered effect holds great promise for ultra-compact optoelectronic devices, smart sensors, and signal systems. The results of the study are published in Physical Chemistry Letters.


  • ITMO student Daria Minakova on Internet of Bacteria and Citizen Science

    Daria Minakova is a third-year student at the Faculty of Biotechnology and one of the organizers of the Internet of Bacteria project, one of the early citizen science projects created by students and staff of ITMO University. I reached out to Daria to find out why she wanted to conduct the project, what is its importance and why they chose this research format.


  • ITMO Scientists Launch App for Meditation Quality Assessment

    A research team from ITMO’s Faculty of Information Technologies and Programming has developed an app that can assist its users in practicing meditation by analyzing their stance, breathing rate, and micromovements. Based on the latest AI technologies, Mindful Relax detects different poses with the help of a smartphone camera.


  • ITMO Student Artur Shaikhatarov on Helping People with Special Needs

    Artur Shaikhatarov started to work on a mobile app for the deaf-blind back when he was a school student in Ufa, in the Russian republic of Bashkortostan. Now, he studies at ITMO University, and his invention has brought the attention of the Russian MChS and the International Paralympic Committee. ITMO.NEWS met with Artur to learn more about why he decided to work on this project, how he plans to provide the deaf-blind with useful equipment, and whether he expects to see his app at the Paralympic Games.


  • ITMO Scientist Andrey Bogdanov Receives Euler Prize from the Government of St. Petersburg and the Russian Academy of Sciences

    Andrey Bogdanov, a senior research associate at ITMO’s Faculty of Physics and the head of the Nanophotonics and Metamaterials Master’s program, was recognized by the Government of St. Petersburg and the city’s Scientific Center for his contribution to science.


  • ITMO Research: ITMO University Launches a New Popular Science Podcast

    ITMO Research is the first major podcast of ITMO University that will cover scientific topics in various fields, from physics to business. As part of the podcast, the host will talk with ITMO University’s staff members and researchers. It’s not just lectures or audio guides, but rather an attempt to explain a specific topic for those who aren’t familiar with it, as well as to present another approach for those who are. Find out more about the new media project by ITMO University in our article.