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  • ITMO Researchers Propose New Production Method for Biosensor Nanoparticles

    Physicists from ITMO’s International Research and Educational Center for Physics of Nanostructures have proposed a method of generating plasmonic chiral nanoparticles with the help of “twisted” laser radiation. The obtained structures can be used in biosensors and polarized photodetectors, detect impurities in gasses and liquids, as well as purify medications.


  • Bringing Quantum Tech Closer: Researchers from ITMO and Ludwig Maximilian University Examine New Approach to 2D Heterostructures

    In a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, the collaborators from ITMO and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich describe a new method for producing two-dimensional heterostructures. The approach is based on the so-called moiré effect, achieved when two layers are stacked at a certain angle. The resulting patterns demonstrate exciton states that are of scientific interest and hold a potential in terms of next-gen electronic devices, as well as quantum technologies.


  • Improving Lasers: ITMO Scientists Suggest a New Way to Couple Light and Matter

    A new approach has been suggested at ITMO to enhance interaction of light and matter during metamaterials production. Compared to conventional methods, the novel approach requires less precision and relies on cheaper equipment, while producing more compact and sensitive lasers. The study was described in an article published in Nano Letters. 


  • ITMO Signs Cooperation Agreements With Belarusian Universities

    ITMO’s Technology Transfer Center has signed collaboration agreements with three Belarusian research institutions: the Belarusian State Academy of Communications, the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR), as well as BSUIR’s Technopark. The agreements concern the potential introduction of ITMO's technological solutions to the Belarusian market and the establishment of a network for exchanging knowledge and experience.


  • EMI Is the Answer: ITMO Experts on How To Teach Your Subject in English

    ITMO boasts over 20 educational programs in English that welcome both Russian and international students. However, no matter how good the lecturer’s command of the language, teaching in English is still a challenging task. Recent studies demonstrate that studying in a non-native language is associated with lower concentration and information retention rates. That’s where EMI training comes to the rescue – it’s a training method that’s gaining popularity all over the world and is widely applied at ITMO. Read on to find out all about it. 


  • ITMO Students Win Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Scholarship

    The Consul General of Israel in St. Petersburg Dr. Uri Resnick awarded grants for two Master’s students from ITMO’s Faculty of Photonics. The award ceremony took place at ITMO on October 3. The scholarship will cover one year of studying at Tel Aviv University.


  • Dr. Carlos Cabal From University of Havana on the Future of MRI

    Prof. Cabal’s research group from the University of Havana, Cuba, learned to build their own magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners thirty years ago – back then, those were the only available MRI machines in the country. Today, Dr. Carlos Cabal is one of leading MRI experts with a long history of successful collaboration with ITMO University. Starting 2016, the researcher has been delivering a specialized course for future physicists twice a year and soon, he will join the university’s school of MRI as one of the keynote speakers. In this article, Prof. Cabal shares his views on the future of MRI and explains why he thinks ITMO has all the potential to break new grounds in this field.


  • ITMO Scientists Develop Nanostructured Temperature Indicator Based on Carbon Dots and Nanocellulose

    Researchers from ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster and University of Toronto discovered a nonlinear dependence of photoluminescence of carbon dots on the composition of a water and dimethyl sulfoxide solvent. The color of the same dot sample changes depending on the polarity of solvent it is placed in. Thanks to this discovery, the researchers were able to develop a portable wide-range (from -68°C to +19°C) temperature indicator, which can be used to control the storage conditions of chemical, pharmaceutical, and food products.


  • Foods for Longevity and Green Living: BioTech Today

    How do innovative foods extend the human lifespan and improve our quality of life? What kinds of projects in this field are ITMO scientists working on right now? These and other subjects were covered at the Ecology & Biotechnology session of the 51st International Scientific, Educational, and Methodological Conference at ITMO University. ITMO.NEWS spoke to the session’s participants to find out more about their projects and discover which subjects of Food- and BioTech will gain in relevance in the near future.


  • ITMO and XAMK Russian-Finnish Technology Brokers School: Technology Transfer for Students and Professionals

    Who are technology brokers and how can they promote technologies in Russia and Finland? That’s what the Russian-Finnish Technology Brokers School, a part of the Twin Campus project, was all about. Read on to learn more about the school’s contents and results.