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  • 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.


  • Smart Textiles and New Materials for Electronics: Current Developments and Potential Applications

    What kind of high-tech materials for the electronics, power, and textile industries are being made in Russia? Which projects are developed in St. Petersburg and what is their potential? These and other questions were discussed at a recent TASS news agency’s press conference that featured heads of strategic projects and experts from St. Petersburg universities. ITMO.NEWS shares the main talking points of the event.


  • Finding Nanoparticles: ITMO Scientists Propose New Method for Discovering Nanomaterials With Desired Properties

    Researchers from ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster have devised an algorithm that can automatically detect the properties of nanoparticles, including their size, shape, and surface structure, based on their images and even sketches and find similar particles in its database. The novel system also works the other way around by informing users how to produce substances with the desired properties. Read on to learn how AI helps accomplish the challenges of materials science and what the scientists want to achieve with their research.


  • Materials Scientist Alexandre Nominé on Challenges of his Field, Learning Russian, and Creativity at ITMO University

    Alexandre Nominé came to ITMO University from France to work at the University’s Metamaterials Laboratory as a materials scientist. In the course of his career he has worked in various field of physics including plasma physics and synthesizing nanoparticles. We spoke with Dr. Nomine about science, living in Russia, and learning five languages (including Russian!)


  • ITMO & Australian Scientists Contribute to Latest Nanophotonics Review

    ​The recent review by members of ITMO’s International Research Center for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials and their foreign colleagues is a detailed classification of the latest results in the field of creating light-adjusted nanostructures from different materials. Such nanostructures and the respective methods for controlling light can have a wide application in recording optical information and ultrafast processing of signals. The report will be published in the annual release of the Laser&Photonics Reviews magazine


  • Project Session at Sirius: Implants, Security and Nano-Shampoo

    This summer, the Sirius educational center for talented children in Sochi has held its usual session on project work, followed by the Nanograd summer school. ITMO University’s team, including specialists and postgraduate students from the Department of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials and staff of Technopark resident, company NT-SPb, took part.


  • ITMO and VNIIM Develop Joint Master's Program in Metrology

    This summer, ITMO University and the Mendeleev National Research Institute of Metrology (VNIIM) have put out a call for applicants to a Master’s degree program in “Standardization and Metrology in High-Tech Industry”. The new Master’s program, developed by specialists from ITMO and VNIIM, consists of 20 highly specific subjects that exist on the intersection of math, computer science, physics, chemistry, economics and ecology.