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  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #3

    Yet another new Master’s program, fascinating new projects by ITMO students and staff, and a comprehensive guide to reading scientific articles! Here are some of ITMO.NEWS’ top science news of the past two weeks.


  • 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.


  • ITMO Scientists Develop Method to Easily Synthesize Materials With Set Properties

    Researchers from ITMO’s SCAMT Institute have demonstrated the possibility of using the sol-gel method to produce various porous monolithic structures from magnetite nanoparticles. The new method can produce multifunctional materials with complex hierarchical structures, such as the xero-, cryo-, and aerogel of magnetite. Thanks to this approach, it is possible to control the composition of the resulting porous materials through the relation of their compounds’ concentrations. One of the method’s most promising applications is biomedicine – the new aerogel can be used to stop bleeding and xerogel can serve as a repository for drug transportation.  


  • Library-on-a-Chip: Scientists Record Data on Nanoscale Layers of Metal-Organic Frameworks for First Time

    With the rapid data growth comes the issue of its storage. Year after year, the volume of information increases by leaps and bounds while solid-state drivers remain the most common way to store digital files. However, even though hard drivers are becoming more sustainable and compact, physical books still take up entire buildings. One of the possible solutions was proposed by students and researchers from ITMO University, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and the Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry who demonstrated that large datasets can be stored using metal-organic nanometer plates.


  • Innovative Materials and Robots of All Stripes: ITMO Researchers at the Technosreda Exhibition of Scientific Achievements

    For two days, the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) in Moscow serves as a portal into the future where everything is possible. Over 100 top-ranked universities and research centers, as well as about 30 Russian tech companies, presented their latest developments: self-driving cars and amphibious flying cars, waste sorting robots and football robots, biochips and artificial muscles, smart technologies and artificial intelligence. Researchers from ITMO’s Infochemistry Scientific Center, Faculty of Physics, and Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics showcased nine advanced products and prototypes at the exhibition.


  • 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 at Eastern Economic Forum: Education of the Future and New Challenges

    What are the contemporary trends in science and education? What are the prerequisites of breakthrough technologies? And what kind of economic solutions are developed by students these days? These were some of the questions raised at the Eastern Economic Forum that was held in Vladivostok on September 2-4. Among the speakers of the forum were ITMO’s Rector Vladimir Vasilyev, Professor Ekaterina Skorb, and Anton Gopka, dean of the Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations.


  • ITMO Hosts Sixth Metanano School on Photonics of 2D Materials

    Metanano School in nanophotonics and metamaterials took place at ITMO University on July 19-23. Each year, leading Russian and international scientists come together at the school to give lectures and practical classes for students from all over the world.


  • ITMO Researchers Suggest Design for Biointegrable Controlled Nanoparticles

    Scientists from ITMO University have designed a unique smart nanomaterial that can be controlled via heat: when subjected to light, the material changes both shape and color. This discovery will be beneficial to the development of non-invasive biosensors, signal systems, and non-toxic dyes. The results of the study were published in the international edition of Angewandte Chemie.


  • ITMO Hosts Session of the International Academy of Refrigeration

    ITMO University has recently held a regular session of the International Academy of Refrigeration during which its members discussed the latest technologies in sports and industry, Arctic exploration, and advanced projects on refrigeration systems, as well as frozen and refrigerated products.