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  • New Laboratory to Appear at ITMO University as Part of a Russian Government Megagrant

    ITMO University’s international SCAMT (Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies) Laboratory has received a megagrant from the Russian government. ITMO.NEWS spoke to the staff to find out what kinds of new specialists will be needed at the laboratory, what developments within the framework of the megagrant are in the pipeline, and how this work will help to pave the way for a technological revolution in entire industrial fields. 


  • Learning From Nature: Scientists Suggest Sea Sponges for Water Purification and Vehicle Emission Reduction

    An international scientific team that includes an ITMO-affiliated researcher has analyzed the skeletons of sea sponges and proposed their use as basis for new hybrid materials. These porous structures would have a potential application as catalysts for next-gen filters. The study has been published in Science Advances.


  • ITMO University Researchers Showcase Potential of Perovskite-Based Solar Cells

    A research group from ITMO University has published a review paper on the prospective use of halide perovskite-based materials, which they believe are capable of causing a revolution in nanophotonics. The paper was spoken highly of by the editorial board of Applied Physics Reviews. In this article, the researchers speak to ITMO.NEWS about the unique qualities of perovskites that will allow them to improve the efficiency of solar cells and describe the advantages of the new material over the conventional silicon. 


  • THz Success: ITMO Master’s Student Presents His Research in Paris

    ITMO University student Egor Litvinov believes that 2019 may well be his lucky year: he’s won a presidential scholarship to pursue studies abroad, became a laureate of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society scholarship and attended international conferences in Paris and Yokohama, where he also got the opportunity to present his research. ITMO.NEWS met with Egor to find all about his work and successes. 


  • IEEE Scholarship Winner on Opportunities Offered by Terahertz Radiation

    ITMO graduate Anton Zaytsev who is currently doing a PhD program at the University’s Faculty of Photonics and Optical Information has become one of the six people to receive a scholarship from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society for implementing the project “Development of optically tunable graphene-based THz devices”. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Anton to learn how terahertz radiation can replace the X-ray, why he and his colleagues are looking for a replacement for single-layer graphene, and what is to be considered when applying for an international grant.


  • ITMO Researchers Win Russian Academy of Sciences Award

    The Russian Academy of Sciences has recently announced the recipients of its annual award recognizing outstanding young scientists and students of Russian higher education institutions. Among this year’s winners are four research associates from ITMO University: a group of scientists comprised of Valentin Milichko, Dmitry Zuev and Sergey Makarov, who took first prize in the field of general physics and astronomy, and ITMO University Master’s student and engineer Artem Ashirov, who won the prize for a project of applicational significance.


  • How New Advanced Materials Help Fight Bacteria – and Cancer

    Gary Hix is a professor of the University of Wolverhampton (the UK) and the head of Wolverhampton School of Sciences. Together with his research team, Prof. Hix designs anti-bacterial medical materials. In an open lecture at ITMO University, he spoke about organic-inorganic hybrid materials, metal phosphonates and oxides, and how these substances are produced. Speaking about anti-bacterial materials, Prof. Hix explained the effect of their structure on the discharge of active substances and how these materials are made to possess therapeutic qualities.


  • ITMO Researchers Publish Review on Perovskite Research

    Halide perovskites are highly promising in regards to their application in the fields of photovoltaics and optoelectronics, including the development of new devices based on advanced nanophotonics concepts. In 2013, the journal Science included perovskites in its list of top-10 breakthrough technologies. This year, a team of ITMO scientists in collaboration with their colleagues from the University of Texas in Dallas and the Australian National University prepared a review where they studied the optical properties of nanostructured perovskites, answered the question of why fundamental studies of these structures are most important for the development of new optical devices, as well as made predictions about future research in this field. The material was published in a special Hall of Fame issue of Advanced Optical Materials.


  • ITMO Participates in SPIE Photonics Europe 2018

    From April 22 to 26, SPIE Photonics Europe 2018 international conference in the field of photonics and nanotechnology took place in Strasbourg (France). ITMO University was represented by a Master’s student Yulia Raxumova and a PhD student Aysylu Kamalieva from the Department of Optical Physics and Modern Natural Science. Read more about the conference’s procedure and the research presented by ITMO University.


  • Russian, German and French Scientists to Collaborate on Nanowhisker Research at European XFEL

    Scientists from ITMO University were granted the right to conduct an experiment on XFEL, the world's largest free-electron laser. The project will be carried out in collaboration with researchers from Germany and France. It will also be the first project at the European XFEL managed by a group of Russian scientists. The experiment is devoted to the study of nanowhiskers - nanomaterials with high spatial and energy resolution of the electronic structure and atomic formation. Among the potential applications of nanowhiskers, or threadlike nanocrystals, are various areas of electronics and medicine. Read out article to learn more about the project and its future prospects.


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