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On October 2, more than 150 participants from 15 Russian cities attended the Neftekod hackathon that gave a start to the series of joint events between ITMO University and Gazprom Neft’s Digital Downstream Accelerator. The hackathon was devoted to programming a formula for next-gen materials with greater flexibility and heat resistance that would pave the way for constructing more durable road surfaces. The event was supported by the Artificial Intelligence in Industry Association.
ITMO Students Shine At Hackathon Oil Tech Challenge 2021 and Enter Ministry of Energy Candidate Pool
ITMO University Master’s students Daria Yakovleva and Regina Tuganova got to the finals of Hackathon Oil Tech Challenge 2021 that took place in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan on July 8-15. They worked on cases related to preserving biodiversity and new alternative energy generation technologies. We asked Daria and Regina about the projects they developed and the opportunities they gained at the forum.
The new club will host hackathons, lectures, seminars, and internship programs for students in the oil and gas sector to help them learn how to solve high-tech energy tasks.
An international research team has shown that the conversion process of natural gas into methanol depends not only on the permanent characteristics of the catalysts used but also on the properties that these catalysts exhibit in the course of the reaction. This discovery can revolutionize the oil and wood industries by introducing modern technologies, which will allow manufacturers to process waste into valuable chemical products. The article was published in ACS Catalysis.
Head of RN-Burenie Oil Company’s IT Department: Every Bit of Fundamental Knowledge I Have, I Learned at University
In the early 2000s, Alexander Shevtsov enrolled at ITMO University’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty. In his third year, he paired up with a fellow student to start his first business; after his graduation, he developed projects in telecommunications; today, he is the head of the IT department at RN-Burenie, one of Rosneft’s key subsidiaries. Alexander spoke with ITMO.NEWS about his student years in turbulent times, working IT in the fuel and energy industry, and the value of higher education.