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  • Russian Science Foundation to Support R&D in Five New Fields In 2023

    The Russian Science Foundation (RSF) is set to receive additional powers to financially support those experimental research & development projects that are of interest to the industry and can potentially be introduced into the current production processes. This was stated by Alexander Khlunov, the CEO of RSF, in his address at the second Congress of Young Scientists in Sochi on December 1st. The funding will be provided for five priority fields of research. See below for more details.


  • ITMO’s Professor Maya Uspenskaya on Treatment of Diseases that Cause Heart Failure

    The Russian Science Foundation has recently published the results of its research grant competition. Among the winners is a project on the optimization of the development of new medical drugs, led by Maya Uspenskaya, head of the Research Institute of Bioengineering. ITMO.NEWS contacted the scientist to learn more.


  • ITMO Professor Alexander Boukhanovsky on How AI Can Help Economy in Crisis

    Recently, Alexander Boukhanovsky, head of ITMO’s School of Translational Information Technologies, received renewed funding from Russian Science Foundation for his project in predictive modeling in economics. In this interview, ITMO.NEWS asked Prof. Boukhanovsky about his project and the role AI might play in economics.


  • ITMO Scientists Achieve Record-Breaking Efficiency of Terahertz Radiation in Liquids

    Physicists from ITMO University have improved the method of converting optical radiation into terahertz radiation using a liquid, which until recently was thought of as unpromising. Nevertheless, the achieved efficiency of the conversion in such a medium is a record-breaking 0.1%. It’s a proven fact that terahertz radiation, unlike X-radiation, is harmless and can be used in medicine, security systems, ecological monitoring, analysis of art objects, and in the food industry. A research paper on the subject was published in the Communications Physics journal. This research is supported by a grant from the Russian Science Foundation (RSF).


  • Scientists Create New IR-Activated Coating for Local Drug Delivery

    The coating is based on active substances, in particular, bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2), loaded into the titania layer and modified by polypyrrole. If this coating is fabricated on the implant surface, it is possible to accelerate the injury recovery and to control this process using infrared radiation (IR).


  • World’s Leading Experts Discuss Latest Advances in Nanophotonics at SLALOM

    On June 29-30, the third SchooL on Advanced Light-Emitting and Optical Materials (SLALOM) was held at ITMO University. The event is organized by the Laboratory of Hybrid Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics on the basis of ITMO’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering together with Lomonosov Moscow State University and with support from the Russian Science Foundation. For the first time in its history, this year the school took place online.


  • St. Petersburg Physicists Synthesize Hyperbolic Material for THz Frequency Range

    In the future, it will be possible to use these double-layered structures in supersensitive sensors, THz radars, spectrometers and radio telescopes. They could also be used to create masking surfaces.


  • ITMO Scientists Propose an Improved Technology for Detecting Ultra-Low Magnetic Fields

    It is for several years now that ITMO University scientists have been working on the creation of supersensitive sensors for measuring ultra-low magnetic fields that occur, for example, in the brain. These sensors can be made from compact ceramic resonators and defect ensemble (NV centers) in a diamond. Recently, the physicists have published an article in the Review of Scientific Instruments journal, where they described a new, more efficient version of an antenna for such measuring devices. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the authors to find out why we should measure the magnetic field of the human brain, and how this is proposed to be done. 


  • ITMO Rector Vladimir Vasilyev Appointed to Russian Science Foundation’s Supervisory Council

    On December 13, 2018, the Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree confirming the new line-up of the Russian Science Foundation’s Supervisory Council. Among the Council’s 15 members is Vladimir Vasilyev, the Rector of ITMO University.  


  • New Research Allows Jet-Printing of Piezostructures and Holograms on Any Surface

    ITMO University’s Master's students Vladislav Slabov and Kirill Keller talk about the role of inkjet printing methods in their new research. The scientists have created a way to not only print chromatic holograms on any surface but also to create high-quality organic piezoelectric structures. The results of their research were published in Advanced Functional Materials and Applied Materials & Interfaces.