SCAMT institute (Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies) is one of the most dynamically developing institutes in Russia and worldwide.

Its creation was initiated by Vladimir and Alexander Vinogradov together with the scientific backing of Prof. David Avnir from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Established in October 2014 with only 4 Master students, the laboratory developed and expanded very quickly. Already in 2015, several new independent research groups were established, focusing on sol-gel chemistry, theoretical chemistry, and inkjet printing.

The following efforts were dedicated to the creation of a strong educational program, aimed at the best students from all over the world. As a consequence, a well-equipped educational preparatory laboratory for Bachelor students was opened, and a high-level Department for Master and PhD students was established, as well.

All of these activities culminated in the establishment of a ChemBio cluster (where SCAMT institute is a scientific department), engaged in fundamental and applied research, tightly integrated into the educational process. Currently, there are three English- taught MCs programs «Chemistry of Applied Materials», «Molecular Biology and Biotechnology» and «Applied Genomics»

Nowadays, SCAMT institute consists of 15 independent research groups engaged in various interdisciplinary projects ranging from chemistry to materials science, genomics, microbiology, and more. This broad scope allows us to solve critical problems of modern society and to offer solutions to global needs facing humanity.

In 2019 SCAMT hosted two prestigious international conferences in chemistry: Sol-Gel 2019 and Mendeleev 150. Twice a year, SCAMT hosts a scientific workshop SCAMT Workshop Week where students from all over the world train their skills in new areas of science.
In 2021 SCAMT launched its third — new English- taught MCs program “Applied genomics”. Also in 2021 PI School was held for the first time for scientists who dream of creating a world-class laboratory.