The Master's Program in English Sustainable chemistry for energy technologies is aimed at training highly qualified specialists in the field of nano-engineering and is made for those who want to pursue a master's degree of world-class science in the Master's program.
A special feature of the master's program is the use of an innovative interdisciplinary approach, namely, a unique combination of the latest information technologies and modern practical methods with the goal of developing innovative materials. The program is based on synergies between experiments and modeling in nanotechnology.
The SCAMT Master's course in English is focused on understanding molecular self-assembly processes and using these processes in the design of functional materials and is dedicated to solving problems arising at the boundary levels of materials research. The main areas of application of the planned approaches will be implemented in new biomedical materials, fuel cells, surfactants and gels, nanocrystals, coatings, and films.
The practical component of the master's degree in chemistry is accompanied by a number of theoretical courses from leading scientists specializing in the fields of catalysis, green chemistry, materials science, molecular modeling, sol-gel chemistry, and technology.
You can make a research project in one of the research groups or work on your own startup in the industrial laboratory.
Place of Study: Russia, St. Petersburg
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science in Sustainable Chemical Technologies
Duration: 2 years (120 credits)
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field with excellent/good grades, CV & motivation letter. Upper-intermediate level of English language (B2 according to CEFR)*
Price: 242,000 rubles per year for Russian students; 262,000 rubles per year for international students
You can perform a research project in one of the research groups or work on your own startup in an industrial laboratory. Depending on your project from the second semester, you choose an individual educational trajectory in one of the following specializations:
Computational Design of materials includes methods of computational chemistry, density functional theory, molecular dynamics and their combination with machine learning algorithms for the directed design of functional materials.
Groups: Computational modeling for the design of functional materials (E. Pidko) and Functional Metal-organic Frameworks (E. Pidko)
Applied materials include the following areas of work with modern innovative materials:
1) synthesis of materials with a practical orientation and their testing in specific industrial processes
2) engineering - the use of specific technological processes for the production of materials
Nanopharmacy — obtaining promising materials, methods of nanoformation of drugs, preclinical research, in other words, a full cycle: from research to experimental design, preclinical research and clinical trials are considered.
Industrial brokerage in the field of nanoengineering includes competencies in the field of economics, finance, and innovations.
Group: Industrial Lab (A. Vinogradov)
As part of the course, you will consider the following sections: types of projects; the uniqueness of a startup as a project; project evaluation; features of a startup assessment; project risk assessment and start-up. You will also get acquainted with project management in the professional field: international project, examples of successful projects; project management technology; the use of the latest information systems in the project management process; project effectiveness assessment.
Students will learn the fundamentals and role of information in the development of modern society; basic principles of collecting and preparing raw data; basic methods of data analysis; the stages and technology of software development for solving data processing problems; to use mathematical tools for processing, analyzing and systematizing information on the research topic. Students will study remove basic methods of data collection and tools for information processing; factor and cluster analysis skills; data processing methods; and design and automated system operation skills.
The course combines specific elements of spoken English (presentation skills, professional immersion) and academic English (critical and analytical thinking, academic writing).
This course is delivered by the experts, active in various fields of fundamental and applied research; scientists with the background in top world’s universities and research corporations (Tsinghua University, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Harvard Business School and others).
Internationalization of research course will provide you with the tools that help us organize ourselves in research environment, build a research team or become a part of one successfully, choose suitable research methods, share your findings with the scientists in an oral or written form (presentation skills), present your research or pitch your ideas to the investors. You will be able to write a decent resume, take the most of a multicultural environment, learn scientific reference management, know how to write a scientific paper, locate funding to scaffold your research (apply for grants) and perform effectively in business communication. In a nutshell, this course will teach you everything that an aspiring researcher needs to know to be successful.
This course gives a complete overview of the existing fundamental theories and laws that govern the characteristics of inorganic and hybrid materials, while highlighting potential applications.. Particular attention is paid to their syntheses,properties, and possible application of nanostructured inorganic and hybrid organo-inorganic materials. Furthermore, how the chemical structure of these nanoparticles influences the physicochemical properties of materials made from them is examined in detail.
This course will immerse students in analytical data processing methods, and the basics of artificial intelligence. It will teach the utilisation of digital technologies, including software products, in everyday life and in the professional field. Students will master core information retrieval technologies and data processing, analysis and protection technologies, as well as modern tools and computer technologies for solving problems associated with data processing and analysis, in relation to any subject area.
This course provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the outside world and the creation of materials that chemically “speak” to living cells; Reproduces the mechanism of self-organizing “smart” technologies;explains diffusion-limited growth models, percolation theory, and adaptive evolution using analogies; describes time dependencies, oscillations, autocatalysis and system feedback, features of spontaneous synthetic and biocatalytic processes; reproduces graphical methods for describing model dynamics.
Overview of properties, and methods for creating and applying new(multi)functional materials. The focus will be on the relationship between the structure and the properties of technical materials.
This course describes basic methods and approaches used to study the composition, structure, morphology and functional response of nanostructured materials, methods and approaches for their characterization; determines the possibilities and limitations of technical methods and their instrumental implementation in the study of nanomaterials; includes a description of the physical phenomena underlying research methods and controlling the composition,, structure and properties of nanostructured materials;and focuses on conducting experimental research in the field of advanced technologies.
In this course, various nanofabrication technologies used for the production of modern devices and their application will be considered.
The course reproduces basic methods of computational chemistry, their basic principles, and their application limits; focuses on the application of modern quantum chemistry and statistical thermodynamics;utilises computer modelling to effectively solve problems in material chemistry;;aims to fulfil the technical requirements for composite nanomaterials and patent purity, and to formulate technical specifications; contains a description of using computer programmes to monitor equipment operation.
This course imparts basic concepts of the theory of magnetism, and the scope of the quantum theory of solids in materials science; describes models of almost free electrons, and approximations of strongly bound electrons; gives an idea of the analysis of physical and environmental restrictions in the field of application of zone theory for practical purposes; demonstrates new ways of using devices in applied tasks; describes the behavior of electrons in the presence of a periodic potential - the main physical parameters.
This course teaches one to analyze and practice various techniques for conducting qualitative and semi-quantitative assessments of the structure and properties of smart materials in accordance with the research plan; includes a description of the physical phenomena that determine the functional response of materials (electrical, optical, magnetic, mechanical); highlights methods for obtaining materials in a design with predetermined or controlled functional characteristics and methods for their improvement.
This course covers the most important aspects of creating modern biological and molecular sensors, including the use of antibodies for laboratory and medical analyses; biological receptors and the concept of artificial nose; enzyme / substrate interactions and enzymatic sensory systems; nucleic acid probes, molecular beacons, Tuckman samples, deoxyribozymes , apta-sensors, and bio-electro sensors.
This course considers solution-based synthesis as the most promising way to effectively mass produce nanomaterials, namely metal, oxide, and chalcogenide nanoparticles - which are now used in a wide range of areas, including catalysis, energy production and storage, sensors, and nanotherapy.
This course contains a description of the life cycle stages of the designed or studied research objects in the field of nanostructured materials. It is designed to analyze the economic, environmental, and social restrictions of nano-object and nanomaterial production; tracks current trends in nanoparticle use as well as current nanostructure standardization and certification methods; includes a description of modern methods for producing catalysts and functional coatings, their characterization, development of technological lines and the integration of science and business.
As part of the course, you will learn to evaluate the readiness of technology (product or service) to enter foreign markets, learn international business practices, and analyze successful practices of modern entrepreneurs. You will also be trained to analyze markets, conduct competitive analysis, work with unions and entrepreneurial associations. The course includes security issues, international intellectual property, intellectual property as a product, and the assessment of intellectual property protection capabilities. You will be taught the first steps of business, namely how to register a company and interact with banks, local authorities, and the business community.
This course includes the following sections: an introduction to forecasting; modern practices for forecasting the development of global markets; global challenges; forecasting methods for the scientific and technological development and global markets; planning research and development on forecast basis; the analysis of global market forecasts in the field of bioengineering.
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the concepts of green chemistry and sustainable development in the chemical and energy industries. The main emphasis is on introducing students to modern approaches to reducing the environmental impact of chemical industries, intensifying conservation measures, and increasing energy efficiency. The majority of the course is devoted to the role of nanotechnology in the development of solar energy, the use of renewable sources and alternative resources, as well as reviewing the most recent well-known catalytic processes that have found application in areas such as natural gas processing, petrochemicals, and hydrogen technology
Courses: Inorganic Chemistry and Materials, Computational methods and modeling in materials chemistry, Catalysts and green chemistry
Evgeny is a physical (inorganic) chemist by training and an active member of the (broad) catalysis community. He is interested in understanding complex reaction networks underlying chemical processes in solution and at interfaces and developing new tools for analyzing such networks and providing guidelines for the experimental studies. He finds particularly exciting such subjects as the selective catalytic hydrogenation, zeolite catalysis, mechanisms of catalytic reactions, organometallic and inorganic functional materials.
Author of more than 100 articles and a winner of numerous awards (ERC Consolidator 2016, NWO VENI 2010, Young Scientist Prize of the ICC-16 etc.)
Professor of ITMO University, Head of the group Infochemistry of self-organizing systems SCAMT laboratory.
Course: Molecularly organized systems
Ekaterina is a specialist in the field of physical chemistry of heterostructures and nanomaterials.
Since 2008, she worked at the Institute of Colloids and Interfaces named after him. Max Planck (Potsdam, Germany), and since 2016 she has been a professor at Harvard University (USA).
Author of more than 60 publications and various fellows (AvH, DAAD, LG Chem, etc.)
Head of SCAMT laboratory, leader of Nanopharmacy group SCAMT laboratory, PhD
Course: Solution chemistry of materials
Vladimir received MS Degree in Materials Science from the Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology in 2007. He was awarded a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the Institute of Solution Chemistry of RAS (with Professor Alexander V. Agafonov) in 2010. Thereafter, he did a postdoctoral training in materials science in Prof. David Avnir's research group at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2014, he joined ITMO University, where he is currently the Head of the International Laboratory of Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials & Technologies.
Course: Modern technologies for manufacturing nanoscale objects and materials
The leader of more than 10 grants and 5 industrial projects.
He completed an internship in Germany in the direction of "innovation management" and implemented 2 Post Doc programs at leading universities in Europe.
Author of more than 60 articles published in the leading publishing houses of the RSC, ACS and Nature Publishing group. During his work, he synthesized at least 6 new compounds, developed a unique device for the development of crystals under room conditions, and also, together with his colleagues, discovered several unique effects in the field of optics, photonics and selective delivery of funds.
Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Course: Molecular electronic structure and band theory
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
Professor ITMO University
Course: Advanced materials
Maxim is a specialist in the field of physical and electrochemistry. Research interests include lead-free ferroelectrics, piezoelectric ceramics, composite materials, electrical aging and deterioration of functional materials, multiferroics and magnetoelectrics, physical chemistry of defects, phase equilibrium of oxide systems
Author of more than 20 publications, member of many international research projects, including with leading industrial enterprises (BOSCH GmbH, Siemens AG, PI Ceramic GmbH)
Professor of ITMO University, Professor at Foreign Language Training Center, Head of Center for Educational Management and Quality Assurance
Course: Scientific English
Practiсing and certified teacher of English, Yulia Ryabukhina combines administrative work of the Head of the Department with research activities in the fields of linguistics and methodology of teaching foreign languages. She holds British PhD degree in linguistics, as well as Cambridge Proficiency C2 level certificate and many other qualifications.
Professor of ITMO University, Head of Food Bio-Nanotechnology group SCAMT laboratory.
Сourses: Advanced Methods in Chemical Nanoengineering, Smart Materials
Elena is an expert in the field of sol-gel, nano-dispersed materials.
Author of more than 100 papers, 2 patent applications. Head of 6 grants from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, the President of the Russian Federation, winner of many Russian and foreign awards and scholarships.
Head of Project Management Division – ITMO University
Course: Creation, imlementqation and promotion new technology and materials into the global market
Igor Kuprienko is an expert in multi-cultural inter-governmental projects focusing on regional economic development. His 23 years working and professional experience is related to cross-border EU-Russia cooperation. His expertise is covering SME development, ICT technologies, fund-rising and project management. His areas of activities are in EU-Russian mutual funded, international and other national projects.
Head of Science and technology foresight center
Course: Technological Forecasting and Marketing
Professor`s profile http://www.ifmo.ru/ru/viewperson/754/lukovnikova_natalya_mihaylovna.htm
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