Student beach volleyball tournament took place in Moscow (July 23-26) where 18 teams from all around Russia took part. SFedU team got bronze medals.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Russian Federation paid a visit of courtesy at SFedU. The Participants discussed collaboration possibilities.
SFedU representatives talked on the University history, leading research areas and collaboration with Romanian Universities. Romanian delegates pointed out the great contribution to science development worldwide made by SFedU graduates and showed their interest to engineering projects, academic exchange and joint researches.
Among the participants were: vice-rectors Inna Shevchenko, Vyacheslav Pshihopov, Svetlana Shvedova, vice-director of Research Institute of Oncology Alexey Maximov.
The issues discussed were innovations in robot engineering of medical equipment and its possible application in oncology studies. Speakers talked on ultrasound technologies in surgery, devices for disabled people, laparoscopy (surgery operated through an opening without cutting an organ). Another field was airship construction.
The participants came to the conclusion that collaboration between institutions will be an efficient way to boost engineering and contribute to robot-technologies industry.
Biologists from soil science department of SFedU told about main ecological problems regarding soil pollution of Rostov and the area. They also expanded on their achievements.
Chief research worker, Doctor of Biology, Tatiana Minkina:
- We are studying environmental impact on ecosystems and its core element – soil. Also we are analyzing organic and non-organic pollutants like heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. As soils appears to be extremely complex system containing all sorts of substances and unique properties we face some difficulties when applying usual methods of chemical and physical testing, moreover, the results are often hard to interpret.
There were introduced a new classification of heavy metal compounds, a new definition system for estimating soil nature. New methods for soil recovery were suggested. We are working out the techniques which prevent metals from getting into a human body through the food chain.
The studies are carried out along with Physics department under the supervision of professor Soldatov.
South of Russia is considered to be the most fertile area experiencing great pressure from industries that pollute it with toxic substances.
Junior research associate Victor Chaplygin.
- We are trying to apply our expertise in cleaning the soil which is planting certain species and cutting them afterwards, thus eliminating harmful chemicals. So the task is to find plants which are able to extract pollutant quickly. The project is far from being over for there are a lot of plants left to examine.
The International Joint School Smart Nanomaterials and X-ray Optics 2015: Modeling, Synthesis and Diagnostics for young researchers is proposed to be held in September 27-30, 2015 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia at Southern Federal University in cooperation with Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University.
The aim of this workshop is to bring the fields of chemistry, physics, and computer science together, where state-of-the-art research in the field of both theoretical and experimental design of nanostructures is discussed. Emphasis of this workshop are methods of computer simulations, synthesis and “in-situ” study of nanostructures.
The school is motivated to bring outstanding graduate students, where they will present and discuss their own research in the presence of experienced researchers. Experience researches will provide tutorial key-note lectures, which are important for participants from the different disciplines to follow the progress made in each specific field. The school will also leave sufficient time for “round-table” scientific discussions and planning of future activities, oral presentations and an on-site visit of the experimental facilities.
Registration deadline: July 30, 2015
Deadline for abstract submission: August 10, 2015.
The IWSN-2015 school will give courses within the framework of Nanoscale Structure of Materials program. Each Master or PhD student attending the workshop receives 3.0 credits.
The 1st Announcement is now available here.
The IWSN2015 program will be available soon.
SFedU delegation took part in an international military-marine show-room in Saint-Petersburg (July 1-5). We introduced highly-specific machines and piezo-electric materials and elements.
The session started on June 2 and featured vice PM of Russian Federation Dmitry Rogozin, Commander-in-Chief Viktor Chirkov and other authorities.
Many trade visitors expressed their interest to collaborate with SFedU researchers.
The school worked in terms of the national student forum “Russia in Global Space” in Pyatigorsk supported by Jan Monet Fund with Russian, English and German as official languages.
The crucial idea of the event is to show how remembering and forgetting turn out to be the main tools for analyzing historical, contemporary processes and memory conception.
Special attention was paid to the World War 2 and the Great Patriotic War as events of global importance for understanding sociocultural integration.
Six days running students-participants were given lectures, practical classes and interactive activities from world-class academics specialized in History, International Relations and Ethnic Conflicts Study. Among them are: Oliver Hinkelbein (Bremen University), Hannes Meisner (Vienna) and others.
And as a part of a social program participants were invited for a Pyatigorsk city tour