Projects and Analytical Session Started at SUSU

Projects and Analytical Session is being held at South Ural State University September 11th-13th. SUSU scientists, jointly with experts from Ufa, Perm and Saint Petersburg are discussing the programs of development of strategic projects.

The university Rector Alexander Wagner welcomed the guests on the morning of September 11th.

After that, the experts were invited on a tour around the main research laboratories related to the strategic projects. The first stop was at the Supercomputer Simulation Laboratory with its famous Tornado SUSU supercomputer, the computation capacity of which allows to solve both research and applied tasks – upon the orders from Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant, Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works and other Ural industrial companies. The artificial intelligence systems are learning how to determine the quality of welded seams, rolled sheets, and even how to test the proper functioning of equipment with the use of sound, as well as how to reduce noise in hearing aid devices for hearing-impaired people. 

At the Industrial Automation Systems Laboratory the experts were presented the SUSU scientists' IoТ (Internet of Things) based developments capable of controlling both home appliances, heat supply to buildings, and production processes in metallurgy.

At the Quantum Engineering of Light Laboratory the experts learned about the results obtained in the field of quantum computing and production of precision sensors.

Next, the guests visited the Laboratory for High-entropy Materials and the Laboratory for New Construction Materials, where they could see the samples of new composites being produced at SUSU in a full cycle: from a model to its implementation. These composites are required for the manufacture of various things: from heat-resistant industrial objects to hockey sticks. Also the technology of laser cladding was demonstrated to the experts.

The SUSU Nanotechnology Research and Education Centre made a presentation of single crystals, products made from indic oxide, and other important nanomaterials with a vast scope of application: from industrial needs to production of screen protectors for smartphones.

The excursion wrapped up with a visit to Ekoanalitika Research Equipment Sharing Centre and the mobile ecological post for atmosphere control (it is a backyard-based vehicle, which is equipped to measure the content of atmospheric fine dust, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and other substances). The ecologists shared on how they are searching for the means to reduce the impact from the pollutants in our city in the context of temperature inversion.

Expert Pavel Volegov, PhD in Physical and Mathematical Sciences is a Vice-rector for Strategic Projects at Perm National Research Polytechnic University. The field of his research interests is at the interface of Mathematics, Mechanics and production of innovative materials.

"Our task, first and foremost, is the transformation and development of universities. We are trying to find the directions in which a university is ready to achieve high results, and build our expertise around it," Pavel Volegov explained the goal of his participation in the session.

Over the recent years, he has provided consultations to already more than 10 universities as an expert. Pavel Volegov did not make any forecasts with regards to the results of the work of this projects session or share any preliminary conclusions – SUSU scientists and their expert colleagues are yet to outline these.

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