Materials Science and Technologies

South Ural State University
Office 321, Main University Building
76, Prospect Lenina
Тel.: + 7 351 267 92 21

Assistant Director

Ivan Erdakov

Ph.D. (Engineering), Associate Professor



Founded in 1952, the academic area has prepared more than 10, 000 specialists. Our research team is one of the strongest in Russia known for its scientific and methodic results. Today nearly 1,000 students are involved into undergraduate and graduate programs. Our teaching staff includes 77 faculty members, with 4 members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 22 Doctors of Sciences, 48 Ph.Ds.

Study Programs

Undergraduate (in Russian):

  • 22.03.01 – «Materials Science and Materials Technology»
  • 22.03.02 – «Metallurgy»
  • 15.03.01 – «Mechanical Engineering» (Welding Engineering)
  • 15.03.02 – «Technological machines and equipment»

Graduate (in Russian):

  • 22.04.02 – «Metallurgy» (Pyrometallurgical Processes)
  • 22.04.02 – «Metallurgy» (Foundry)
  • 22.04.02 – «Metallurgy» (Metal Forming)
  • 22.04.01 – «Materials Science and Materials Technology» (Materials Science, Physical and Chemical Properties of Materials)
  • 15.04.02 – «Technological machines and equipment» (Metal Forming)
  • 15.04.01 – «Mechanical Engineering» (Welding Engineering)

Graduate (in English):

  • 15.04.01 – «Mechanical Engineering» (Welding Engineering)

Research Areas

  • Pyrometallurgical processes (direct reduction, carbonaceous reduction, alternative ironmaking, ferroalloy production, slag recycling and utilization, obtaining of proppants and cast-iron from wastes, processing of complex and low-grade ore, processing of titanomagnetite ore)
  • Metallurgy and foundry (intermetallic titanium alloy foundry , precision casting processes and its activation with physical fields, silicate and aluminate binding systems in precision casting)
  • Physical chemistry (carbon nanofoam, GaNmonocrystals growing from solution in the fusion of alkaline materials, development and investigation of mesoporous carbon materials doped with nanoparticles)
  • Magnetic materials (ferrite based materials for electronics, development of new materials for microwave electronic devices with changing properties for certain applications, high-entropic oxide phases with the magnetoplumbite structure, magnetocaloric materials, development of a fundamentally new approach to the liquefaction of natural gas using magnetic cooling)
  • Amorphous alloys (development of new alloys with improved magnetic properties for new generation of electric devices)
  • Ecology (water treatment and sorbent technologies)
  • High-entropy alloys (new high-entropy alloys for surface coatings with outstanding properties)
  • Additive manufacturing (3D - printing, creation of structural parts, functional coatings and renovation of high-cost details)
  • Welding technologies (welding, fracture resistance, welded junctions, laser hybrid welding and robotic welding, Construction of welded joints with adjustable mechanical heterogeneity)


  • Pyrometallurgical Processes
  • Foundry
  • Materials Science, Physical and Chemical Properties of Materials
  • Metal Forming
  • Welding Engineering



Dr. Mikhail Ivanov, Department of Welding Engineering

Dr. Pavel Gamov, Department of Pyrometallurgical Processes 
E-mail: gamovpa[at]susu[dot]ru

Dr. Boris Kulakov, Department of Foundry
E-mail: kulakovba[at]susu[dot]ru

Dr. Denis Vinnik, Department of Materials Science, Physical and Chemical Properties of Materials
E-mail: vinnikda[at]susu[dot]ru

Dr. Lyudmila Radionova, Department of Metal Forming
E-mail: radionovalv[at]susu[dot]ru



Dr. Yury Kapelyushin, Deputy Dean (international affairs)
E-mail: kapelyushinye[at]susu[dot]ru

Mr. Vasiliy Ivanov, Deputy Dean (research and student enquiries)
E-mail: ivanovva[at]susu[dot]ru

Mr. Ivan Ilin, Deputy Dean (student enquiries)
E-mail: ilinia[at]susu[dot]ru


Рrincipal Researchers:

Dr . Dmitry Zherebtsov (carbon nanofoam)

Dr . Damir Galimov

Dr . Marina Samodurova (composite materials)
E-mail: samodurovamn[at][dot]ru 

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