The Smart Materials Research Institute

Welcome to "Smart Materials", a unique place where the leading scientists in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, nanotechnology, data science and artificial intelligence work together in one laboratory. We offer a "full-cycle" of materials development: from computer modelling to chemical synthesis and extensive characterization.
More than 1,000 hours per year, our researchers spend at the synchrotron radiation sources performing cutting-edge experiments to study materials under working conditions. Whether for catalysis, energetics, gas storage or sensing, these operando studies are the key for understanding the materials' functionality at the atomic level.
We hold the world-leading positions in the field of X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Several programs for XANES analysis, including those based on machine learning algorithms, have been developed by our team or in collaboration with our international partners.

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Open Day for Bachelor Students
Open Day for Bachelor Students

On November, 23 we invite 4th year bachelor students to participate in the presentation of our master program "Nanoscale Structure of Materials&q...


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Results of XAS+DRIFTS experiment

April 18, 2022, 5:00 PM in MS Teams

Speaker: Oleg Usoltsev
Platinum-Containing Nanostructured Electrocatalysts and Prospects for Using Microfluidic Technologies to Optimize Their Composition and Microstructure

April 4, 2022, 4:00 PM in MS Teams

Speaker: Guterman Vladimir Efimovich
Influence of Structure on Photophysical and Magnetic Properties of Functional Materials

March 14, 2022, 4:00 PM in MS Teams

Speaker: Tomilin Felix
Physical aspects of microfluidic synthesis

March 9, 2022, 4:00 PM in MS Teams

Speaker: Alexander Guda
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