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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Promising nanostructured materials for oncology usage

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

Speaker: Elena Kuchma
Diagnostics of local atomic environment, spin and charge state of transition metal ions for photoactive materials development

June 6, 2022, 4:00 PM in MS teams

Speaker: Svetlana Shapovalova
X-Ray Spectral Diagnostics of Cathode Materials in the Operando Regime

May 31, 2022, 4:00 PM in MS Teams

Speaker: Victor Shapovalov
How to start writing the article

May 26, 2022, 3:00 PM in 507

Speaker: Aram Bugaev
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