Nanoengineering for Green Chemistry and Advanced Materials

Partner Country: RUSSIA

University partner: Oulu

Place of study: Russia
The result of the program: Master of Science in Sustainable Chemical Technologies
Duration: 2 years (120 credits)
Master of Science in Sustainable Chemical Technologies
Language: English
Deadline for submission of documents: 01 July 2018
Entry requirements: Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field with excellent/good grades, CV & motivation letter. Upper intermediate level of English language (B2 according to CEFR)*
Cost: 219 000 Rub for Russian students, 239,000 Rub for international students.

Career Options: specialists working at the interface between chemistry and biology, undoubtedly, will be demanded at leading scientific institutions both in Russia and abroad in such areas as medical and pharmaceutical industry, biological, food and chemical enterprises at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and holdings.

The Program focuses on the modern aspects of nanotechnology for green chemistry and sustainability. Special emphasis is made on engineering of functional nanoarchitectures for catalysis as well as biomedical applications and photonics.

The program uniquely combines the state-of-the-art computational and practical aspects of material sciences and nanotechnology. It effectively bridges material sciences and information technologies, both strategic research areas of ITMO University.

Benefits of the Program

  • The program is delivered on the basis of the International SCAMT Laboratory (Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies), the leading ITMO lab specializing in hybrid materials creation by soft solution chemical methods in nanomaterial science and development of biomedical, optical materials and advanced industrial materials.
  • The teachers are all young professors with relevant work experience gained in such prominent universities as Harvard, Eindhoven, University of Central Florida, University of Leipzig, Hebrew University and others.
  • The students have an excellent opportunity for research and educational internship at leading universities around the world: Eindhoven University of Technology, Leipzig University, University of Liverpool, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Liege, Trinity College, and University of Aveiro.
  • Nice bonus! The most successful candidates will be nominated for ITMO Biochemistry Cluster Scholarship.

The Program

  • Covers fundamentals of multiscale phenomena underlying engineering of nanodevices from molecular inorganic chemistry to sol-gel processes and interface phenomena.
  • Focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to nanomaterial engineering for sustainability. The program involves a wide range of courses given by leading scientists affiliated with the research center on such subjects as green chemistry; catalysis science and technology; inorganic chemistry & material science; sol-gel chemistry; computational modeling in material sciences, etc.
  • Offers an individual approach to explore the potential and talents of the students
  • Provides access to modern research facilities of the center such as: equipment for advanced materials synthesis, physical-chemical characterization, electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, as well as infrastructure for computational chemistry.
  • Creates an opportunity for students to carry out research on hot topics related to key societal problems of today in ambitious research teams affiliated with the research center.

Content of the Program

1st Semester

  • Management of Scientific Research - 3 credits
  • Characterization of Nanostructured Materials - 6 credits
  • Inorganic Chemistry and Materials - 6 credits
  • Advanced Materials - 6 credits
  • Research Work - 9 credits

2nd Semester

  • Nanoengineering and Nanofabrication - 6 credits
  • Computational Methods and Modeling in Materials Chemistry - 6 credits
  • Scientific English - 6 credits
  • Infochemistry for Self-Adaptive Materials - 6 credits
  • Research Work - 6 credits

3rd Semester

  • Advanced Materials for Biomedical Applications - 6 credits
  • Solution Chemistry of Materials - 6 credits
  • Catalysts and Green Chemistry - 3 credits
  • Research Work - 15 credits

4th Semester

  • Research Work - 18 credits
  • Pre-diploma Research Work - 6 credits
  • Diploma work - 6 credits

*The applicants are required to pass entrance examination sucessfully.


Polina Khapaeva

Program Coordinator, ITMO Biochemistry Cluster


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