Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

Center for Micro- and Nano-Scale Dynamics of Dispersed Systems

About the laboratry

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.: 11.G34.31.0040

Name of the institution of higher learning:
State educational institution of higher professional education "State University of Bashkiria"

Fields of scientific research:
Mechanics and control processes

Project goals:
To find solutions to some of the fundamental problems in micro- and nano-scaled hydro-gas-dynamics and their practical applications in solution of relevant applied problems.

Key project objectives:
1. To conduct a variety of experiments with dispersed systems in micro- and nano-scales;
2. To develop advanced algorithms for solution of some of the fundamental problems in micro- and nano-scaled hydro-gas-dynamics and implement them using highly efficient computers.
Anticipated scientific outcomes:
The project results may be used for practical solution of problems existing in the nuclear, petrochemical, and chemical industry sectors, as well as certain environmental problems.

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: Iskander Shaukatovich Akhatov

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Academic degrees and titles:
Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor.

Job title:
Professor of mechanical engineering at the Center of Nanotechnologies and Engineering Systems at the University of North Dakota (USA).

Area of scientific interests:
Hydrodynamics of dispersed systems

Primary scientific achievements:
The leading scientist has made an important contribution to the solution of the following problems:
- Transition of convective combustion of powder fuels to detonation;
- Nonlocal symmetries of differential equations in hydrodynamics of complex fluids;
- Self-organization and sonoluminescence of cavitation bubbles in acoustic fields;
- Focusing of aerosol beams in micro-capillaries and their application in microelectronics.

Scientific recognition:
- Member of the American Physical Society;
- Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers;
- Member of the American Acoustic Society;
- Served as a professor at the University of Provence (France), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA), Boston University (USA), and University of Göttingen (Germany);
- Recipient of the "Researcher of the Year" award from the College of Construction and Architecture of the University of North Dakota (2006).

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