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Laboratory of Electromagnetic Methods of Production of New Materials

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.G34.31.0051

Name of the institution of higher learning:
Federal state budget educational institution of higher professional learning "National Nuclear Research University "MEPhI"

Fields of scientific research:
Material sciences

Project goal:
To establish and ensure the development of a modern scientific research laboratory of electromagnetic methods of consolidation of new materials.

Key project objectives:
1. To acquire, install, configure, and operate equipment for spark-plasma, microwave, magnetic-impulse, and high-voltage-impulse consolidation of new materials and synthesis of nanomaterials, and to train laboratory staff.
2. To analyze methods used to research the processes of consolidation of powder materials using electromagnetic fields. To put together a comprehensive database of publications in the aforementioned research area.
3. To experimentally research the fundamental principles of consolidation processes and determine the primary defining parameters for spark-plasma, microwave, magnetic-impulse, and high-voltage-impulse consolidation of powder materials and synthesis of nanomaterials.
4. To conduct applied research in consolidation using electromagnetic fields of functionally structured ceramic and metallic materials (including materials with nano-dispersed reinforcement).
5. To develop more accurate defining model ratios for spark-plasma, microwave, magnetic-impulse, and high-voltage-impulse consolidation of powder materials.
6. To perform a comparative analysis of the researched methods of consolidation using electromagnetic fields. To investigate the possibilities of combined spark-plasma, microwave, magnetic-impulse, and high-voltage-impulse consolidation techniques.
7. To summarize the research results, clarify the long-term goals and scientific prospects of the laboratory based on the research performed.

Anticipated scientific outcomes:
1. The project will help develop experimental methods of processing of functionally structured ceramic and metallic materials using spark-plasma, microwave, magnetic-impulse, and high-voltage-impulse consolidation.
2. The project will help create mathematical models of spark-plasma, microwave, magnetic-impulse, and high-voltage-impulse consolidation of materials.
3. The project will help create a center of preparation of specialists in the field of electromagnetic methods of consolidation of new materials on the basis of the newly established laboratory.

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: Yevgeny Alexandrovich Olevsky

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Academic degrees and titles:
Distinguished Professor, PhD

Job title:
- Distinguished professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering,
- Director of the Laboratory of Powder Technologies,
- Director of the Doctorate Studies Department of the Faculty of Engineering,
- Deputy Director of the Center of Computer Technologies of the State University of California San Diego.

Areas of scientific interest:
Advanced technologies of creation of new materials

Scientific recognition:
- Honorary member of the American Ceramic Society (2011)
- Honorary member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2008)
- Honorary member of the International Institute of the Science of Sintering (2002)
- Humboldt Foundation Prize winner (1992)
- A. Johnson Outstanding Research Award (2006)
- State University of California San Diego President's Award for outstanding achievements in education and research management (2010)
- State University of California San Diego Alumni Association Award (2009)
- State University of California San Diego "Top 25" Award (2005)
- TRW award for outstanding achievements in instruction (2000)
- USA National Science Foundation "Career" Award (2000)
- Korean Powder Metallurgy Institute Award (2010)

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