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Laboratory of Biomedical Technologies, Medical Instrument Engineering, and Acoustic Diagnostics

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.G34.31.0066

Name of the institution of higher learning:
Federal state budget educational institution of higher professional learning "Nizhniy Novgorod State University named after N. I. Lobachevsky"

Fields of scientific research:
Physics

Project goal:
To develop radiophysical foundations for innovative technologies applicable in medicine, material science, and Earth sciences. The project is at the junction between physics (radiophysics, acoustics, laser physics, and microwave physics), geophysics, mechanics, medicine, and unique instrument building.

Key project objectives:
To perform fundamental research in the following areas:
1. Nonlinear ultrasound and acoustic diagnostics.
2. Laser tools for medicine.
3. Microwave appliances for medical applications.
4. Processing of signals and images and computer modeling.
Anticipated scientific outcomes:
1. The project will help create the Laboratory of Biomedical Technologies, Medical Instrument Engineering, and Acoustic Diagnostics (a.k.a. "Medlab") at the Nizhniy Novgorod State University.
2. The project will help construct a building specifically designated for the new laboratory (requisite funds have been provided).
3. The project will help train laboratory staff consisting of undergraduate and graduate students.
4. A number of newly designed devices will be patented.
5. The project will help commercialize its own results by setting up small businesses with participation of Russian and foreign partners.
6. A number of articles will be published in scientific peer review journals.

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: Oleg Vladimirovich Rudenko

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Academic degrees and titles:
Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences,
Academician (full member) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, professor

Job title:
Head of the Acoustics Department of the Moscow State University, senior researcher at the Institute of Earth Physics named after O. Yu. Schmidt of the Russian Academy of Sciences, senior researcher at the Institute of General Physics named after A. M. Prokhorov of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Areas of scientific interest:
Physics of nonlinear phenomena, acoustics, laser physics, hydrodynamics, aerodynamics, geophysics, ultrasound medical equipment, applied mathematics

Primary scientific achievements:
The leading scientist has developed the following new research areas: statistical nonlinear acoustics, nonlinear hydroacoustics, laser acoustic optics, physics of interaction and self-action of sawtooth waves, and theory of intensive diffracting beams. He has discovered a number of new effects, designed devices and appliances for medicine and hydroacoustics, proposed nonlinear models, and found their accurate and approximate solutions.

Scientific recognition:
- Full member (academician) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (elected in 2008),
- Vice President of the Russian Acoustic Society (elected in 1994),
- Honorary member of the American Acoustic Society (elected in 1994),
- Chief Editor of the "Acoustic Journal" published by the Russian Academy of Sciences (2003 – current),
- Deputy Chief Editor of the "Achievements of Physical Sciences" (2003 – current),
- Chairman of the Physics and Astronomy Expert Board of the Supreme Certification Commission of the RF Ministry of education and science (2001 - 2013),
- Chairman of the Physics and Astronomy Expert Board of the Russian Foundation for Fundamental Research (1999 – 2003).

Awards:
- RF State Prize (1997), USSR State Prize (1985),
- M. V. Lomonosov Prize (1991),
- "For outstanding service to homeland" medal (2005),
- "For outstanding service in tertiary education" medal (2004),
- VDNKh medal for the textbook "Wave Theory" (1980),
- Medal from the Ministry of tertiary and vocational education of the USSR for winning the first place at the national competition of student projects (1972),
- Main Prize of the International Academic Publishing Company "Science" for the book "Nonlinear waves and structures" (2012),
- Prize of the International Academic Publishing Company "Science" for the best article published in a scientific magazine (1998).

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