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

Laboratory for Modeling and Development of New Materials

About the laboratory

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.:

Name of the institution of higher learning:
The National University of Science and Technology MISiS

Fields of scientific research:

Project goal:

To create theoretical instruments of a new generation whose predictive capacity is sufficient for intellectual design of materials and automated forecasting of their composition and structure, using a fundamental quantum physics apparatus.

Project objectives:
- To significantly reduce the amount of time required to discover promising materials and to prove their practical utility for the commercial market.
- To change the empirical paradigm used to develop new materials that has dominated human history for several thousand years. To supply the material science of the third millennium with a truly powerful instrument that can be used to design new materials in a prompt and efficient manner.

Anticipated results:
The project seeks to use some of the most advanced computer-assisted modeling methods in order to design and study new materials and phenomena in possession of a strategic potential for technological applications.
Collaboration with the experimental division of the Laboratory will make it possible to confirm theoretical predictions in practical experiments.
In particular, the project seeks to design and study materials with a high strategic and commercial potential, including the following:
- zirconium-based alloys that could be used in nuclear energy production;
- titanium-based alloys that could be used in medicine, aviation and space exploration;
- hard nano-structured coatings.
The project intends to use computer-assisted modeling to create a database of materials and their primary properties. The database will include materials that are expensive, difficult or impossible to create experimentally.

Leading scientist


Name: Abrikosov Igor Anatolyevich

Link to the scientist's profile

Academic degree and title:
Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor

Job title:

The Head of the scientific department of theory and modeling of the University of Linköping, Sweden

Fields of scientific interests:

Theoretical solid state physics

Academic recognition:

The Nobel Prize (2000), Goran Gustafsson Award (2007)


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