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

Scientific Research Laboratory "Center for Nanodiagnostics" at the Gubkin Russian State Oil and Gas University

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).

Link to the official website of the Laboratory

Grant Agreement No.:

Name of the institution of higher learning:

Gubkin Russian State Oil and Gas University

Fields of scientific research:

Project goal:

To develop a remote non-destructive control technology* based on plasmonic nanoparticles to detect micro-cracks on the surfaces of pipelines and other gas and oil equipment. To investigate the possibility of using plasmonic nanoparticles in combination with antibodies specific for malignant tumours in the capacity of oncological markers.

Project implementation outputs

The project has helped create operable equipment used to detect micro-cracks on metallic surfaces and tumours in biological objects. The scientists have developed a fundamentally new technique of highly productive screening of conditions for functionalization of nanoparticles. They scanned model specimens of X70 pipe steel with artificially created micro-cracks. To test the newly designed technique on account of its effectiveness, the scientists attempted to detect micro-cracks using the new system whose compact dimensions and cost make it useable in field conditions, as well as much more expensive and non-portable electronic microscopy. They demonstrated that all micro-cracks, regardless of their size, are reliably detected using the newly developed optical scanning equipment.

Leading scientist


Full Name: Perelman Lev Teodorovich

Link to the scientist's profile

Academic degree and title:
PhD, Professor

Job Title:

Professor and Head of the Department, Harvard University (USA)

Field of scientific interests:

Optical visualization and spectroscopy. Remote non-destructive control.

Scientific Recognition:

The leading scientist developed disease diagnostic techniques using scattered light spectroscopy. He was the first to measure the combination scattering (Raman) spectrum of a single molecule using surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS).


Prize awarded by the American Institute of Physics for one of the most important achievements in biophysics in a decade.

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