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Hi, Tech: “Mechanics and physics in materials technologies. Ceramics additive manufacturing.” (RU)

What manufacturing technologies help improve the quality of parts and structures? How do engineers create products with complex geometry and topology? How does Skoltech’s locally sourced multi-laser ceramics 3D printer work? What other technologies are Skoltech teams working on?

At the lecture, Skoltech professors will answer all these questions. Professor Iskander Akhatov will talk about composite materials research, advanced manufacturing, and micro- and nanomechanics. Senior research scientist Svyatoslav Chugunov will discuss engineering ceramics and additive technologies.

And, most importantly, we will present Skoltech’s MSc and PhD programs, admission and selection procedures, learning process, and opportunities for recent graduates.

At the lecture, you will learn more about:

  • engineering ceramics, its applications and associated manufacturing risks,
  • digital design as a way to determine a product’s life cycle,
  • the role of mechanics in reducing manufacturing lead-times in industries,
  • the applications of aerosol guns, resin transfer molding (RTM), acoustic bubble manipulation and capillary printing in modern manufacturing,
  • Skoltech’s dedicated educational offerings and admission to tuition-free programs.

About the speakers

Iskander Akhatov, Skoltech professor and director of the Skoltech Center for Materials Technologies (CMT), graduated from the Faculty of Physics and earned his Candidate of Sciences degree from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 1991, he received the Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences degree at Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics in Novosibirsk. Professor Akhatov has been working in the academic field of multiphase systems and their engineering applications for over 30 years. He received many international research grants and was elected member of the International Organizing Committee of Symposia on Multiphase Flow. At the Russian Academy of Sciences, he was elected Director of the Institute of Mechanics and served as Vice President of the Ufa Branch of RAS for 7 years. In 2003-2014, Akhatov worked at the University of North Dakota in the United States. In 2010, he won a mega-grant of the Government of the Russian Federation and created the Center for Micro- and Nanoscale Dynamics of Dispersed Systems at Bashkir State University in Ufa.

Svyatoslav Chugunov is a senior research scientist at Skoltech and head of additive ceramics manufacturing at CMT. He obtained a university degree in applied mathematics and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Svyatoslav supervised and participated in over 20 research and design projects at research institutes in Russia and the United States. At Skoltech, he leads research on additive materials for 3D printing of ceramics, development and modification of ceramics 3D printers, and research and manufacturing of ceramic materials and products. His research at Skoltech focuses on high-speed recording of processes, non-destructive testing, and measurement of key characteristics specific to materials science. Also, he is developing 3D code for the simulation of ceramics 3D printing processes.

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