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Materials, Structures and Advanced Manufacturing

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List of priorities for Industrial projects on Materials, Structures and Advanced Manufacturing


Photo by Dan Little, HRL Laboratories LLCAreas of expertise:

  • Physical mechanics of metal, ceramics and polymer-based materials and composites of structural parts for designs with a multi-modal structure
  • Physical mechanics of organic binding agents
  • Multilevel simulation of deformation and fracture of materials under normal and extreme (low temperatures, irradiation, high-energy, cyclical, and shock loads) operating conditions
  • Design of low-dimensional (including hybrid) structures for composites with optimal anisotropy and texture
  • Physical and chemical methods and technology for designing materials and half-finished products with a multi-layer structure
  • Simulation of physical and mechanical processes in complex structures
  • Fracture prediction and probabilistic estimation of residual life for complex structures and structural parts
  • Multidisciplinary analysis of construction and attaining a specified level of safety
  • Tribology, friction, and wear in critical parts of complex structures
  • Novel materials and structures for energy saving technologies
  • Design of resorbable and non-resorbable materials and coatings

Concerning topical problems in developing Russia’s oil and gas complex, machine building industry, energy industry (incl. nuclear), aircraft and rocket building industry, shipbuilding, transport, construction, road building, and biomedicine technology:

  • Materials, composites, coatings and structures capable of adapting to external forces (force, temperature, radiation, frequency, etc)
  • Permanent joint technology, including welding of modern metal alloys, compositions and layered materials
  • Complex data collection methods for damage during construction and integrated databases for estimating the residual life of structures
  • Safety, efficiency and workability of composite-based structures
  • Evaluation of structural safety accounting for multi-factor combinations of probable damages, analysis of complex databases, and real-time monitoring of structures
  • Multilevel electronic (digital) models of structures and equipment for the next generation of computer-aided design systems using CALS technologies
  • Mathematical models, numerical methods and equipment for monitoring structures and estimating their operational safety
  • Regulatory base for evaluating and certifying materials, structures and technologies

(Minutes of the second Advisory Group meeting, June 28, 2012).

Approved by the following companies:

  • United Aircraft Corporation
  • United Engine Corporation
  • United Shipbuilding Corporation
  • Russian Railways
  • Inter RAO UES
  • S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia
  • ApATeCh – Applied Advanced Technologies

Advisory Group for Research and Development in Materials and Structures

The Advisory Group for Research and Development in Materials and Structures (hereinafter – the Group) is an ad-hoc advisory group to assist in identifying research and educational priorities to meet long, medium, and short-term economic needs. This ongoing collaboration enables Skoltech to prepare students with the technical and practical skills demanded by leading companies in key sectors of the Russian economy (hereinafter – Companies).
The Group consists of representatives from Skoltech, companies, technological platforms which concentrate on materials and structures as well as other organizations and state bodies determining technological policy in key sectors of the Russian economy.


  • Elaborate on priority directions of scientific, technological and educational programs in the area of materials and structures
  • Provide for the exchange of knowledge among the Group’s collaborating companies and Skoltech in collaboration with universities and research institutions to orient programs training engineers and highly qualified technicians
  • Prepare programs and initiate international educational projects based upon the technological needs of the companies
  • Monitor and assess the scientific and practical significance of research conducted in part by Skoltech addressing the interests of the companies
  • Collaborate with other Skoltech working groups in overlapping areas

Skoltech’s Vice President for Industrial Cooperation and State Programs coordinates the activities of the Group.

Advisory Group for Research and Development in Materials and Structures






National University of Science and Technology (MISIS)




Holding IDGC

Department Head

Railway Research Institute (VNIIZhT)

Advisor to the General Director
ILYIN Sergey

Russian Highways (Avtodor)

Department Head

Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Deputy Director of the Department

United Aircraft Corporation


Central Research Institute of Structural Materials (Prometey)

Deputy Head of the Division of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials

Research and Training Center SHS MISIS-ISMAN


Russian Helicopters


Research and Training Center – Regional Research Consulting Center for Analysis

Deputy General Director

St. Petersburg State University,

Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering

Professor, Head of Department,

Head of Research Center Dinamika


Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Vice President for Industrial Cooperation and State Programs

Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Skoltech

Director of the Institute of Strength Physics and Material Science, Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of Russian Academy of Sciences, Coordinator of the Advisory Group, Professor


Deputy Fund Manager

Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Department Director

Institute of Research, Design and Technology Transfer

Chief Structural Engineer


Deputy Director for CREI “Hydrocarbon recovery”

Skolkovo Institute of Science and technology

Professor of practice, Deputy CREI Director

Gazprom Neft Research and Training Center

Director of Information Projects
DUTOV Andrey

National Research Center “Institute n.a. Zhukovskiy”



Deputy General Designer

A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry

Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis

Divisional Manager

Chief of Laboratory



Materials Research Engineer Ceramics Division Structure Determination Methods Group, Material Measurement Laboratory



Group Leader, Functional Nanostructured Materials

Materials and structures: industrial project in the framework of the Federal Target Program – Research and development on priority directions of scientific and technological complex of Russia for 2014-2020

In the summer of 2014, Skoltech initiated the formation of a consortium in the field of the new materials jointly with the Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Tomsk Polytechnical University, Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science SD RAS (Tomsk), Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering (St. Petersburg), Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys and supported by the industrial partner OJSC “United Rocket and Space Corporation.” This consortium received a grant for the next 3 years (announced 15 September 2014) from the Federal budget as part of the Federal Target Program “Research and development in priority areas of scientific and technological complex of Russia for 2014-2020.”

The title of the project : “Development of an integrated system of computer-aided design and engineering for the additive production of light and reliable composite structures for key high-tech industries.”

The project will be implemented by the Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials jointly with the project partners.