On November 19, during the meeting of the Tomsk Consortium of Scientific and Educational Organizations, Tomsk research institutes, universities, and MEPhI signed the Charter of the Big University. This document included the main principles of joint work and academic freedom as fundamental values of each partner.
A new foreign researcher has been employed at the Tomsk Scientific Center (TSC) of the SB RAS. Sven Rutkowski, a highly qualified specialist in physical chemistry and engineering, has joined its research team in October 2021. The area of his scientific interests is physical and chemical surface treatment methods for medical devices.
Collaboration of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS), including both Tomsk Scientific Center (TSC) and Institute of High Current Electronics (IHCE), with Milan Polytechnic University (Italy) continues. Scientists from two countries have proposed optimal methods for electron-beam processing of magnesium alloys, which enable to improve their corrosion resistance by several times. One of the results of this international cooperation is the ‘Surface properties modification alloys by low energy high current pulsed electron-beam’ paper in the ‘Surface and Coatings Technology’ journal (Q1 according to the Web of Science database).
The scientists from the Research Department for Structural Macrokinetics (Tomsk Scientific Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences), Head of the Laboratory of Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Chemical Processes in Heterogeneous Systems Oleg Lapshin and Senior Researcher Oksana Ivanova have published an article "Macrokinetics of mechanochemical synthesis in heterogeneous systems: Mathematical model and evaluation of thermokinetic constants" in the high-ranking journal Materials Today Communications.