Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia

Miusskaya sq. 9, 125047 Moscow, Russia  | +7 (499) 978-86-60

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Research Activities
  • Process safety
  • Energy- and resource efficient technologies
  • Energy-saturated materials and composites
  • Petrochemistry and oil refining
  • Membrane technology
  • Paints and films
  • Construction, finishing and decorative materials
  • New-generation inorganic materials
  • Environmental studies
  • Chemistry and polymer technology
  • Composite and construction materials
  • Materials and technologies for nuclear industry
  • Electronic equipment materials
  • Sustainable development issues
  • Information systems and technologies
  • Health care and medical materials
  • Inorganic substances and electrochemical technologies
  • Logistics and technological innovatics
  • Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials

The innovative development strategy accepted by the University invokes the following sequence: fundamental research – applied research – production. This helps to uncover and support promising research proposals both at the start of innovation cycle and at the end of line when a chemical technology (product, system) has already been developed. Fundamental and applied research is carried out in more than 40 graduate departments and 20 task laboratories. Production facilities include the Technopark and the Technological Innovation Centre. The University possesses 250 completed R&D projects ready for their practical implementation in various sectors of economy

Dmitry Mendeleev graduates and staff members in the Academy of Sciences

Intense research activity and education of new generation of scientists are possible thanks to a brilliant MUCTR science intellectual tradition. More than 20 branches of research are developed at the University today. Together with conventional areas of expertise in chemistry and chemical technology the University invested first in scientific and educational schools in chemical technology systems, cybernetics, biotechnology, industrial ecology and sustainable development issues. In recent decades scientific schools in quantum chemistry and nanotechnologies have appeared and rapidly grown.

Currently, eight academicians and correspondent members of the Russian Academy of Sciences train Dmitry Mendeleev students.

  • Academician Nikolay Laverov
    Rational Use of Natural Resources
  • RAS correspondent member Alexander Chekmarev
    Chemistry and Technology of Rare Elements and Nanomaterials
  • RAS correspondent member Eugene Yurtov
    Physical Chemistry and Technology of Nanomaterials and Nanosystems
    Physical Chemistry of Extraction Systems
  • RAS correspondent member Yuri Milekhin
    Special Technical Chemistry of Energy-Saturated Condensed Systems
  • Academician Oleg Nefedov
    Organic Chemistry and Chemistry of Organoelement Compounds
  • RAS correspondent member Natalia Tarasova
    Chemistry and Technology of Inorganic Substances
    Sustainable development and “green chemistry”
  • RAS correspondent member Valery Meshalkin
    Physical Chemistry and Logistics of Energy- and Resource Efficient Chemical Technologies
  • RAS correspondent member Lyudmila Boinovich
  • Surface Physical Chemistry

In MICT-MUCTR history, over 60 graduates have been elected as full members (academicians) and correspondent members of the USSR and Russian Academy of Sciences. We are proud of academicians V. Koptyug, B. Zhukov, V. Korshak, V. Korshak, N. Zhavoronkov, V. Kaftanov, Yu. Buslaev, V. Legasov, G. Boreskov, and P. Sarkisov, who had studied and worked at the University.

Research activities

Research activities form one of the primary objectives for Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia. Research subjects of the University connect to almost all branches of chemistry, chemical technology, petrochemistry, biotechnology and comply with the key fields of development in science, technologies and technics, as well as priorities of modernisation and critical technologies of Russian Federation.

    Main fields of research and innovative activities in the University include:
  • New-generation materials and technologies for modernisation in national chemical, nuclear-chemical, aerospace and defence industries.
  • Life systems. Biotechnology, health care and medical materials. Biochemical and pharmaceutical technologies and compounds. Doping and drug control.
  • Environmental protection and management. Chemical, nuclear and technological safety. Sustainable development issues, “green chemistry”.
  • Deep conversion of mineral resources and raw hydrocarbons. Oil and gas chemistry. Integrated utilisation of renewable resources.

The University investigates unique technologies and advanced materials for high-tech branches of Russian economy and defence industry. The most up-to-date area of research covers nanotechnologies and nanomaterials. Our scientists obtain carbon nanotubes, nanofibers and composite materials. There are projects on optical nanosensors, molecular engineering and design of hybrid materials.

A lot of work is done in paints and films studies, energy-saturated materials, pharmabiotechnologies. New efficient methods of micro organisms’ cultivation are suggested for use in bacterial synthesis, utilisation of waste and biological treatment. New compositions for plant protection, and advanced materials for medicine and biotechnology are being developed.

The University has developed a new type of glass-ceramic material, namely biosytalls, capable of reacting with living bone tissue, for implants in bone surgery. The experimental work started under guidance of Academician P. Sarkisov was awarded the Russian Federation State Prize in science and technology. The nuclear medicine studies resulted in glass microspheres for local interstitial radiotherapy of cancer. This project got acknowledgement as the best innovative project and was awarded the Grand Prix in the III International Forum on Intellectual Property “Expopriority-2011”.

Professor V. Sigaev and his research team, awarded the Grand Prix

Important studies are carried out in new-generation materials and technologies for modernisation of national chemical, nuclear-chemical, aerospace and defence industries. The project on industrial processing of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF), the amount of which in Russia exceeds 700 thousand tonnes, resulted in a safe and cost efficient technology for DUHF deep conversion into a competitive commodity. Entering non-cumulative mode would allow to dispose of DUHF repositories that cause social unrest.

The unique research assembly “Iodostend-1”

The University pays much attention to investigations in functionality of glasses and glass-ceramics. For this matter the unique research facility – MUCTR International Laboratory for Glass-Based Functional Materials has been established. A well-known expert in physics and chemistry of glasses, Professor A. Paleari from Milano-Bicocca University (Italy) was invited to take the lead of the new facility. The research team has presented series of optical materials and hybrid glass-crystal structures of critical importance for photonics and telecommunications. Great achievements have been made in high-temperature glass-ceramics and biosytalls. Some of the recent products implemented already at RPE “Technologiya” (Obninsk) are radio-transparent high-temperature glass-ceramics and composites for new-generation ultra-high-speed aircraft cowlings.

Neodymium laser phosphate glass, MUCTR patent pending

MUCTR researchers developed a technique for high-precision glass crystallisation in submicron areas with a femtosecond laser beam, which opened a possibility for development of advanced super-dense and ultra-reliable information-carrying media – disks made of oxide glasses. These investigations are carried out in MUCTR International Centre for Laser Technologies under guidance of Professor P. Kazansky from Southampton University (the United Kingdom).

A plasma jet for glass microspheres production

Information technology is an inherent part of modern science. A great number of research proposals were realised with a supercomputer-based MUCTR compute cluster. Task teams use high-speed and efficient computing technique, such as cell-automata models, parallel computing.

MUCTR is a member in 16 Technological Platforms (TP), including but not limited to TP “Bioindustry and Bioresources – BioTech2030”, TP “Environmental Development Technologies”, TP “National Space Technological Platforms”, TP “New Polymer Composite Materials”, TP “Solid Minerals”. Since 2011 MUCTR has joined Consortium of Higher Education Establishments formed by the Russian Federation National Nuclear Corporation ROSATOM. The Consortium consolidates 13 leading Russian universities.

Technological breakthroughs and prominent services to the cause of teaching and education made by MUCTR research and academic staff have acquired numerous state awards. Since 2000 the University has won 8 Awards of the President of the Russian Federation in education and in science and technology, 16 Awards of the Government of the Russian Federation, 2 State Awards of the Russian Federation, one Award of the President of the Russian Federation in science and innovation for junior researchers.

    Professor A. Paleari together with International Laboratory for Glass-Based Functional Materials research staff
    MUCTR is a participant of Federal Targeted Programmes (FTP) and Russian Science Fund Programmes:
  • FTP “Research and Development in Primary Growth Areas of Russia in 2014 – 2020”
  • FTP “The Integrated Programme of Biotechnologies Development in Russia for the Period through to year 2020”
  • FTP “Development of Pharmaceutical and Medical Industry of Russia for the Period through to year 2020”
  • FTP “Nanoindustry Infrastructure Development in Russia”
  • FTP “The National System of Chemical and Biological Safety in 2009 – 2013”
  • Departmental Special-Purpose Programme “Development of Higher School Research Potential in 2006 – 2013”
  • FTP “Strengthening Nuclear and Radiation Safety in Year 2008 and for the Period through to year 2015”

The University takes an active part in 14 Federal Targeted Programmes. The framework of these Programmes only in 2013 included more than 100 research projects. Total scope of finance in the last 5 years exceeded 2 billion roubles. It is expected that R&D funding allocation will reach 500 million roubles a year.

Electrofloatation unit for wastewater treatment, heavy metals and oil derivatives removal

The University houses over 20 scientific and educational centres. There exist 17 small innovative enterprises for technology assessment commercialisation, and the Engineering Centre to provide national chemical, biotechnological and other enterprises with highly qualified professionals, up-to-date engineering solutions and high-end materials in order to improve production performance and resolve technological and environmental safety issues.

For more than 18 years MUCTR has been a home for the Technopark “Ecochembusiness” that suggests integrated solutions in technologies and equipment for wastewater treatment, as well as implementation of advanced treatment facilities to improve environmental safety in regions with large production sites.

At the moment over 80 projects on industrial wastewater treatment have been implemented both in Russia and abroad.

Dmitry Mendeleev University has become one of 13 Russian universities to win the competitive right to participate in projects of the Russian Federation Government aimed at the support and growth of higher school.

Within MUCTR there exists the Common Use Centre, which comprises a multi-profile scientific and analytical body and enforces the up-to-date level of fundamental and applied studies carried out by MUCTR research teams.

To quickly respond to changes in national economy the University developed an integrated multi-level system of education and professional training based on integration of higher school science, academic institutions and industry, using both training activities and fundamental studies in chemical technology and biotechnology. Within this framework a research and training consortium was formed in close cooperation with institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), industrial research facilities, business structures. The consortium incorporates 7 RAS institutes, 2 research institutes, 5 industrial enterprises and holdings, 3 engineering companies.

Strategic partners of the University, among others, are the Russian Federation National Nuclear Corporation ROSATOM, ITER, RSC “I. Kurchatov Institute”, FSUE PA Mayak, SSC RF FSUE VIAM, SSC RF FSUE PRE Technologiya (Obninsk); L. Karpov Institute for Physical Chemistry, Institute for Chemical Technology, S. Lavochkin Association; Electrosteklo LLC, JSC ELPA (Zelenograd), TAIS LLC, High-Tech Centre CHEMRAR, Chromatography Institute ECONOVA Ltd., Biocad Ltd., JSC Chemprom, SIBUR LLC, EuroChem MCC, JSC Research Institute VODGEO, JSC Moscow Oil Refinery, JSC West Siberia Manganese Company.

Each year technological advances made by MUCTR researches are presented at domestic and international conferences and exhibitions, such as International Exhibitions and Forums “Chemistry”, “High-End Technologies in the XXI Century”, “The World of Biotechnology”, “Interplastica”, “Expopriority”, etc.

An important criterion of scientific performance is publication activity. In the last two years MUCTR employees issued 83 treatises, about 1900 scientific papers in 203 and 276 journals indexed in Web of Science and SCOPUS reference databases respectively, published 170 course books and training manuals, received 70 patents.

High academic and research potential makes Dmitry Mendeleev University a focal organisation on development of innovative technologies for chemical engineering and biotechnology, noble chemistry and other relative branches, and allows to maintain the level of professional training necessary in high-tech industry.

R&D Office
Phone: +7 (499)250-29-53