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ITMO University

ITMO University is a state-supported university in Saint Petersburg and is one of Russia's National Research Universities.

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February 28, 1900
On February 28, 1900, the State Council of the Russian Empire proposed to establish the Mechanical and Optical Department of the Prince Nicholas Vocational School. The decision was approved by the degree of Emperor Nicholas II and became law on March 26 (March 13 by the old calendar) 1900. The date is considered the foundation of the first in Russia specialized college for experts in Fine Mechanics and Optics.


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Itmo University
May 11, 2021
Scientists from ITMO University have developed a production method for biointegrable nanoparticles that can be controlled via heat. With light irradiation, these particles change not only their shape, but their color, too. This discovery will be beneficial to the development of non-invasive biosensors, signal systems, and non-toxic dyes. The results of the study were published in the journal Angewandte Chemie.
Andrew Heinzman
April 25, 2021
Researchers at Russia's ITMO University developed a laser paintbrush that paints paintings without using paint. (Try saying that three times fast.) The laser-painting tool is actually more of an etching tool, creating microscopic structures in metal that reflect select wavelengths of light that correspond to yellow, red, and other colors.
Jennifer Ouellette
April 22, 2021
Ars Technica
New tool creates color on metal surfaces that can be changed, erased, rewritten
Science X staff
November 30, 2020
ITMO University's bioinformatics researchers have developed an algorithm that helps to assess the influence of genes on processes in the human body, including the development of disease. The research was published in BMC Bioinformatics.
Science X staff
November 6, 2020
ITMO researchers have discovered a material that is ultra-sensitive to light. Moreover, they were able to identify a parameter that will help find other structures with high refractive coefficients. This discovery will bring us a step closer to developing compact and efficient elements for optical computers--lasers, chips, and sensors. The research is published in Nanophotonics.
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