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NUST MISIS at NAFSA-2017

NUST MISIS actively participated at this year’s NAFSA International Annual Conference & Expo, held in Los Angeles (USA) and organized by the world`s largest nonprofit, the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs. NUST MISIS has participated at NAFSA since 2015 as a part of a single large-scale stand for Project 5-100, which represents a collection of Russian universities.

Killer of Staphylococcus: Russian Scientists Develop Next Generation Tooth Rinse

NUST MISIS materials scientists led by Georgii Frolov, Associate Professor in the Physical Chemistry department at NUST MISIS, together with specialists from Vyatka State University, have developed a unique composition of a dental rinse which significantly changes the composition of teeth microflora, destroying plaque-causing bacteria by up to 83% while also reducing gingivitis. Clinical testing of the rinse has been carried out on volunteers at the Faculty of Stomatology (Dentistry) at Kirov State Medical Academy.

NUST MISIS Scientists Develop New Approach for the Evaluation of Coal Fuel Quality

The properties of extracted coal change with the passing of time, which greatly affects the quality of coal fuel, increases the production cost of electricity, and leads to additional environmental damage. Moreover, coal sometimes ignites spontaneously. The proper evaluation of coal fuel properties, as well as the risk of spontaneous combustion are just a few applied aspects of the work conducted by a group of NUST MISIS scientists led by Professor Svetlana Epshtein.

Five NUST MISIS Developments Receive Gold Medals at “Archimedes” Salon

All five NUST MISIS developments presented at the XXth Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovative Technologies “Archimedes” received gold medals. NUST MISIS was also awarded one of Salon’s most prestigious prizes —The Cup “For active work on the development of invention and rationalization activities in the Region”. The Cup symbolizes the recognition of the high level, scientifically-important, and innovative developments of the University, as well as the University’s successful management of its intellectual activity.

Savings on Blood: Scientists Develop Effective System of Biomaterial Delivery to Laboratories

Materials scientists from NUST MISIS, together with colleagues from the Department of Chemistry at Lomonosov Moscow State University, have developed a cheap and qualitative method of delivering blood samples and other biological fluids at any distance to be analyzed in laboratories. The developed method is similar to the technology of obtaining dry blood spots, which has already proven useful in neonatal screening.

NUST MISIS Launches First English Language Pre-Master`s Degree Courses on edX

NUST MISIS launched two online courses on edX — one of the world`s leading educational online platforms, created on the initiative of MIT and Harvard. The courses, on materials science and mathematics, have been specially designed for edX by leading scientists working at NUST MISIS. Users of the global platform will not only have a unique opportunity to take the course, but also to take an exam and receive a certificate, which will be considered during admission to NUST MISIS master`s degree program.

Super Headlights for Motorcycles: 30% Increase of Illumination in Darkness

Alexander Nikitin, a graduate student in the NUST MISIS master`s degree program “Materials and Technologies of Digital Production” has created a prototype for a unique motorcycle headlight, which is able to illuminate roads in darkness with a light beam angle of 120 degrees. The headlight is equipped with electronics that allows the rider to change the shape of the light beam depending on the inclination of the motorcycle, thereby reducing the risk of accidents in the dark.

The “Ferrous Metals” Journal Is Included in Scopus

On March 25, 2017, by decision of the expert committee of the CSAB global citation index Scopus, the scientific-technical journal “Ferrous Metals” (Chernye Metally) is now included in the world`s largest abstract database. In its conclusion, the expert committee noted the excellent quality of the journal’s published materials.