NUST MISIS has become one of the founders of “The Mining Journal” (Gornyi Zhurnal), the industry`s leading media.
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.
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.
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 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.
NUST MISIS participated in the International Exhibition of Innovation “Innova-Barcelona 2017” in Spain, from May 4th-6th, 2017. Three developments from NUST MISIS scientists received medals—two gold and one silver.
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.
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.