NUST MISIS Launches New Educational Program “Nanomaterials for Batteries”

NUST MISIS, the Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, and Saratov State University, with the support of RUSNANO, are opening enrollment for an additional professional development educational program centered around the creation of high-performance nanostructured electrode materials for alkaline and lithium-ion batteries.

The accumulation and storage of electricity is one of the key tasks of modern industry. The rapid spread of portable electronics, the growth of the hybrid/electric car market, the development of robotics and navigation systems, global prospects for space exploration, and the global transition to alternative energy all require the use of high-performance chemical power sources.

The new educational program will cover the issues of synthesizing, modifying, and applying oxide and carbon nanomaterials during the creation of electrode materials, solid electrolytes, and separators for chemical power sources. The sections devoted to the design of elements for chemical current sources using nano-dispersed materials and nanotechnology will be a significant part of the course.

The developed program includes an electronic comprehensive course “Modern trends in the use of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies in the production of chemical power sources”. The course includes animated lecture material, testing and a virtual lab work, and students and specialists can access everything online.

The course will be especially popular with engineer-technicians, who’ll learn how to produce nanostructured oxide electrode materials, and how to modify and apply carbon nanomaterials and nanocomposites based on them. Design engineers specializing in elements of current sources with a nanostructured base will also find the course immensely useful.

The universities behind this professional development program have already successfully tested it as part of the retraining program for PJSC “Zavod AIT” (Russia, Saratov) specialists. In the future, the program may be in demand for both industrial enterprises to improve their workers’ specialized skills for developing and producing batteries, as well as for educational organizations.