TPU awards grants to 20 promising research projects

Tomsk Polytechnic University announced winners of the Promising Research Projects competition. TPU Program on Competitiveness Enhancement will support 20 promising research projects. The winner research teams will receive grants to develop their projects for one year.

The main objective of the competition is to form a pool of competitive fundamental research areas at TPU. On the one hand, the support is allocated to new teams capable to propose original ideas, on the other hand, to research teams with existing projects that are close to breakthrough outcomes. Representatives of all schools of the University including engineering, research and the School of Core Engineering Education were eligible for the competition.  

Submitted projects had to meet a number of criteria. One of them was the involvement of students or early-career scientists into the project. There should be at least five people in a team with at least 30% of the project labor compensation allocated to them. In addition, a project had to be focused on the priority directions of the Strategy of Science and Technology Development of the Russian Federation, as well as on end-to-end technology and markets of the National Technology Initiative that presents a government program to support the development of promising industries in Russia that could become the basis of the global economy for the next 20 years.

For example, the funding will be given to the project supervised by the research fellow Evgeniy Nesterov from the Lab No.31 of the nuclear reactor. The study is devoted to the Development of Scientific Fundamentals of Nuclear Medical Technology for Molecular Diagnostics and Target Therapy in Treatment of Cancer and Other Diseases and Their Introduction to Academic Curricular.

Another supported project led by Prof. Oleg Ulenkov from the Research School of High Energy Physics is devoted to the Development of High-Resolution Spectroscopy for the study of the atmosphere of the Earth, exoplanets and planets of the Solar System.

A research team led by SRF Stepan Linnik from the Research School of High Energy Physics won a grant for the development of Plasma Synthesis of Functional Nanocomposite Coating with Increased Heat Resistance and Physical and Mechanical Properties.

The project devoted to the Development of Innovative Resource-Efficient Research Block-Modular Greenhouse Polygon Using Digital Technology and Automation, Applicable in the Arctic hit the winner list too. The study is carried out under supervision of assistant lecturer Damir Valiev from the Department of Materials Science.    

The full list of winner research projects is available at the link.