More than 350 young researchers from all over the world took part in a research-to-practice conference titled as “Science: present and future”.

More than 350 young researchers from all over the world took part in a research-to-practice conference titled as “Science: present and future”.

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Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” hosted the “Science: present and future” 5th research-to-practice international conference from 22 to 23 of March, 2018.

More than 350 under-graduate and post-graduate students, researchers from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, China, Vietnam, Syria, Algeria and Cote d'Ivoire participated in this annual event. The primary goals of the conference were to develop creativity of young researchers and to involve them in solving critical tasks of modern science and technology.

Nikolai Lysenko, head of the Department of Television and Video Engineering at ETU “LETI” stated in his introductory speech that in 2004 when graphene was invented we stepped into the 6th technological paradigm. The main characteristic of modern science is integration of nano-, bio-, info-, cognitive, and socio-humanistic studies and technologies.

“We are about to create nature-like systems. Interaction of humans and machines is now more active than ever. I want you to spearhead technological development in the current paradigm! Science is what propels progress and helps us advance”.

Nikolai Lysenko, head of the Department of Television and Video Engineering at ETU “LETI”

Dmitrii Korolev, head of the nanotechnology research laboratory at Almazov center talked about developing a controlled nanoparticle drug delivery system with a fluorescent and radiopaque marker. The project is being implemented in cooperation with Saint-Petersburg based universities.

Sergei Tarasov, head of the Department of Quantum and Optical Electronics at ETU “LETI” delivered a speech about organic photonic devices. Organic photonics has developed counterparts to almost every inorganic optical device. The technology has a lot of advantages. Such devices are easy and relatively cheap to mass-produce, environmentally friendly, have a low mass and high strength.

Natalia Lashkova, graduate of ETU “LETI”, production engineer at MIPEX TECHNOLOGY talked about ultra low power infrared gas sensors that are highly effective for methane detection.

Alexander Rumyantsev, research staff member at “Vector” research institute stated that development of radio engineering complexes is now characterized by implementation of digital tools, wideband digital signal processing methods, microwave antennas, microwave photonics and radio engineering devices on a chip. Satellite-based high-precision positioning and synchronization technologies, as well as mobile communication technologies based on modern types of modulation and methods of direct digital synthesis of heterogeneous voltages and signals are being introduced. That is why high-tech companies set the bar so high for young employees. 

“A college graduate has to be a good radio engineer and programmer to be in demand among industrial employers. He also has to utilize firmware methods for digital signal processing, be aware of modern technological capabilities and know how to conduct research”.

Alexander Rumyantsev, research staff member at “Vector” research institute

The conference continued as a breakout meeting and an online poster session. Research projects on radio engineering, infocommunication technologies, electronics, optoelectronic devices, nanotechnologies, computer science and engineering, information security, software engineering, mechatronics, robotics, automation, instrumentation technology, biomedical engineering and management were presented.

"The idea of my project was to make compact devices that you can fit in a backpack and charge your phone or laptop with. I liked the fact that the participants of the conference were highly technically competent. People have interesting ideas that can benefit my research too".

Pablo Badilio (Argentina), student of the Preparatory Department for International Students at ETU “LETI”

The jury chose the best projects based on relevancy, novelty of the solution, look of the poster and the overall performance. The first place prize is an opportunity to be enrolled in ETU without taking the entrance examination. The second and the third prize are extra points for the entrance exam. Some projects were selected to be published in the “ETU News” journal.

To find more information about winners and prizes visit the webpage of the conference.