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Laboratory of lightweight materials and structures

About Laboratory

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).


Grant Agreement No.::

Name of the institution of higher learning:

Saint Petersbourg State Polytechnic University

Fields of scientific research:
Engineering and materials technology

Project goal: To establish a research laboratory of lightweight materials and structures

Key project objectives: To design lightweight high-strength materials and reliable structures made of lightweight high-strength materials.

Anticipated scientific research results:

  1. New methods of production of lightweight high-strength materials with specially designed micro- and macro-structure.
  2. Digital modeling of production technologies designed to manufacture and process lightweight high-strength materials with specially designed micro- and macro-structure.
  3. Development of virtual and real technologies that make it possible to design and manufacture reliable lightweight structures.  

Leading scientist


Name:Veselin Georgiev Mikhailov


Citzenship: Germany
Place of birth: Targovishte, Bulgaria

Academic degree and title:
Doctor of technical sciences, professor
Job Title:
Director of the Center for Lightweight Materials and Head of the Department of connecting techniques and wielding at the Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus (Germany)
Field of scientific interests:
Development of new materials, wielding techniques and lightweight yet reliable structures
Academic recognition:
Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, German Society of Researchers, Bavarian Science Foundation


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