Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

International Laboratory for the Study of Combustion and Energy (ICE LAB)

About the 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).

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Grant Agreement No.:

Name of the institution of higher learning:
Far Eastern Federal University

Области научных исследований:
Environmental Engineering

Project goal:

To develop effective and environmentally friendly hydrocarbon fuel combustion methods for production of energy and materials.

Project Objectives: 

- To conduct fundamental research in the field of effective and environmentally friendly hydrocarbon fuel combustion methods;
- To develop combustion methods that are based on direct utilization of thermal energy generated by combustion used in production of power-intensive materials and other applications.

Anticipated results of the project:

Implementation of this project will facilitate modernization of the Russian energy sector and help improve its economic efficiency. The energy sector of the future will shift from power production at large power plants to power production at small, safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly power production modules located within immediate proximity of end consumers. Diversification and decentralization of power production are important. They will improve stability and ensure sustainability of power production in force majeure circumstances. This is very important for the security of Russia's energy sector.

Leading scientist


Full Name: Maruta Kaoru

Link to the scientist's profile

Academic degree and title:
PhD, Professor

Job Title:

Head of the Energy Dynamics Laboratory, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University (Japan),

Deputy Director of Innovative Energy Research Center, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University (Japan)

Field of scientific interests:

New combustion concepts: micro-combustion, "flameless" combustion, combustion in the conditions of micro-gravity.

Scientific Recognition:

The leading scientist was one of the key participants of Japan's national project designed to develop a combustion technology using atmospheric air heated to a high temperature.
Since 2002, he has been overseeing a research group at the University of Tohoku Institute of Hydrodynamics that designs microburners as heat generators and microflow reactors used to determine fuel parameters. This research has led to the development of new highly efficient heaters complete with a highly precise temperature control capacity that can replace bulky industrial electric heaters that consume enormous amounts of power.
In 2010, using his method of determination of universal fuel parameters and based on his research in the field of chemical kinetics, in collaboration with a manufacturer of measuring systems, the leading scientist developed a new device that is used to determine the octane grade of synthetic fuel and biofuels for the purpose of creating fuels of the future and new combustion devices. He authored a number of experiments designed to study combustion in space at the Japanese Kibo module at the International Space Station.

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