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

Laboratory for the Study of Lightweight Materials and Structures (LMSL)

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:
Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University

Fields of scientific research:
Mechanical Engineering

Project goal:

To create a leading research center specializing in the development of lightweight materials and structures, as well as technologies used to produce lightweight materials and structures in the Russian Federation and abroad.

Project objectives: 

To create a new world-class research field associated with development and implementation of materials and structures characterized by enhanced strength, reliability, durability, and economic efficiency.

Anticipated results of the project:

The project seeks to design lightweight single-layered and multilayered materials with macrostructured surfaces, including materials manufactured using nano-sized carbon strengthening structures.
The project staff will mathematically model the processes of production of these materials, as well as technologies used to manufacture, process, combine and model these materials.

Leading scientist


Full Name: Michailov Vesselin Georgiev

Link to the scientist's profile

Academic degree and title:
Doctoral degree in technical sciences, Professor

Job title:

The leading scientist is the 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).

He is also the head of the Laboratory for the Study of Lightweight Materials and Structures (LMSL) at the St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (Russia).

Fields of scientific interests:

Development of new lightweight materials and structures with gradient properties for various engineering industry sectors. Investigation of thermic, structure-forming, thermodiffusion, and thermomechanic processes inherent to welding. The leading scientist is known for his unique solutions that entail combining homogeneous and heterogeneous materials thereby ensuring that products are manufactured using fewer material and energy sources.

Scientific Recognition:

The leading scientist is an advisor to the Federal Ministry of Education on implementation of the Innovation Program - 2020. He also acts as a peer reviewer for the German Society of Researchers, Bavarian Science Foundation, and Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation.

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