Between 2nd and 4th December, the III annual national exhibition VUZPROMEKSPO–2015 took place at the Technopolis Moskva. The exhibition was accompanied by a scientific and practical conference dedicated to research and advanced development carried out within the federal target programme "Research and development in top-priority areas of science and technology in Russia for 2014–2020". The event was organised by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation in collaboration with the Ministry for Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Innovative research and development projects of the scientists from Voronezh State University had been presented at the exhibition for the third time. The conference programme had six sections, each of which corresponded to one of the priority areas of the federal target programme: Transport and Space Systems; Industry of Nanosystems; Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation, and Nuclear Energy; Natural Resource Management; Information Telecommunication Systems; and Bioscience.
Among the speakers of the conference’s section ‘Technologies of synthesizing and processing of functional nanomaterials’ was professor of the Faculty of Chemistry of VSU Olga Bobreshova (‘Developing technological solutions for formation of nanostructured hybrid membranes and creating on their basis potentiometric multisensor systems for water processing media reagentless express monitoring’). The section ‘Recycling and raw materials processing and environmental contamination prevention and elimination’ included presentation of the project ‘New technology and equipment for synthesizing nano-scale magnesian powders from recycled waste of enriched amorphous magnesite production’ by Vyacheslav Sirota, PhD in Physics and Mathematics.
The participants of the event also had a chance to read poster presentations. Doctor of Science (Chemistry), Professor Elena Butyrskaya took part in the section ‘NBIC technologies, nanodevices, nanomaterials diagnostics and modelling’ and presented her project ‘Creating a programming and computing suite for the computer modelling of nanostructured absorbents and adsorption processes’. Among the VSU participants of the ‘Oncogenomics’ section was Doctor of Science (Biology), Professor Vasily Popov who presented his project ‘Developing a technique for metastatic tumour growth post-operation monitoring by means of acellular freely circulating blood DNA analysis’. On the section ‘Recycling and raw materials processing and environmental contamination prevention and elimination’, Anna Zorina, PhD in Chemistry, gave a talk dedicated to her project ‘Development of energy-saving technologies used in the process of production of emulsifiers and emulsifying systems for food and non-food industry based on raw materials and their derivative products’. Alexei Kharin, PhD in Physics and Mathematics, also presented his project ‘Development and enhancement of nanomaterials nuclear physical and X-ray diagnostic methods’.