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On March 13, STCU took part in US Industry Coalition (USIC) Annual Meeting 2012 in the form of videoconference. General presentations about current capabilities and opportunities for cooperation were made by representatives from Paton Electric Welding Institute ( Dr. Marynsky), Frantsevich Institute for Problems in Material Science ( Dr. Ragulya) and Institute of Semiconductors Physics ( Dr. Kostyukevich).230/351
13 Mar 2012
On March 13, STCU took part in US Industry Coalition (USIC) Annual Meeting 2012 in the form of videoconference. General presentations about current capabilities and opportunities for cooperation were made by representatives from Paton Electric Welding Institute ( Dr. Marynsky), Frantsevich Institute for Problems in Material Science ( Dr. Ragulya) and Institute of Semiconductors Physics ( Dr. Kostyukevich).
The U.S. Industry Coalition is a non-profit corporate membership association of high tech businesses, associations, and research institutions who are actively engaged in technology commercialization in the service of global security, peace and prosperity. A USIC corporate membership grants companies access to a wide range of valuable technology commercialization expertise and resources. Since 1994, USIC has facilitated projects for U.S. companies through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Global Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention (GIPP) program. Through the GIPP program, USIC’s members and corporate partners have utilized the expertise of scientists in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and other Eurasian countries to develop a wide variety of technologies.
The E.O.Paton Electric Welding Institute (PEWI) is a multidisciplinary research institute which realizes fundamental and applied research works, develops technologies, materials, equipment and control systems, rational welded structures and weldments, methods and equipment for diagnostics and non-destructive quality control according to the following directions:
• Advanced technologies of welding and joining of materials;
• Strength, reliability and life of welded structures;
• Technology of surfacing, coating and treatment of surface;
• Processes of special electrometallurgy;
• New structural and functional materials;
• Technical diagnostics and non-destructive testing;
• Automation of processes of welding and related technologies;
The E.O.Paton Electric Welding Institute has a highly-qualified research staff, including 70 Dr.of Science, 250 Candidates.of Science. Departments and laboratories of the Institute are equipped with up-to-date research and measuring-analytical equipment.
Paton Institute is a corporative member of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) and European Welding Federation (EWF).
Frantsevich Institute for Problems in Materials Science (IPMS) is a leading Ukrainian center of advanced scientific and engineering services, technical consulting, and contract research and development in the field of material science and advanced technology of metal, ceramic and composite materials.
Since then it has progressively widened its fields of application and customer base. IPMS has no analogs among academic institutions in Ukraine due a great variety of technological processes, materials and products. IPMS employs about 1500 people, including 78 Dr.Sc. and around 300 Ph.D. IPMS is a large scientific and research complex, including over 40 R&D departments, two pilot production centers, pilot plant, computer center and branch in Chernovtsy city.
One of the major focus points of the Institute in basic research – physical chemistry and physics of condensed systems – involves extensive development into electronic and crystal structures of matter, effect of pressure and temperature on phase transitions in metals, alloys, intermetallides, and high melting compounds of oxides, carbides, borides, nitrides etc. A significant role in the Institute's applied activity is played by research and development of metallic, ceramic and composite materials with a high level of structural and functional properties.
Valuable Technology Offerings
The Institute’s core competencies allow engaging in research related to:
Basic research in materials science and technology development with a focus on chemical thermodynamics, phase equilibria in the systems of metals, high melting compounds, inorganic compounds, condensed systems, nanostructures;
Technologies of powder metallurgy parts, protective coatings, composite materials, basalt- and carbon-based materials, porous materials, wear-resistive components, electric contacts;
Physical metallurgy and Physics of strength. New metallic materials, their pilot production in view of particulate and massive alloys based on Al, Ti, Mg, Cr and others;
Nanostructured materials, thin films and nanoclusters, technology development of their synthesis and bulk nanoceramics manufacturing, biomaterials;
Technologies for production, treatment and joining of various materials (ceramic/metal joining and adhesion, consolidation of particles, rolling, laser treatment, casting, polymerization, heat treatment).
The Institute of Semiconductor Physics (ISP) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) was established in 1960 as a leading research center specializing in semiconductor materials and devices. ISP consists of 8 divisions. The Institute has an engineering division with a Pilot Production Line. The Technology Park “Semiconductor Technologies and Materials, Optoelectronics and Sensor Technique” was also created on the premises of ISP in 1999.
ISP’s research and development results include new methods of optical and electrical characterization and certification of semiconductor materials and devices, and a variety of sensors for measurements of temperature, magnetic field and pressure, chemical and biological sensors, microwave devices, high-resolution photo resistors, high-efficiency silicon-based solar elements and optoelectronic devices, including liquid-crystal, electroluminescent displays and indicators.
ISP is engaged in fundamental and applied research in the following areas:
• semiconductor materials science;
• interaction between electromagnetic radiation and matter;
• semiconductor optics, spectroscopy and photonics;
• physics of low-dimensional structures, micro- and nanoelectronics;
• optoelectronics and photovoltaics;
• technologies and materials for sensors
• infrared engineering and microwave electronics.
Valuable technology offerings
A broad-ranging of technologies and devices for transfer and commercialization, offered by ISP, include various physical, chemical and biological sensors, and diagnostic systems, microwave devices, solar elements, optoelectronic devices, electroluminescence displays, low-cost self-assembling technology for nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS), ultra-fast light-emission sources, etc.