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Northern (Arctic) Federal University

 

  • NAFU NAFU
    Severnaya Dvina
    Emb. 17, Arkhangelsk, Russia; 163002;
    Tel: +7 (8182) 21-89-27
    Fax: +7 (8182) 28-76-14
    http://www.narfu.ru/en/





  • Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V.Lomonosov (NArFU) was officially registered at June 8, 2010 on the basis of Arkhangelsk State Technical University (ASTU) which was founded in 1929, At the present time NArFU is the largest Federal University in the north-west of Russia and is one of the leading public educational-and-scientific complexes in the European North of Russia.
    17 institutions were formed in NArFU, some of them: Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Forestry Engineering Institute, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Chemistry, Institute of Oil and Gas, Institute for Energy and Transport. The NArFU has 25 laboratories within Institutes, a 1 unique center of collective use of scientific equipment and as well as 8 Research and Education centers, equipped with advanced technology that allows for integrated and interdisciplinary research in chemistry, physics, geology, materials science, nanotechnology, ecology, medicine and pharmacology.
    University is carrying out fundamental and targeted basic research in physical chemistry, chemistry of natural compounds, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, physics of disperse systems, chemistry and physics of materials and nanomaterials, nanotechnologies and soil science.
    Teaching staff of the University is 260 professors, 300 lecturers and researches. The university has 9900 students and 1100 postgraduates
    NArFU  has concluded 13 agreements on scientific and innovative cooperation with various companies in Europe and Asia (Statoil, Shtokman Development AG, ANDRITZ, Innovation Norway, NorTech Oulu, BIM KEMI, NORUT, Shimadzu, Tokyo-Boeki, Huawei). In 2010 the University signed five agreements with foreign corporations and technology clusters, specializes in producing high-tech equipment, oil and gas production, the environment and improving forest wildlife management, marine resources, biochemistry and biotechnology, civil construction and operation of engineering structures in difficult climatic  conditions, energy, space monitoring of the Earth, development of Arctic communities. University establishes partnerships with leading universities in the U.S., Canada, Britain, France and Germany. In April 2011, NArFU signed concluded a long-term partnership with the University of Alaska (USA). The University has more than 35 international partners among universities, research institutes and business structures all over the world.
    - Research fields:
       - Core areas of University research:
          - High technologies and science intensive sectors and industriesDevelopment of innovative
            technologies for recovery of hydrocarbons
          - Research of maritime arctic technologies
          - Exploration of the Arctic Ocean
       - Development of local infrastructure in the Arctic region
          - Structural and geotechnical engineering in a cold climate
          - Engineering of the Oil and gas pipelines
          - Elevation of the Energy efficiency
          - Carrying scientific research and creating human resources for the use of Northern Maritime
            Route as an international transport corridor
            according to national interests of Russia
       - Bio-resources conservation
          - Development of innovative ways for value-added production of biopolymers
          - Use of environmental technologies, forest harvesting and transportation machines
          - Improvement of machines and woodworking processes
          - Use of non-wood forest products
       - Environmental protection:
          - Creation of environmental and health-care monitoring system;
          - Establishing effective ecological safety system in the European North region and the Arctic.
       - Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture as component part of Northern (Arctic) Federal
         University is implementing the following researches:
          - Investigation of the properties of collapsible, expansive, weak soils and man-made soils
          - Development of new building materials and covers with using nanotechnology for
            application in  the Arctic region
          - Management of properties development in the constructional materials operated in Cold Climate
          - Ensuring safety and energy efficiency of buildings and constructions in the European North
          - New technologies for construction of buildings and transport infrastructure in Cold Climate
          - Research of features of municipal solid and industrial waste disposal in Cold Climate and
            its recycling
     - Former experiences and research projects, R&D projects in the interest for HEROMAT Project:
       Now NArFU is implementing R&D projects “Modification of nanostructures of soils and building
       materials for the European North and Arctic” and “Development of methods of improving
       the physical properties of wood by means of surface modification of nanodispersed mineral fillers”
    - The foreseen role of the university in the HEROMAT project:
       NArFU under leadership of coordinator project and in cooperation with other partners of project will:
          - analyse mechanical properties of gathered samples;
          - determine mechanical properties and water vapour permeability of materials
          - synthesize consolidants appropriate for silicate based substrates, monitor hardening process and
            test penetration depth as well as water absorption of the samples;
          - investigate predicted conditions on historical sites (temperature, humidity), best value for money
            (small residue) and environmental impact assessment
          - expose samples to UV, freeze-thaw cycling, thermal-heating in wet conditions and to cycling
            exposure to high humidity and SO2;
          - participate in workshop and give lectures aimed to show the investigation results;
          - organize Scientific meeting with the following topic: global market opportunities of the HEROMAT
            products.

  • Maria Ayzenshtadt, PhD in chemical science, environmental engineer, environmental protection and rational use of natural resources; Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Ecology in Building, Institute of Building and Architecture, Northern (Arctic) Federal University. Professional orientation: Building and industrial ecology, environmental assessment of construction materials, physical-chemical analysis of construction materials, nanostructures in building materials, electrokinetic phenomena in nanostructures with different geological nature, waste management etc. Participation in other programs and international projects: Participation in the international ecological project NorthPOP (Emerging persistent organic pollutants in the high North and North-Western Russia); in the working groups meetings on environment of the Barents Euro-Arctic Region Council; in the project within FP 7 226517 CSA-SA  “European Union and Russia Link for S&T Co-Operation in the Area of the Environment (E-URAL)”; in the project “Modification of nanostructures of soils and building materials for the European North and Arctic”.
    Sergey Aksenov, PhD in technical science, Civil and industrial engineer; Assistant professor, Department of Geotechnics, Institute of Building and Architecture, Northern (Arctic) Federal University. Professional orientation: Building and industrial ecology, environmental assessment of construction materials, physical-chemical analysis of construction materials, nanostructures in building materials, electrokinetic phenomena in nanostructures with different geological nature, etc. Participation in other programs and international projects: Participation in The XVIII Polish-Russian-Slovak conference “Theoretical basis of building”, 2009; in the project “Modification of nanostructures of soils and building materials for the European North and Arctic”.
    Alexey Korshunov, PhD in technical science, geoecology, Civil and industrial engineer Senior Lecturer, Department of Geotechnics, Institute of Building and Architecture, Northern (Arctic) Federal University. Professional orientation: Soil mechanics; Foundation Design; Geoecology; numerical simulation of stress-strain state of structural materials and soils; nanostructures in building materials, etc. Participation in other programs and international projects: Participation in the project within FP 7 226517 CSA-SA  “European Union and Russia Link for S&T Co-Operation in the Area of the Environment (E-URAL)”; in The XVII, XVIII, XIX Polish-Russian-Slovak conference “Theoretical basis of building”, 2008,2009, 2010; in the project “Modification of nanostructures of soils and building materials for the European North and Arctic”.