School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems, ITMO University: People, Planet, Profit

Apr 21, 2021, 10:20 AM


Lomonosov Hall (The ITMO University)
Plenary Sustainable Cold Chains Plenary


Olga Rumiantceva (University ITMO)


ITMO University is one of the lead Universities in the Russian Federation. Ranking of THE 501-600, QS World University Rankings – 360.
ITMO University includes 5 schools: Internet Technologies and Programming, Computer Technologies and Controls, Photonics, Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems (SBCS), Economics, Management and Innovations, and 43 international research laboratories with international staff serving over 12 500 students, 2400 foreign students from 87 counties and about 1290 PhD-students. ITMO University offers 146 master programmes ,45 PhD programmes; over 20 Master programmes are taught in English.
University planning to implement the "science-education-business" collaboration model.
Saint-Petersburg State University of Refrigeration and Food Engineering (was founded in 1931) became a part of the ITMO University in 2012 as the School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems.
Among the School’s industrial partners are more than 50 Russian and international companies such as Karavai, Leipurien Tukku, Fazer, Baltika Brewery, Danone, Galaktika, Petmol, Coca-Cola, Heiniken, Russian Standard, Electronics RUS, Daikin, KRION, Mitsubishi Electric, Gazprom, etc.
We cooperate with many renowned universities worldwide, including the TU Dresden, Hamburg University of Technology, the Technische Universität Ilmenau, Leipzig University, University of Central Florida, Illinois State University, Saint Louis University, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Lahti University, Aalto University, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, the University of Liège, etc.
Among the School's key research areas are:
• developing technologies for improving the quality of life (People, Profit)
• increasing energy efficiency of biomass processing and reducing human impact on the environment (Profit, Planet)
• creating functional materials for biotechnologies (People Planet)
Project names:
Development of a technology for mutual integration of the local Energy Hub and engineering systems of the building
Selection and substantiation of technology for changing the thermophysical parameters of liquefied natural gas to reduce losses from evaporation during its accumulation, storage and transportation
Affordable WBC is the basis of population health
Natural Gas Liquefier Upgrade
Creation and study of the properties of thermoelectric materials based on transition metal silicides and magnesium silicides
Decrease in thermal conductivity in environmentally friendly thermoelectrics due to low-dimensional effects and nanostructuring
Environmentally friendly technologies of energy saving and increasing the efficiency of low-temperature systems
Mini-channel technologies in refrigeration technology
Heating and cooling systems using renewable energy sources
Management of municipal solid waste in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region using micro-gas turbine technologies
Solid-state coolers and energy converters based on functional multiferroid and thermoelectric structures
Improving the efficiency of energy systems by using thermal energy storage batteries
Development of an integrated adaptive system for distributed indoor climate control
Development of adaptive air regulation technology for transformable rooms
Development and research of the principles of building a digital freon analyzer
Deep processing of wheat to obtain bioethanol
The use of ultrafine humato-sapropel suspensions in the fight against mycotoxins
Processing of hogweed to obtain useful chemical compounds
Development of technology for complex processing of residual brewer's yeast
Biotechnology of low-temperature storage using gas-selective membranes
Natural immunostimulating additives in beekeeping, their effect on the survival of bees and the quality of honey
Resource-saving technologies for biomodification of the properties of food raw materials and the creation of functional food products based on it
Development of Edible Food Coating for Cheese
Technology for processing waste from cutting aquatic organisms to obtain valuable biologically active substances
Technology of ecological rehabilitation of the environment in aquaculture by wastewater treatment
Development of an Insect Based Absorption Agent (LuciaCesar)
The role of biologically active substances of natural origin in the development and nutritional prevention of non-communicable diseases
Development of a closed-cycle technology for chia seeds (Salviahispanica L.) as a functional food ingredient
Biomonitoring and control of chemical contamination of wild food products
Determination of the biodegradability of packaging materials under composting conditions
Development of functional food products based on secondary raw materials of the dairy industry
Resource-saving environmentally friendly technologies of bioactive food ingredients with desired properties from biological resources and secondary raw materials of plant and animal origin
Reducing thermal conductivity in environmentally friendly thermoelectric materials due to low-dimensional effects and nanostructuring
Obtaining secondary raw materials and energy resources based on the principles of circular economy
Developing Functional Foods for Healthy Aging based on secondary milk processing products. Functional Nutrition for active and healthy longevity (FulLife)

Position of speaker Deputy Director SBCS
Affiliation of speaker ITMO University

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