UNN delegation takes part in international conference in India
Alexey Mikhaylov, Head of the Laboratory of Memristor Nanoelectronics at the UNN Research and Education Centre «Physics of Solid State Nanostructures» (REC PSSN), and Sergey Shchanikov, Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Intelligent Neuromorphic Systems, attended the conference of the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) that was held in India from 18 to 24 December 2022.
This event making part of a long series of IUMRS conferences was hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur) at its new campus. The Institute was founded in 2008 and represents a group of India's dynamic new type of universities committed to providing elite engineering education based on cutting-edge research and accelerated technology development in India.
The conference attracted a large number of participants (more than 700), who gave presentations in 18 thematic panels dealing with different materials, devices and their functional applications in various fields of science and technology.
Alexey Mikhaylov gave an invited talk on "Novel Approaches in Neuroelectronics Enabled by Memristive Devices and Systems" at the panel "Neuro-inspired Memory and Quantum Computing Materials and Devices". Sergey Shchanikov made an oral report at the same panel on "Neuromorphic Vision Systems Based on Memristive Devices". These presentations included the results of interdisciplinary projects implemented at the UNN Laboratory of Memristor Nanoelectronics and at the UNN Laboratory of Stochastic Multistable Systems under a mega-grant led by Professor Bernardo Spagnolo from the University of Palermo (Italy), as well as the outcomes of the research programme of the National Centre for Physics and Mathematics (project "Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Technical, Industrial, Natural and Social Systems").
Particular focus of the visit was on discussing plans and results of joint research projects. These include the current BRICS project «Research and Development of Gallium Oxide Nanomaterials with Controlled Defect Impurity Composition for Applications in Advanced Electronic Devices» (led by UNN Professor David Tetelbaum), which is being carried out jointly with IIT Jodhpur (India) and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), and applications for new projects on wide band semiconductor materials and memristive neuromorphic systems to be submitted in the framework of the next Russian-Indian call for proposals together with IIT Ropar and IIT Indore.
On the way back, the UNN delegation visited Delhi University, a classical university in Indian capital. Together with the Delhi University team, another project was successfully completed this year: "Design and Optimisation of Biocompatible Optical Nanostructures for Biomedical Applications", headed by Anton Konakov, Associate Professor in the Department of Theoretical Physics at Lobachevsky University.
One should note the great interest of Indian scientists in the presented research areas of Lobachevsky University, which indicates the full compliance of these areas with the global scientific agenda and the great prospects of new projects. Such projects can also serve as a basis for joint educational programmes, including a master's programme in biomedicine and double degree programmes, which were extensively discussed with colleagues in Delhi and Jodhpur.