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Materials Research Centre

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Materials Research Centre is a company founded in 1995 by researchers from several institutes of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences with the purpose to staunch the flow of young talented people from research to jobs that have nothing to do with science. MRC carries out research in the fields of chemistry, physics and technology of materials. Scientists from the Institute for Problems of Strength, Institute of Superhard Materials, Institute for Problems of Materials Science, Kiev Polytechnic Institute and other organizations participate in the research projects on the basis of short- and long-term contracts. Many of them worked on military-oriented projects and now try to use their knowledge for the needs of peaceful industries.

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Distinctive excellence of Materials Research Centre is not only its strong scientific potential but also presence of own engineering design group and metal-working manufacturing. This makes possible to provide complete cycle of product manufacturing from its conceiving and engineering design to production and service. For example, due to these factors MRC successfully completed project on construction of laboratory attrition mill for milling nanoscale powders for Drexel University, US. MRC also supports investigation of brittle ceramics at the Institute for Problems of Strength of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

MRC has been specializing in the research and development of porous carbonaceous nanomaterials. Additionally, the company has been engaged in the research into the properties and applications of nano powders of transition metal oxides for solar panels and self-cleaning surfaces. At present the company manufactures electrolytic solar cells from its own materials on the laboratory scale, their voltage and current characteristics being continuously improved. Most of the equipment, employed in the production, namely the furnaces for high temperature treatment of non-organic materials, was designed and manufactured by the company specialists. MRC team comprises highly-qualified experts in different fields of science (chemistry, physics, and material study) and competent designers which allows to achieve significant results both in research and development of alternative energy resources at the world level.

One of the major goals of MRC is to promote integration of Ukrainian science in the European and world-wide scientific networks, as well as stabilization of MRC team’s potential, safeguarding highly qualified specialists and maintaining research and technological capacities. MRC participated in several NATO Advanced Study Institutes and Advanced Research Workshops in Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. The main specialization areas of the company are: development, design, manufacturing and assembly of non-standard metal arrangements, power equipment, automation systems and multi-purpose power furnaces. MRC has its own manufacturing premises, which is equipped with all the necessary power carriers and comprises:
- Several metal treatment, plumbing, welding-assembling and large-scale assembling workshops.
- Metal treatment - turning, milling, grinding, fettling, polishing, drilling and other press equipment.
- Welding stands enabling to test welding of sophisticated constructions made of carbonaceous, stainless steels and non-ferrous alloys, plasma welding inclusive.
- Casting workshop, wood treatment workshop.
The company comprises the following departments: design bureau, production complex, marketing department, R&D group and laboratory.

03680, St. Ak. Krzhizhanovskogo, 3 Kiev, Ukraine
Tel +38(044)233-24-43, +38(044)237-14-41
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News from MRC.ORG.UA

Congratulations to professor Yury Gogotsi with being named by Clarivate Analythics one of the 17 most cited and influenced world-class scientists in 2018!

Professor Yury GogotsiThis designation celebrates researchers whose influence is comparable to that of Nobel Prize recipients, as attested by exceptionally high citation records within the Web of Science. 

 
15th YES Annual Meeting: “The Next Generation of Everything” September 13 – 15, 2018

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Yalta European Strategy (YES)  introduced nightcap events for the participants of the 15th YES Annual Meeting to wind down at the end of the first conference day and discuss interesting topics in an informal atmosphere. YES invited leading politicians, opinion makers and business leaders to present their views on modern trends that define the world and Ukraine. The nightcaps were organized in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and America House, International Renaissance Foundation, Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter and the Atlantic Council, Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, Western NIS Enterprise Fund and Embassy of the Republic of Estonia.

 
2018 IEEE 8th International Conference on Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties, September 09-14, 2018

2018 IEEE International Conference on “Nanomaterials Applications & Properties”At the poster session of the conference Oleksiy Gogotsi presented two poster presentations on advanced nanomaterials for different applications, prepared with colleagues from Drexel University, USA, and Jilin University, China

 
NANO2DAY project participants Oleksiy Gogotsi and Veronika Zahorodna visited Polymer Institute SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia, July-September 2018

altNANO2DAY project participants from Materials Research Centre, Kiev, Ukraine, MRC director and project leader Oleksiy Gogotsi and ESR Veronika Zahorodna are working in Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia under the project secondments plan.

 
NANO2DAY project: Professor Maria Omastova, Polymenr Institue Slovak Academy of Science, visited Materials Research Centre, Kiev, Ukraine, July-August 2018

Professor Maria Omastova, Polymer Institute SAV, Bratislava, Slovakia, and Oleksiy Gogotsi, director of Materials Research Centre, Kiev, Ukraine,  July 2018Professor Omastova was acquainted with the activities and research infrastructure of MRC project partner, she held several seminars on polymer composites and talked about the experience and developments of her institute. 

 
The 6th International Conference on Novel Functional Carbon Nanomaterials at the 8th Forum on New Materials (CIMTEC 2018) in Perugia, Italy, June 11-14

Фото Yury Gogotsi.The 6th International Conference “Novel Functional Carbon Nanomaterials”within the 8th Forum on New Materials at CIMTEC 2018 held in Perugia, Italy,  highlighted recent achievements and challenges in the synthesis, structural control and modeling at the meso- and nano-scales of the variety of low-dimensional carbon allotropes including nanodiamonds, diamond-like carbon, fullerenes, nanotubes, graphene and graphene-related structures, as well as high surface area carbon networks, which are promising for a range of emerging applications in energy conversion and storage, water purification, high-speed nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, photonics, quantum information processing, quantum computing, biosensing, drug delivery, medical imaging, thermal management, catalysis, lubrication, etc.

 
1st International Conference on MXenes at Jilin University, Changchun, China

MXene conference 2018The meeting is the first international conference focusing on MXene materals, which is to bring scientists in the two-dimensional materials or energy area to interact and discuss the advances and challenges in various fields.

 
Our Congratulations to Prof. Gogotsi with Receiving an Honorary Doctorate from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute KPIthe National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"

 Prof. Yury Gogotsi received an honorary doctorate from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic InstituteOn May 14th, 2018, Prof. Yury Gogotsi received an honorary doctorate from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (NTUU “KPI”), Kiev, Ukraine.

 
H2020-MSCA-RISE Nano2Day Kick-off project meeting, Academic Centre of University of Latvia, Riga, 10-11 May 2018

altH2020-MSCA-RISE project „Multifunctional polymer composites doped with novel 2D nanoparticles for advanced applications NANO2DAY” started on May 1, 2018. It is aimed to develop novel multifunctional composites with outstanding electronic and mechanical properties by incorporation of novel MXene nanosheets into polymer matrixes.

 
Materials Research Center team visited the Training " on "How to write a successful proposal in Horizon 2020" at National Aviation University of Ukraine" as part of the NAU Info Day

horizon2020 семінарOn February 14, 2018, Materials Research Center team visited the Training " on "How to write a successful proposal in Horizon 2020" at National Aviation University of Ukraine"  as part of the NAU Info Day.

 
Paper on Rheological Characteristics of 2D Titanium Carbide (MXene) Dispersions: A Guide for Processing MXenes

Processing guidelines for the fabrication of MXene films, coatings, and fibers have been established based on the rheological propertiesProcessing guidelines for the fabrication of MXene films, coatings, and fibers have been established based on the rheological properties.

 
Professor Yury Gogotsi will give a lecture on 2D materials MXenes in Stanford University

altProfessor Yury Gogotsi will give a lecture on 2D materials MXenes on MSE winter Colloquim in Materials Science and Engineering Department, Stanford University. 

 
MXene is one of the most sensitive gas sensors ever reported

MXene gas sensorsMXene is one of the most sensitive gas sensors ever reported that sniff out chemicals in the air to warn us about everything from fires to carbon monoxide to drunk drivers to explosive devices hidden in luggage have improved so much that they can even detect diseases on a person’s breath. Researchers from Drexel University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have made a discovery that could make our best “chemical noses” even more sensitive.

 
Professor Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University, USA, gave a plenary lecture at the 2018 Energy Future Conference in Sydney, Australia, 5-7 February 2018

Professor Gogotsi gave a plenary lecture on  two-dimensional materials MXenes

Professor Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University, USA,  gave a plenary lecture on February 06, 2018 and chaired a plenary session on February 05 at the Energy Future Conference (EF3 Conference 2018) in Sydney. EF3 Conference 2018 brought together scientists, engineers, policy makers, investors, academia, and industry to discuss the latest advances in energy technology. 

 
US-Czech Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology and Chemistry 17 th – 18th January 2018, Prague, Czech

US-Czeh conference on advanced nanotechnologiesMore than 30 speakers from USA and Czech were invited, among them also was invited outstanding scientist, professor Yury Gogotsi, founder director of Drexel Nanomaterials Institute in Drexel University, USA.