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Posted: May 24, 2007
First Russian nanotechnology center to open in 2008
(Nanowerk News) St Petersburg State University (SPSU) is to inaugurate Russia's first Center for Nano-Scale Technologies, Professor Igor Gorlinsky, Director of the Project, and Pro-Rector for Research, told the news agency Itar-Tass today.
The overall cost of the project is estimated at 130 million roubles (approx US$5 million). Speaking of the key tasks of the Center, the scientist singled out "the systematization of work in the field of new materials".
"The new scientific center will attain its rated capacity in the second quarter of 2008," Gorlinsky said. "Before the end of 2007, it is planned to complete building work to prepare premises for a new scientific diagnosis complex, and acquire electronic microscopy apparatus for research into nano-scale technologies," he specified.
The establishment of the nanotechnology center as part of the SPSU is the first phase of work in preparation for participation in a future Federal purpose-oriented programme for the development of nanotechnologies in Russia, University staff maintain.