The university scientists are working on the development of new materials for alternative energy sources in collaboration with the Indian colleagues
The Ural scientists with their colleagues from India managed to win a grant of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research to develop new materials for hydrogen energy. The project will last two years, and for the first year the amount of funding will be1,2 million roubles. The project was developed by UrFU scientists from the Russian side, and the scientists of the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) from the Indian side.
The main goal of the project is to develop the most promising oxide materials for hydrogen energy. The Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry of UrFU Institute of Natural Sciences, Prof. Vladimir Cherepanov said that the new project is a logical extension of the cooperation between the University and the Indian scientists, with whom the joint scientific publications were prepared earlier.
"I am glad we can continue our cooperation with the Indian colleagues within this project," - said Vladimir Cherepanov. "They showed a great interest and willingly joined us. We are pleased to win the competition, of course. We were preparing very seriously and believed that representatives of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research would appreciate our work. The topic we are doing research in is very actual for Russia, as well as for all the world. The project is very important for the creation of new energy sources, fuel cells. Now there is an active search for new materials, and I am sure we will be able to make a real breakthrough in this direction in the near future".
Since 2013 Ural Federal University has been a participant of the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100. The key goal of the project is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.