Institute / General Information

Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is one of the oldest scientific institutions in Siberia. The Institute was organized in 1944 as Chemical and Metallurgical Institute, and since 1997, with the development of research in the area of solid state chemistry and mechanochemistry, it has been named Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry.

The Institute is known for research in the areas of the kinetics and mechanisms of solid-phase reactions, the use of mechanochemical methods to activate the processes in the solid phase, investigation of the structure and properties of molecular crystals at high pressure, application of the methods based on the synchrotron radiation to the studies of fast solid-phase processes. Composite nanomaterials in metal and oxide systems have been obtained at the Institute; ionic conductors have been developed, including the materials for lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and oxygen-permeable membranes. The technologies for the deposition of nanometer-sized coatings onto carbon and silicon carbide fibers, reinforcement of metals and alloys by ultrafine ceramic powders, highly efficient electrochemical utilization of precious metals from industrial solutions have been developed. The Institute occupies one of the leading positions in the world in the area of mechanochemistry. Various kinds of mechanochemical activators have been designed, starting from those intended for processing only several grams of the substance and finishing with the installations with the productivity of 3 tons per hour. Special attention is paid at the Institute to the applied problems connected with obtaining functional ceramics, processing plant raw material and organic fuel, and the treatment of mineral raw material. The development of new technologies for the synthesis and modification of the properties of pharmaceutical substances is a very important direction at the Institute: the technology of obtaining the pharmaceutical substance of bismuth potassium dicitrate (the basis of the Russian anti-ulcer preparation) was developed, and the license for its production was received; highly efficient pharmaceutical preparations with antihelminthic action and the mechanochemical technology of their production were developed; the foundations of the technology for obtaining serotonin-based antidepressants from plant raw material available in Russia have been developed.

The students of the Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk State Technical University, other higher educational establishments of Novosibirsk, Siberian Region, universities of Kazakhstan, China, France, Great Britain and other countries come for practical training and probation to the Institute. Research training is performed at the post-graduate course in the specialties 02.00.04 — Physical Chemistry, 02.00.21 — Solid State Chemistry; the Council for the presentation of theses for the degrees of Candidate of Science and Doctor of Science is functioning at the Institute.

Along with research work, intense scientific and organizational activities are performed by the Institute, both in Russia and at the international level. The Institute is the organizer of a number of regular international and Russian scientific events, an active participant of various exhibitions and fairs including international ones, where the achievements of the Institute make a worthy representation of Russian science.

The staff of the Institute is 200 employees, including about 100 researchers. Among them, there are 24 Doctors of Science and 55 Candidates of Science.

The official name of the Institute is: Federal State Budgetary Establishment of Science Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The functions and authorities of the incorporator of the Institute are accomplished by the Federal Agency of Scientific Organizations.