Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science of Samara State Technical University (SamaraTech) concluded the agreement of cooperation with the National Engineering Research Center for Production of Ceramic Matrix Composites (PR China) and the International Institute for Materials Genome (MSEA, PR China).
China-Russia Joint Innovation Center for Advanced Materials will be established under the trilateral agreement. It will comprise several laboratories: the laboratory of advanced materials design, the laboratory of intellectual design, the laboratory of applied technologies and others. The center will be dedicated to the development of innovative materials and improvement of manufacturing application of new materials as well as customer-oriented intellectual design of materials by means of theoretical computations and mathematical modeling.
The agreement indicated strong competencies and advantages of strategic cooperation of three scientific centers of Russia and China in research and technological innovations. The National Engineering Research Center for Production of Ceramic Matrix Composites (PR China) is the only one Chinese center in this area. Established by the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China (NDRC) in 2013 the center is a research and innovative platform for development and industrialization of production technologies of ceramic matrix composites. The center promotes new technologies, introduces innovative engineering researches into production and controls their efficiency building a bridge between industry and science and accelerating a transfer from scientific research to improvement of quality and production efficiency. The International Institute for Materials Genome MSEA was established in the business incubator of Tsinghua University in 2017. MSEA elaborates innovative design methods of structural and functional materials including development of data analysis models and software. A wide experience of Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science of SamaraTech in the development of methods, software and databases for materials analysis and prediction is an essential and important part of the agreement.
The activities of China-Russia Joint Innovation Center for Advanced Materials will include academic exchange, international conferences and schools, joint researches and projects in theoretical and experimental materials science. It is expected that the center’s establishment will promote and strengthen scientific ties between Samara region and China.