20 October 2017 г. 
International scientific school “Topological Methods in Materials Science 2017”.

The International school “Topological Methods in Materials Science” conducted on October 13-15, 2017 in Guangyang district of Lanfang, Hebei Province of China has concluded its work. The school was the first official event held in newly constructed scientific center – technopolis and business incubator TusPark of Tsinghua University.

 
3 October 2017 г. 
Prof. Davide M. Proserpio and Dr. Eugeny Alexandrov took part in IWSN2017.

The International school for young researchers “Smart Nanomaterials” was held on September 11-15, 2017 in Rostov-on-Don. Prof. Davide M. Proserpio participated as an invited speaker; Dr. Eugeny Alexandrov was among the participants.

 
8 September 2017 г. 
The Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography 2017 (Hyderabad, India).

Prof. Vladislav Blatov and Dr. Eugeny Alexandrov took part in the XXIV Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography 2017 (IUCr). The Congress was held in Hyderabad International Convention Center on August 21-28, 2017.

 
5 September 2017 г. 
Prof. Davide M. Proserpio reported on American Chemical Society National Meeting.

Prof. Davide M. Proserpio delivered an oral report on the 254th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society held on August 20-24, 2017 in Washington.

 
16 July 2017 г. 
Open lectures of Dr. Pavlo Solokha on Crystal Chemistry of Intermetallics at SCTMS.

Dr. Pavlo Solokha (Department of Inorganic and Industrial Chemistry, the University of Genoa, Italy) gave the first open lecture at SCTMS (1, Akademik Pavlov St.).

 
10 July 2017 г. 
Dr. Tilmann Leisegang and Dr. Pavlo Solokha in SCTMS.

Dr. Tilmann Leisegang (TUBAF, Germany) and Dr. Pavlo Solokha (Department of Inorganic and Industrial Chemistry, the University of Genoa, Italy) arrived to Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science on long-term visits.

 
2 July 2017 г. 
Prof. Davide Proserpio in Samara.

Scientific advisor of the Russian Government’s Megagrant, Prof. Davide Proserpio arrived to SCTMS on a working visit. His mission will last from June 26 till July 2, 2017.

 
27 June 2017 г. 
International school “ToposPro & 13th USPEX Workshop”: the outcomes.

The International school “ToposPro & 13th USPEX Workshop” conducted on June 16-20, 2017 in Shanghai has concluded its work. The school provided the participants with a unique opportunity to become familiar with the two advanced software packages being currently applied in materials science.

 
7 June 2017 г. 
Research trip of Eugeny Alexandrov in Milan.

Dr. Eugeny Alexandrov, a senior researcher of SCTMS, came back from the research trip to the University of Milan (Italy). From April 2 to May 20, 2017, he worked at the Laboratory of Dr. Lucia Carlucci and jointly with Prof. Davide M. Proserpio conducted the workshop on ToposPro at one of the European research centers.

 
1 June 2017 г. 
Tatiana Akhmetshina studied intermetallides in Genoa (Italy).

Tatiana Akhmetshina, SCTMS researcher, came back from the research trip to the University of Genoa (Italy). The goal of her visit was to conduct research and synthesis of intermetallic compounds jointly with Dr. Pavlo Solokha, Associate Professor of the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, and his research team.

 
22 May 2017 г. 
Workshop on ToposPro in Switzerland.

Prof. Davide M. Proserpio and Dr. Eugeny Alexandrov conducted a three days’ workshop on ToposPro at the Laboratory of Modelcular Simulation of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL Valais Wallis (Sion, Switzerland).

 
2 May 2017 г. 
Prof. Blatov began lecturing at the Northwestern Polytechnical University (China).

Prof. Blatov came back from a working visit to the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU, Xian, Shaanxi, China). During his visit (April 12-25, 2017) he began the lecture course in crystal chemistry and outlined the plan of research work with students of NPU.

 
22 March 2017 г. 
Cooperation with the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD, USA).

Professor Vladislav Blatov took part in the 2017 Spring Meetings of the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD, USA). His participation has resulted in preliminary agreement on inclusion of topological information into databases of ICDD and Prof. Blatov’s membership in the ICDD.

 
6 March 2017 г. 
Falk Meutzner will be enrolled in a Ph.D. program.

At present the application documents of Falk Meutzner, the researcher of TU Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF, Germany), is in progress for enrollment in the Ph.D. program of Samara University. Professor Vladislav Blatov will be the scientific supervisor of Mr. Meutzner.

 
1 March 2017 г. 
Dr. Tilmann P. Leisegang arrived to SCTMS on a working visit.

Dr. Tilmann Leisegang (TU Bergakademie Freiberg) arrived to SCTMS on a ten-day working visit. He will stay in Samara till March 4, 2017.

 
20 February 2017 г. 
Prof. Davide M. Proserpio arrived to SCTMS on a working visit.

Scientific advisor of Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science Prof. Proserpio arrived to Samara on a weeklong working visit.

 
8 February 2017 г. 
Prof. Blatov will give a plenary lecture at ICDD Spring meetings-2017.

The organizing committee of the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) Spring Meetings invited Prof. Blatov to give a plenary lecture.

 
6 February 2017 г. 
Vladislav Blatov invited as a keynote speaker at the 24th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography.

The director of SCTMS Prof. Vladislav Blatov will represent Russia as a keynote speaker at the 24th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography.

 
24 November 2016 г. 
Dr. Tilmann Leisegang visited SCTMS.

Dr. Tilmann Leisegang has been visited Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science on November 19-23, 2016. During his short-term visit, he extended employment contract with Samara University till November 2017 and continued discussion of results of the joint research of sodium solid electrolytes.

 
28 October 2016 г. 
Dr. Tilmann Leisegang gave a lecture on Na-S batteries and energy storage issues.

On October 21, 2016, Dr. Tilmann Leisegang gave the lecture «Computations of electronic properties of solids using DFT» at Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science.

 
19 October 2016 г. 
Dr. Tilmann Leisegang arrived to SCTMS on a working visit.

Dr. Tilmann Leisegang (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany) arrived to Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science on a 10-day visit.

 
17 October 2016 г. 
Dr. Giuseppe Fadda gave a lecture on computations of electronic structure of solids.

On October 12, 2016, Dr. Giuseppe Fadda gave the lecture «Computations of electronic properties of solids using DFT» at Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science.

 
1 October 2016 г. 
Dr. Giuseppe Fadda arrived to SCTMS on a working visit.

Dr. Giuseppe Fadda (the University of Padova, Italy) arrived to SCTMS on a working visit. He will stay in Samara for two weeks.

 
22 August 2016 г. 
German colleagues have delivered a course of lectures.

The researchers of the Institute of Experimental Physics of Freiberg University of Mining and Technology (TUBAF, Germany) Dr. Tilmann Leisegang and Falk Meutzner have delivered a course of lectures “An introduction to crystallography: Through the diverse world of crystalline matter towards solid electrolytes”.

 
16 August 2016 г. 
German researchers have come to SCTMS.

Within cooperation with Freiberg University of Mining and Technology (TUBAF, Germany) the researchers of the Institute of Experimental Physics of TUBAF Dr. Tilmann Leisegang and Falk Meutzner have come to Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science.

 
18 July 2016 г. 
The International Scientific School “Combined Topological and DFT Methods for Prediction of New Materials II”: results.

Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science successfully conducted the International Scientific School “Combined Topological and DFT Methods for Prediction of New Materials II”. During the first ten days of July SCTMS held two scientific and academic events: the International workshop “Applications of topological methods in materials science” (July 1-2) and the International scientific school (July 4-10).

 
4 July 2016 г. 
Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science is holding the International Scientific School “Combined Topological and DFT Methods for Prediction of New Materials II”.

The International Scientific School “Combined Topological and DFT Methods for Prediction of New Materials II” has begun its work at Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science. The school continues the project initiated in 2015.

 
3 July 2016 г. 
Prof. Vladislav Blatov concluded contract with the Northwestern Polytechnical University (Xian, Shaanxi, China).

Director of Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science has become a professor of the School of Materials Science and Engineering of the Northwestern Polytechnical University (Xian, Shaanxi, China).

 
1 July 2016 г. 
International workshop “Applications of topological methods in materials science” (July 1-2, 2016).

Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science has held the International workshop “Applications of topological methods in materials science”.

 
29 June 2016 г. 
Research work of Eugeny Alexandrov in Milan University (Italy).

Dr. Eugeny Alexandrov, the researcher of Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science, came back from the long-term scientific visit to Milan (Italy). During April 1 - May 29, 2016, he has been working at the Laboratory of Prof. Lucia Carlucci at the University of Milan.

 
18 May 2016 г. 
Dr. George Kostakis gave a lecture on synthesis and application of polynuclear coordination clusters.

On May 11, 2016 Dr. George Kostakis gave the lecture «3d/4f polynuclear coordination clusters in catalysis» at SCTMS conference hall.

 
11 May 2016 г. 
Lecture of Dr. George Kostakis.

On May 11, 2016 at 3 p.m. Dr. George Kostakis gave the lecture «3d/4f polynuclear coordination clusters in catalysis» at SCTMS conference hall.

 
10 May 2016 г. 
Workshop on ToposPro in the USA.

On May 11, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. at Rutgers University (New Jersey, the USA) Prof. Davide M. Proserpio (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy; Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science, Samara, Russia) was conducting the workshop “Short course on crystal chemistry applying ToposPro”.

 
22 April 2016 г. 
Dr. Giuseppe Fadda gave a lecture on advanced calculation methods of elastic properties of solids.

On April 21, 2016 Dr. Giuseppe Fadda gave the lecture “Ab initio calculations of elastic properties of crystalline solids: theory and practice” at Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science.

 
8 April 2016 г. 
Professional trip of Prof. Vladislav Blatov (March, 6 – April 7, 2016, Italy).

From March 6, 2016 to April 7, 2016 Prof. Blatov was on a long-term professional trip to Italy where he visited the University of Milan and the University of Padua. During his trip he managed to outline new dimensions of cooperation with European universities, updated the software being developed by the SCTMS staff, performed experimental theoretical calculations and scheduled new scientific publications.

 
1 March 2016 г. 
Giuseppe Fadda gave a lecture on evolutionary algorithms for the prediction of crystalline structures.

On February 26, 2016 Dr. Giuseppe Fadda gave the lecture “Evolutionary algorithms for the prediction of crystalline structures: an overview” at SCTMS conference hall.

 
26 February 2016 г. 
Open lecture of Dr. Giuseppe Fadda.

On February 26, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Giuseppe Fadda (Italy) gave a lecture at Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science.

 
12 February 2016 г. 
Dr. Tilmann Leisegang gave a lecture on future of energy.

On February 10, 2016 Dr. Tilmann Leisegang gave a lecture “Electrochemical energy storage in the context of the energy transition – contributions of crystallography to resource-efficient new all-solid-state batteries” at Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science.

 
18 December 2015 г. 
Dr. George Kostakis gave a lecture on modern coordination chemistry.

Dr. George Kostakis (the University of Sussex, the UK) gave a lecture “Modern perspectives in 3d/4f coordination chemistry” at Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science on December 15, 2015.

 
15 October 2015 г. 
Giuseppe Fadda gave a lecture on symmetry in materials science.

On October 14, 2015 Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science held scientific seminar. At the seminar Giuseppe Fadda from the University of Padova (Italy) gave a lecture “Symmetry in materials science: informal discussion”.

 
5 October 2015 г. 
International scientific school “Combined Topological and DFT Methods for Prediction of New Materials”.

From 15th to 20th of September, 2015 the International scientific school “Combined Topological and DFT Methods for Prediction of New Materials” was held at Samara State University. Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science (SCTMS), Samara State University and the International Union of Crystallography organized the school.

 
19 June 2015 г. 
Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science is among the organizers of the IUPAC project meeting and workshop.

From the 21st to 23rd of May, 2015 with participation of Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) project meeting and workshop was held in Samara.

 
17 August 2014 г. 
International scientific school “Topological methods for expert systems in materials science”.

The International scientific school «Topological methods for expert systems in materials science» was conducted by Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science from 12th to 16th of August, 2014. The school attracted young and experienced researchers from Russian, Brazil, India, China, Poland and Saudi Arabia. The participants represented Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur, Indore, Dehli), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Assam, Northwestern Polytechnical University (China), King Abdulaziz University Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and others.