Jul 9, 2019 - Science and innovations
Young scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) have once again become beneficiaries of scholarships from the President of the Russian Federation. Support was received for projects dedicated to the development of priority areas of the domestic economy: energy efficiency, medical and strategic information technologies.

Alexander Kolesnikov, an employee of the laboratory of film technologies of the School of Natural Sciences, is developing a running memory for the new generation ultra-fast recording devices, which will operate on the principles of spintronics. As a result, they will be able to store much more information compared to modern flash drives and hard drives. There will be no such serious technological limitation as to the need to use a magnetic coil for recording and reading information, significantly increasing the speed of reading, writing and data retention. We recall that earlier, Alexander and his colleagues had already developed the concept of high-speed non-volatile memory without restrictions on the number of write cycles based on skyrmionium.

Senior Researcher at the School of Engineering, Alexander Zakharenko, together with his team, is exploring the features of extraction of biologically active compounds from marine echinoderms living in the Sea of Japan. Compounds from these animal species are of great practical and fundamental interest. The scientist proposes their extraction using carbon dioxide in a state of supercritical fluid - when it simultaneously exhibits the properties of both liquid and gas. The method may lead to the discovery of new rare substances that couldn’t be isolated using conventional extraction methods. It belongs to the demanded course of "green" chemistry which eliminates the need to use explosive and expensive organic solvents and is easily scaled.

A postgraduate student of the School of Natural Sciences, Vladimir Kan, is developing a software package for processing echolocation data. It is planned to apply a new mathematical approach for bathymetry problems, developed within the framework of the transfer theory, and parallel algorithms for restoring the seabed topography. This will allow the extraction of more useful information when processing the acoustic signal from side-scan sonars, eliminate the influence of scattering, select dark areas of the seabed, and also increase the sensing range, significantly saving processing time and computing system resources.

An employee of the Computer Science, Mathematical and Computer Simulation Department of the School of Natural Sciences, Andrei Sushchenko, will continue to work on the cloud-based remote sensing service of the seabed. The service is designed for efficient processing of satellite monitoring signals and sonar acoustic signals on ships. It will help reduce the high requirements for computing power due to distributed computing, using new mathematical methods in combination with the methods of classical tomography. With the help of the service, it will be possible to create a clear map of the seabed topography anywhere in the world.

Note that talented students and young scientists of FEFU regularly win scholarships of the President of the Russian Federation. The university also has support programs from major Russian and foreign companies: Rosneft, Transneft, Sberbank, Alfa-Bank, Shimadzu, Mitsubishi, and others. FEFU students can receive up to 30 additional scholarships for special achievements in science, art, sports and social life.