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Educational Center "Energy-Efficient Engineering Systems"

Igor Baranov

The Educational Center “Energy-Efficient Engineering Systems,” established on the basis of the Institute of Refrigeration and Biotechnologies (joined ITMO in 2011), performs activities in the following fields: 

  • Energy systems engineering;

  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy;

  • Low-temperature technology and energy;

  • Compressor technologies;

  • Information technologies in the energy sector;

  • Energy-efficient engineering systems and LNG technologies;

  • Information technologies in thermophysics;

  • LNG technology and equipment;

  • Energy conversion technologies and systems;

  • Decarbonization in the fuel and energy complex.

Graduates of the center hold leading positions at major Russian and international companies or build their startups. The center has more than 200 industrial partners, including Power Machines, Gazprom Neft, Gazprom, Novatek, Kamaz, CSRI Elektropribor, Mitsubishi Electric Russia, Daikin, and many others. 

Benefits of industrial collaboration

  • students can intern at the center’s partner companies;

  • students can tailor the topics of their term, graduation, qualification, and dissertation papers to the needs of the partner companies; 

  • the center offers advanced training courses for the companies’ employees; 

  • the center and its partners jointly participate in competitions, grant programs, etc. 

To support talented youth, the center launched the student design bureau Engineers of the Future where students solve tasks provided by partner companies under the curatorship of experienced supervisors. 

Among the center’s employees are 11 DSc and 21 PhD holders, as well as 13 lecturers. This unique combination of academic and teaching staff trains highly competent specialists who work at leading companies in the field.


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