Research Institutes at NMSTU

Institute for Nanosteels


Director: Mikhail Baryshnikov, PhD (Eng.), Professor

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Phone: +7 3519 29-84-81

Key Activities:

  • Basic and applied research;
  • Experimental development work in the area of nanomaterials and nanosteels.

The Institute is engaged in both conventional research (innovative metalware, theoretical and technical developments in the area of coating techniques) and study of the technology to produce nanostructured steel wires for high-strength steel cables.

Currently, intense research work is carried out to develop innovative techniques to produce long-length nanostructured steel products. These developments are meant to satisfy the needs of today’s steel makers and metalware producers.


Mechanical Tests

  • Dynamic microhardness tester Shimadzu DUH-211S
  • Testing machine Shimadzu Servopulser U-type
  • Microhardness tester BuehlerMicromet 5103 Buehler
  • Impact pendulum-type testing machine МК-30
  • Universal hardness testing machine EMCO TEST M4C/R G3
  • Universal testing machines SHIMADZU AG-IC
  • Physical simulation system GLEEBLE 3500


  • Inverted metallographic microscope Zeiss Axio Observer 3
  • Inverted metallographic microscope Meiji-200 TechnoMeijiTechnoCorp. with image analyzer Thixomet PRO by Thixomet LLC
  • Stereo microscope MeijiTechnoRZ-В MeijiTechnoCorp. with image analyzer Thixomet PRO by Thixomet LLC
  • Scanning electron microscope JSM-6490LV JEOL with microanalysis system INCA Energy 450 x-МАХ 50 Premium, HKL Premium EBSD System Nordlys II 2 S Oxford InstrumentsLtd.
  • Auxiliary equipment

Institute for Metallurgical Technology and Metal Forming


Director: Viktor Salganik, D.Sc. (Eng.), Professor

Phone: +7 3519 29-85-25

Key Activities:

  • Research and development
  • Research and production
  • Lifelong education and practical training.

The Institute is engaged in innovative research for the steel making industry of the Ural Federal District through the development of innovative steel grades and corresponding production processes for automotive, pipe, construction, ship and bridge building and coated steel industries.

The Institute is committed to:

  • With the help of physical and computer simulation, develop and study innovative technologies;
  • Develop sound, original theories, methods and algorithms, as well as breakthrough software products, measuring systems and equipment;
  • Simulate, study and check the physical and mechanical properties and the structure of metal.


  • Induction furnace with the capacity of up to 30 kg,
  • Reheating furnace with the top temperature of 1250°С,
  • 250 ton press,
  • Hot rolling mill 500,
  • Accelerated cooling line combined with the hot rolling mill 500.
  • Vacuum furnace;
  • Welding simulator;
  • Unit simulating cold rolling and skin-pass mills;
  • Unit simulating a continuous annealing and galvanizing line;
  • Unit simulating treatment processes for rolled steel to be sent to a hot die-forging machine.

Institute for Microtopography


Director: Valery Belov, PhD (Physics & Mathematics), Professor

Address: 38 Lenina prospekt

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Phone: +7 (3519) 20-92-00, 29-84-42


Key Activity:

  • Using the surface microtopography, study and develop production processes to make products with specified surface microtopography.

Through obtaining a specified microtopography one can save cost downstream. The results of the Institute’s research benefit steel rolling, automotive, metalware, stamping and forging, manufacturing industries and industries that use coating techniques. The research undertaken by the Institute helps in the development of the production processes to make products with specified surface microtopography.


Currently, the Institute has at its disposal state-of-the-art surface measurement equipment, which includes the following:

  • Optical microscope Contour GT K1 by Bruker (USA);
  • Surface analyzer MarSurf XR20 with XT20 by Mahr (Germany);
  • Universal Mechanical Tester UMT – 1 by Bruker (USA).
  • Rolling-breaking mill allowing to carry out experiments to study the microtopography transfer from the mill roll surface to the sheet surface depending on the roll diameter and at various levels of pressure and tensile stress.
  • Laser assembly for building indicatrices of diffuse radiation caused by rough surface with three measure modes.
  • A number of portable devices for measuring the microtopography of various surfaces in actual production environment.

The equipment used by the Institute works with software products by Bruker and Mahr and some software products developed by the Institute staff and protected by copyright.

All research and paperwork of the Institute are in strict compliance with the ISO and ASME standards applicable to 3D surface microtopography and the appropriate measuring techniques.

Institute for Historical Anthropology and Philology


Director: Mikhail Abramzon, D.Sc. (History), Professor

Address: Room A1, 26 Lenina prospekt

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Key Activity:

Implementation of multidisciplinary projects in historical anthropology and philology in the following research areas:

  • Classical archeology (the Bosporan Kingdom and the states on the Northern Black Sea coast);
  • Ethnology of the peoples of Russia;
  • Historical and cultural tourism;
  • Ancient numismatics;
  • Study of the cultural and archeological heritage of Russia;
  • The theory and history of ethnology and anthropology;
  • The origins and the ethnocultural characteristic of the peoples around the world;
  • Cross-ethnic relations and conflicts;
  • Ethnic and faith monitoring;
  • Literature studies
  • Historical phraseology; phraseology and Russian idiomatic expressions;
  • Slavonic studies;
  • Language theory;
  • History of Russian language;
  • Publicistic discourse.

The Institute is committed to:

  • Promoting cooperation with institutions and organizations that are willing to grow and advance;
  • Establishing, maintaining and expanding scientific relations in Russia and internationally;
  • Coordinating research projects carried out by laboratories and regional centres studying traditional culture;
  • Promoting Russian as an official language of the Russian Federation in Russia, CIS, Baltic region and other regions around the world;
  • Promoting research that looks at the history of everyday life, historical memory, national identity and how these processes are reflected in the language;
  • Providing further training courses for researchers in history, philology, and archeology.

Laboratory for Gradient Materials


Lead Supervisor:

Aleksandr Pesin,
D.Sc. (Eng.), Professor

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Pursuant to the Decree no. 220 by the Government of the Russian Federation, a laboratory for gradient materials is to be launched at NMSTU in 2018.

Key Activity:

Development of knowledge intensive production technologies and testing equipment to engineer new gradient, bimodal and heterogenous high-strength and high-ductility nanomaterials for innovative structural applications in aviation, automotive, military and other industries.


The plan is to build a new pilot rolling mill, which will be first-of-its-kind in Russia. The mill will help implement new knowledge intensive technologies, such as asymmetrical rolling, cryorolling, asymmetrical cryorolling, accumulative rolling, asymmetrical accumulative rolling, to produce prototype gradient, bimodal and heterogenous high-strength, high-ductility nanomaterials with enhanced fracture strength.

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