Summer School in Nanofiber Synthesis and Research

Place of Study: online/on-campus

Language: English

Duration: June 19-30, 2023

Outcome: ITMO official certificate, 3 ECTS

Deadline: on-campus – April 20, online – May 25, 2023

Fees: 22,000 RUB

Summer School Program

The summer school in Nanofiber Synthesis and Research invites students to join two-week-long training at ITMO’s Science and Research Center of Bioengineering.

During the summer school, students will be offered a wide range of lectures on producing nanofiber using the method of electro-spinning. During practical classes, participants will acquire experience in working with the NANON device, learn to assert conditions of synthesis and prescription parameters for producing different kinds of nanofiber. In order to better research various characteristics, produced nanofiber will be studied with the help of up-to-date methods: Fourier-transform spectroscopy, thermal analysis complex, thermogravimetric analysis, and DSC. 

Who can apply?

  • Undergraduate (3rd year and above), graduate, PhD students, and experts in the respective fields

What will you get?

  • ITMO’s official certificate, 3 ECTS
  • Practical skills in producing nanofiber using the method of electro-spinning
  • Scientific networking
  • Additional points when applying for ITMO’s Master’s programs

What do school fees include?

  • Registration and tuition
  • Virtual tour around St. Petersburg
  • Online cultural tour
  • All taxes
  • Online materials

Why choose ITMO?


Camp Schedule

  • Monday – General Description of Nanofibers: Features and Advantages over Films and Polymer Fibers. Main Areas of Application
  • Tuesday – Main Methods of Nanofiber Production: Drawing, Nano-Spinning, Electrospinning and Magnetospinning
  • Wednesday – The Mechanism of Fiber formation Under the Influence of an Electric Field
  • Thursday – Making Polyacrylonitrile Solutions of Different Concentrations Using Various Solvents. Solvent Concentration Dependent Differences in the Electrospinning Process
  • Friday – Obtaining Micrographs of Particles and Nanofibers (e.g. polyacrylonitrile, chitosan, polyvinyl alcohol, etc.). Digital Analysis in ImageJ. Distribution Histograms in OriginPro.
  • Monday – Comparing Indicators Obtained When Testing Original Polymer Fibers  (e.g., polyacrylonitrile, chitosan, etc.)
  • Tuesday – Comparative Assessment of Spectral and Thermal Characteristics of Materials With Infrared Spectroscopy, Thermogravimetric Analysis and Differential Scanning Сalorimetry
  • Wednesday – Literature discussion and a Q&A session
  • Thursday – Preparing short reports on the course
  • Friday – Presentation of student reports
The program includes classes held every day from 11.00 to 14.00 (Moscow time, GMT +3)


Ms. Ekaterina Rassolenko