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Lecture Alexander Toikka


27 September 2012 FWN-Building 5115.0013, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Alexander Toikka
Affiliation: Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
Title: Main directions of scientific reserach in the department of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Date: Thu Sep 27, 2012
Start: 11.00
Location: FWN-Building 5115.0013
Host: Thom Palstra
Telephone: +31 50 363 4419


This lecture is a brief presentation of main directions of scientific research in the Department of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics of SPbSU. The short description of the teaching in the Department and Faculty of Chemistry will be also presented.

The Department of ChT&K was founded in 1951. The main areas of the research were the development of thermodynamic methods and the application of thermodynamic approach to various tasks of chemistry and related subjects. Now the Department consists of three laboratories (Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, and Thermodynamic & Kinetic of Nanostructured Materials). The main topics include the development of thermodynamic theory (thermodynamics of heterogeneous systems, reactive systems, critical states, coupled processes) and the study of thermodynamic and kinetics of various processes (e.g. membrane processes). The important topics are the development and the study of advance materials (polymeric composites for membrane technology, layered oxides, carbon nanostructures, etc.).

Now the Department of ChT&K is one of 14 departments of the Faculty of Chemistry SPbSU. Professors and lecturers are responsible for education courses in thermodynamics, kinetics and related special courses. These courses are component part of such education programs in SPbSU as Fundamental & Applied Chemistry and Chemistry (bachelor and master program). The important direction of education activity is a teaching work in the frame of new program Chemistry, Physics and Mechanics of Materials. In addition to classical courses in thermodynamics and kinetics some new advanced courses had been developed, e.g. Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics.

The aim of these presentations could be the discussion of new possible links in science and education between University of Groningen and Saint-Petersburg State University. 


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