TOMSK, Feb 28 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk Polytechnic University improved its position in the QS
ranking in "Chemistry" and remained in "Chemical
Engineering". The university was first noted in "Materials
Science". The director of the Research School of Chemistry & Applied
Biomedical Sciences Mehman Yusubov believes: for some of them, it’s real to
enter the top 100 within five years.
Earlier it was reported that the Quacquarelli Symonds
(QS) agency published subject rankings of 2019. TPU entered the group 201-250
in the disciplines "Chemical Engineering" (compared with last year's
position has not changed) and "Mechanical Engineering" (position
higher than in 2018: 250-300). In "Chemistry" the university moved
from group 451-500 to 401-450. In "Electrical & Electronic Engineering
and Physics" moved to the group 351-400 (in 2018 - 301-350).
Also TPU was first marked by experts in the
disciplines of "Materials Science" (group 301-350), "Business
and Management" (451-500) and "Computer Science" (501-550).
High level chemistry
It is the subject ratings that best reflect the
progress of TPU, considers the Doctor of Chemistry, Professor, Director of the
Research School of Chemistry & Applied Biomedical Sciences Mehman Yusubov:
"We - are POLYtechnic University, we have many
directions, and it is difficult for us to compete with classical universities.
The classification "research engineering university" suits us.
Therefore, our niche is - a subject rating. If we grow in engineering
directions ("Chemical Engineering", "Mechanical
Engineering" and so on), this means that we have correctly put scientific
Yusubov called the promotion of Polytechnic University
in the discipline "Chemistry" a big victory, where the university
first went up 50 points at once:
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"Chemistry is practiced everywhere, in all
leading universities of the world! And joining the group 401-450 confirms:
fundamental chemistry in TPU is of a very high level. In turn, engineering
chemistry is based on it, where we are in the group 201-250 (there is much less
In general, our chemical direction is historically
strong, it was one of the first branches of the Tomsk Institute of Technology,
as evidenced by the discovery of the Kizhner reaction in 1910. In my opinion,
Tomsk Polytechnic University may enter the top 100 in the “Chemical
Engineering” in the next five years”.
Mehman Yusubov especially highlighted the success of
the university in the discipline "Materials Science": "Materials
Science - is the hottest topic for all universities today. And the fact that we
first entered the rating in this area, and even immediately in the group
301-350, - is the great achievement".
He emphasized that promotion in the ranking on the
subject "Science of Materials" is also largely associated with
research carried out in the Research School of Chemistry & Applied
Biomedical Sciences. Over the past year, the level of development has increased
significantly, as evidenced by the level of articles in high-ranking journals.
"(Our team) developed methods for controlling
wettability on polymer surfaces (ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Q1, IF =
8.097), new plasmon-catalyzed reduction reactions (J. Phys. Chem. C., Q1, IF =
4.484 ), as well as advanced materials based on hybrid scaffolds for
osteogenesis (ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Q1, IF = 8.097) ", -
And he continues:
“In addition, new X-ray radiation detection systems
(ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Q1, IF = 8.097) and high-resolution
direct optical observation methods (ACS Photonics, Q1, IF = 6.88) have been
developed. For the first time, polymer "carpets" were synthesized on
graphene without introducing defects into it. Then on the basis of this hybrid
material was made a microscopic solar battery with molybdenum disulfide (J.
Mater. Chem. Q1, IF 5.976)".
Now the team is preparing an article for Nature
Communications journal, published by Nature’s publishing group and covering the
natural sciences. By the way, the publication in Nature was one of the goals of
Yusubov when he headed the Research School of Chemistry & Applied