NSU offers short-term internships of the following types:

Visiting students

Aimed at visiting various courses offered by NSU departments together with the students in the full-time program.

Duration

The internships start at the same time as the university semester begins: on the 1st of September or on the 8th of February, and last for not less than one semester       

Language

Russian, English

Cost

The cost of the internship is defined by its duration and the cost of educational programs at the specific department, where the trainee chooses to visit the majority of courses. If you are studying at one of the partner universities, you have an opportunity to participate in any of the exchange programs free of charge.

Research internships

A research internship is an unique opportunity to conduct research projects in the heart of the Siberian science center under the supervision of NSU professors, who are world renowned scientists and researchers. The main feature of a research internship at NSU is its interdisciplinary approach. Specialists in biology, physics, mathematics, geology, archaeology, and chemistry work close to each other in the 35 research institutes of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Akademgorodok. R&D institutes specialized in multiple scientific fields are clustered together on a relatively small territory.

We suggest to make your choice among our different fields of research and let us know. The scientific project will be discussed and approved before your arrival.

Financial conditions

Free of charge for students of partner universities.
Trainees are not paid.

Duration

From 3 to 6 months. A longer term can be discussed.

Language

English or Russian (in some cases French).

Application

  • for a spring-summer internship (April-September): 1 October - 1 March
  • for a different time of the year: up to three months before the beginning of the internship


Accomodation

Trainees live in the dorms. Accommodation and food expenses are paid for by the students. The cost of living at NSU dorms is 1,050 RUB per month (approx. 15-20 USD). Other living costs can be found here.

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Some examples of topics

Fields of research interships are the following: Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, IT, Economics. Here you can find the examples of topics.

If you have not found an internship of special interest to you, please, do not hesitate to contact us specifying your field of interest. We can contact the head of the chosen research field and discuss the possibility of creating an internship to meet your requirements

Summer filed trips are a unique opportunity to:

  • Explore the geology of the Altai Mountains, Khakassia, the Urals, Lake Baikal, and North of Russia
  • Get acquainted with Siberian archaeological materials from the Altai region, Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Transbaikalia, and the Novosibirsk Region
  • Undergo training in Earth sciences under the guidance of NSU instructors
  • Gather material for your research
  • Learn about Russian culture
  • Practice the Russian language together with the students of NSU

Our university has unique experience, history and tradition conducting summer field camps

Students complete practical training each year

We have longstanding experience in fieldwork in the Altai

30 years of experience in fieldwork in Khakassia

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Moscow
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Moscow is the capital of Russia. Just to get around :)

Southern Urals
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Geology

In these areas, people who study geochemistry do a specialized mineralogical and petrological internship. Scientists study minerals and rocks, formed as a result of metamorphic, igneous and hydrothermal processes, find rare minerals and beautiful ores.

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Geology
Burmistrovo village

In this area there are horizontally-layered quaternary deposits. With the help of modern equipment, students do their field work on seismic and electrical survey, project a monitoring system, and interpret the collected data.

Khakassia
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Geology

Khakassia Republic

This is a training ground of NSU, an area of about 150 km2. Students doing either a geological survey or a comprehensive geological and geophysical internship start their daily routes from there. The area has a number of interesting and attractive tectonic structures, unique paleontological finds, and petrological variety of rocks and minerals complex, concentrated in a small area. Students learn to construct geological maps, and to use geophysical methods: electrical, magnetic and gravity survey.

Samoilovsky Island
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Geology

Samoilovsky Island

Samoilovsky Arctic Research Station. NSU students have the opportunity to do an internship in the Arctic region of Russia as a part of paleomagnetic expedition. On the basis of the selected paleomagnetic data from the region, students will reconstruct the history of plate motion in the Arctic region, carry out a geological and geophysical survey of geological sites on the islands of the Lena River delta and the Laptev Sea in order to collect the material for their thesis.

Altai
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Geology

The Altai Mountains is the area wh ere different geological objects are concentrated. Rocks, modern glaciers, and traces of exogenous and endogenous processes, including earthquakes, are researched there. First-year students of NSU undergo a two-week introductory geological internship at this place, learning to live and do their research in the field.

Irkutsk Region
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Geology

Baikal

In these areas, people who study geochemistry do a specialized mineralogical and petrologic internship. Scientists research minerals and rocks, formed as a result of metamorphic, igneous and hydrothermal processes, find rare minerals and beautiful ores.

Zabaykalsky Krai
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Archaeology

The Shilka River, the Ust'-Chernaya village.

Here the excavation of medieval fortified settlements Mohe – a Tungus ethnos, migrated from the regions of the Middle Amur region in II-I millennia BC, is conducted.

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District
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Archaeology

Nyalinskoe-1 is a place of worship from the early Middle Ages until the 20th century. At this archaeological site, students study the continuity and evolution of aboriginal population religious cults in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District. Various household items as well as weapons made of metal, glass, ceramics have been found there.

Yugra
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Archaeology

Is a place of worship from the early Middle Ages until the 20th century. At this archaeological site, students study the continuity and evolution of aboriginal population religious cults in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District. Various household items as well as weapons made of metal, glass, ceramics have been found there.

Krasnoyarsk Region
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Archaeology

Mountain Unyuk. NSU interns study the complex of fortifications and conduct excavations of medieval nomadic burials there.

Novosibirsk Region
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Archaeology

Tartas-1 is a name of the monuments from the Neolithic period to the Middle Ages.

Tuva region
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Archaeology

Tuva region, Khakassia
In these areas students and teachers of NSU mainly study the objects associated with the nomadic world of the Middle Ages. A lot of attention is paid to the detected fragments of armor and weapons of different eras. The Humanities Research Lab of NSU reconstructs these findings into the full range of nomadic weapons

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Archaeology

Denisova Cave is a monument of the Paleolithic era, which has radically changed the understanding of the origin of the modern human.
Materials from the Denisova Cave are in the focus of attention of archaeologists all over the world in connection with the discovery of a new phalanx of human subspecies called "Denisova hominin" in 2008.

Strashnaya Cave is a place in Altai wh ere, in addition to the Stone Age tools, artifacts (products of bone, fragments of pottery) belonging to the Bronze Age, the Iron Age and the Middle Ages have been found. The uniqueness of this monument is in the exceptional preservation of paleontological material.

Amur Region
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Archaeology

Bukinski kluch

The monuments Bukinski kluch-1, Bukinski kluch-2 and Bukinski kluch-3 have been discovered and studied. On these sites, research has been conducted on complexes of the Iron Age (Urilsky culture) and housing of the Early Middle Ages (Mikhaylovka culture).

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Archaeology

Malaya Syya is an archaeological site of the Stone Age in Siberia, associated with the formation of human culture in the anatomically modern human era.


Title
Specialization
Language
Duration

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students who successfully finished classes of General Geology (training takes place with first-year students of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of NSU)

Duration of study

2 weeks. It is important to arrive 3 days prior to the beginning and stay 3 days after the end of the intership to address organizational issues (intership payment, check in at the dormitory, migration registration). First trip: 1-15 July, second trip: 15-30 July

Language

Russian/English

Cost

To be specified upon application

Result

Certificate                                

In the Altai the students will observe folded rocks, unconformities, modern glaciers, marks of exogenous and endogenous processes, including earthquakes and much more.

For first-year students, practice in the Altai mountains is their first experience of fieldwork. First traverse, first expeditionary experience. There, the students reinforce their theoretical knowledge of general geology, learn how to use a geological compass and a hammer. 

During their first practice, the students conduct field documentation, learn how to carry out geological observations and organize the fieldwork. During this field course, students gain first experience of survival in the mountains (the whole group lives in a field camp), make friends, form a team united by a common purpose and expeditionary way of life.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students who successfully finished classes of Structural Geology (training takes place with second-year students of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of NSU)

Duration of study

4 weeks of June with possible additional 2 weeks in July. It is important to arrive 3 days prior to the beginning and stay 3 days after the end of the intership to address organizational issues (intership payment, check in at the dormitory, migration registration).

Language

Russian/English

Cost

To be specified upon application

Result

Certificate                                

The training ground of approximately 150 km2 is located in the south of Krasnoyarsk Krai in the Shirinsky District of the Republic of Khakassia. This is where the 2nd year students of the department of Geology and Geophysics of NSU conduct fieldwork in structural geology and geological mapping. The field ground has beautiful cuesta terrain with lots of fresh and saline lakes, which ensures a high degree of safety and comfort during the course.

The geological structure of the training ground is interesting and attractive for the significant amount of tectonic structures, unique paleontological findings, petrological diversity of rocks and minerals, all concentrated in a small area.

The NSU base for fieldwork is located not far away from the resort "Zhemchuzhniy" and the highway Abakan - Achinsk. The field camp consists of five classrooms, a canteen, and living quarters for students, faculty and staff. 

During the field camp students:

  • conduct a complex study of the geological structure of the training ground during geological mapping at scale 1:50 000 (working scale of 1:25 000);
  • develop skills for independent field study of various geological objects;
  • learn the basic methods of interpretation and aggregation of the collected materials during their post-processing;
  • study modern geoinformation technologies.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students specializing in Geophysics (training takes place with second-year students of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of NSU).

Duration of study

3 weeks in July. It is important to arrive 3 days prior to the beginning and stay 3 days after the end of the intership to address organizational issues (intership payment, check in at the dormitory, migration registration).

Language

Russian/English

Cost

To be specified upon application

Result

Certificate                                

The training ground of approximately 150 km2 is located in the south of Krasnoyarsk Krai in the Shirinsky District of the Republic of Khakassia. 
Students of geophysics further study methods and devices used for performing resistivity and gravitation survey, ground radiometry, spectrometry, radon emanation survey on known objects. 

The great benefit of this fieldwork lies in the fact that the students study several methods at the same time, obtain and process their own data. After this course the students get a clear understanding of the possibilities of each method for the study of Earth’s deep structure and for mineral exploration. 
An introductory lecture is given on each theme, after which the students conduct fieldwork on the training ground. The students alternate fieldwork and post-processing of measurement results. The NSU base for field training is located not far away from the resort "Zhemchuzhniy" and the highway Abakan - Achinsk. The field camp consists of five classrooms, a canteen, and living quarters for students, faculty and staff.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students specializing in Geochemistry (training takes place with second-year students of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of NSU)

Duration of study

2 weeks. It is important to arrive 3 days prior to the beginning and stay 3 days after the end of the intership to address organizational issues (intership payment, check in at the dormitory, migration registration).

Language

Russian/English

Cost

To be specified upon application

Result

Certificate                                

The main goal of this field camp is to show students as much as possible the diversity of the mineral world in its natural environment. They get acquainted with minerals and rocks, formed as a result of metamorphic, magmatic and hydrothermal processes, experience the difficulty of exploratory work and find beautiful samples.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students specializing in Geophysics (training takes place with third-year students of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of NSU)

Duration of study

3 weeks. It is important to arrive 3 days prior to the beginning and stay 3 days after the end of the intership to address organizational issues (intership payment, check in at the dormitory, migration registration).

Language

Russian/English

Cost

To be specified upon application

Result

Certificate                                

Near the village of Burmistrovo, not far from the Ob water reservoir, 3rd year students of the department of Geology and Geophysics of NSU conduct a full cycle of geophysical works on the example of horizontally layered Quaternary deposits: from survey instruments design to complex interpretation of seismic and electromagnetic data. Students work with advanced equipment:

  • MT sounding systems “MTU-5” and “MTU-5A” of the Canadian company Phoenix Geophysics Limited;
  • the measuring instrument “MARY-24” and the generator “ASTRA-100” produced by the companies “Nord-West Ltd” and “SibGeoDevice Ltd;
  • the telemetric system FASTSNAP for near-surface electromagnetic sounding of the company SibGeosystems;
  • the seismic acquisition system “Sercel 408” of the French company Sercel.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate and master course students, PhD students specializing in geophysics, paleomagnetism, paleontology, general and structural geology, tectonics, quaternary and permafrost geology.

Duration of study

3 weeks in July. It is important to arrive 3 days prior to the beginning and stay 3 days after the end of the intership to address organizational issues (intership payment, check in at the dormitory, migration registration). Applicants will be required to send additional personal information to obtain permission for access to the wildlife preserve and the Arctic frontier zone.

Language

Russian/English

Cost

2000 USD

Result

Certificate, potential possibilities for joint master degrees and Phd training.                                    

Samoilovsky Island is one of the thousands of islands in the delta of the Lena River. It is located about 100 km to the north-west of Tiksi town in Yakutia (Sakha Republic). A multidisciplinary research station is maintained on this island by the Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics SB RAS, and is available for students and researchers from the NSU for thematic studies and training of polar geologists. 

Possible areas of field studies: 

Geophysical survey and investigation including electrical prospecting, magnetometry; and also drone aerial multispectral photography, environment monitoring on permafrost rocks, studies of climate impact on the cryolithic zone, the biota, the terrain and hydrosphere. 

Geomorphological and geological studies of permafrost formations and rocks, including ice structures, traces of tectonic activity on Samoilovsky Island and the other islands of the Lena River delta. 

Paleomagnetic, rock magnetic and paleontological studies of Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic mafic rocks on islands and the banks of the Lena and its creeks.



The program has been designed for Bachelor’s degree students of History, Archaeology and Oriental Studies

Duration

12 days (for students of oriental Studies), 24 days for students of History and Archaeology

Language

Russian/English

Cost

Free of Charge


Research field: IT Operations Research

Subject title: Competitive facility location

Short description: Two companies, a leader and a follower, open facilities and compete to attract clients from a given  market. Each company has a budget and maximizes own market share. Each client splits own demand probabilistically over all opened facilities by the gravity rule. The goal is to find the location and design of the leader facilities to maximize his market share. We wish to develop some heuristics for this game based on the best response strategy and present some computational results.

Internship supervisor: Yury Kochetov

Duration: 3-4 months

REQUIREMENTS: skills in combinatorial optimization, C or C++

Research field: IT

Subject title:  Application of neural networks for data classification

Short description: Deep learning and artificial neural networks are the hot topics now. This is because modern hardware like NVIDIA GPUs give a chance to train neural networks in a few days or hours instead of weeks and months on a CPU. During the internship we suggest to students learn different frameworks like Tensorflow, PyTorch and others, and apply those tools to classify/analyze data for our association dictionary (http://dictaverf.nsu.ru, http://adictru.nsu.ru). Results of the research could turn to a new functionality of the web site.

Internship supervisor: Alexey A. Romaneko, Novosibirsk State University

Language: English, Russian

Duration: 2-3 months

Requirements:

  •  basic knowledge of Python
  •  basic math background
  • the sense of humor

Research field: IT-modern cryptography, Information security

Subject title: Design, Develop and Realize crypto primitives for nonstandard applications

Short description: There are a lot of applications where we cannot use standard method of encryption.  The secret processing of data require a fully homomorphic encryption and order preserving encryption. The lightweight encryption is useful for weak processors and small data storage. SCADA systems must be protected from “side channel attack”.  The realization of cryptographic primitives for FPGA.  All this applications require new approach to design new methods of encryption. This questions will be the main theme of future work.

Internship supervisor: Sergey Krendelev, PhD, professor Novosibirsk State University             

Language: English or/and Russian

Duration: 3-4 months

Requirements: Number Theory, Finite Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Programming for Mathematics.

Research field: Operations Research, Discrete Optimization, Computational Geometry

Subject title: Optimization of the Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)

Short description: Modern WSNs consists of intellectual devises – sensors. Each sensor collects certain data inside the area which is called the coverage zone of the sensor and transmits it (hop-by-hop) to the base station (BS) or sink. Since the sensing energy consumption is proportional to the covered area, the problem of energy consumption minimization is reduced to the classical computational geometry problem of coverage density minimization.

Collected by the sensors data must be delivered to the BS consuming the minimal communication energy which is proportional to the transmission distance. Then the next problem is a synthesis of the communication spanning tree which consumes minimal communication energy. This is a well know strongly NP-hard problem, and approximate algorithms are desirable.

Another problem, which arises in the context of WSNs optimization, is a conflict-free (interference-aware) data aggregation which is strongly NP-hard problem in general. The problem remains NP-hard even when the aggregation tree is given. But if communication graph is a unit square grid, then the problem can be solved by polynomial time when the transmission distance is 1 or 2. For greater transmission distance, only approximate algorithms are known.

In the problem of barrier monitoring in the case of mobile sensors, there is a problem of moving sensors to a minimum total distance in such a way as to cover a certain line (barrier). This problem is NP-hard in the case when the coverage area of each sensor is a circle of a certain radius. If the coverage areas of all sensors are the same, then the complexity of the problem is open question. Although, some approximate algorithms are known

The student will be offered several topical problems arising in the context of optimization of the WSNs. Upon successful completion of the internship, an article will be prepared.

Internship supervisor: Prof. Adil Erzin, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Novosibirsk State University

Language: English, Russian

Duration: 1-12 months

Requirements: basic mathematical education; knowledge of Operations Research in general and Combinatorial Optimization and Computational Geometry in particular

Research field: Nuclear magnetic resonance, spin hyperpolarization, spin relaxation.

Subject title: we can offer several subjects on related research areas in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), such as “Developing methods for studying long-lived spin states”, “Running NMR experiments at ultralow magnetic fields”, “Theoretical description of Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP)”.

Short description: we are studying spin dynamics in various NMR experiments dealing with non-thermally polarized spin systems. By exploiting strong non-equilibrium polarization of spins, also termed spin hyperpolarization, one can strongly enhance signals in NMR, which is crucial for many applications. We investigate theoretically and experimentally various aspects dealing with the evolution of polarization, such as polarization transfer from protons, which are often easy to polarize, to other nuclei. We can run unique experiments using field variation over a very wide range, from 10 nanotesla to 10 Tesla: access to very low fields provides favorable conditions for polarization transfer among hetero-nuclei. We are also interested in spin relaxation phenomena and their magnetic field dependence, which can be used to probe molecular mobility. Last but not least, we are developing new methods for working with spin pairs prepared in the singlet spin state, since such states are often “long-lived” and relax to equilibrium much slower than net spin magnetization. Extended lifetimes of such states offer a broader window for NMR observation. We are developing techniques for generating such states in an efficient way. As far as specific project is concerned, we can propose different options, hence the choice can be up to the applicant and his/her research interests and personal preferences.

Internship supervisor: Prof. Konstantin Ivanov, International Tomography Center (Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science) and Novosibirsk State University

Language: English

Duration: 3-4 months

Requirements: knowledge of basic NMR is desirable; it is possible to run a theoretical as well as experimental project.

Research fields: Differential Equations, Integro–Differential Equations, Plasma Theory, Hydrodynamics.

Subject title: Development of new approach to a solution of the problem of a plasma confinement on the basis of the principle of a feed–back.

Short description: This internship is aimed at development of new approach to a solution of the problem of a plasma confinement which is based on the principle of a feed–back. It is planned to move to achievement of this goal through a solution of two problems of the linear stability for thermodynamic nonequilibrium (or, in other words, quasi–equilibrium) stationary states of boundless collisionless electroneutral plasma in the electrostatic approximation (Vlasov–Poisson plasma) in one–dimensional statement. Specifically, by the time of completion of the internship, problems of the linear stability for one–dimensional/radial quasi–equilibrium stationary states of Vlasov–Poisson plasma in relation to one–dimensional/radial perturbations in the Cartesian/spherical frame will be solved in case the plasma includes charged particles of one sort with stationary distribution functions which are not isotropic on a phase continuum. The choice of listed above problems for this internship is caused by the fact that results of their decision (so, and new approach to a solution of the problem of a plasma confinement on the basis of the principle of a feed–back) can be illustrated with rigorous analytical examples of corresponding stationary states and small perturbations. Desirable number of interns ― two persons (according to number of problems). Before the internship, it would be useful for future interns to examine with the article [1] and with English–language sources which are contained in this article.

Address of internship: Sobolev Institute for Mathematics SB RAS, 4 Acad. Koptyug Ave., Novosibirsk 630090, Russian Federation.

Internshi supervisor: Yuriy Gubarev; Laboratory for Fluid and Gas Vortical Motions, Department of Physical Hydrodynamics, Lavrentyev Institute for Hydrodynamics SB RAS, 15 Lavrentyev Ave., Novosibirsk 630090, Russian Federation; Section of Differential Equations, Department for Mechanics and Mathematics, Novosibirsk State University, 1 Pirogov Str., Novosibirsk 630090, Russian Federation; Section for Physics of Continuous Media, Department of Physics, Novosibirsk State University, 2 Pirogov Str., Novosibirsk 630090, Russian Federation.

Languages: Russian, English.

Duration: May–September 2018.

Requirements: Theory of integro–differential equations, differential equations with partial derivatives, and ordinary differential equations; mathematical stability theory of solutions to systems of integro–differential equations and differential equations with partial derivatives; Vlasov–Poisson plasma theory; theory of vortex shallow water.

Reference: 1. Gubarev Yu.G. On instability of dynamic equilibrium states of Vlasov–Poisson plasma // Applied Mathematics and Physics. 2016. Vol. 4. No. 1. P. 1–8.

Research field: chemical physics.

Subject title: x-ray tomography of inhomogeneities in condensed high explosives (HEs).

Short desciption: investigations of condensed HEs revealed the essential role of inhomogeneities in the initiation of detonation. For example, the duration of the reaction zone at the detonation of pressed trinitrotoluene (TNT) is two times shorter than in the cast TNT. This difference is related to the different structure of the charge. The objective is to investigate the distribution of cavities in the HE charge using available x-ray tomography data. Later, we plan to the create the computer program for analyzing the inhomogeneities and to investigate several HEs using this program.

Address of internship: Institute of Hydrodinamics Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Lavrentiev Prosp., 15, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia

Internship supevisor: Satonkina Nataliya, researcher, PhD; Dmitry Medvedev, senior researcher, PhD.

Language: English or/and Russian

Duration: 3-4 months

Requirements: С++ programming, knowledge of Linux is not required, but encouraged, graphic presentation of data using program packages such as ParaView, the ability of independent work.

Research field: chemical physics, electrical circuit.

Subject title: Modeling of carbon nanotubes.

Short description: In some thechnical devices a problem of static electricity arises resulting from, for example, friction. For safety, it is necessary to get rid of the static electricity. This task is easily solved by the addition of carbon nanotubes to the material. It is necessary to carry out a simulation to determine the location of the elements relative to each other and the effect of the additive on the conductivity.

Address of internship: Institute of Hydrodinamics Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Lavrentieva Ave., 15, Novosibirsk, Russia, 630090

Internship supervisor: Satonkina Nataliya, researcher, PhD.

Language: English or/and Russian

Duration: 3-4 months

Requirements: knowledge of C ++, the method of iterations, electrical circuits, knowledge of Linux is not required, but encouraged, the ability of independent work, graphic presentation of data using program packages such as ParaView.

Research field: chemisal physics, electrical circuit.

Subject title: Investigation of influence of highly conductive inclusions in the medium to a overall conductivity.

Short description: Previously, the correlation was obtained between the value of the electrical conductivity and the mass fraction of carbon at the detonation of the high explosives[1]. There is a hypothesis that the carbon atoms are arranged in a fractal nanostructures piercing detonation environment. As shown in [2], the mass fraction of carbon of less than 0.07 is insufficient to form a mesh, but correlation of conductivity and mass fraction still exists. We plan to investigate the effect of highly conductive carbon inclusions in the low- conducting medium to the overall electrical conductivity.

1. Satonkina, N.P. Jornal of Applied Physics, 2015, vol. 118, p. 245901. doi: 10.1063/1.4938192

2. Satonkina N.P., A. P. Ershov, E. R. Pruuel, and D. I. Karpov, in Proceedings of the XXIX International Conference Physics of Extreme States of Matter (2014).

Address of internship: Institute of Hydrodinamics SB RAS,  Lavrentieva Ave., 15, Novosibirsk, Russia, 630090

Internship supervisor: Satonkina Nataliya, researcher, PhD.

Language: English or/and Russian

Duration: 3-4 months

Requirements: knowledge of C ++, the method of iterations, electrical circuits, knowledge of Linux is not required, but encouraged,  graphic presentation of data using program packages such as ParaView, the ability of independent work.

Research field: Fluid dynamics.

Subject title: Advanced numerical simulations of turbulent flows.

Short description: You will be invited to push forward the current understanding of turbulent flows using advanced supercomputing supplemented with a proper theoretical analysis. A wide range of interacting length scales makes turbulence one of the greatest current challenges in science (see Millennium Prize Problems on the existence and smoothness of the Navier–Stokes equations). From the practical point of view it is sufficient to be able to predict and manipulate the largest scales of motion due to the bulk of the turbulent kinetic energy carried by these usually organized «coherent» structures. An example of such a turbulence building block is shown below for the far field of a fluid jet spreading in the same fluid environment (simulation of Prof RD Sandberg, University of Melbourne). It turns out that organized motion takes the form of a number of helical vortices propagating dowstream with the flow (see the framed red region and the blow up with helical structures on the right). These observations have the potential to help control the properties of engineering-relevant flows such as mixing, spreading, acoustic characteristics etc.

Address of internship: Institute of Thermophysics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Lavrentev 1, 630090, Novosibirsk, Russia.

Internship supervisor: Mullyadzhanov Rustam, Ph.D, research fellow in the Institute of Thermophysics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Language: English or/and Russian

Duration: 3-9 months

Requirements: Basic knowledge in fluid dynamics, basic programming skills.

Research field: Mathematics and Computer Science.

Subject title: Semi-supervised classification of hyperspectral images using cluster ensemble and transfer learning.

Short description: The research subject is mathematical theory of machine learning and data mining, especially in the area of ensemble clustering and image classification. The results of research are expected to be applied for developing more efficient algorithms for computer analysis of satellite images. The student's task is:

a) to get acquainted with existing mathematical models and methods in the research field;

b) to develop a new method which combines ensemble clustering, kernel based classification and transfer learning;

c) to suggest an algorithm and write a program code;

d) to study the  efficiency of the algorithm on hyperspectral images.

Address of internship: Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Siberian Brancj of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Internship supervisor: Vladimir Berikov

Language: English

Duration: 4 months

Requirements: Basic knowledge of probability theory, mathematical statistics, optimization and computer programming is needed. The work will take place in the data analysis laboratory of Sobolev Institute of mathematics. The usual language in the lab is Russian, though most workers speak English.

Research field: Advanced acceleration techniques.

Subject title: Simulations of particle beam dynamics in plasma wakefield accelerators.

Short description: This is a theoretical work combined with numerical experiments. General laws are to be derived from particular cases produced by simulations. Long term evolution of particle beams in self-consistently produced plasma wakefields will be studied with the help of available quasi-static code LCODE. The particular attention is to be paid to energy spread and emittance of the accelerated beam and to the overall efficiency of the concept. The results will be of importance for AWAKE project at CERN, as well as for several supporting experiments with self-modulating electron beams (at SLAC, DESY, Budker INP). 

Internship supervisor: Konstantin Lotov, professor.

Language: English or Russian.

Duration: 3 months and longer.

Requirements: Basic courses on Mechanics, Electrodynamics and Fluid Mechanics are necessary. Basic courses on Plasma Physics, Accelerator Physics, Electrodynamics of Continuous media, and Special Relativity are desirable. Top 25% in academic achievements.

 

 

Research field: Computational mathematics, Data assimilation, Inverse problems, Atmospheric chemistry.

Subject title: Development of data assimilation algorithms for advection-diffusion-reaction models.

Short description: In case of uncertain model parameters a data assimilation algorithm allows to improve model forecasts with the use of measurement data obtained from the monitoring network during the simulation. Data assimilation problem is considered as a series of the connected inverse problems. Within this framework a control function is introduced into the model source term (which can be interpreted as emission rate) to provide flexibility to adjust to data. Our study is focused on data assimilation algorithms for atmospheric chemistry transport and transformation models. Computational complexity of data assimilation algorithms is due to high dimensionality of the models and the requirement for the real-time operation mode. Complicated models can be treated by using a splitting technique which can be efficiently parallelized. You will be involved in the study of the data assimilation algorithms for the nonlinear production-destruction models responsible for the modeling of the chemical transformations.  

Address of internship: Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Siberian Brancj of the Russian Academy of Sciences, prospect Akademika Lavrentjeva, 6, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia. 

Inteship supervisor: Vladimir Penenko PhD, DSc, head of the Laboratory of Mathematical Modeling of Hydrotermodynamic Processes in Environment at ICM&MG SB RAS, Professor of Mathematics at Novosibirsk State University. Alexey V. Penenko, PhD, Senior researcher at ICM&MG SB RAS, researcher at Novosibirsk State University.  

Language: English or Russian

Duration: ~4 months.

Requirements: Knowledge of computational mathematics (especially ODE), functional analysis and the calculus of variations, inverse problems analysis and solution methods, programming skills.

 

Research field: Applied mathematics, numerical mathematics, mathematical modelling.

Subject title: Inverse and Ill-Posed Problems: Numerics and Applications.

Short description: The main purpose and characteristic feature of this program is the accessibility of presentation and an attempt to cover the rapidly developing areas of the theory, numerical methods and applications of inverse and ill-posed problems as completely as possible. 

Internship supervisor: Prof. Dr. Maxim Shishlenin, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

Language: English

Duration: 4 months — 2 years

Requirements: Mathematical Physics (Advanced), Numerical Mathematics (Basic), PDE (basic), ODE (basic), Calculus (Advanced).

Research field: Computational catalysis

Subject title: Activation of the C-H bonds by ferryl complexes

Short description: The [FeO]2+ group in the ferryl S=2 FeIV=O ground state is shown to be key intermediate in the oxidation catalysis by the non-heme iron enzymes.[1] The same group in the oxyl FeIII-Ostate formed in zeolite Fe-ZSM-5, called “α-oxygen FeIII-O center“, revealed extraordinary activity in the methane-to-methanol oxidation.[2] Our team has been developing the conception on determinative role of the oxyl state and its energy with respect to the ferryl ground state in the H abstraction from methane with the iron-hydroxide complexes containing the [FeO]2+ group by means of the DFT and CASPT2 calculations. [3] Internship is proposed to be the DFT study of the methane oxidation on model ferryl complexes in zeolites

[1]          M. Lundberg, T. Borowski, Coord. Chem. Rev. 257 (2013) 277–289. doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2012.03.047.

[2]          M. V. Parfenov, E. V. Starokon, L. V. Pirutko, G.I. Panov, J. Catal. 318 (2014) 14–21. doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2014.07.009.

[3]          V. Kovalskii, A.A. Shubin, Y. Chen, D. Ovchinnikov, S.P. Ruzankin, J. Hasegawa, et al., Chem. Phys. Lett. 679 (2017) 193–199. doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2017.05.002. 

Internship supervisor: Dr. Igor L. Zilberberg, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk

Language: English

Duration: 3 — 6 months 

Requirements: Applicants are expected to have a Bachelor/Master’s degree or close to it in natural sciences, mathematics, or another relevant field. Skills in computational modeling are desired.

Research field: Computational catalysis

Subject title: Activation of the C-H bonds by ferryl complexes

Short descriptionThe growth of energy consumption in the world and a steady decline of reserves light and medium crude oils inevitably lead to necessity of increasing the production of heavy crude oil. Processing of heavy and extra-heavy oil is difficult mainly due to the higher viscosity, the significant content of high-molecular compounds of heteroatoms and metals, and a smaller ratio of H:C in comparison with light and medium oils.

Upgrading of heavy oil using water today is a strong interest as an alternative to the traditional, based on the processes of thermal cracking and hydrocracking. The water in this case is considered as a source of hydrogen as well as medium (in the case of the refining of oil in sub - and supercritical water). Dispersed catalysts showed himself as a promising catalysts for the processing of heavy oil. Their advantage is reduced influence of diffusion limitations and increasing the availability of highly active centers for the high-molecular compounds.

Today is actively developing the technology upgrading of heavy oils and petroleum residues in the presence of dispersed catalysts, suspended in the raw material (slurry-phase process). The precursors of catalysts decompose directly in crude oil (in situ) under the influence of elevated temperature with the formation of dispersed particles, the size of which may vary from a few tens of nanometers to micrometers.

The aim of this work is to study the process of steam cracking of heavy oil in a slurry and batch reactor using disperse catalysts based on iron, molybdenum and other metals produced in situ. The resulting liquid and solid products analyze by various physicochemical methods (XRF, TEM, EXAFS, CHNS analysis, viscometry, ASTM-1160, etc).

The topic of study is placed on the edge of pure and applied catalysis. 

Internship supervisor: Dr. Roman Kukushkin, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk State University

Language: English

Duration: 3 — 6 months 

Requirements: No special requirements for a student except high motivation to the result and ability to work with new information quickly.

Research field: Lower Cambrian biostratigraphy of the Altay-Sayan folded area

Subject title: Trilobites biostratigraphy of the Atdabanian and Botomian Stages of the Tuva Region

Short descriptionMonographic study of collections of the the Lower Cambrian trilobites from several sections of Tyva Region. Conducting a comparative analysis trilobites with complexes from other regions (Siberian Platform, Mongolia, Kuznetsk Alatau, etc.). Identification of the features of the paleogeographic and stratigraphic distribution of trilobites. Preparation an article on the paleobiogeographic distribution of trilobites of the Atdabanian and Botomian Stages. 

Internship supervisor: Korovnikov I.V.; Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

Language: English, Russian

Duration: 25.05.2018 – 25.08.2018  

Requirements: 3 or 4 years student, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science

Research field: Cambrian stratigraphy, paleontology

Subject title: Early Cambrian Archaeocyatha- calcimicrobal bioconstructions of Tuva

Short descriptionThe study of Archaeocyatha - calcimicrobal bioconstructions of Bayankol and Shevilig Formations of Tuva (Lower Cambrian). Study of the systematic composition, morphological features of “regular” and “irregular” archeocyatha and features of paleogeographic distribution. Conducting a comparative analysis of complexes of archeocyatha with complexes of neighboring regions (Kuznetsk Alatau, Gorny Altai, Mongolia, China). 

Internship supervisor: Tokarev D.A.; Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

Language: English, Russian

Duration: 25.05.2018 – 25.08.2018  

Requirements: 3 or 4 years student, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science

Research field: Methods for material characterization, heterogeneous catalysis

Subject title: Trilobites biostratigraphy of the Atdabanian and Botomian Stages of the Tuva Region

Short descriptionWell known that supported Pt catalysts have a wide application in the modern industry. Nevertheless for the more smart application of these systems it is necessary to know how to manage the particle sizes of supported Pt nanoparticles. Typically this task is being solved empirically by selection of Pt precursors and supports as well as varying conditions of sample preparation (support pretreatments, heating treatments and so on). The aim of the present work is to understand what happens during the processes of catalyst preparation, how anchorage process between Pt-contained cluster in solution and support sites during the impregnation process is going on and etc. The main idea of our research is the combined study of the processes of the aging of solutions of Pt precursors and the processes which occur during a support impregnation and heating treatments of the catalysts using SAXS (small angle X-ray scattering), XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy) and TEM (transmission electron microscopy) methods. SAXS and TEM provide information about particle size and shape in all stages of preparation from solutions to catalysts. Application of XPS allows information about valence state of Pt-contained particles on the supports during all stage of preparation. So combined knowledge about liquid and solid systems allows to get the key to the size control of supported Pt nanoparticles. 

Internship supervisor: Dr. Yurii Larichev and Dr. Anna Nartova, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk State University

Language: English, Russian

Requirements: Primary knowledge of the physical methods of investigation (XPS, SAXS and etc.), catalysis, material science, or strong motivation for getting knowledge and skills in the field of material science, surface science and heterogeneous catalysis

Testimonials

Hermann-Kevin Guidi

Year: 2016

Program: Research internship

Country: France, Paris

Subject of internship: Real time Tsunami risk mitigation.

I worked on an algorithm developed by a past intern. My main job was to convert this algorithm from a language to an other to optimize it. What I think about the place: It's a Nice environment, mainly for a university. There's everything for students near the university (supermarket, bars, restaurants, places to have fun and practice sports). Also, the university help us for everything about the visa and the accommodation. I would come back, it was a great experience. I met people who did everything for make us enjoyed our summer. I built friendships for life. People at work were nice and there when I had needed something.

Anik Chakrabarty

Year: 2017

Program: Research internship

Country: India

I'm from Calcutta, India. I'm doing an internship for two months at the Stream Data Analytics and Machine Learning Laboratory, Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics. I am currently helping in research projects in Machine Learning. We are researching on available machine learning algorithms and trying to improve them. I am fairly satisfied with the internship. My supervisor and teammates are very encouraging and helpful.

Akademgorodok is a really nice place and, mostly from what I have heard and from my own little experience , quite different from other cities in Russia. The people here have been friendlier than I had expected and I have not had any difficulty so far.

I am doing a Masters degree program back in India, at the Department of Statistics, Pondicherry University. The knowldege from this internship would, I believe, help me get better grades back in India and maybe help me get jobs later on. So far it has been a great experience in Siberia and I will take away only positiveness from Russia when I go back.

Riyad Mchinda

Year: 2017

Program: Research internship

Country: France, Marseilles

I study engineering in France, but I came to Akademgorodok to get more knowledge about economy. I really like Akademgorodok, it's very nice.

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