Head of SHS Center
Prof E.A. Levashov
SHS Center has been established in 1989 in order to launch scientific
integration of Institute of High-Education (MISIS) and academic science (Institute
of Structural Macrokinetics of Russian Academy of Science) in the
field of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis (SHS). Nowadays the
SHS Center is a multidisciplinary research center located at the Moscow
State Institute of Steel and Alloys.
SHS Center research activities focus mainly on material science, technology
and applications of advanced composite materials and new coating and film systems.
This is achieved through our research and development program areas.
- Fundamental theoretical and experimental studies in a wide area of research
which includes inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, physics of combustion
and explosion, materials science;
- Development and synthesis of advanced multicomponent, multiphase and functionally-graded
materials such as refractory carbonitrides, boronitrides, silicides, oxides, non-stoichiometric
carbides and nitrides, intermetallides and metal ceramics;
- Development of advanced multicomponent nanostructured films by magnetron
sputtering using SHS-composite targets. In our work we use a complex
approach focusing on understanding the processing-structure-properties
relationships. Mechanical properties include microhardness, wear, adhesion,
toughness and elastic recovery. Chemical properties include the behavior
of coatings in corrosion environment, and oxidation. Thermal and electrical
properties include electro resistance, thermo resistance and temporal
- Development of advanced coating systems, equipment and processes,
such as Magnetron Sputtering, Electrospark Alloying (ESA) and Thermoreactive
Electrospark Surface Strengthening (TRESS);
- Output of small mass production at the test-production division.
Educational activity includes undergraduate training in two specialties: “Physical-Chemical
and Technological Principles of Synthesis of Inorganic Materials in Combustion
Regime” and “Technology and Properties of SHS Powder, Materials and Production”.
Education and training of postgraduate students is achieved by their involvement
in research and development programs.
National Organizational Structure
The SHS Center of MISA is a leading member of Scientific-Technical Association
“Thermosynthesis” which includes more than 10 scientific centers of Russia dealing
Interational Organizational Structure
The SHS Center of MISA is a headquarter of Russian coordination center
of Surface Engineering within the framework of the European Program of
Scientific-Technical Integration “Eureka” and a current member of the
Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory (ACSEL) at the Colorado
School of Mines.
Head of the SHS Center Prof. E.A. Levashov is a principle editor of Non-Ferrous
Metals – English version of Russian Journal Izvestiia Vuzov, Tsvetnaia Metallurgiia
(www.nmt.misis.ru) and a
member of editorial board of International
Journal Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis.
Memberships and participation in the national councils and committees
of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Russian Academy of Science, Ministry
of Industry, Science and Technology, Russian Technological Development
Foundation; memberships and participation in the international committees
on SHS and Functionally-Graded Materials (FGM).
Head of the SHS Center Prof., Dr. Sci.
You collaboration is wellcome!
- "Advanced Technologies, Materials and Coatings Developed in Scientific-Educational Center of SHS", Eugen G. Leuze Verlag, Galvanotechnik 9/2009, [PDF] format, 1.8 Mb
- Booklet "Íàó÷íî-ó÷åáíîìó öåíòðó ÑÂÑ ÌÈÑèÑ-ÈÑÌÀÍ - 20 ëåò", [PDF], Russian version, 28.4 Mb
- Booklet "Analytical
Complex for Precision Investigations of Physical-Chemical and Tribologycal
Properties of Surfaces and Thin Films", [PDF], Russian version, 1.3 Mb
- Booklet "ÍÓÖ ÑÂÑ. Èòîãè çà 2009 ã.", [DOC], Russian version, 1.5 Mb
- Booklet "ÍÓÖ ÑÂÑ. Èòîãè çà 2008 ã.", [DOC], Russian version, 0.9 Mb
- Booklet "ÍÓÖ ÑÂÑ. Èòîãè çà 2007 ã.", [DOC], Russian version, 0.3 Mb