Materials Research Centre is a company founded in 1995 by researchers from several institutes of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences with the purpose to staunch the flow of young talented people from research to jobs that have nothing to do with science. MRC carries out research in the fields of chemistry, physics and technology of materials.
Distinctive excellence of Materials Research Centre is not only its strong scientific potential but also presence of own engineering design group and metal-working manufacturing. This makes possible to provide complete cycle of product manufacturing from its conceiving and engineering design to production and service.
MRC has been specializing in the research and development of porous carbonaceous nanomaterials. Additionally, the company has been engaged in the research into the properties and applications of nano powders of transition metal oxides for solar panels and self-cleaning surfaces. At present the company manufactures electrolytic solar cells from its own materials on the laboratory scale, their voltage and current characteristics being continuously improved. Most of the equipment, employed in the production, namely the furnaces for high temperature treatment of non-organic materials, was designed and manufactured by the company specialists. MRC team comprises highly-qualified experts in different fields of science (chemistry, physics, and material study) and competent designers which allows to achieve significant results both in research and development of alternative energy resources at the world level.
The National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine (NMAU), the Ukrainian Primary Institution, 4 Gagarina avenue, Dnipro, 49005, Ukraine, Tel. +380563748400. The NMAU is one of the oldest institutions of higher education for metallurgical engineering. It was established in October, 1899 as a department of Katerinoslavsky Higher Mining School. In 1993, the higher status of State Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine was gained and fixed by the Resolution of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and, in 1999, the status of the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine was adopted by the Ukaz (Decree) of the President of Ukraine. From 1995 the NMAU has been developing pyrolysis technologies in moved bed, fixed bed and free falling bed. These processes can be applied in industrial furnaces and energy proposes of agriculture. The distinctive features of them are continuous mode which ensures high productivity rate.