Skoltech Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials (CDMM) was  established in March 2015 as a Center of Research, Education and Innovation (CREI) of Skoltech that conducts basic and applied research aimed at development and implementation of new design and manufacturing concepts, at creating advanced, lightweight and reliable materials and structures with enhanced lifecycle widely demanded in various industries:

  • Transportation – Aviation, Space, Rail, etc.
  • Infrastructure – Construction Materials, Bridges, Roads, etc.
  • Energy – Electrical Power, Coal, Renewable, etc.
  • Electronics – Consumer Electronics, Microelectronics, etc.

Center collaborates with well-known scientists and universities all over the world: University of Dayton (USA), University of Maryland (USA), Purdue University (USA), KU Leuven (Belgium), University of Göttingen (Germany), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and many others to gain international experience and to implement it into practice.

Director: Iskander Akhatov

CREI key research & education areas:

Composite Materials and Structures

  • Manufacturing of Composites
  • Mechanical Testing and Characterization
  • Digital Factory/Composites Virtual Modeling

Additive Manufacturing

  • 3D Printing
  • Thermal Spraying and Plasma Assisted Methods
  • Industrial Robotics

Information Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing

  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Life-Cycle Data Management
  • Program and Portfolio Management
  • Quality Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Model Based Enterprise Engineering within PLM
  • Siemens PLM Digital Enterprise

Micro- and Nano- Mechanics

  • Droplet impact onto the substrate
  • Nanobubbles in the bulk liquid
  • Cavitation and bubble dynamics in and near elastic materials
  • Two-dimensional polymers

Future initiatives:

Industrial Robotics

  • Creation of automation systems by using industrial robots
  • Creation of new software tools for industrial robots
  • Computer vision systems in robotic cells

Plasma Assisted Technologies

Ergonomics in Manufacturing