Additive Manufacturing Lab


Head Associate Professor – Igor Shishkovsky
PhD  & Msc students:
  • Daniil Panov (PhD-2) – Thesis title ‘Numerical and experimental investigation of the laser structuring processes based on the remelting of the metallic surface
  • Stanislav Chernishihin (PhD-3) – Thesis title ‘Topological design and selective laser melting of porous nitinol implants and scaffolds for medical applications
  • Konstantin Makarenko (PhD-3) – Thesis title ‘Fabrication of functionally-graded structures and tools via Direct Energy Deposition’
  • Maxim Isachenkov (PhD-3) – Thesis title ‘SLA based ceramics fabrication and their applications’
  • Yulia Kuzminova (PhD-3) – Thesis title ‘Microstructure and mechanical properties of high and medium-entropy alloys after powder bed fusion process’
  • Yulia Bondareva (Ph.D. – Successful defense – 05.10.2020) -Thesis title ‘Sulfonimide-based dendrimers: synthesis and application for surface functionalization
  • Zhamila Isabaeva (Msc-2)
  • Igor Pchelintsev (Msc -2)
Description AML aims to

  • Provide and apply Skoltech led R&D effort, education and training in additive manufacturing technologies.
  • Verification of  multiscale modelling and inverse design methodology to assist in navigating complex process-structure-property relationships
  • Produce a new foundation for CAD systems to overcome the limitations of existing solid modelling in representing complex geometries and multiple materials
  • Search of new materials, fabricate functionally gradient materials and multiple materials (Rapid Alloy Prototyping), and embed components during fabrication processes
Ongoing projects
  1. The Russian Foundation of Basic Researches (RFBR) has awarded support from 2021 until 2022 to our project No 20-51-56011 – “Topological design and selective laser melting of porous nitinol implants and scaffolds for medical applications”.  Project leader – Shishkovsky I.V. 
  2. The Russian Science Foundation has awarded support from 2020 until 2022 to our Project No 2020-19-00780 “The novel manufacturing approach to the production of highly efficient lead-free textured piezo-ceramic materials using additive manufacturing technologies”. Project leader – Shishkovsky I.V. 
Ongoing industrial activities Study of new materials produced by Oerlikon and Polema:

  1. Novel Materials for Ceramics based AM
  2. Elaboration of SLM process for Advanced Materials: high-temperature alloys, high entropy alloys, metal & polymer matrix composites
  3. Multiscale Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation of SLM process
  4. In house SLS/M machine design and process optimization


The State Corporation RosAtom (VNIEF, Sarov) has funded from 2019 until 2021 the Project in frameworks of own the Unified Industry Thematic Plan ЕОТП-МТ-097 “3D Virtual Printer“. Project leader in CDMM (Skoltech)- Shishkovsky I.V.

Initiative R&D activity:

  • Geometrical modeling and Topology optimization
  • Direct Energy Deposition (DED) of hot resistance powdered alloys and fabrication of the Functional Graded Structures with special properties
  • 4D printing. Computer modeling and fabrication of electro-physical and biochemical properties of Micro-/Nano-EMS (electro-mechanical systems)
  •  Bioprinting of  implants, tissue engineering scaffolds, sustainable (green) devices etc.
Educational activities
  • Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing (MA060243)
  • 3D Bioprinting: Processes, Materials and Applications  (MA030354)
  • Additive Manufacturing Training Courses for Industry
Available experimental and computational capabilities and equipment
  • Metals: Trumpf TruPrint 1000 (L-PBF process), Instek MX-1000 (DED process)
  • Ceramics: 3D Ceram Ceramaker 900 (SLA-based ceramics process)
  • Plastics: Regemat 3D V1 bioprinter (FDM + InkJet processes); 3D System Projet 4500 (ColorJet printing process); Picasso Designer Pro X (FDM process), Ultimaker 5S (FDM process), Createbot F430 (FDM process); Photocentric Liquid crystal pro (DLP process), Zortrax Inkspire (DLP process), Wanhao Dublicator 7 Plus (DLP process)
  • Laboratory installations for carry out Data collection and Process diagnostics: SLS/M process (Oerlikon Project); SLA-based piezo-ceramics (RSF Project)

Other equipment:

  • Accutom 100- Precision Cutter
  • Lectropol 5- Electropolishing.
  • Tech Press 2, Met Prep 3.
  • SAM 301- Accoustic Microscope
  • Optical microscope Carl Zeiss Axio A1


Marc/Mentat, Matlab, Python, Fortran, Comsol, Abaqus, 3D Experience, Materialise Magics, SolidWork, Cure, Fusion 360, Trimble SketchUp, Autodesk Netfabb, Rhinoceros 5,6, OpenSCAD, nTopology


Collaborators in industry and academia Collaboration with industries and academia that are potential users of additive manufacturing technologies are being vigorously pursued. Several modes of interaction are envisioned between the AML and industry partners, including adjunct professorial appointments, research exchange programs, the establishment of an industrial advisory board, workshops to review research results, and summer job placements for graduate and undergraduate students. Polema, TUM, RusAT, Sibur, MMK Metiz, Oerlikon, Gazprom Neft etc.
Other(please, contact e-mail: ) Available Positions:

  • Associate & Assistant Professor
  • Post-Doctoral Research
  • Intern, Research Assistantship