Associate Professor of the Department of Physical and Colloidal Chemistry of RUDN Zurida Murga took part in the 50th International Conference on Catalysis and Surface Chemistry in Krakow
The Institute was founded in 1968, under the guidance of Professor Jerzy Haber and is part of the Krakow Scientific Community, the leading Polish research center in the field of chemistry.
Many researchers who took part in the conference, at the beginning of their scientific work were trained at the Haber Institute. Professor Jerzy Haber was known for his open position regarding the exchange of scientific knowledge - and the conference in Krakow at his institute, has been following the ideas of its founder for 50 years.
At the anniversary 50th conference Ogólnopolskie Kolokwium Katalityczne, such well-known scientists as Professor of the Catalysis Laboratory of the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Ken Lee, Professor Hans Freund of Fritz Gaber Institute of the Max Planck Scientific Society and his colleague Maurizio Prieto.
28 plenary lectures of leading chemists, 32 oral and over 100 poster reports on the theory of catalytic processes, electrochemical catalysis, physical chemistry of soft materials, interaction in dispersed systems, catalytic processes for environmental protection and other relevant topics of modern chemistry were delivered at the event.
RUDN University biologist studied the aggressive impact of environmental factors (water, salts, and ozone) on ultrathin nanofibers of biopolymers. The results will help choosing suitable bioplastic depending on the use; for example, for medical implants, biodegradable packaging or filters for water cleaning.
RUDN University mathematicians built a model of COVID-19 spreading based on two regression models. The mathematicians divided the countries into three groups, depending on the spreading rate and on the climatic conditions, and found a suitable mathematical approximation for each of them. Based on the model, the mathematicians predicted the subsequent waves. The forecast was accurate in countries where mass vaccination was not introduced.
Soil scientists from RUDN University confirmed that traditional approaches to monitoring of urban soil pollution ignore actual risks for urban residents because they don’t take into consideration the barrier function of the soil. The team used Moscow as an example to show that not only polluted downtown districts but also recreational parks and forest zones can pose a threat to people. This is due to the fact that the barrier functions of the soil are weaker in green suburbs, making it unable to withstand even the slightest pollution.