Technology of Glass and General Technology of Silicates
Chairman: Zhabrev Valentin Alexandrovich, Professor, Dr. Sc., Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Science.
Vice Chair: Associate Professor, Ph. D. (Engineering) Natalya Olegovna Tagiltseva
Telephones: +7 (812) 494-9389, +7 (812) 494-9396, +7 (812) 494-9220
The department trains:
· Engineers in specialty 240304 (251500) Chemical Technology of Heat-Resistant Non-Metallic and Silicate Compounds
· Bachelors and Masters of engineering and technology in course 240100 (550800) Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
The department trains experts with encyclopedic knowledge in the field of inorganic compounds science. Its graduates work in many branches of industry where the following problems are solved: production problems, use of glass, glass ceramics, enamels, other heat-resistant non-metallic and silicate compounds, as well as in research institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The curriculum of the department includes the following disciplines:
Physical Chemistry of Heat-Resistant Non-Metallic and Silicate Compounds
Thermal Processes and Machines in the Silicate Industry
Theory of Glass
Theory of Glass Production Technology
These disciplines branch out into the following courses:
Glass Technology (which includes: Technology of Hollow Glass, Technology of Quartz, Technology of Fiber-Optics, Technology of Optical Glass, Technology of Enamels, etc.)
Equipment of Glass Plants and Project Engineering Theory
Glass Research Methods
Theory of Glass Production
Metrology, Standardization and Certification
During the life of the department, academic activity expanded and improved along with the development of science and engineering in glass technology and other heat-resistant non-metallic compounds.
Academic, teaching and scientific publications of the department are widely known: among them are over 30 textbooks, study guidelines, monographs and reference books such as a textbook in Physical Chemistry of Silicates – by Professor N.А. Toropov and Professor K.S. Evstropyev. N.N. Kachalov wrote a textbook in Glass Grinding and Polishing and a monograph “Glass”.
There are also two editions of the monograph “Enameling of Metal Products” under the editorship of V.V. Vargin. Leading teachers of the department are authors of several sections in the textbook in Glass Technology under the editorship of I.I. Kitaigorodsky (it was published 5 times).
In recent years important publications were released, such as the textbook “Physical Chemistry of Silicates and Other Heat-Resistant Compounds” by V.S. Gorshkov, V.G. Savelyev, N.F. Fedorov, the study book “Methods of Physicochemical Research in Heat-Resistant Non-Metallic and Silicate Compounds” by А.P. Zubekhin, V.I. Ctrakhov, V.G. Chekhovskoy.