Kuban State University has been incorporated into the Federal Center of Science and High Technologies, All-Russia Center of Emergency Situations due to ongoing research and implementation of technologies connected with the safety of buildings, hydraulic and engineering structures and modeling of natural and man-made disasters and their consequences.
Our scientists have created innovative products and services of a great practical value. Among them are the following:
- A method for detoxicating oil sludge and eliminating oil spills by using microorganisms. In 10 years, there have been concluded more than 115 contracts with major corporations such as Transneft, Rosneft, and CPC JSC. As a result, nearly 40,000 tons of oil sludge have been detoxicated and 3 sludge reservoirs eliminated with over 30 hectares of arable black earth soil returned to farming.
- A technology of single crystals synthesis under controlled crystallization and doping has been designed. Also, several unique compounds have been synthesized for nonlinear optics, including laser materials for microchip lasers, which is expected to promote the development of the technology-intensive economy in the region. The crystals synthesized at the University are regularly exported to the USA, Japan, Germany, Lithuania and other countries. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLNL; Amistar, Inc.; Laser Vision Ltd.; AVANTES GmbH, Molecular Technology GmbH).
- Some of the laboratories specialize in creating unique ion-exchange membranes with nanostructures and electric membrane complexes providing a selective transfer of substances in solutions. The inventions were used to develop electric membrane modules for water and other liquids purification, which have been successfully commercialized at factories in Goryachy Klyuch (Krasnodar territory), St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Latvia.
2010 saw an overhaul of the optical astrophysical observatory, after 50 years of service. Its 5 new domes were supplied with up-to-date optical astrophysical equipment, including the South Russia’s only optic-electronic astrophysical complex with a mirror diameter of more than 50 cm.