The laboratory was created within the framework of the project "Mechanics of gradient, bimodal and heterogeneous metallic nanomaterials of increased strength and ductility for promising structural applications" within the framework of the Megagrant under the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 220. The first head of the laboratory was Dr. Alexander Zhilyaev

There have been no breakthroughs in ferrous metallurgy for the last 80 years. Automation and digitalization arrived, while the actual steel making processes saw almost no changes.

Today, almost all industries experience rapid changes. Should we be expecting to see a major breakthrough in metallurgy any time soon?

Alexander Pesin is a DSc (Eng.), Prof., Deputy Head of the Zhilyaev Laboratory of Mechanics of Gradient Nanomaterials, Professor of Department of Material processing, Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University.
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