Welcome to official site of the Department of crystallography in the Institute of Earth Sciences, at the State university of Saint-Petersburg!
The Department offers a range of traditional educational courses: crystallography, crystallogenesis, crystal chemistry, optical methods of analysis, X-ray analysis, and innovative educational courses: molecular geochemistry, biomineralogy, and materials science.
Department of crystallography was found in 1924 by Osip M. Anscheles, and it is well known in Russia and abroad, thanks to its glorious scientific crystallographic traditions that date back to the founder of modern science of crystals, great Russian crystallographer Evgraf S. Fedorov (1853 – 1918). In keeping with that, novel contributions to contemporary research topics continue to be made by the present Department.
Our research groups focus in a range of areas: crystal chemistry, crystallogenesis, structural mineralogy, biomineralogy, materials science etc.
Here, you will find an information about educational courses, and research devoted to exploring the world of crystallography, chemistry of solids, and biomineralogy.
Sergey Krivovichev became President of the Kola Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Professor Sergey V. Krivovichev, head of the Department of crystallography, was elected as Presdient of the Kola Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences .
We congratulate Sergey Vladimirovich on his election and wish him further success in his scientifc career!