In future new SPAU building, focus on nanotech, microelectronics and then some

In future new SPAU building, focus on nanotech, microelectronics and then someRussia is allocating more than $98m for six-year construction of a new Scientific Innovation Technology building of St. Petersburg Academic University

The Russian Ministry of Science and Education is allocating more than $98m for construction of a new Scientific Innovation Technology building of St. Petersburg Academic University (SPAU), Northwest portal Zaks.ru reported. The building, to break ground on 8 Khlopina St. in St. Pete on an area of about 9,000 square meters, is scheduled for completion in 2019. A reported $9.5m will be spent between now and 2016 to design the new building. It will be used to work primarily on nanotechnology; the project initiators expect to set up experimental production of nanostructure-based instruments there. Also, there will be R&D labs established in the building to focus on theoretical and mathematical physics, astrophysics, solid-state physics, microelectronics, biophysics, biochemistry, biotechnology, and solar photovoltaics...