The Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Central Research Institute of Structural Materials "Prometey"
named by I.V. Gorynin
of National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute" is a largest interbranch materials research
center in the country, acknowledged leader focusing its efforts on
development of fundamentally new, national-level advanced materials and
technologies ensuring a solution of the problems of scientific and technical
development and keeping of national defence capability.
Institute started its operation in 1939 with
development and mastering the production of tank armor,
principally for famous T-34 tanks, modernization of armor hulls of tanks and self-propelled
artillery plants. All national naval fleet — undersea and surface fleet,
many different-purpose civil ships as well as nuclear power plants,
ice-resistant drilling platforms and other structures able to be operated
under high loads in aggressive medium are built from materials developed by
NRC "Kurchatov Institute" - CRISM "Prometey" today:
STATE RESEARCH CENTER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION (since 1994).
Leading Materials Research Center focused on
development of materials and technologies for naval architecture,
commercial shipbuilding, marine facilities including for hydrocarbons
exploration in Polar shelf of Russia.
Basic Materials Research Organization for facilities of
nuclear power engineering of Russian Federation.
Leading Organization of Development of Structural Nanomaterials
as part of national nanotechnological network.
||According to Decree of Ministry of Education and Science of the
Russian Federation dtd. 01.04.2011 No.1445 FSUE CRISM "Prometey" is
classified as the 1st category organization – scientific
organizations – Leaders.
Comprehensive approach is a key advantage of the Institute.
this approach "Prometey" provides the full cycle of materials
beginning from their creation, development of production technologies,
welding, structure making, performance monitoring up to and including expiry
of life and utilization.
Developments of "Prometey" are focused on key industries:
shipbuilding, nuclear power engineering, thermal power and hydraulic power
engineering, gas production and oil-refining industry, machine building and
military technology where parts, structures and equipment operate under
Institute staff numbers in more than 1400 persons. Known scientists and
specialists in metal science, metallurgy, welding, nonmetallic composite
materials, nanotechnologies is a core of research team.
Large variety of unique test equipment makes possible prototyping and
optimization of composition, structure and properties of developed materials
and up-to-date production facilities allow to perform research and design
works from exploratory research to industrial engineering.
Institute has 3 schools of science, subdepartments in major higher education
institutions of city, postgraduate centre. In cooperation with leading
companies and higher education institutions 2 research and educational
centers (REC) were established.
Institute supports and develops commercial communications with more than 500
organizations and enterprises: corporations, R&D establishments, design
bureaus, plants and companies in neighbouring countries and beyond. High
level of development developed an Institute reputation of reliable partner
and allowed to establish stable and confidential relations with Russian and