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The Ensamble Team

The Ensamble LTD. was established by two scientists, Prof. Lev Sarkisov from the University of Manchester, and Dr. Dmitry Lapshin from Imperial College London, who are leading academics in solving global challenges such as climate change and energy sustainability, and are experienced educators passionate about teaching students in engineering and natural sciences. They both have necessary training and DBS checks for teaching high-school students.

Prof. Lev Sarkisov (co-founder)

Hello! My name is Lev, I am Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Manchester. I also served as the Head of the Chemical Engineering Department at Manchester (2020-2022) and the Discipline Head of Education for Chemical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh (2018-2019). I am an accomplished scientist in the field of molecular modelling and a STEM educator, with my course on Molecular Thermodynamics at the University of Edinburgh recognized with the EUSA Teaching Award in 2019. 

Dr. Dmitry Lapshin (co-founder)

Greetings! My name is Dmitry and I am a Research Associate at Imperial College London. My current research focuses on the development of complex materials for carbon capture and sustainable methods for extraction of oil and natural gas. I have been teaching a number of advanced courses on Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics. My teaching was recognized by receiving an Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. 

The Ensamble approach

The Ensamble brings together high school students, scientists and educators from the best universities in the world. Our mission is to facilitate the admission pathway to the university for talented school students who will become the future scientists, engineers, biologists, and specialists in STEM fields. By taking a virtual research placement, students will formulate and conduct research-oriented projects guided by university academics and conducted together with an AI-Assistant, thereby gaining invaluable research experience, cross-disciplinary thinking and coding skills required for university admission. 

Our approach is based on three pillars:

Hands-on experience

Focus on open-ended hands-on research projects to develop scientific thinking and creativity

Scientific enquiry with coding

Apply modern programming tools such as Python and Jupyter as a tool of scientific enquiry

Focus on scientific frontier

Learn how to make AI tools a powerful companion in your studies 

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