Phystech School of Electronics, Photonics and Molecular Physics

The School of Electronics, Photonics and Molecular Physics prepares high qualified experts in the fields of electronics, photonics, molecular and chemical physics. The development of the education and research is oriented on the grand challenges, including: productivity growth and cost reduction of electronic and photonic hardware, new materials accelerating the technique development and improving of life quality, synergies of combining fundamental and engineering education.


The research activity of the Phystech School is specialized in the three main areas. The first specialization is nanoelectronics and computing systems: the development of an elemental base for neuromorphic and quantum computations, the development of calculation methods, non-volatile memory and high density information development. The second specialization is optoelectronics and laser systems: fiber optic lasers and semiconductor laser systems; the development of energy-saving sources of EM radiation, computer vision systems and information displaying, such as OLED/OLET display technologies, micro- and nanoscale 3D printing technologies, microsensorics and others. The third one is the development of new functional nanomaterials and technologies for applications in alternative and renewable energy production, photonics, electronics, medicine and other areas, focusing on carbon materials synthesis.



The School currently collaborates with the leading research institutions of Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as with leading industrial holdings and businesses specializing in nanoelectronics, optoelectronics and laser technologies (for example, Shvabe holding, IPG Photonics, RTI Group). We also have international collaborations in areas of nanotechnologies and nanoelectronics with the Research Center in Julich, Technical University in Dresden, Germany, and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Combining MIPT’s traditional program in pure physics and mathematics with deep studies in chemistry, the Department fosters unique specialists who conduct research in chemical dynamics and reaction mechanisms, materials and plasma chemistry as well as the physics of living systems. Our community comprises people who investigate radiochemistry and conduct experiments using laser technology.

Converging rigorous pure sciences with the power of our industry-academic partnerships, the Department provides training programs for students who wish to become outstanding researchers in the field of electronics. We explore new materials and create new methods in solid state electronic devices as well as in laser and optics systems providing sharpened efficiency for contemporary solutions in telecommunications, control systems, supercomputers and the aerospace industry. We dare to change the world.