Laboratories & Research Centers

There are over 50 laboratories at MIPT which conduct research in different fields of science, both fundamental and applied study. All of them are highly equipped and has every opportunity to create and develop. Heads of the laboratories are involved in educational process as well as students are involved in scientific research. The majority of MIPT’s labs teams consist of university’s professors, students and alumni. Many of them participate in international collaborations and has exchange programs.

The Advanced Control Systems Laboratory is one of the laboratories pertaining to the Applied Mechanics Subdepartment of the Department of Aerophysics and Space Research, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

The lab team is focused on structural and biophysical studies of membrane proteins, such as ion channels, transporters, photoactive proteins, G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), transmembrane enzymes and their complexes.

The laboratory conducts research in the following areas: molecular genetic mechanisms of aging and lifespan, treatment of age-dependent pathologies with advanced target proteins, and geroprotective characteristics of various substances. The research employs methods of molecular and classical genetics with the use of various model systems (yeast, drosophila, mice, human cells, long-lived mammals and fish species), bioinformatics and systems biology. The laboratory conducts analysis of genomes and transcripts of animal species and model systems with delayed-aging and increased lifespan traits.

Atmospheric research of primary planets with ground and spacecraft observations by methods of high resolution spectroscopy in ultraviolet, visible light, and infrared. Development of advanced aircraft equipment for spectral sensing of planetary atmospheres. Computer simulation of planetary climates and evolution of planetary atmospheres with the use of high performance supercomputing systems and 3-D general circulation models. Development of high resolution heterodyne spectrometry equipment. Space project Driada (Mermaid-2). The aim is to test new measurement methods of high resolution spectra and GHG reconcentration

Development of computer models and systems, research and development of new designs in high performance computer machines, hardware components and supplementary operating and applied software (optimizing compilers, operating systems, libraries, means of binary translation, etc.)

The laboratory was created in April 2014 based on the results of an open competition at MIPT that was conducted as part of a program to increase the competitiveness of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

The laboratory of biophysics of excitable systems was established at MIPT in the end of 2010 as one of the laboratories of the “mega-grant” program of the Russian Government ( The main focus of the laboratory is the investigation of excitable biological tissues, such as cardiac tissue. For that purpose, methods for optical mapping of biological samples and tissue engineering techniques are being developed in the laboratory.

The laboratory conducts research in tissue engineered bioconstruction with targeted organ or tissue replacement functions. The process of bioconstruction involves tackling a number of interdependent issues, such as creating a brassboard of a two-circuit perfusion system meant for artificial revitalization of an extracellular biological, combined, or artificial matrix; developing a vascular graft based on a revitalized, homogeneous, collagen and elastic matrix; developing sustained release peptide-based drugs from defined and standardized mesenchymal stem cells cultivated in ex vivo expansion conditions.

Our lab develops novel methods for computational materials discovery, and applies them to a wide range of exciting scientific problems. Positions in the lab are extremely competitive and we choose the select the brightest young talents and nurture them. We use some of the world's most powerful supercomputers, and our lab has its own supercomputer. Importantly, we have developed unique computational codes and use state-of-the-art visualization tools. Each year we host many visiting researchers and students. 

The Laboratory for the Development of Innovative Drugs conductsvalidation testing of approaches developed by Sharpless that aim to significantly improve the quality of drugs that affect biological and metabolic processes in the cell. New methods are based on the use of innovative click-chemistry, which is researched on different cell models, including carcinogenesis, inflammation and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. There is one doctor of sciences and six candidates of sciences among the staff working in the laboratory.

The laboratory’s mission is to develop innovative modified release dosage forms, including forms with prolonged and controlled release.

The laboratory was founded in 2014 as part of the 5top100 Program of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology aimed at boosting the recognition of the leading Russian universities among the key global centers of science and education.

The laboratory’s field of experimental research is focused on ion cyclotron resonance (ICR) mass spectrometry. The Laboratory of Ion and Molecular Physics has close cooperation with Russian and international experts, presents its project work at national and global conferences, and is regularly published in peer-reviewed journals.

Areas of research include hypersonic flows, numerical simulation, spacecraft engineering, and automated design engineering systems. One of current projects is developing a mathematical modeling system to study high altitude hypersonic aerodynamics of advanced spacecraft within the Reynolds and Knudsen number ranges. The project features a unique combination of high precision and efficiency computing algorithms that allow for live recording of physical effects in a wide range of modes of hypersonic spacecraft motion.

The laboratory conducts research in the following areas: interaction modeling in protein ligands, toxicity predicting, and QSAR modeling. The laboratory has engineered and implemented Smart Mining - a unique software system for studies in computational chemistry. The laboratory employs Kohonen artificial neural networks to predict specific target activity of compounds and their characteristics, such as CYP3A4 (Cytochrome P450) binding, hematoencephalic barrier permeation, plasma protein binding, acute toxicity, plasma half-life, etc.

The laboratory was founded in autumn 2014 as part of MIPT’s Interdisciplinary Center for Fundamental Research. It hosts a regular workshop on genetic engineering for students of the Department of General and Applied Physics.

The laboratory is a part of the Interdisciplinary Center for Basic Research MIPT. The laboratory is an associate member of the Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency Network of Excellence (N4E).

The main areas of the experimental and computational-theoretical studies carried out in the laboratory include the physics of pulsed gas discharges (spark discharge from streamers to flash, barrier discharge, nanosecond space discharge, etc.) and their internal processes, research on the impact of plasma of nanosecond discharge on the processes of inflammation and combustion of blended fuel, research on the physical and chemical processes in strong shock waves, control of gas streams using non-equilibrium plasma, and atmospheric electricity.

The laboratory’s aim is to conduct experimental research of quantum effects in semiconductor and hybrid nanostructures. The combination of low-dimensional structure, topological complexity of the electronic spectrum, strong interaction and nanolithography capabilities attribute to the system’s unique physical properties. 

Our laboratory applies a multi-disciplinary, structural biological approach in which we combine computational methods with numerous biophysical techniques in order to find an answer to questions concerning the mechanisms of ligand recognition and signal transfer in GPCR.

In line with the 2009-2018 Development Program for Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Professional Learning “Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology” as a research university, the Laboratory of Physical and Mathematical Problems in Wave Processes was renamed as the Laboratory of Wave Processes and Control Systems. S.N.Garichev took D.S.Lukin’s position as laboratory head, and the laboratory was respectively reassigned from the Department of Problems of Physics and Energetics to the Department of Radio Engineering and Cybernetics (a Subdepartment of Wave Processes and Control Systems).