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 have 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 have exchange programs.

The ​Laboratory of 2D Materials for Optoelectronics was created in April, 2016 in the framework of the MIPT program for promotion of competitiveness 5-100. Since October, 2016 the laboratory became a part of the MIPT center of nanoscale optoelectronics. The laboratory aims at investigating optical and electrical properties of 2D materials for further creation of optoelectronic devices with unique properties on their basis..

Researchers at the Laboratory of 3D Printing Technologies for Functional Microstructures use acoustic spectroscopy to determine nonspherical nano-object parameters in liquid dispersions.

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.

Web-page: http://acsl.mipt.ru/?lang=en

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.

Founded in 2015 by Tagir Aushev and Andrey Ivaschenko, the laboratory focuses on research and development projects in human state monitoring systems and human-machine interfaces. To bring the most promising developments to market, stand-alone companies are established in the areas where the lab is active.

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

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 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.

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 (http://www.p220.ru/). 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.

Development of personalized therapy for functional liver disorders based on transplantation of vascularized organoids. Development of the wound cover based on GAL-KO pig’s skin.

The Center for Molecular Electronics has over 10 years experience in developing and manufacturing seismic instruments, including broadband and short-period seismometers and an innovative rotational seismometer.

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.

Web-page: http://uspex-team.org/en/

Mission

  • Solving hard practical optimization problems
  • State-of-the-art research in optimization theory and methods

Goals
  • Find elegant and simple solutions for complex actual problems
  • Create optimization method’s frameworks
  • Extend the domain of optimization theory applicability
  • Develop new numerical optimization methods and improve existing ones
  • Investigate optimization methods properties and effectiveness

We are a young and actively developing team of scientists and developers under the scientific guidance of Russian data analysis leaders. We solve complex problems, create advanced machine learning methods, and conduct research in applications that are new to science. Our tactics are to systematically review business processes in the customer's industry, unpack problems in a particular enterprise, help in the mathematical formulation of problems, connect knowledge about the subject area with the methods of machine intelligence, and achieve qualitatively new results.
Web page: http://machine-intelligence.ru/

The Laboratory of Nanocarbon Materials was established in 2018 under the Top 5-100 Competitiveness Enhancement Program implemented by the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT).
The main focus of the laboratory is to study the electronic and optical properties of carbon nanomaterials.

The Laboratory is part of the Photonics and 2D Materials Center.
The main focus of the laboratory is the development of a promising field of radiophotonics and elements combining methods for controlling optical radiation by microwave exposure. In addition, the laboratory focuses on the practical study, design, and application of classical antennas and waveguide structures together with advanced developments based on metamaterials and additive technologies for use in communication systems (5G), RFID, and others.

The laboratory of structural analysis and engineering of membrane systems has been created in 2016. The main directions are: structural biology; biological membranes; membrane proteins; optogenetics; protein design; protein crystallography/SAXS/SANS; molecular dynamics.

The Laboratory for Structural Biology of GPCRs focuses on structural and functional studies of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). We use a multidisciplinary structural-biological approach in which we combine computer methods with a wide range of biophysical methods (crystallography, the fluorescence of single molecules, electron microscopy, NMR, mass spectrometry, etc.) to find answers to questions concerning the mechanisms of ligand recognition and signal transmission in GPCR.
To carry out this activity, the laboratory works in close cooperation with leading research centers in Europe, the United States, and China.

The laboratory is organized by a team of researchers who are passionate about the theoretical description, explanation, and prediction of properties of solids, liquids, polymers, dense systems of charged particles, biomolecular systems, and other types of condensed media and processes occurring in them.

The research is based on quantum mechanical concepts of the nature of matter, on methods of mechanics, statistical physics and kinetics for many-particle systems, and on computational technologies using modern supercomputers.
Web page: http://smcmp.ru/

The Laboratory for Theoretical and Computer Studies of Biological Macromolecules and Genomes is an interdisciplinary laboratory within the framework of the Center, which is focused on various problems in bioinformatics and computational biology. Also, the Laboratory provides computational facilities and support for other laboratories of the Center.

The laboratory uses the state-of-the-art techniques of cryo-electron microscopy and macromolecular X-ray crystallography to solve important biological questions and outstanding challenges in the field of cross-membrane transport. Also it serves as a bridge to coordinate research in the field of biophysics and medicine using cryo-electron microscopy, conducted at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and also in collaboration with Russian and foreign research organizations.

Development of scientific foundations and principles for creating highly sensitive photoelectric IR imaging utilizing consolidated thin layers of semiconductor colloidal quantum dots using the effect of photo-current amplification by plasmon optical nanoantennas

The center conducts research and development for the Shvabe Holding and other Russian and foreign hi-tech companies

at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Most studies carried out in the laboratory are closely related to the geophysical problems emerging during the early stages of off-shore oil and gas fields’ development. These problems include experimental estimations of mechanical properties of bottom sediments, construction of the model of effective properties of these sediments, and analysis of mechanical behavior of offshore infrastructure facilities subjected to external influence caused by seismic events and seawater movements. 


The laboratory focuses on practical problems in video and audio transmission and processing, as well as on state-of-the-art research into the applications of artificial intelligence in communications, video and audio processing

Space Informatics Laboratory is an organized research unit based in the Phystech School of Radio Engineering and Computer Technology (Department of Radio Engineering and Cybernetics) at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). The purpose of the Space Informatics Lab is to foster research and education in the areas of aerospace and engineering systems and applied mathematics in a broad sense and in an interdisciplinary mode. 

The laboratory is headed by Yuri Kovalev, ScD in physics and mathematics, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. We focus on observational and theoretical research into the relativistic objects of the universe: pulsars, young stars, binary systems, galactic nuclei, massive black holes. The objective is to further our understanding of their nature and use the obtained information to improve the precision of the inertial frame of reference.

Laboratory of Quantum Information Theory was created in 2014 to reinforce theoretical research in quantum technologies.

Laboratory: Physics of Magnetic Heterostructures and Spintronics for Energy-Efficient Technologies

The laboratory was founded in April 2014 based on the results of an open MIPT contest, conducted as part of the 5-100 program aimed at making MIPT and other top Russian universities more competitive internationally. The lab is equipped with growing, analytical, and technological equipment on par with top international research centers. This allows the team to conduct whole-cycle of research, including growing thin-film structures, studying their physical and functional properties, and manufacturing device prototypes.

MIPT’s Neural Networks and Deep Learning Lab was established in 2015 to carry out fundamental and applied research into neural systems and deep learning mechanisms, aimed at creating artificial intelligence. This work involves the development of new algorithms capable of identifying a sequence of actions that will lead to the solution of a problem in an unknown environment without any supervision. Achieving this will make AI systems significantly more autonomous, expanding the range of their possible applications.

Laboratory webpage: deeppavlov.ai

The lab was founded in 2014 as part of 5-100 program, aimed at making Russian universities more competitive in international research. The laboratory focuses on the development of geophysical research methods, as well as conducting advanced research based on innovative methods of computational modeling and solving reverse problems of geophysics using high-performing computational systems.

The lab conducts both fundamental and applied research including search and validation of new targets and new approaches for the development of new drugs and plant protection methods. High-content screening and analysis of live cell digital images compose basic technological platform for fundamental research on aging and age-related pathologies, preclinical studies of drug candidates against various diseases including carcinogenesis, inflammation, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. There are two Doctors of Sciences and seven PhDs working in the lab.

Laboratory of Computer and Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems was founded in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2016. It is lead by Artem Zhmurov, Philipp Orekhov and Valeri Barsegov, a visiting professor from University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Laboratory web-page: http://hpc.mipt.ru/zhmurov/lab/

The main project of the laboratory is the development of the system for the diagnostics of rare Mendelian disorders with a usage of the massive parallel sequencing technologies

The Nanobiotechnology Lab conducts research in many fields but has a primary focus on the development of smart materials based on nanoparticles and their in vitro and in vivo applications. The equipment available at the laboratory enables it to conduct a full cycle of nanobiotechnological research. This includes synthesizing inorganic nanoparticles, covering them with polymers, and testing the interaction of nanomaterials with inanimate objects, cells, and animal tissues.

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.

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.