Active Media and Systems Physics Lab

The MIPT-based Active Media and Systems Physics Lab was established in late 2018 by the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences together with the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology and MIPT. The laboratory's primary focus is interdisciplinary research of active media of a very different nature: colloidal and biological systems, low-temperature dusty, and cryogenic plasma. Head of Laboratory — a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, professor, ScD in physics and mathematics Oleg Petrov.
Over the past decade, the study of active matter has become one of the most exciting and rapidly developing new directions in soft matter physics, as well as in the field of statistical mechanics and materials science. Active matter particles can autonomously convert the available energy of the environment (chemical, electromagnetic, thermal, etc.) into their mechanical motion. In addition to the fundamental aspects, the study of active matter properties is of great importance for numerous applications — from purely technical to biomedical, related to biochemical analysis, separation of matter, self-assembly, collective delivery of cargo, creation of new programmable response materials.

Oleg Petrov

Head of Laboratory

Professional experience
ScD in physics and mathematics, member of the RAS, chief researcher

Tatyana Vasilyeva

Deputy Head of Laboratory

Professional experience
ScD, associate professor, leading researcher

Roman Boltnev

Senior researcher

Professional experience
PhD in physics and mathematics

Mikhail Vasilyev

Leading researcher

Professional experience
ScD, professor

Svetlana Ermolaeva

Leading researcher

Professional experience
PhD in biology

Evgeny Lisin

Senior researcher

Professional experience
PhD in physics and mathematics

Irina Lisina

Senior researcher

Professional experience
PhD in physics and mathematics

Elena Sysolyatina

Senior researcher

Professional experience
PhD in biology

Fyodor Trukhachyov

Senior researcher

Professional experience
PhD in physics and mathematics

Anastasiya Alekseevskaya

Junior researcher

Professional experience
PG student

Evgeny Kononov

Junior researcher

Professional experience
PG student

Eduard Sametov

Engineer

Professional experience
PG student
Joint Institute for High Temperatures (JIHT)

N. F. Gamaleya Federal Research Center for Epidemiology & Microbiology