Aerospace Physics & Technology

This field includes 23 departments and 16 laboratories with 126.8 faculty members in research and teaching positions. The major research and educational goals of this field include conducting space experiments on the Earth and other planets of the solar system, designing eco-friendly and high speed civilian aircrafts, and creating electric motor systems for nuclear space tugs.

Lev Zeleniy is the research manager of the field, and Sergey Negodyaev is the director.

List of laboratories

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 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.


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

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