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  • Professor V.S. Volkov

    Professor V.S. Volkov

    Program coordinator,
    Director for MIPT Center for Photonics and 2D Materials


Program Focus

The goal of the Advanced 2D Materials master's program is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of current advances in the physics and technology of two-dimensional (2D) materials and new quantum materials. The study of 2D materials is one of the newest and most exciting areas of Materials Science and Engineering. Low-dimensional materials and systems have the potential to revolutionize many vital industries, such as solar cells, transistors, camera sensors, digital screens, and semiconductors, among others.

The proposed program is oriented around two research topics:

Fundamental properties of 2D materials and Novel device architectures. It includes basic, fundamental, and applied disciplines that address the physical methods for studying advanced technologies based on two-dimensional and quantum materials.

Program highlights

Master's program is structured so that in the first academic year, students study a block of basic disciplines:

Physical methods of nanomaterials research, Physics of two-dimensional and quantum materials, as well as Computational physics methods for modeling quantum materials, micro- and nanodevices based on them.

Leading Russian and foreign experts in physics and technology of two-dimensional materials will be involved in teaching the courses. A cycle of practical classes in the form of modern laboratory practical work is provided at the laboratories at the MIPT Center for Photonics and Two-Dimensional Materials. In the second year of study, as compared to the first one, students are given more time for research work.

Program curriculum

1st semester

  • Nanomaterials analysis and research
  • Semiconductor nanoelectronic devices
  • Laser physics
  • Electronic transport in 2D materials

2nd semester

  • Methods for modeling nanomaterials and nanodevices
  • 2D materials for nanoelectronics
  • Polymer physics
  • 2D materials for nanophotonics

3rd semester

  • Methods for the synthesis of nanomaterials
  • First-principles simulations and modeling
  • Quantum systems

4th semester

Visiting lectures. The fourth semester is solely devoted to research and master’s thesis preparation

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