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2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Saint Petersburg
September 2020
Application deadline: 03 August 2020
3,505 EUR

Program description

Quantum and Hybrid Materials

The main goal of the program is to prepare experts in interdisciplinary research in the field of quantum mechanical modeling of new materials and low-dimensional systems, as well as experimental research in such dynamically developing fields as nanophotonics, materials science, and life science. 

The program offers two possible educational tracks: Quantum Materials(computer modeling of functional materials and physics of low-dimensional structures) and Hybrid Materials (special sections of chemistry and cell biology, materials science, experimental nanophotonics). 

An interdisciplinary approach to studies allows to cover advanced research fields of modern science, which opens up a variety of opportunities for the graduates and boost their competitiveness both in science and industry. The program’s comprehensive curriculum includes such courses as Quantum Mechanical Modeling of New Materials, Modern Methods of Optical Micro-and Spectroscopy, Introduction to Materials Science, Quantum Optics, Spintronics, and Machine Learning Methods.

The program

  • covers all of the fundamentals of electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and solid-state physics. The wide range of special subjects taught by the Center of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials’ expert staff includes up-to-date courses in nanophotonics, spintronics, quantum optics, quantum chemistry, numerical methods, machine learning and others;

  • involves intensive laboratory studies using the center’s cutting-edge facilities including optical instrumentation, radio frequency measurements, and nanotechnology fabrication methods;

  • integrates students into active research teams, accelerating hands-on knowledge and professional growth;

  • offers personalized educational tracks depending on the students’ specializations;

  • opens doors to the best PhD programs in the field of physics and engineering at leading universities all over the world. The Center of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials has a large network of industrial partners both in Russia and worldwide (i.e. Bosch and Samsung);

  • gives the students an opportunity to work side by side with the leading researchers of theCenter of Nanophotonics and Metamaterialsand international research laboratories. 

The program’s advantages

  • studies in English;

  • long-term internships via the Erasmus + grant program;

  • internships abroad: the University of Iceland (Háskóli Íslands), Iceland; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia; the University of Nijmegen (Radboud University), the Netherlands; Institute of Jean Lamour, France; 

  • work on international research projects;

  • publications in top international scientific journals (Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, Physical Review Letters, ACS Nano, Biomaterial Science);

  • participation in professional conferences (APS Physics, International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT), Materials Research Society (MRS and EMRS), SPIE Photonics, SPIE BiOS Conference and many others;

  • opportunities for employment at the laboratories of the Faculty of Physics and Engineering;

  • thesis supervision by prominent international professors;

  • faculty scholarship of 10,000 rubles.

Admission requirements

Bachelor’s degree in the field of physics, engineering or relevant field, with excellent/good grades; upper-intermediate level of English

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Program content

The program’s contents

The program’s curriculum allows students to choose one of two educational tracks: track A – Quantum Materials or track B –  Hybrid Materials.

The list of the courses includes: 

  • Mathematical Methods in Physics

  • Photonics

  • Quantum Mechanics 

  • Computational Physics

  • Physics of Two-Dimensional Systems

  • Methods of Quantum Chemistry

  • Materials Science

  • Quantum Theory of Many Bodies

  • Spintronics

  • Quantum Optics

  • Machine Learning Methods

  • Low-Dimensional Magnetism

  • Specific Areas of Inorganic Chemistry

  • Specific Areas of Organic Chemistry

  • Introduction to Cell Biology

  • Computer Modeling Methods

  • Methods of Optical Micro-and Spectroscopy

  • Applied Hybrid Materials

Tuition fees

The yearly tuition fee for this program is €3505, and the total tuition fee is €7010. 

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

The program trains highly qualified experts with professional knowledge and practical skills for research activities in the advanced quantum materials science. 

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ITMO University Saint Petersburg

ITMO University Saint Petersburg

ITMO University in St. Petersburg is a recognized leader in optics, photonics and IT. Over the past few years, it has developed from a specialized technical institute into a trailblazer shaping the national education and research policy in Russia. We...

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49 Kronversky Pr.
197101 Saint Petersburg

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