This two-year English-medium Master’s program is devoted to the study of macroscopic quantum phenomena discovered in nano-structured materials and quantum devices created during the last 20-30 years in the search for components for quantum electronics. At the same time the program addresses the basic physical principles of correlated electron systems and devices of quantum electronics, as well as some important manufacturing techniques and measurements of physical and chemical characteristics of quantum-sized structures and materials.
Complementing the foundational coursework will be independent research projects and elective courses focusing on new materials and modern quantum devices. The list of new materials studied in the course of the program includes:
- graphene and carbon nanotubes
- quantum magnets — atomic spin chain
- magnetic semiconductors — silicon doped with manganese
- semiconductor materials based on solid solutions of germanium in silicon
- disordered media and fractal structures – aerogels, granular conductors
- heavy fermionic metals, the Kondo semiconductors
- quasicrystals and structurally complex thermionic materials based on bismuth telluride
- lipid and bolalipid membranes
The ultimate goal of the program is to train highly-qualified personnel capable of working in both research laboratories and the industrial sector, solving various problems in the field of advanced materials engineering.
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To be admitted as a regular graduate student to a two-year Master’s program at MISiS, an applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
Applicant must follow the general procedure outlined . The deadline to submit the application for Fall 2016 is 1 August 2016.
A limited number of grants are provided. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is 1 April 2016.
Admission is open to both Russian and international students and it includes a short individual online interview with Professors Sergei Mukhin (head of the program) and/or Mikhail Chernikov (vice-head of the program). Please see the .
Courses in experimental research methods introduce students to different promising materials used as a basis in quantum electronics as well as to various measurement methods, including:
- tunneling microscopy
- scanning ion microscopy
- the accuracy, sensitivity, locality, and applicability of different measurement methods for the study of nanomaterials
Studied electronic devices and appliances include:
- tunnel contact of atomic size
- magnetic switches on the basis of manganites with colossal magnetoresistance
- Josephson junctions
- emitting diodes and infrared, visible and ultraviolet lasers, photodetectors, and transistors
Studied manufacturing technologies of quantum-sized materials:
- liquid-phase epitaxy
- molecular-beam epitaxy
- vapor-phase epitaxy from organometallic compounds
- self-organization of quantum wires and dots
To graduate from the program, you must successfully complete 120 credit hours, including 74 credits from required and elective courses, 16 credits from research work, and 30 credits from the final examination and the thesis defense. Students will be enrolled for 30 credits per term. For a semester-by-semester breakdown of the course plan and course descriptions, please see .
Upon completion of the degree requirements, the graduate will receive a Russian State Diploma and a European Diploma Supplement.
- Foreign Language
- Project Management
- Economics of Innovation
- Management of Quality
- Intellectual Properties Rights Protection
Degree Requirements at a Glance
|Degree Requirements ||Credits ECTS |
|Required classes ||50 |
|Elective classes ||24 |
|Independent study research course ||16 |
|Thesis ||30 |
|Total: ||120 |
For more details please see .
Each course page (see required and elective courses) has a link to the instructor’s page where you can find a photo, short bio, and list of publications.