Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: Russian

 

Courses

  • Nanostructures in Science and Life
  • Fundamentals of Measurement Theory and Metrology
  • Legal Protection of Technical Solutions in the Field of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies
  • Practical Fundamentals of Scientific and Technical Products
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Modern Physical Methods for Studying Nanoscale Materials
  • Economic and Legal Fundamentals for Creation of Scientific and Technical Products

Our advantages

  • The interdisciplinary master’s programme ‘Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies’ is designed to train academic, teaching and innovative staff for the development of high-tech sectors of the economy that combine in-depth fundamental knowledge with a broad scientific horizon and a comprehensive understanding of the main problems in the field of nanosystems, nanomaterials and nanotechnology. The training programme includes (but is not limited to) the fundamental aspects and application of nanoscience, nanomaterials and nanotechnology in materials mechanics, physics, chemistry, materials science, and technology. During training, students acquire knowledge of: business communications; economic and legal fundamentals and management of processes to create research and development products; and business English.
  • There is an opportunity to build their individual educational path.
  • The programme is designed to train academic, engineering, teaching and innovative staff for the development of high-tech sectors of the economy that combine in-depth fundamental knowledge with a broad scientific horizon and a comprehensive understanding of the main problems in the field of nanosystems, nanomaterials and nanotechnology.
  • The training programme includes the fundamental aspects and application of nanoscience, nanomaterials and nanotechnology in materials mechanics, physics, chemistry, materials science, and technology.
  • The curriculum of the programme provides for the acquisition of knowledge in: business communications; economic and legal foundations and management of developing technological solutions; and business English. All these will make it possible for graduates to manage research projects at all stages: from application to introduction of developed products and technologies into production.
  • The programme provides for the solution of major interdisciplinary problems at the intersection of areas of study and different branches of knowledge. It takes into account the knowledge of various sciences to get an idea about the object under study. The programme trains highly qualified specialists to solve multivariate tasks, taking into account the needs of employers.
  • During training, students have an opportunity to access the cutting-edge equipment located in the resource centres of the St Petersburg University Research Park. This makes it possible for them to master modern methods of research within the chosen topic of their graduation projects.
  • Work on their graduation projects includes: conducting independent experimental and theoretical research activities supervised by highly qualified scientists; preparing papers for publication in Russian and foreign journals; participation in the implementation of work supported by grants of various levels (from municipal to international ones); and filing patent applications for their achievements.
  • There is an opportunity to do an internship at employers’ organisations that are University’s partners.

International relations

Germany:

  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • The Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • The Max Planck Institute
  • Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • The University of Rostock
  • Friedrich—Alexander University Erlangen—Nürnberg

China:

  • The College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Jilin University
  • Kunming University of Science and Technology
  • The National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
  • Peking University
  • Harbin Institute of Technology

Japan:

  • Kyoto University
  • The University of Tokyo

Sweden:

  • Malmö University

The Czech Republic:

  • The Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • The University of Pardubice

France:

  • The National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse
  • The University of Strasbourg

The Netherlands:

  • The University of Groningen
  • The University of Twente

Hungary:

  • Eötvös Loránd University

Finland:

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology

Italy:

  • The University of Siena

Spain:

  • The University of Vigo
  • The University of Santiago de Compostela — USC

Estonia:

  • Tallinn University of Technology

Belarus:

  • The Belarusian State University

The USA:

  • Bowling Green State University

Main areas of research

  • Computer simulation of the physicochemical properties of new carbon nanomaterials using the methods of quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics
  • Fullerenes in phytobiotechnology
  • Carbon nanomaterials in power industry
  • Synthesis, identification and investigation of properties and application of carbon nanoclusters as nanomodifiers
  • Synthesis of in situ polymer nanocomposites based on amphiphilic monomers and functional carbon nanomaterials
  • Formation of graphene nanoribbons from organic molecules on Au and Cu crystals
  • Promising materials for hydrogen economy
  • Liquid crystals — materials for indicators and displays
  • Polymer synthesis from monomers in a micellar state and conformational behaviour of the resulting macromolecules in an organic solvent
  • Development of hybrid nanostructured materials
  • Kinetics and dynamics of chemical reactions
  • Optical biosensors and cellular process imaging
  • Photopharmacology: activating drugs by light
  • Optogenetics: controlling the activity of neurons by light
  • Investigating the structure and properties of shape memory alloys
  • Investigating physical and mechanical properties of metals and alloys subjected to severe plastic deformation
  • Mechanics of nanomaterials

Career

The graduates can work as researchers, educators and academic managers. They can also work in marketing, analysis and development of technologies for processing and production of functional, composite nanomaterials, carbon, nanobiomaterials and related products; at research and high-tech companies in the field of nanotechnology and medical biology.

Professions

  • Specialist in the development of nanostructured composite materials
  • Specialist in providing integrated control of production of nanostructured composite materials
  • Specialist in the field of material science support of the technological cycle of production of bulk nanometals, alloys, composites based on them and related products
  • Specialist in R&D organisation and management
  • Expert in research and engineering
  • Specialist in the field of material science support of the technological cycle of production of bulk nanoceramics, compounds, composites based on them and related products
  • Educator (professional training, professional education and additional professional education)

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