Institute of Nanoengineering in Electronics, Spintronics and Photonics

Nikolay I. Kargin


Mikhail N. Strikhanov
Executive Director

Research challenges addressed:

  • Microwave photonics
  • Quantum information technology and telecommunications
  • Heterostructure electronics and electronics based on wide-gap semiconductors
  • Radiation resistant electronics

Research infrastructure:

Competence centers:

  • Center of photonics and quantum technologies;
  • Center of materials and technologies of electronics on new physical principles;
  • Center for extreme applied electronics;
  • Center of nanomechanical systems and sensors;
  • Center of heterostructural microwave electronics and physics of wide-bandgap semiconductor". "


  • Department "Physics of Condensed Matter"
  • Department "Micro- and nanoelectronics"
  • Department "Electronics"
  • Department “Physics of micro- and nanosystems”
  • Department "Molecular Physics"

Research laboratories:

  • International research laboratory of advanced devices and technologies of microwave electronics based on 2D nanostructures;
  • International research laboratory of ion-cluster technologies;
  • International research laboratory for design of specialized integrated circuits;
  • International research laboratory "Organic electronics";
  • International research laboratory "Radiation of charged particle".
Faculty: 80
Students: 600

  • Research
  • Education
  • Faculty
  • Collaboration
  • Publications


  • Investigation of typical characteristics and levels of radiation resistance, development of the basic technology of radiation-oriented design of products of solid-state microwave electronics, including the type "system on a crystal" and "system in a case";
  • Theoretical study of nonequilibrium transport in organic semiconductors;
  • Fundamentals of building complex-functional intelligent logic elements and blocks for distributed, multichannel and multithreaded computing systems


  • A prototype of a specialized microcircuit for reading the signal of multi-element sensors;
  • Microwave heterostructure ultra-low noise transistor in the range of 0.5-18 GHz;
  • High performance gas sensors based on nanostructured sensitive materials;
  • Technologies and components for integrated microwave photonics;
  • New materials, methods of constructing a microwave integrated electro-optical modulator for information and telecommunication systems of the next generations;

Key Partners

Rosatom – State Atomic Energy Corporation of nuclear enterprises. One of the leaders in the global nuclear industry, that controls 40% of the world market for uranium enrichment services and 17% of the nuclear fuel market.

Rostec - a Russian state corporation created to assist in the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military purposes.

JSC "Roselectronics" - a key participant in the Russian radio-electronic market.

JSC «OKB-Planeta» - a company that performs a full range of work on the development and manufacture of electronic components (for example, power converters, radar stations).

State Plant "Pulsar"  is the leader of semiconductor electronics that develops a new generation of electronic component base: microwave semiconductor, power, photoelectronic and microelectronic devices.

Research Centre "Module" - an innovation Russian development company that designs high-end RISC/DSP processors, mixed-signal ASICs and real-time video-image processing systems.

International industry partners

Integral OJSC (Republic of Belarus) - Belarusian manufacturer of integrated circuits and liquid crystal indicators founded in 1962.

Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (Germany) - multinational automotive manufacturing company that designs, manufactures and distributes passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles, engines, and turbomachinery and offers related services including financing, leasing and fleet management.

Purdue University (USA)

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Key subjects in curricula:

  • Introduction to modern nanotechnology;
  • Materials science in micro- and nanoelectronics;
  • Heterostructure and microwave electronics technology;
  • Measurements in micro- and nanoelectronics;
  • Spintronics;
  • Optics and photonics of nanostructures.

Training Areas

Direction of training/level

Name of program

Bachelor's degree program

03.03.01 Applied Mathematics and Physics

Condensed Matter Physics

Physics of Kinetic Phenomena

Bachelor's degree program

11.03.04 Electronics and Nanoelectronics

Nanoelectronics, Spintronics and Photonics

Opto- and Nanoelectronics, Nanosystem Engineering

Bachelor's degree program

12.03.03 Photonics and Optical Informatics

Microwave Photonics

Specialist's degree program

14.05.04 Electronics and Аutomation of Physical Facilities

Micro- and Nanoelectronic Devices and Systems

Nanoelectronic Devices for Physical Facilities

Master's degree program

03.04.01 Applied Mathematics and Physics

Condensed Matter Physics

Physics of Kinetic Phenomena

Master's degree program

11.04.04 Electronics and Nanoelectronics

Nanoelectronics, Spintronics and Photonics

Applied Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics

Master's degree program

12.04.03 Photonics and Optical Informatics

Microwave Photonics

Postgraduates's degree program

03.06.01 Physics and Astronomy

Condensed Matter Physics

Postgraduates's degree program

09.06.01 Informatics and Computer Engineering

Elements and Devices of Computer Technology and Control Systems

Postgraduates's degree program

11.06.01 Electronics, Radioengineering and Communication Systems

Solid-State Electronics, Radioelectronic Components, Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Devices Based On Quantum Effects

Postgraduate's degree programs are ready to be implemented in English


Leading foreign scientists:


Z.Insepov (USA) - professor of Purdue University, professor of MEPhI, H-index=21

Victor Borisenko (Belarus) h-index=25

Stefan Matejcik (Slovakia) h-index=31

Peter Senger (Germany)


NESPI leading scientists:


Nikolay Kargin, Doctor of Sc., professor.

Honored figure of science and higher education of the Russian Federation, MEPhI vice-rector. Head of MEPhI center of nanostructured electronics since 2009.

Main research interest – physics and technology of wide-bandgap semiconductors.

More than 200 publications (incl. 3 monographs, 230 articles, 15 research and methodological treatises).

Ivan Vasilievsky, Doctor of Sc., professor

Main research interests:

  • Molecular beam epitaxy of A3B5 heterostructures
  • Low-dimensional systems technology
  • Electron beam nanolithography
  • Electronic processes in low-dimensional systems: quantum wells, filaments and dots

Awarded the title “The Best MEPhI Professor" (2015)

Alexander Chistyakov, Doctor of Sc., Professor

MEPhI alumnus-1974, he worked at the Department of Solid State Physics.

1982 – defended PhD thesis

1998 – defended the thesis for a degree of Doctor of Sciences.
Main research interests: physics of molecular nanosystems, quantum dots, photonic crystals.

Mikhail Maslov, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Main research interests:

  • solid state theory;
  • computational methods in quantum chemistry and computer simulation of nanostructures.

Winner of a number of research awards and grants (including the Prize for Supporting Talented Youth in the Nanophysics and Nanotechnology, MEPhI Grant for Young Professors and the Grants of the President of the Russian Federation).

Guest editor of a special issue of Adsorption on nanoparticles and 2D materials (

Konstantin Katin, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Winner of a number of research awards and grants, incl. the Grant of the President of the Russian Federation. Member of the editorial board of Turkish Computational & Theoretical Chemistry. Guest editor of a special issue of Adsorption on nanoparticles and 2D materials (

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Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, The Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Microwave Semiconductor Electronics, Russian Academy of Sciences, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation, Rostec Сorporation, JSC «Ruselectronics»
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