Advanced Metallic Materials and Engineering

The program provides proper training for researchers and inventors of new materials and technologies, who specialize in the field of mechanical engineering, aerospace industry and non-ferrous physical metallurgy. Throughout the courses, students analyse structure and properties formation of the metallic details, use multicomponent phase diagrams for optimization of alloy composition and heat treatment, detect causes of the production defects and breaking of the metallic constructions during operation, use computer programs and CAD/CAM software for the production of the materials. The ultimate goal of the program is to train highly qualified specialists capable of working in both research laboratories and the industrial sector, solving the critical problems in the field of Materials Science.

of study

120 ECTS Full-time mode


Major # №22.04.02

Examination content

Tuition fee is 380 000 rubles per year (relevant for 2023/24 academic year).

Minimal entrance score is 40 points.

Head of the program

Alexey Solonin

PhD, Head of the Department of Physical Metallurgy of Non-ferrous Metals

+7 499 236-31-29

International Students Services

Svetlana V. Dubrovskaya

Head of the International Students Services

+7 499 230-24-09


Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to develop new materials and technologies, build models of structure and properties evolution during treatment of alloys and use the models for prediction and calculation of properties, use multicomponent phase diagrams for optimization of alloy composition and heat treatment, detect causes of the production defects and breaking of the metallic constructions during operation, work with literature and patents for obtaining of the patentability and technical level of the product, perform researches in the field of physical metallurgy, solve the theoretical and applied problems of the physical metallurgy using system approach, choose methods and tests for estimation of alloys physical, mechanical, operational properties and structure, use databases, computer programs, and CAD/CAM software for the materials production problems solving, create technical documentation, scientific reports concluding the results of the investigation.

The key advantages of the program

The focused scientific track
Effective research supervision
Metallic materials specialization
Practice-oriented learning
Publications in the first-quartile journals

courses in the fields of physical metallurgy, material science, thermodynamics, materials and technologies development, engineering, project management, etc.

Research work under the supervision of senior staff includes theoretical and experimental studies, publications in scientific journals, presentations at conferences for young scientists, and special seminars.

The main directions of research work are advanced aluminum alloys, superplasticity of metallic materials, modeling and simulation in physical metallurgy, new non-ferrous metal matrix composites, biocompatible materials, and shape memory alloys, metallic glasses, additive manufacturing, elastic and anelastic behavior of metallic materials.

Fundamental training via core and required courses:

  • Foreign Language (English / Russian)
  • Management of Quality
  • Project Management
  • Metallic Materials: Structure, Properties and Application
  • Thermodynamic Computation and Analysis of Phase Diagrams of Multicomponent Systems
  • Modelling and Optimization in Physical Metallurgy
  • Development of Metallic Materials
  • Thermal and Thermomechanical Treatment of Special Steels and Alloys


elective disciplines enable students to tailor the program to their needs

Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Materials Science

Modern Methods of Structural Characterization of Micro- and Nano-Systems

Modern Equipment and Techniques for Investigation of Structure and Properties of Metallic Alloys

Mechanical Spectroscopy of Metallic Materials

Amorphous Metallic Alloys

Corrosion and Protection of the Metallic Materials

Advanced Methods of Coatings and Nanofilms Deposition

Material Selection

SHS Process as a Basis of Synthesis of Inorganic Materials

Diffusion in Solids

Metal Matrix Composites

Friction and Wear of Coatings

New Methods for Studying Mechanical Properties and Standards

Methods of Surfaces and Interfaces Investigation

Nanofilms: Fundamental Principles, Characterization, Testing, and Application. Methods of Contact and Non-Contact Characterization of Surface Topography

Disperse-Strengthened by Nanoparticles Tribological Coatings. Nanofilms for Mechanical Engineering and Medicine

Advanced Technologies of the Metallic Materials Production

Laboratories and research supervisors

Akihisa Inoue

PhD, professor, head of the Advanced Energy Efficient Materials Laboratory

+7 495 955-01-34

Andrey Yakovlevich Travyanov

PhD in engineering, associate professor at the Department of Energy-Efficient and Resource-Saving Industrial Technologies, director of the EcoTech institute

+7 499 236-88-45

Igor Yurievich Smurov

Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Laboratory

+7 499 236-65-33

Research supervisors

Igor Stanislavovich Golovin

Doctor of physics and mathematics, professor at the Department of Physical Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals

Majors: Anelasticity, Internal Friction, Materials Science, Mechanical Spectroscopy, Physics, Snoek and Zener Relaxation

Supervision Plan: 1-2 students per year

+7 495 955-01-34

Alexander Churyumov

PhD, Associate professor

Majors: Materials Science, Plastic Deformation of Metallic Materials, Microstructure Modelling, Mechanical Properties.

Supervision Plan: 1-2 students per year

+7 495 955-01-34

Anastasia Vladimirovna Mikhaylovskaya

PhD, Associate Professor, Head of the Laboratory “Ultrafine-grained Metallic Materials”

Majors: Superplasticity, Aluminium Alloys, Titanium Alloys, Recrystallization, Materials Science

Supervision Plan: 1-2 students per year

+7 495 638-44-80

Andrey Pozdniakov

PhD, Associate Professor

Majors: Cast Aluminium Alloys, Microstructure Investigation, Heat Treatment, Materials Science

Supervision Plan: 1-2 students per year

Anton Kotov

PhD, Associate Professor

Majors: Metal Science, Superplasticity, Heat Treatment, Aluminum Alloys, Titanium Alloys, Recrystallization

Supervision Plan: 1-2 students per year

Alexey Solonin

PhD, Head of the Department of Physical Metallurgy of Non-ferrous Metals

Majors: Physical Metallurgy, Composites, Phase Equilibria, Modeling, Mechanical Properties, Structure, Conductive Alloys, Foams, Bulk Metallic Glasses, Additive Manufacturing, Digital Fabrication

Supervision Plan: 1-2 students per year

+7 499 236-31-29

Vladimir Cheverikin

PhD, Leading Researcher

Majors: High Strength Aluminium Alloys, Microstructure Investigation, Additive Manufacturing

Supervision Plan: 1-2 students per year

+7 495 339-99-00


Job opportunities

Throughout the program, students participate in research projects for Russian Aluminum Inc., Ilyushin Aircrafts JSC, Alcoa, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), Audi AG, Volkswagen Group and others. The alumni pursue successful careers in nuclear, aerospace and automotive industries, new materials research in Russia, Europe, USA, China and other countries.


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