Quantum Physics for Advanced Materials Engineering

Our Program is for the future quantum engineers of superconducting electronics, including qubits and superconducting sensors, terahertz detectors, submillimeter frequency mixers, microwave amplifiers, for detection of super-weak signals for terrestrial and space technologies.


of study

120 ECTS Full-time mode


Major code №03.04.02

Examination content

Tuition fee 265 000 rubles/year (relevant for 2019/20)

Minimal entrance exam score — 40 points

Head of the Program

Sergey Mukhin

Head of Theoretical Physics and Quantum Technologies Department

+7 495 955-00-62

International Students Services

Svetlana V. Dubrovskaya

Head of the International Students Services

+7 499 230-24-09



Our Program produces highly qualified researchers in the field of quantum materials science, who have deep knowledge of physics of artificial and natural materials, of superconducting electronics, qubits and superconducting sensors, nanophotonics devices, and biological objects.


courses in the field of modern quantum physics of solids, metrology of cryogenic systems with superconducting sensors, superconducting circuits and qubits, mathematics of quantum computing algorithms, etc.

Research projects of the students include the following directions:

Superconducting metamaterials and their applications in the innovate superconducting electronics, quantum computer, theory of quantum information and quantum cryptography, ab-initio calculations for modeling and developing of new materials, machine learning of complex systems and quantum matter and many others.

Fundamental training via core and required courses:

  • Modern Quantum Physics of Solids
  • Mathematics of quantum technologies
  • Technologies and Materials of Quantum Electronics
  • Spectroscopic Methods for Analysis of Materials
  • Interdepartmental courses:
  • Foreign Language
  • Project Management
  • Management of Quality


elective disciplines enable students to tailor the program to their needs

Superconducting electronics for the detection of super-weak signals and its metrology

Metrology of cryogenic systems with superconducting sensors

Quantum Electronic Properties of Nanosystems

Physics of Liquid-Crystal Membranes

Physics of Low-Dimensional Systems

Experimental Methods in the Physics of Low-dimensional Systems

Electronic Properties of Quantum Confined Semiconductor Heterostructures

Introduction to Path Integral Methods in Condensed Matter Physics


Laboratories and research supervisors

Alexey Ustinov

D.Sc., Professor, Head of the Laboratory for Superconducting Metamaterials

+7 495 638-46-46

Research supervisors

Igor Abrikosov

D.Sc, Professor, Head of the laboratory

Research focus: atomistic modeling and development of new materials

Supervision Plan: 1-2 students per year

+7 495 638-44-69

Alexey Basharin

PhD, Associate professor

Research focus: metamaterials, plasmonics, nanophotonics, the Aaronov-Bohm effect, quantum meta-atoms, dielectric nanostructures, toroidal electrodynamics, microwaves and terahertz waves.

Supervision Plan: 1-2 students per year

+7 926 777-58-97

Pavel Grigoriev

D.Sc., Professor

Research focus: theoretical methods of condensed matter physics, electronic properties of low-dimensional and highly anisotropic conductors, magnetic quantum oscillations in metals, magnetoresistance

Supervision Plan: 1-2 students per year

+7 495 955-00-62

Sergey Mukhin

Head of Theoretical Physics and Quantum Technologies Department

Research focus: quantum time crystals, quantum phase transitions, thermodynamics of lipid membranes

Supervision Plan: 1-2 students per year

+7 495 955-00-62

Alexey Ustinov

D.Sc., Professor, Head of the Laboratory for Superconducting Metamaterials

Research focus: long Josephson junctions and the physics of magnetic solitons — nonlinear waves in these structures

Supervision Plan: 1-2 students per year

+7 495 638-46-46

Georgios Tsironis

PhD, Leading Researcher at the Laboratory for Superconducting Metamaterials

Research focus: solid state physics, nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of discrete breathers, nonlinear physics, quantum metamaterials, the appearance of coherence in space-time entanglement, machine learning.

Supervision Plan: 1-2 students per year

+7 495 638-46-46

Sergey Shitov

D.Sc., Chief Researcher

Research focus: superconducting metamaterials for microwave and terahertz devices, development and research of superconducting microwave electronic devices based on them: detectors, amplifiers, generators

Supervision Plan: 1-2 students per year

+7 495 638-46-46



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