Materials Science &Technologies

Our graduates are highly qualified professionals in materials science engaged in scientific and production activities. Our learning programs focus on the research in a wide variety of materials such as metal alloys, ceramics, biomedical materials, semiconductors, crystals, etc. The curriculum provides for a constant participation of students in the activities of NUST MISIS leading scientific labs and centers. At the end of the program students defend their individual R&D works on new innovation materials.

years of study

Full-time education in Russian

Major #22.04.01
Materials Science &Technologies


Biomedical Nanomaterials

The program combines the study of materials science, chemistry and biomedicine and trains professionals in the development and application of nanomaterials (including magnetic materials) to create new drugs and medications. Students study nanoparticle synthesis, test their efficiency and safety for living organisms; research into the possibilities to use multifunctional nanohybride materials with antitumor effect, for instance, as MRI contrast agents, for magnetic hyperthermia and drug targeted delivery; focus on projects to develop theoretical and practical approaches to low frequency magnetic field biological process control.

Laser Equipment: Materials and Appliances

During the program students focus on key areas of laser equipment use and aspects of its development and application including theoretical basics of quantum emission formation, laser emission interaction with different materials and media. They learn material properties and technologies of their creation, and the processes of appliance design and manufacturing. Special emphasis is made on the research in optical systems of functional dielectric materials, laser beam control and creation of laser equipment. Annually our students actively participate in conferences and competitions, publish their articles in scientific journals, and become interns of international programs at NUST MISIS partner universities.

High Temperature and Superhard Materials

This program focuses on innovations in modern materials science related to the research in obtaining new high temperature and superhard materials, their properties and options to use them in various industries. Students learn how to create materials for gas turbine engines, hypersonic flying objects, cutting and drilling equipment, various protective coatings, and study processes of artificial diamond synthesis for jewelry and other industries.

Innovation Construction Materials

Students acquire the knowledge necessary to design new material structured based on metals and alloys with the required properties, high strength and destruction resistance in the first place. They learn how to develop technologies to obtain and use in innovation areas such as power industry, aircraft industry and space technologies, transport, medicine, etc. Special attention is given to future research and experimental competencies, IT technologies in materials science including Big Data, machine learning techniques, digital options in creation and control of properties, workability forecasting and guaranteed reliability of technology and equipment operation.

Functional Material Materials Science in Nanoelectronics

The program trains highly qualified professionals in the development and research of new materials and technologies in nanoelectronics. The curriculum focuses on methods of property analysis and forecasting of semiconductors, metals, dielectrics, composite nanomaterials and heterostructures used in various fields, from electronics to biomedicine. Students carry out R&D works in materials science, use laser, optic and acoustic systems, quantum electronic devices and functional materials.

Metal Science & Metal Thermal Treatment

Metal science is the main major in Materials Science and Technologies as materials fundamental for every area of human civilization activity, branch of economy and industry are metals and alloys. The specifications of this Master’s program correspond the international standards and industrial requirements; students study the materials science basics, best practices and latest achievements in materials science and physics of strength. They learn how to find links between the composition, structure and properties of alloys; design the ways of their creation and processing technologies to improve their properties; they become responsible for complete research works using best available equipment; solve specific fundamental and innovation tasks for industry needs. Special emphasis is made on digital technologies and Big Data as the foundation for a technological breakthrough (Industry 4.0).

Physics & Functional Material Technologies

This program trains highly qualified professionals in the research in the structure and properties of inorganic materials (including nanostructured and nanosized) for various areas of application including functional materials with record magnetic properties (magnetically soft and hard), and materials for biomedical purposes. Since the first year of the Master’s program students participate in the development, research and creation of new materials using the state-of-the-art equipment. Our graduates find employment at leading R&D companies and industrial enterprises.

Process & Material Physical Chemistry

Students focus on the processes of obtaining perspective materials with outstanding properties such as nanomaterials, superhard and high temperature materials, diamonds and ceramics, composites, new types of metal alloys. Our graduates may creatively face any scientific and technical problems in materials science. Knowledge and skills they have acquired help them build up successful carriers at scientific and industrial establishments or continue their education at most prestigious universities in Russia and abroad.

Biomaterials Science

The program combines the study of materials science and medicine and focuses on a deep research in biotechnologies and tissue engineering. Its purpose is to train young researchers keen on scientific carrier, and employees for R&D departments at science-based companies. Main principle of this program is learning through research. From their first days at NUST MISIS students work at the best university labs led by prominent scientists. Experts from academic institutions and business companies participate in the program, and its wide range of partners means for the students an opportunity to participate in research at best foreign universities, take part in international conferences, solve the project and R&D case studies based on real industrial examples.

Physics and Chemistry of Processes and Materials

This Master’s program focuses on the processes of innovation material creation, research in the physical and chemical properties and application of innovation materials in metallurgy, space industry, nuclear power industry, nanoindustry and medicine. The learning structure combines best old school traditions, key industrial trends and innovative methods of material research. Students study nanomaterials, new types of metallic alloys, diamonds and ceramics, composites, superhard and high temperature materials thus being able to acquire extensive cutting-edge scientific knowledge.