The department is actively developing several diverse areas, which allows giving students the most advanced knowledge in various fields of modern electronics:
- circuit engineering of electronic devices;
- microcontrollers and microprocessors;
- X-ray devices;
- quantum and optoelectronic devices and equipment;
- vacuum and plasma electronics.
The department has a strong teaching staff, which, despite significant achievements (such as one of the first places in the university among all departments in terms of R&D and the first place in terms of R&D funding per professor), has an average age of slightly more than 35 years, which allows the department to be one of the youngest at LETI.
Graduates of the department work as managers and leading researchers of the largest enterprises of the electronic industry in St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Ryazan, Novgorod, Fryazino, Zelenograd, and other cities.
Research work with active student involvement is conducted at the department in several areas:
- development of embedded microprocessor control and monitoring systems using CCD photodetectors;
- creation of semiconductor sensors and elements of micromechanics and sensor electronics;
- research and creation of new plasma emission electronics systems;
- development of technologies and equipment for ion-plasma technologies of applying and etching film structures;
- development of microfocus X-ray devices that have no analogs in the world;
- creation of X-ray tomography systems for medicine and industry;
- creation of magnetically controlled technological lasers, laser, and optical diagnostic and control means.