Department of Micro- and Nanoelectronics

The Department of Micro- and Nanoelectronics was founded in 1946 as the Department of Electrical Materials on the initiative of the Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation, Professor Nikolay Bogoroditsky – the outstanding scientist, Rector of LETI, and founder of higher education in the field of solid-state electronics in the USSR.

In 1951, the department was transformed into the Department of Dielectrics and Semiconductors, since 1995 – into the Department of Microelectronics, since 2011 – into the Department of Micro- and Nanoelectronics.

More than 50 highly qualified lecturers and researchers work and about 5 hundred students study at the department. For 75 years, the department has prepared more than 5 thousand specialists, more than 500 of whom defended their doctoral and Ph.D. dissertations.

Education is based on profound natural science training, combined with the processes of design and synthesis of new materials and systems of inorganic and organic nature, to form knowledge and skills for solving practice-oriented engineering tasks of creating intelligent micro- and nanotechnology of a new generation for aerospace, nuclear power, biomedical complexes, and infocommunication ecosystem.

The fields of scientific and educational activity of the department are:

  • Atomic-molecular design and synthesis of nature-like materials and bionic systems: neuroarchitectonics, neurochips, encapsulated and incorporated theranostic nanosystems, non-invasive quantum-wave sensorics;
  • Diamond-like materials, micro- and nanotechnology with a critical mission for extreme modes and conditions: diamond, silicon carbide, aluminum and gallium nitrides, high-temperature radiation-resistant electronics, photonics, and microsystems engineering;
  • Atomic probe, optical and electrophysical diagnostics: atomic force microscopy, ellipsometry, optical and capacitive spectroscopy;
  • Renewable energy sources: carbon-free energy, accumulation, and recovery of energy from radio-ether, environment, and the human body;
  • Biotechnospheric interface: internet of people, smart clothes, smart skin, implants, a laboratory on a chip, micro- and nanoengineering for neuro- and genetic engineering, electromagnetic and information security of the biointerface.