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  • PhD Studies at ITMO University’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering

    What activities PhD students of ITMO University are engaged in? How are they trained for building a career in science? You can find answers to these and many other questions about PhD studies at ITMO University's Faculty of Physics and Engineering in this ITMO.NEWS article.


  • Scientific Seminars by ITMO’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering Are Now Available Online

    There are different ways that you could make use of the period of restrictions necessitated by the ongoing pandemic. One of these is self-education, taking online courses, watching video lectures. The staff over at ITMO University’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering have decided to take a step further and moved their traditional seminars on theoretical physics, nano-optics and microwave technologies to online. The seminars allow you to listen to world-renowned scientists talking about their latest work, ongoing experiments and the cutting edge of science beyond the popular science format.


  • Researchers Demonstrate a Platform for Future Optical Transistors

    Leading research groups in the field of nanophotonics are working toward developing optical transistors –  key components for future optical computers. These devices will process information with photons instead of electrons, thus reducing the heat and increasing the operation speed. However, photons do not interact with each other well, which creates a big problem for microelectronics engineers. A group of researchers from ITMO University, together with colleagues, have come up with a new solution to this problem by creating a planar system where photons couple to other particles, which enables them to interact with each other. The principle demonstrated in their experiment can provide a platform for developing future optical transistors. The results of their work are published in Light: Science & Applications.


  • ITMO University Researchers Create Complex Nanoparticles with Laser Impulses

    An international research group including ITMO University specialists has experimentally demonstrated a method of generating complex nanoparticles that can be applied in nanophotonics for light adjustment purposes. It has the potential to change the way such materials are produced today and reduce the price of nanoparticle production, which would foster the development of microelectronics. The paper was published in Advanced Functional Materials. 


  • Quantum Computers, Time Crystals, and Artificial Cells: 2019 in Science

    2019 was a year of many scientific discoveries in various fields: from the first picture of a black hole and the news of turtles inhabiting the modern day Yakutia 130 million years ago, to the sensational Mayan treasure found in Mexico and the large-scale Russian polar expedition Transarctica-2019. ITMO.NEWS went to the University’s leading researchers to ask what they’ll remember about the passing year. 


  • Nanophotonics' Most Topical Fields: Research on Hybrid Metal-Dielectric Structures

    Hybrid metal-dielectric structures hold great promise for the development of new data recording devices, improved sensors and optical chips. This is the field that Yali Sun, a PhD student from ITMO's Faculty of Physics and Engineering, focuses on. Back in China, she obtained education in the field of electronics, and then chose to focus on nanophotonics. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, she spoke about the differences between education in Russia and China, gender issues, and working in this new relevant field.