Department of Nanoelectronics and Microelectronics

The intensive development of microelectronics led to the formation in 1981 of the eponymous department. Due to the expanded range of study fields and intensified research for nano industry, the structural unit derived its present name in 2007. Now it is called the Department of Nanoelectronics and Microelectronics.

The department annually graduates young specialists whose engineering competencies and skills meet modern requirements. They can successfully work in industrial enterprises and in research institutes with the corresponding focus. The department is also engaged in retraining of staff for enterprises in the Penza Region under the lifelong learning programme for engineers “Design and engineering of sensor elements based on nanostructured materials”.

Research team of the department has completed more than 100 research projects initiated and supported by public authorities, industrial enterprises, research institutes and foundations. Young scientists make a significant contribution to advancing research at the department through exchanging best practices with their Russian and foreign colleagues, undergoing internships and conducting research in the leading research centres within and across the country, arranging joint scientific conferences (e.g. “Methods of creating and exploring micro- and nanosystems, economic aspects of micro- and nanoelectronics”). The department undertakes joint activity of with the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences on the physics of condensed matter in the section “Physics of ferroelectrics and dielectrics”.

Students participate in research and development, including those within the student design centre “Domain”. Its major projects are an installation for studying soft magnetic materials; an installation for exploring resonance characteristics of nano- and microelectromechanical structures; an automated laboratory stand for studying tantalum anodising processes; an automated laboratory stand for measuring current-voltage characteristics of semiconductor devices.

The department implements innovative projects, e.g. studying properties of nano- and microelectronic materials and structures based on them; developing and manufacturing automated complexes for the study of materials and structures of nano- and microelectronics; designing new generation sensors for express analysis and monitoring of gas composition in the environment; developing porous matrices for the creation of nanoelectronic devices and storage of bio- and nanomaterials, etc.

Staff of the department work on developing, manufacturing and introducing the automated educational and laboratory complexes into education and research in Russian and foreign universities. The high scientific and technical potential of these complexes is confirmed by the results of their presenting at exhibitions of various levels (more than 60 medals, certificates and diplomas).



     Electronics and Nanoelectronics: Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics
     Nanotechnology and Electronic Components in Microsystems Engineering


     Nanoelectronics and Microelectronics
     Nanotechnology and Electronic Devices in Microsystems Engineering


     Instrument Engineering Technology
     Measurement Tools and Methods (According to the Type of Measurement)
     Semiconductor Physics
     Technology and Equipment for Producing Semiconductors, Materials and Devices for Electronics
     Solid-State Electronics, Radio Electronic Components, Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Devices Based on Quantum Effects
     Medical Devices, Systems and Products


Research topics

•    Nanostructured semiconductor materials based on metal oxides for sensor, environmental and energy applications
•    Developing nanomaterials with a percolating grid structure for ultra-high-sensitivity gas sensors for security systems
•    Creating hierarchical nanomaterials for photocatalytic applications
•    Producing multicomponent oxide materials for vacuum sensors
•    Developing and manufacturing automated complexes for the study of nano- and microelectronics materials and structures


Research Institute for Physical Measurements
I.V. Kurchatov Institute
E.I. Zababakhin All-Russian Research Institute for Technical Physics
Elektropribor JSC
Research Institute for Electronic and Mechanical Devices
St. Clement of Ohrid University of Sofia
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


Igor Averin
Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor
Head of the Department

Building 8, office
Tel: +7 (8412) 36-82-61
Web-page of the Department of Nanoelectronics and Microelectronics (in Russian)

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