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Material Science

Department of Materials Science


Nanomaterials. Master Program Courses (in English)

  • English in professional communications
  • Theoretical and experimental methods in research
  • Chemical bases of nanotechnology
  • Physics of solid state
  • Information technologies in science
  • Project management
  • Design of nanotechnology manufacturing lines
  • Advanced materials and technologies
  • Technology of nanoparticles and nanostructures
  • Technological entrepreneurship
  • Methods of surface nanostructure study
  •  Nanophotonics
  • New polymer composites
  • Porous nanomaterials
  • Polymer nanomaterials
  • Light engineering nanomaterials
  • Carbon nanomaterials and devices 


The Department of Materials Science provides education levels of bachelors, masters and postgraduates (PhD, D.Sci.) in technical sciences and technology on “Materials Science and Technology of Materials” particularly specializing in the field of materials for nano- biophotonics and polymer electronics – innovative areas closely relating to information technologies and supported by federal programs on the development of nanotechnologies and resource efficiency



Left to right: graduate student of the Dept. Of Materials Sciences makes a presentation at an international conference in Japan; books published by the Department; collaboration with TRACE Photonics (USA) and inventor of LEDs Prof, Nick Holonjak Jr.



The Department provides students with fundamental knowledge and practical experience in the synthesis, quality control and application of materials for light engineering, electronic devices, displays, nano- and biophotonics featuring with the currently extending application and enhancement due to the development of novel devices (white LEDs, OLED displays etc.).    
The educational staff includes 10 professors and associate professors. The Department performs research activities in the field of lighting materials and technologies, cooperates with the leading R&D/educational centers and enterprises including the Institute of Silicate Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of High Molecular Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Konstantinov Institute of Nuclear Physics, Radio-device plant Showa Denko K.K. (Japan), Shizuoka University (Japan), McMaster University (Canada), Eastern Illinois University (USA), Ecole Des Mines (France).





R&D results obtained by the Department are protected with a series of patents, supported by different grants, published in a number of books, research articles, presented at numerous international conferences. The Department performs research works for various Russian and foreign companies and enterprises according to the concluded contracts. The Department is an organizer of a series of conferences and seminars: International Conference on Display Technologies, International Seminar on Advanced Materials for the Electronics, monthly seminar “Optics and Displays” at the St-Petersburg Scientific Society. 

The Department head Dr. Maxim M. Sychov is the chairman of the Russian Chapter of the Society for Information Display (SID), in 2011 awarded with a Certificate of Commendation for the active participation in the Society activities and obtained the Senior status. The Russian Department of SID is acknowledged as the best in Europe in 2011.

The students are involved in the Department’s research activities since the first years of study, including experimental work, participation in the international conferences and training courses abroad (USA, France, Japan).

The graduates can receive the diploma of the St-Petersburg Institute of Technology simultaneously with a diploma from a foreign University.    

A dormitory is provided for all students





Department head: Dr. Maxim M. Sychov

Tel.:     +7812 494-93-97

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Selected publications:

1.        US patent  8,134,275. High efficiency 4-.pi. negatron .beta.-3 particle emission source fabrication and its use as an electrode in a self-charged high-voltage capacitor.  

2.        Electron beam modification of solids: mechanisms, common features and promising applications. Editors: Sergey V. Mjakin, Maxim M. Sychov, Inna V. Vasiljeva // Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2009, ISBN 978-1-60741-780-4

3.        A.G. Kavetsky, S.P. Meleshkov, M.M. Sychov. Conversion of radioactive decay energy to electricity. In the book: Polymers, Phosphors and Voltaics for Radioisotope Microbatteries. CRC Press 2002. pp.. 1-38

4.        M.Sychov, K.Ogurtsov, A. Ponyaev, Y. Nakanishi, H. Kominami, K. Hara, H. Mimura. Plasmachemical modification effect on luminescence of AIIBVI Phosphors.  Journal of  Luminescence 156 (2014) 69-73

5.        H. Kominami, S.V. Mjakin, M.M. Sychov, V.G. Korsakov, V.V. Bakhmetjev, A.A. Sidorova, E.A. Sosnov, Y. Nakanishi, K. Hara, H. Mimura. Effect of annealing atmosphere and electron beam pre-irradiation on the properties of SrGa2S4:Eu phosphor films. Optical Materials 35 (2013) 1109–1111

6.        M.M. Sychov, N.V. Zakharova, S.V. Mjakin. Effect of milling on the surface functionality of BaTiO3 - CaSnO3 ceramics. Ceramics International 39 (2013) 6821–6826

7.        Sychov, M.M. Effect of the Cu Content and ZnS Treatment on the Characteristics of Synthesized ZnS:(Cu, Cl) Electroluminescent Phosphors / M.M. Sychov, K.A. Ogurtsov, V.T. Lebedev, Yu.V. Kulvelis, Gy. Török, A.E. Sokolov, V.A. Trunov, V.V. Bakhmetyev, A.A. Kotomin, S.A. Dushenok,A.S. Kozlov // SEMICONDUCTORS.- 2012.- Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 696–700.

8.        A. N. Krasovskii, S. V. Borisova, N. A. Osmolovskaya, I. V. Vasil’eva, and S. V. Myakin. The Film Structure of Plasticized Cellulose Triacetate Modified by Electron_Beam Treatment // High Energy Chemistry, 2011, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 259–264.

9.        V. V. Bakhmetyev, S. V. Mjakin, V. G. Korsakov, A. M. Abyzov, and M. M. Sychov. A Study of the Surface and Luminescence Properties of ZnS:Mn2+ Nanosized Phosphors. Glass Physics and Chemistry, 2011, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 549–554

10.     S.V. Myakin , V.G. Korsakov, T.I. Panova, E.A. Sosnov, Yu.C. Fomchenkova, M. M. Sychov, O.A. Shilova. Effect of the Modification of Barium Titanate on the Permittivity of Its Composites with Cyanoethyl Ester of Polyvinyl Alcohol. Glass Physics and Chemistry, 2011, Vol. 37, No. 6, pp. 624–628.





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