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Department history

Department №67 was founded in 2008, entitled "Department of nanoscale heterostructures and microwave nanoelectronics",
by Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), professor Vladimir Mokerov.

Specific areas of nanotechnology,
as well as nanophysics, nanotechnology, electronics, molecular beam epitaxy and nanolithography
 heterostructure microwave electronics are scientific areas of the department.

The Department is the base for research and educational center "Nanotechnology" of Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI).

In July 2012 department №67 was renamed to "Condensed Matter Physics" department, head of the department became rector of
 MEPhI, professor Mikhail  Strikhanov. In addition to activities related to nanotechnology, other research areas are actively beeing developed:

Interaction of radiation with matter
Organic Electronics
Physics principles of quantum information systems
Nuclear physics methods of material researching.

International cooperation of the department with research centers in Italy, Japan, Germany,
Holland, Switzerland and the United States are actively being developed as well.

Staff of the department take part at international research programs:
- participation in the STAR experiment at the collider RHIC,
- in modeling of physical and chemical phenomena in the field of flexible electronics, together with University of Southern California (USC, USA),
  Photochemistry Center of RAS and Kintech RAS (Russia)
- in researching in the area of streams of charged and neutral particles, together with the National laboratory of Frascati, Italy (INFN-LNF)
- in research to develop a powerful source of Terahertz electromagnetic radiation, together with KEK ATF (Japan)
- in research on the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with a hard substance in the diagnostics on the XFEL, DESY (Germany).
Graduate and undergraduate students of the department participate in experiments, using equipment of the Nanocentre MEPhI.

For the last few years, members of the department have won a large number of grants of Russian and international research funds - the President of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Education and many others.
Education at the Department consists of two directions - Nuclear Physics and Technology and Applied Mathematics and Informatics.
In addition, let alone solid theoretical physics basis, the department has a large number of mathematical courses of modeling of physical processes.

Department №67 "Condensed Matter Physics" includes 32 teachers, including 2 Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences13 professors, 11 associated professors and more than 20 postgraduated students. Students of the department are actively involved into science researching and participate at existing grants and research projects.