About the profession
The possibility of studying any objects at the atomic level was mentioned by Isaac Newton in his «Opticks» (1704). He hoped that microscopes of the future will someday be used to explore the "secrets of corpuscles", in other words - secrets of the structure of the atom. Two centuries later, they started talking about nanotechnologies. Norio Taniguti first called this the production of items several nanometers in size. So what does NANO mean? This is a prefix that shows that the initial value should be reduced by a billion times, i.e. divided by one with nine zeros - 1,000,000,000. Indeed, reducing the diameter of a standard soccer ball by 100 million times, we get a nanoparticle 1 nm in size (the approximate diameter of a carbon molecule of fullerene C60, similar to a soccer ball in shape). But today, the use of a prefix NANO also mark a new era in the development of engineering and physical technologies, sometimes called the fourth industrial revolution, the era of NANOINDUSTRY: nanorobots, nanosatellites, nanomaterials, nanocomputers - powerful tools used in the field of healthcare, energy, environmental protection, materials science, data storage and processing.
A student is a listener and a participant in business games, group and individual projects; interactive and case study methods. Classes are held with the use of multimedia technologies, webinars, teleconferences.
The training material related to nanotrends, which include innovative materials, harder than many metal alloys by their properties, modeling of nanorobots that can build and manipulate things precisely and at the atomic level, and a revolutionary technology of qubits is learnt through specialized disciplines of the programme:
- Technology of production of micro- and nanosystems
- Methods of study of the characteristics of nanostructures
- Physics of solid state, condensed states of the matter of nanosystems
- Mechanisms of charge transfer in biosystems
- Biochemical and pharmaceutical technologies
- Technological quality assurance in nanoindustry
Traineeship and internship
Students have the opportunity to undertake on-the-job technological internships at the experimental-measuring and technological facilities of nanocenters in Moscow, among which is the Nanotechnology Center at RUDN University. Students conduct research in the areas of micro- and nanoelectronics, nanophase material science, optics, nanophotonics.
Among our partners is the Research and Production Corporation “Space Monitoring Systems, Control Information and Electromechanical Complexes” named after A.G. Iosifyan, which activity is related to the development of space technology for hydrometeorological and oceanographic support, as well as spacecraft for studying the ionosphere.
If you want a career in science, you will have the opportunity to work in the scientific field and engage in applied interdisciplinary research in the field of physics, chemistry, mathematics and electronics, create new materials and study their structure at the molecular and atomic level, develop methods for research and improvement of nanoobjects and diagnose existing nano- and microsystems.
In the field of different-purpose industrial production, engineering, energy, instrument-making, space industries, depending on the chosen direction, graduates can:
- work with modern and high-precision measuring and diagnostic equipment, on the most modern and powerful base of high-resolution electron microscopes,
- design the nodes of electronic devices, robotic systems,
- effectively operate the technological systems used in the manufacture of nanomaterials and products on their basis.
After school I was very interested in chemistry, I knew for sure that I wanted to pursue this science. At the Faculty of Physico-Mathematical and Natural Sciences of RUDN University I got a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and managed to combine this knowledge when studying upon the master’s programme “Engineering and Physical Technologies in Nanoindustry”. At the moment I am working on my graduation thesis on the topic “Features of the effect of doping carbon sorbents based on plant materials with iron nanoparticles on their physicochemical properties and their behavior in the propane dehydrogenation reaction”. This is an extremely popular and promising direction. Within this programme I got rather extensive knowledge that will be useful to me in my further work.
Since school days I was interested in chemistry and physics. On these lessons I learned that solid oxygen looks like light blue crystals and a compass can be designed by means turned out to be at hand.
Upon graduation of senior high school, I decided to enter RUDN University in the field of study “Radiophysics”. RUDN University attracted me by the fact that, in addition to the main diploma, a student can get a diploma of an interpreter. In the modern world this increases the competitiveness of a specialist. I enrolled in the master’s degree programme “Nanotechnologies and Microsystems Engineering” that is more applied field of study, in my opinion. Nanoindustry is a promising area where knowledge of physics, methods and technologies of nanodevices are needed.
A quote by Ludwig Feuerbach should be mentioned: “Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve”. In the training process a large number of laboratory workshops are held, they help students to learn the subject. The teachers are very responsive and competent people who can answer any question. Now I am working on a master's thesis, which, according to our forecasts, will bring great benefits to this industry in the future.
RUDN University is a university of great opportunities. During my undergraduate studies at the Engineering Academy, I gained good fundamental knowledge in profession-related subjects that I already use in practice. The academic staff is composed of true professionals in their field; they are responsive and always ready to help resolve the problems with the mastery of the material. Now I am studying upon the master’s degree programme “Nanotechnologies and Microsystems Engineering” and already have little practical experience in the field of studying nanostructures due to research works held in university laboratories equipped with modern equipment, which I consider an important advantage of the educational process.
After school graduation I knew that I wanted to study in Moscow, because when someone hears that you are a student or a graduate of a Moscow university, they show great respect for you.
At the age of 16 it is very difficult to make a decision on what educational institution to choose for further education. Especially when you graduate form the lyceum in Krasnodar and plan to leave to study far from home. I was lucky – when I enrolled, many universities accepted documents remotely. By the time I arrived to submit the original documents, I already had a clear understanding – RUDN University is not just a higher education institution, it is a respected university with rich history and I choose an accredited, fundamental and respected educational institution, knowing that I am taking the right step on the path of building my career.
Having completed the bachelor’s degree programme at the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, I wanted to apply the obtained theoretical knowledge in my life activity and decided to enroll in the master’s degree programme of the Engineering Faculty for the field of study “Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering”. I am very grateful to my research advisors, who helped me to write a bachelor's thesis and a master's thesis. For several years they gave advice, guided and inspired me, thereby having a strong influence on my successful graduation from the university. A diploma with honors and a reference letter from a university teacher helped me to get a job without any problems and successfully pass the entrance examinations for entering a PhD programme.
Peoples' Friendship University of Russia is one of the leading universities in all fields of study. The university provided an opportunity to make many contacts and links, to gain experience that helps me to be on the move through life and develop in any chosen direction.Student days are a very important period of personality formation, when a lot depends on those around you. In addition to the professional academic staff, I think that a great advantage is that students from completely different countries come to enroll at RUDN University. Communication with people of different cultures, traditions and ways of life greatly broadens the mind, helps better understand others and adapt to new conditions. It really helped me after graduation. For 7 years I have managed to work in completely different fields, from a waiter to a deputy general director in a sports magazine.
It is important to note that the most important thing that I learnt at the university is that we do not study for passing exams and getting a diploma. We learn for ourselves, for personal growth, we start our professional development.