Photonics and Quantum Materials

Master of Science Program

Skoltech CPQM

The Photonics and Quantum Materials program has a strong interdisciplinary research and education nature, performed jointly by experts from different fields, spanning physics, material sciences, mathematics and chemistry.

Key information

Program starts
September 2017
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Modes and duration
Full time:
2 years
Tuition fees
No tuition fee
 for the applicants who pass the selection process
Application dates
All applicants:

Open: December 16, 2016
Close: July 16, 2017

Awarded degree
Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Physics
Language of instruction
Program is accredited by the Russian Government, certificate № 1123 from October 13, 2014

Entry requirements
Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Electronics.
English language requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

Degree information

The aim of the program is to provide knowledge and lab expertise in photonics, as well as to prepare students to apply their learning outcomes in fundamental science and engineering for high level research and industrial applications.

Industry immersion, entrepreneurship and innovation are key components of this program.

Photonics and Quantum Materials MSc Program Structure

Academic, Scientific and Innovation outcomes

  • Development of transparent, flexible, stretchable and electro-conducting films based on carbon nanotubes for screen sensors
  • Development of theoretical backgrounds for quantum solvers and initiation of experimental work together with partners
  • Theoretical investigation of metasurfaces, based on superconducting quantum interference devices, for controlling electromagnetic fields
  • Investigation of the Integrable models of resonance optics
  • Development of computer algorithms for modeling electromagnetic field interaction with hyperbolic metamaterials
  • Development of efficient light sources on hybrid quantum materials


Career opportunities and paths
Students graduating with a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics are in great demand throughout the international high-tech market.

Career paths:

  1. PhD positions in academic & research institutions
  2. Specialist positions in various economy sectors including Skolkovo resident companies and startups


Program Director
Ildar Gabitov Professor, Director of the Skoltech Center for Photonics and Quantum Materials

Main research areas:

  • Synthesis and applications of carbon nanomaterials in transparent and flexible electronics, stretchable electronics
  • Developing disruptive technologies and a new generation of hybrid photonic/optoelectronic and quantum devices
  • High-level scientific research on the creation and investigation of plasmonics structures and metamaterials for nanobiomedicine and nanoelectronics
  • Fundamental investigations and development of optical standards in the field of precision measurements of the fundamental constant variations, quantum models, logical schemes and simulators for metrology and their practical applications
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