The scientific work of the department is aimed at the study of various physical effects that occur in micro- and nanoscale structures, as well as the application of these effects for the creation of new or improvement of existing micro- and nanoelectronics devices, the development of promising nanotechnologies. The subject of scientific research of the department includes three directions:

  1. Nanophysics, surface physics. In this direction, studies of the structure of materials, surface morphology and phase composition of solids, thin films, and various nanoobjects (nanodots, nanothreads, nanotubes, nanocrystals, multilayer nanostructures, etc.) are conducted using electron microscopy methods.
  2. Applied optics of disordered media. This direction includes: application of adaptive optics and fiber-optic techniques for the formation of optical fields with specified characteristics in highly scattering environments, in particular, biological tissues; application of gradient wavefront sensors (Shack-Hartman sensor, sensor based on the Talbot effect) to study the spatial characteristics of coherent optical waves; manufacturing and application of holographic optical elements.
  3. Superconducting and magnetic micro- and nanoelectronics. This direction includes the study of electrodynamic properties of superconductors (in particular, new types of high-temperature superconductors) and superconducting nanostructures, the development of new cryogenic electronics devices (in particular, qubits of various types), the study of magnetic dynamics and related dynamic physical effects in magnetic films, wires , points, multilayer nanostructures. The results of such research correspond to current areas of modern nanoelectronics – cryogenic nanoelectronics, quantum computing, spintronics, magnonics, spin-orbittronics, neuromorphic nanoelectronics, etc.

Employees of the department have significant practical experience in the field of nanophysics and nanoelectronics, regularly participate in the implementation of domestic and foreign scientific grants, actively cooperate with foreign and domestic universities and research centers.

 Laboratory of optical and microwave processing of information and theory of environments:


  • Head of NDL, Ph.D.-M.Sc., S.N.S. T.V. Rodionova

  • Honored professor of KNU, Ph.D., prof. Melkov G.A.

  • Scientific director of the National Research Institute, Ph.D.-M.Sc., prof. Prokopenko O.V.

  • Researcher, Ph.D.-M.Sc. Slobodyaniuk D.V.

  • Junior researcher, Ph.D. Sizhuk A.S.

  • Leading engineer Derevnin Z.M.

  • Leading engineer Kondratovych Yu.M.

  • Leading engineer Romanyuk O.V.

The work of the research laboratory is aimed at researching the properties of various media (solid, nanostructured media, individual nanostructures, etc.) for the development of methods of information transmission, processing, and storage using microwave, terahertz, and optical signals. When conducting scientific research, the methods of experimental and theoretical physics, computer modeling methods are organically combined. The results of scientific research are used for the development and creation of new basic elements of nanoelectronics, nano-sized electronic devices, more efficient components, promising for the practice of electronic circuits and devices.