Nowadays, photonics is one of the fastest growing high-tech industries in the world, and one of the main research fields at ITMO University. The School’s scientists synthesize materials with unique optical and electromagnetic properties that do not occur in nature, develop technologies for optical and quantum computers. Apart from that, they launched the first multinode quantum network in Russia and CIS.
ITMO’s School of Photonics trains highly-qualified specialists with a broad range of skill-sets, ready to face the challenges of the 21st century.
At the core of the School’s mission are interdisciplinarity, freedom of choice, and a personal approach to every student. Interdisciplinarity involves the combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity, while thanks to a personal approach students can choose an individual educational trajectory.
The School is comprised of:
- Faculty of Photonics and Optical Information
- Faculty of Physics and Engineering
- The International Research Centre for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials
- Laboratory of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures
- International Research and Education Centre for Physics of Nanostructures
- International Research Center of Biophotonics, Optical and Quantum Information
- International Research Center of Functional Materials and Devices of Optoelectronics and Electronics
- International Research Center for Bioengineering
- Transnational Scientific and Education UNIFEL Center for Advanced Methods of Materials Research
- Research Institute of Light-Guided Photonics
- Research Institute of Nano-Photonics and Optical Information Technology
- Research Institute of Monitoring and Trial Testing
- Research Institute of Laser Physics
- Research Laboratory for Computer-Aided Design of Optical-Information and Energy Saving Systems
- International Applied Research Laboratory of Lighting Design
Among the School’s partners are such universities as:
- University of California, Los Angeles (the USA);
- University of Science and Technology Beijing (China);
- Warsaw University of Technology (Poland);
- Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands);
- Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (Finland).
Among the companies the School’s graduates work for are OJSC Power Machines, OJSC Dalsvyaz, Quantum Communications, IntiLed, Russian Institute for Power Radiobuilding PJSC, Concern CSRI Elektropribor, Russian Institute of Radionavigation and Time RIRT, Radar MMS, and many others.