Program code: 11.03.04
Micro- and solid-state electronics is a high-tech field of electronics dealing with design, production and use of all kinds of semiconductor devices, display devices (LCD and Plasma), sensors, biochips, microprocessors, integrated circuits industry, communication systems, consumer electronics and medical equipment.
Microelectronics and solid-state electronics domains are under intensive development and are associated with the increasing speed of microprocessors, concentration of elements in chips and, consequently, their decreasing size with increasing functionality. A modern integrated circuit is a set of millions of transistors, diodes, capacitors. Such sophisticated electronic product can be only created by a qualified specialist. Though computers and cell phones have evolved from bulky machines to compact and light devices, thanks to the efforts of microelectronics developers. These specialists are also working to increase the information transfer speed, to develop of high-capacity batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, solar panels, and energy-efficient light sources.
Demand for the field-oriented experts is conditioned by the rapid development of computer and communications equipment and microwave electronics. Future belongs to supercomputers, compact multifunction communicational technology, high-speed receiving and transmitting information devices, global navigation systems, artificial intelligence, and environmentally friendly energy sources.
The "Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics” graduates obtain competencies in the field of basic and applied sciences, including solid-state physics and nanostructures, information technology, physics, technology and physics of equipment, micro- and nanoelectronics, and circuitry.
Students of "Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics" specialization are the winners of the grant "UMNIK", as well as the scholarships awarded by the President of the Russian Federation, the Russian Government, the Governor of the Tomsk region and TUSUR.
After obtaining their Bachelor degree, students can continue their studies with the “Solid-state Electronics” Master degree program.
Participation in real projects
TUSUR University allows students to take part in Project Based Group Learning (PBGL). Students at “Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics” participate in following development works:
Development of transparent conductive nano-technology coating for LEDs. This development is useful for the optoelectronic industry, as well as in space technology to protect spacecraft elements from solar radiation.
Method development for the increase light sources light output and reliability in semiconductors. The researchers’ objective is to reach the durability of white light sources up to at least 100 thousand hours. Today, experts estimate the life of the modern white LEDs at about 70 thousand hours. So, this student project aspires to become truly innovative. The developed methods are useful in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor light sources of NIIPP and a new "Rostechno" plant.
Development of production technology for dielectric materials with low permittivity. This technology allows to obtain materials having pores of a specified size and shape. Such materials have the optimum characteristics for the development of microwave integrated circuits. TUSUR researchers work on this subject for more than 5 years. During this time, a lot of results were obtained, two Candidate of Science and one Doctorate dissertations were defended, two contracts with industrial and high-tech enterprises were singed. The technology of producing porous silica layer is protected by RF patent.
The research field in industrial electronics is very wide and could be related to any production that uses automated assembly lines. This includes: industrial robots; automated control systems; power and control electronic devices ("smart home"); sophisticated medical equipment; in-car and aircraft electronics; oil and gas industry; geological electronics; computer systems and networks; military electronics and equipment.
Students of the "Industrial Electronics" specialization study modern electronic systems and devices used in the industry. Here are microprocessor systems that collect and process information, computer systems that manage the complex technological processes, and power electronics also that run sophisticated manufacturing machinery and equipment.
After obtaining their Bachelor degree, students can continue their studies with the “Industrial Electronics and Microprocessor Technology” or “Electronics and Devices for Collection, Processing and Displaying of Information” Master degree program.
Participation in real projects
TUSUR University allows students to take part in Project Based Group Learning (PBGL). Students at “Industrial electronics” participate in following development works:
Layout creation for wireless power transmission. The young researchers simulate the possibility of using the wireless power system for consumer electronics and intelligent home control devices. This is a very new technology on the Russian market, which ensures its relevance in the field of wireless power systems of various capacities.
Prototype development for automatic plant care. The device is designed for a fully automatic comprehensive plant care (automatic watering, humidity control, stimulation of photosynthesis, temperature control, etc.). The development is of interest in terms of commercialization and patenting.
Layout creation to manage the system of household appliances and to support systems installed at apartments, cottages, houses. Students work on the development of a wireless way to collect information from sensors and autonomous central control actuators. The project has the proved market value.
Optical and Quantum Electronics is a field of research that uses the phenomena of stimulated emission in atomic and molecular systems for development of quantum amplifiers and generators of electromagnetic waves of the optical spectrum.
The research field of a specialist in optical and quantum electronics is all systems where lasers and light-emitting diodes are used: compact-disk systems for data reading and writing (DVD and CD players, CD drivers and memory in PC); laser printers, computer vision for robotics and industrial control systems; optical fiber telecommunications, laser navigation systems; barcoding and information security; novel lighting, holography, eco-monitoring of environment, laser welding and cutting; medical applications (surgery, ophthalmology, healing of wounds).
This students work on globally important research topics such as: controlled laser thermonuclear fusion, astrophysical study of the Universe by lasers. The specialists in optical and quantum electronics are supported by the government through national program “Electronic Russia (E-Russia)”. This key project has an important strategic value and always will be a top-priority for the government.
After obtaining their Bachelor degree, students can continue their studies with the “Optical and Quantum Electronics” Master degree program.
Participation in real projects
TUSUR University allows students to take part in Project Based Group Learning (PBGL). Students at “Optical and Quantum Electronics " participate in following development works:
Formation and investigation of planar structures. The technology can be used to develop optical components and devices for effective optical transformers. The research is relevant due to the increasing demand in optically controlled and passive optical components for modern and novel optical data transmission, processing and storage, laser industrial systems, optical sensors and monitoring systems. The results of the research are patented and used in industry and academia.
Development of methods for the electro-physical treatment of composite materials. The research is aimed at investigation of thin film oxidation mechanisms and treatment of different materials by electrons, ions and plasma for modification of material properties, transformation of gaseous materials, printing holographic images in crystals, development of micro solid-state high-efficiency emitters of X-ray and electron radiation. The students’ research can be applied for analysis of properties and composition of materials and minerals.
Investigation of electron beams generation by plasma cathode gun. Electron beams generated by plasma cathode gun in impulse and continuous mode can be used for treatment, welding, and surface modification of materials. The practical applications of the research are being developed progressively as the parameters of sources are improved and new applications of electron beam technology are emerging.