Solid state physics department was founded in 1969.
Its present head is Lenar Tagirov.
A new bachelor course “Nano- and microsystem technology” has been introduced in 2011, being the most promising research field in electronics for the
next few decades.
Nanotechnologies allow researchers to manipulate with single atoms and molecules and develop new structures and materials with properties unattainable
through applying common techniques.
Nanotechnologies operate with particles with sizes between 1 and 100 nanometers (1 nm = 10-9 m). Quantum-mechanical effects become apparent,
which makes it possible to create materials with unprecedented solidity, flexibility, magnetic softness etc. Nanotechnologies are a way to
record-breaking operation speeds, sizes and power consumption.
The department’s faculty