The mission of the Center for Photonic Science and Engineering is to promote a transfer of the innovative research and development in area of photonics into real sector of economics. The areas of nowadays R&D topics are stipulated by demands and strategies of our industrial partner, domestic and international. The administrative structure of the Center is designed to be able to react promptly on new social challenges and emerging scientific fundamental achievements. Center for Photonic Science and Engineering strategy is in building of full-scale chains from fundamental research to applications and hence distribute own activity between fundamental and applied research with reasonable partition.

In respond to the main national wide initiative, Center focuses on the R&D mostly in areas related to optical communication and signal processing: fiber optic communication systems, free space communication, optical distributed sensor systems, optical simulators and optical computers, atomic clock systems, key distributed systems etc. We see our niche in the creation of an ecosystem for design and production of Photonic Integrated Circuits that are of great demand for any photonic applications.

In addition to that, Center hosts cutting edge activities in area of bio-photonics, producing and applications of carbon nanotubes and other new materials, and developing algorithms for future computing.

 kuppers Professor, Director  Franko Küppers. Optical Communication Group. Topics of interest:  Optical communication systems, QKD, Atomic Clock/Networking, Radiophotonics (5G, 6G, radar&lidar, ADC, etc.), all-optical signal processing, Optical Computers and Simulator, Bio-medical photonics, Emergency Communication. 
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 960_oooo-plus Associate Director  Arkadi Shipulin (Chipouline). Photonics Integrated Research Group. Topics of interest: Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) for communication, PICs for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), PIC components for Radiophotonics (5G, 6G, radar&lidar, ADC, etc.), PICs for agricultural and bio-photonics, all-optical signal processing on chip, nano and micro optics, applications of metamaterials.
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 1545_oooo-plus Professor Ildar Gabitov: metamaterials, nanophotonics and plasmonics, multiscale phenomena, optical fiber communications, nonlinear waves and their applications, nonlinear optics, theory of integrability and nonlinear PDEs
Project 1 Integrable models of resonant optics
Project 2. Noise reduction in optical fiber system by means of in-line VIXELs


 nikolaygippius_avatar_1405515500 Professor Nikolay Gippius: materials and nanostructures (incl. photon crystalls and metamaterials);  nanoplasmonics.
Project 1 RFFI14-02-00778 Electromagnetic modes in anisotropic solid microscopic objects
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 156_oooo-plus Professor Natalia Berloff: in the coherence in non-equilibrium systems, Bose-Einstein Condensation of exciton-polaritons, magnons, atomic gases; strong light-matter coupling in solid-state systems, finite temperature atomic condensates, driven systems, and superfluid turbulence.
Project 1. Modelling finite temperature superfluids
Project 2. Optical Superfluid Phase Transitions


469_oooo-plus Professor Pavlos Lagoudakis (in collaboration with Professor Natalia Berloff
Project 1. Organic Polaritonics
Project 2. Polariton Simulators


nasiibulin Professor Albert Nasibulin specializes in the aerosol synthesis of nanomaterials (nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes and tetrapods), investigation of their growth mechanism and their applications. At the moment his main recent research topic is devoted to transparent, flexible, stretchable and conductive single-walled CNT films and their applications.
Project 1. Solar sells on heterojunctions CNT/silica
Project 2. Artificial nose on the basis of CNT matrix
Project 3. Stretchable electronic components based on nanomaterials
Project 4. Ultrasound generation using free-standing carbon nanotube films
Project 5. Synthesis of single wall nanotubes with controlled chirality
Project 6. Doping of the single wall nanotubes for improvement of transparent electronic devices




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