The Department of Modern Functional Materials (SFM) was organized in 2014. It is a member of the Faculty of Laser and Light Engineering (LISI) of School of Photonics. The first head of the Department was Dr. Sci. in Physics and Mathematics Bugrov V.E. Currently, the Department is headed by Dr. Sci. in Physics and Mathematics Romanov A.E.
The Department of Modern Functional Materials offers a Master’s degree in 16.04.01 Technical Physics. The staff participates in both fundamental and applied scientific research in the fields of development, creation and studying of the functional materials with enhanced electrical and thermal conductivity, durability and other special qualities. These materials are then implemented in the most advanced micro-, nano- and optoelectronic equipment.