Materials Science and Engineering in North-Caucasus Federal University

Master's program


Faculty of Physics and Technology


Valentina VOLKOVA,



Tel. + 7 962 006-83-23



Achievements. The program successfully underwent state accreditation in 2020. Master students of the program are frequent winners and prize-winners of various contests, awards, Olympiads (the Stavropol Territory Governor award "Award 2020," "Science of the Future – Science of the Young," All-Russian Engineering Case Championship SWSU Case Championship 2018, the contest of research papers of students and young researchers "To the Top of the Science").

Teaching staff. The program is delivered by nine teachers. Over 85% have an academic degree of Candidate of Sciences. The faculty develops academic staff mobility. The scientists from other Russian cities are engaged in the program delivery.

Research. The department conducts research in the following areas: development and study of superhydrophobic protective nanocoatings, development of production and research technology of oxide nanomaterials and composites based on them, development and study of superhydrophobic protective nanocoatings, development of synthesis technology for low-agglomerated powders of yttrium aluminum garnet, including that doped with various rare-earth elements, development of ceramic powder compacting technologies using cold and hot isostatic pressing, the study of the effect of technological conditions for optical ceramics production on the light transmission value in the wavelength range of 200 nm - 25        µm. Researchers take part in international congresses and conferences.

Education. A materials scientist is a scientist and engineer who conducts fundamental research on materials, including nanomaterials, develops production and research technologies for them, studies the issues of standardization, certification, production and recycling of materials.

During their studies, materials scientists study the materials that are already in place, find new areas of application for them, improve the safety and sustainability of materials, processes of their production and recycling. Much attention is given to the preparation of materials science students for management activities. Additionally, students study management basics, economics, manufacturing company management.

Strategic partners. NCFU cooperates with the Stavropol enterprises such as Monocrystal, the Signal radio manufacturing plant of Stavropol, the LUM research and production company, the Optron-Stavropol power semiconductor manufacturer.