Announcement about the admission to MSU Graduate School for a new Master’s Program in Composite Nanomaterials in 2010

MSU Faculty of Chemistry announces a new Master’s Program in Composite Nanomaterials, 510500 Chemistry.

The program is under the aegis of MSU Nanotechnology Education and Research Center. Under this program, leading Russian specialists in polymer composites and technology will give lectures and hold practical classes. The head of the program is A. Khokhlov, Academician.

The program is aimed mainly at graduates and young scientists, including Candidates of Science, in chemistry or physics (additional higher education.) Students who have succeeded in the program can be recommended for employment with engineering and manufacturing companies working in the polymer composites industry.

Duration of program: 2 years.

Program fee: RUB 186,0001.

International students are offered campus accommodation.

Start of program: 07 February, 2010.

Entrance examination: Chemistry (oral).

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Applicants must submit the following documents from 11 January to 21 January, 2010.

Place of submission: Chair of Chemical Technology and New Materials, Faculty of Chemistry, MSU (room 302, 1, bld. 11, Leninskie Gory, Moscow).

Hours of submission: 9:00-18:00.

The entrance examination will take place at 12:00 on 26 January, 2010, in the Large Chemical Hall, the Faculty of Chemistry. Please call (495)-939-35-92 to find out more detailed information on the program, admission and entrance examination.

Required documents:

  • Application form (written when submitted)
  • Original degree certificate (Bachelor, Master, Specialist)
  • Passport (original and copy)
  • Employment record book or its notarized copy (if available)
  • Military record card (for liable for military service)
  • Health insurance certificate
  • Eight 3x4 cm photographs (matte paper)


Nanobased composites are a fast growing technological field. Nowadays in Russia, RUSNANO, ROSATOM, Russian Technologies, United Aircraft Corporation actively support and participate in a fundamentally new composites industry that uses high technology. Success of investment projects implemented in Russia directly depends on training of specialists highly experienced in composites. This can be solved by a special education program targeted at a new generation of specialists.

Thus, the objective of this Master’s Program is to train highly experienced research-and-development engineers, industrial engineers, design engineers and managers to efficiently maintain the industry nationwide.

MSU and RAS leading scientists have devised fundamental courses (approx. 20% of the program) to provide essential knowledge in composites, a number of novel lecture and practical courses (approx. 50% of the program.) The special focus is on social and economic lecture courses (approx. 30% of the program) targeted at managers and marketing specialists in composites.

The program will provide students with indispensable knowledge and practical experience in composites, marketing and management, conversational English to communicate with international counterparts. After completion of the program and defense of Master’s degree papers, students receive Master’s degrees from MSU.

Tentative Educational Program

1st Semester

NoCourseClass hours
1Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics3636
2Introduction to Polymer Composites36 
3Physical properties of Polymer Composites36 
4Organic and Inorganic Fibers: Fabrication Techniques4816
5Fundamentals of Economics and Management36 
6Foreign Language (intensive speaking practice + Technical English) 96
7Philosophical Problems of Science36 

2nd Semester

NoCourseClass hours
1Strength of Polymer Composites32 
2Physicochemical Research Methods of Polymer Composites32 
3Non-destructive Diagnostic Techniques of Polymer Composites Products16 
4Fundamentals of Computer Modeling824
5Interfacial Phenomena in Polymer Composites16 
6Rheology of Viscous Fluids16 
7Physics of Carbon Materials32 
8Practical Course on Macromolecular Compounds 16
9Practical Course on Physicochemical Research Methods of Polymer Composites 64
10Practical Course on Fabrication Techniques of Organic and Inorganic Fibers 64
11Foreign Language 64

3rd Semester

NoCourseClass hours
1Methods of Polymer Composites Computer Modeling32 
2Ways, Technology and Equipment of Textile Processing of Continuous and Discontinuous Fibers96 
3Preparation of Fibers for Textile Processing32 
4Practical Patenting and Intellectual Property Protection32 
5Technological Management. Peculiarities of Application of Polymer Composites in Various Branches of Industry32 
6Foreign Language 32
7History and Methodology of Chemistry16 
8Methods of Teaching Chemistry16 

4th Semester: Graduate Thesis Research