Background information

This program envisages extending the theoretical knowledge in physics. The core knowledge in physics has been obtained during the 1st cycle of undergraduate studies. This program is designed for holders of the undergraduate higher education degrees majoring in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science (upon request). The program envisages training of highly qualified staff in the area with majors in theoretical physics, physics of materials (semiconductors, semimetals, metals, nanomaterials, coatings, processing technologies). In order to ensure high quality of training, extensive courses related to achievements in various contemporary scientific areas are offered. The course covers core subjects such as: Technological research and development; Physics and the solid state study methods; Basics of nanotechnology; crystallography; Structure and deforming of materials; Physics of nanotechnologies and physics of nanomaterials; Technology of materials and the structure of semiconductors; Cryogenics and superconductivity; Optoelectronics and photonic materials. The subjects are designed to develop the basic skills of the graduates. The subjects delivered as part of the major provide the students with knowledge and skills specific for the area of endeavor. These subjects are as follows: Fundamentals of quantum electronics and nonlinear optics; Electrophysics of energy, Physics of low dimensional systems.

Upon graduation the student will acquire the following general skills:

General skills:

  • identify the main trends of development of modern physics;
  • establish the role of physics in the development of material processing industry;
  • establish the role of physics in the development of personality;
  • apply into practice the acquired knowledge by suggesting ideas, concepts and models;
  • carry out experimental work in the area of physics.

Specific skills:

  • develop research projects and review projects in the area of physics;
  • identify situations for applying into practice the theoretical knowledge of physics;
  • design and coordinate the research work in the area of physics;
  • develop and apply strategies, various forms and techniques for evaluation of research work.

Institutes that partake in program development:

Institute for Applied Physics of ASM (Accreditation certificate: Series I No. 007, Decree No. 21/AC dated 18.05.2006);
Institute for Electronic Engineering and Industrial Technologies ASM (Certificate for Accreditation: Series I No. 012, Decree No. 30/AC dated 05.12.2006);
Institute for Energy of ASM (Certificate for Accreditation: Series I No. 005, Decree No. 15/AC dated 16.02.2006).
Institute for Geology and Seismology of ASM (Certificate for Accreditation: Series I No. 024, Decree No. AC-07/1-3, dated November 25 2010)

Core scientific and applied areas:

Solar cells based on the metal-semiconductor type structures. Methods to characterize the photovoltaic devises; the study of issues of structural radiography of monocrystals; technologies for obtaining ternary and multi compounds; properties of new materials normal and superconducting state; research on semi-conductor materials for their use in developing structures for photovoltaic conversion of solar energy, of environmentally clean energy sources; research on the structure of biologically active compounds and the correlation "structure - property" for medicinal preparations; multi-quantic processes in atomic, molecular solid matter environments, with a view to obtain new information on their optoelectronic properties; anodic and cathodic processes, that occur at a high speed under stationary and non-stationary conditions of the electrolysis; phenomena that accompany electrical discharge in liquid and gas environments; manufacturing of wide surface semi-conductor nano-film and templates with homogenous optical and electric morphology and properties; thermoelectric materials based on small structures; Lifshits electronic topological transition, induced by external actions to optimize the efficiency of thermoelectric materials.
Solar cells based on metal-semiconductor structures. Methods of characterization of photovoltaic devices. Magnetic semiconductor materials: the technology of obtaining and physical properties. Collection and study of optical properties of luminescent semiconductor materials. Rare-earth-doped nanocomposites. New optical recording media. effects of quantum optics and its application in information processing. Quantum states of light: grouping and anti-grouping of photons in generated field. Cooperative effects upon interaction of radiators with matter (atoms, molecules, localized states in solids). Surface physical-electrical-chemical processes at a micronanometrical scale. Modifying metal surfaces upon action of electro-physico-chemical methods of processing. Nanosized materials on molecular basis: electronic structure, vibronic and exchange interactions in monomolecular magnets, photomagnetic and spin crossover systems. Research of wave processes in non-homogeneous power lines. Modeling electric and magnetic fields of power lines with several high-voltage conductors.

Employment opportunities

The holder of Master’s program degree, graduates of the Physics program will be able to follow-up on his/her investigations within the PhD programs under the ASM institutes, so as to improve the professional skills or will be able to work as researchers within the labs of ASM institutes and other research labs in the Republic of Moldova, as staff members of projects, other labs within enterprises.

Academic integrity

Professional development is focused on active learning (via analysis, synthesis and investigations), the student is placed at the center of teaching activity, justifying the interest and curiosity for the processes that occur. Alongside this, the respect for knowledge produced by others is essential, by showing the source of quotation. It is forbidden to cheat during exams, while writing papers, tests, during individual work and while drafting reports and essays. The adequate interrelation among students and academics is important. Following the rules of civic and academic conduct will ensure a high quality teaching process.