Research

With 11 faculty members, 9 researchers and engineers, and about 40 undergraduate, graduate and PhD students, the department is dedicated to research in theoretical, numerical and experimental methods of Radiophysics with strong emphasis on education and training. The department is committed to providing a rigorous educational background that prepares the students for further study and successful professional careers.

The department's research activities cover a broad range of areas that can be divided into the following categories: (i) remote sensing, (ii) composite materials, (iii) magneto-cardiography, (iv) bio-engineering, and (v) micro- and nano-photonics:

- In remote sensing, our activities are in the areas of: development of novel theoretical methods and software for analysis of non-stationary processes; development of a generalized theoretical model for the processes of passive and active remote sensing of multilayered media; proposing a measurement technique for carrying out search and identification of subsurface inhomogeneities by means of ultrawideband pulse signals; development of the software for processing the data of remote sensing and non-destructive quality control of industrial products; and making and certifying a complete set of compact field instruments for examination and diagnostics of radar properties of materials in microwave bands

- In composite materials, faculty and researchers are engaged in research projects in the following areas: study of regular composite media with conductive, anisotropic and non-linear scatterers; development of a generalized electrodynamic model and a theory of multipurpose control systems based on finite arrays of similar metal-dielectric elements with arbitrary character of wave diffraction; development of effective well-matched absorbing (anti-reflecting) coatings, attenuators, phase shifters, filters with simultaneous resonant as well as pass-band frequency, mode, or polarization selection, high-Q resonators, polarization transformers, systems of protection against high power radiation; solving the problems of synthesis of composite media as well as the issues of electromagnetic compatibility; and designing composite materials with electric-field controlled characteristics as well as new active control systems based on these.

- In magneto-cardiography, the research is being focused on the development and approbation of computing algorithms for qualification and quantification of ischemic heart diseases and on development of combined numerical-analytical methods of solution of inverse problem of magneto-cardiography

- In micro- & nano-photonics, our research activities include rigorous integral-equation modelling and spectral design of micro- and nano-scale photonic and plasmonic devices such as whispering-gallery mode microdisk resonators, microcavity and photonic molecule lasers, coupled-resonator optical waveguides, nanoparticle plasmon waveguides, and optical biosensors. Based on the on-going research activities, a tutorial has been taught at the V Kharkov Young Scientists Conference (IRE NANU, December 2005) and a graduate lecture course "Electromagnetic Theory on Miccro- and Nano- Scale" has been developed and awarded a 2006 SPIE Educational Grant. Detailed info (including a list of publications) is available here.