Innovation Center for Nanoscience and Technology

The Innovation Centre for Nanoscience and Technologies (ICNT) was established in the Institute of Chemical Physics NAS RA only in 2020 within the framework of a large grant program funded by the Government of the Republic of Armenia on a competitive basis. This is a large project involving ten scientific organisations of Armenia. The budget of our Center reached 1 mln USD during this short period of time, and 80% concerns equipment, in particular a multifunctional equipment Pioneer 180 PLD System with Excimer Laser, DC/RF Magnetrons, High-Pressure RHEED System and Chemical Vapour Deposition System. Such an initiative has no precedent in Armenia. The device allows the centre to solve diverse technological problems: thin film preparation through the most point of care technologies and can be used to test theoretical results, which need high precision of experimental data.

The ICNT of IChPh initiated to excel as an interdisciplinary center through opening up the scientific potential to wider scientific groups in the country and beyond, contributing to the scientific diplomacy through meetings and workshops with the policymakers and governmental agencies.

  Goal

  • Establishment, deepening and expansion of close cooperation with partner international organizations;
  • Creating a high-tech environment and significantly improving the quality of education;
  • Development and implementation of new educational programs, laboratory works;
  • Facilitating the acquisition of basic knowledge and development of practical skills by students, their involvement in scientific work, promotion of scientific career, and implementation of innovative programs;
  • Formation of a scientific-educational base for the IT industry, participation in the formation of the labor market.

Structure

Nanostructured thin film (NTF) fabrication and characterization room

ISO 8-5 «Clean room» obtaining nanostructured systems with combined PLD, DC and RF magnetron sputtering.

Wet lab

Development of substrates, targets, thin films, NTF synthesis, electrochemical synthesis, firing, sol-gel, etc.

Computational modeling room

Simulations of the process of NTF deposition with the required physical properties by determining the optimal parameters.

Meeting room

Organization of current activities of the center and in the system.

 

Mkrtich A. Yeranosyan

Mkrtich A. Yeranosyan

PhD in Semiconductor Nanophysics, Head of Innovation Center for Nanoscience and Technology

Hermine Gharagulyan

Hermine Gharagulyan

PhD in Physics, Head of Research Group of Liquid Crystalline Nanosystems

Arevik Asatryan

Arevik Asatryan

PhD in physics, Researcher

Yeva Melikyan

Yeva Melikyan

PhD student, Junior researcher

Khachatur Kirakosyan

Khachatur Kirakosyan

PhD in Chemistry, Senior Researcher

Henrik Parsamyan

Henrik Parsamyan

PhD in Physics, Researcher

Astghik Tsokolakyan

Astghik Tsokolakyan

PhD student, Junior Researcher

Karen Simonyan

Karen Simonyan

Laboratory assistant

Avetis Simonyan

Avetis Simonyan

PhD in Technical Sciences, Researcher

Alexey Vasil'ev

Alexey Vasil'ev

PhD in Physics, Researcher

Marina Zhezhu

Marina Zhezhu

PhD in Physics Researcher