KOVALENKO Dmitry Leonidovich,
PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Associate Professor
The Faculty of Physics and Information Technologies (until April 2017 - the Faculty of Physics) is the oldest at the university, and came from the Department of Physics and Mathematics of Agricultural Institute which was established in 1929. In 1969, the Faculty of Physics became a structural unit of Gomel State University. The oldest department at the faculty is the Department of General Physics, which became the basis for the creation of the whole faculty. The Department of Theoretical Physics was opened in 1964. The history of the Department of Radiophysics and Electronics began with the specialization "Radiophysics" at the Department of Theoretical Physics in 1969 and in 1972 an independent department was formed on the basis of this specialization. The Department of Optics was organized by the Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus B.V. Bokut in 1974. The Department of Automated Information Processing Systems is the youngest at the faculty. In 1988, the Department of TSPEI of the Faculty of Economics was reorganized and the Department of AIPS was opened at the Faculty of Physics.
The Faculty of Physics and IT employs more than 70 lecturers and staff, of whom 35 have an academic degree (2 Corresponding Members of the NAS of Belarus, 7 Doctors of Sciences, 28 PhDs).
The main areas of activity of graduates of the faculty are education, science, information technology, the production of semiconductor devices, integrated circuits, micro- and nanoscale systems, the development of new technologies and materials, computer modeling and analysis of technological processes, organization and management of technological processes (production). Graduates work in leading IT companies (IOOO “EPAM Systems”, LLC “GBSoft”, OOO “IBA-Gomel-Park”, LLC “Intervale-Gomel”), at higher educational institutions and research institutes of our region (EE "Gomel State Medical University", F. Skorina GSU, UO " P.O. Sukhoi GSTU", SSI " V.A. Bely Institute of Mechanics of Metal-Polymer Systems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus"), large industrial enterprises of the Republic (OJSC "INTEGRAL", OJSC "Belarusian Metallurgical Plant”- the leading company of the holding “Belarusian Metallurgical Company”, PA “Gomselmash”, OJSC “Mozyr Oil Refinery”), as well as the regional education departments of Gomel Region.
The faculty develops close ties with leading enterprises of Gomel Region and the Republic of Belarus. Currently, five departments of the Faculty of Physics and IT have opened seven branches at enterprises:
- Representative office of D-Link International PTE Ltd. (Singapore) in the Republic of Belarus;
- Educational Institution “Gomel City Center of Additional Education for Children and Youth;
- Educational Institution "Gomel Regional Center for Technical Creativity of Children and Youth";
- OJSC Gomel Regional Technotrade Center Garant;
- OJSC "INTEGRAL" - management company of the holding "INTEGRAL", Minsk;
- Republican Unitary Enterprise "Gomel Center for Standardization, Metrology and Certification";
The educational laboratories of the faculty are equipped with modern high-tech equipment, which is regularly updated.
Graduates of the faculty are 3 Corresponding Members of the NAS of Belarus, 4 Rectors of higher educational institutions, 1 Director of the Research Institute as part of the NAS of Belarus, 8 Vice-Rectors of higher educational institutions, 27 Doctors of Sciences, heads and leading specialists of various enterprises, school directors and businessmen. Every year, the best students of the faculty become holders of honours.
Joint general education programs for masters with the following educational institutions have been developed:
- Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education "St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (St. Petersburg, Russia),
- Pskov State University (Pskov, Russia);
- Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "National Research University" Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology "(Moscow, Russia).
Students, undergraduates, graduate students and employees of the Faculty of Physics and IT have the opportunity to undergo scientific internships in various leading international research centers:
- Shizuoka University (Japan) (in accordance with the Exchange Program between F.Skorina State University and Japanese University);
- Aalto University (Aalto, Finland) (as part of the cooperation agreement between the faculty and the Electrodynamics Laboratory of Aalto University);
- at the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education "St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics" (St. Petersburg, Russia);
- at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Duisburg-Essen, Germany).
In addition to cooperation agreements, the faculty participates in international educational and scientific programs:
- Association "Inter-Academy".
- IANUS-II - Inter-Academic Network Erasmus MundUS II Scholarship Program funded by the European Union - a program aimed at enhancing the academic mobility of students, teachers, as well as strengthening cooperation between universities.
- INOVEST - Eastern partnership in the field of pedagogical innovation in the framework of inclusive education.
- Erasmus + Project “PHYSICS” “Improving Master's Education in Physical Sciences at Belarusian Universities”. The PHYSICS project, coordinated by Riga Technical University and the continuation of the TEMPUS project ENERGY involve, improving master's degrees in physical sciences at Belarusian universities based on Bologna standards.
The significant indicator of international cooperation is the internships of graduate students and faculty members abroad, as well as participation in international educational and scientific programs, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, fairs.
In accordance with the Exchange Program between F. Skorina GSU and Shizuoka University (Japan), faculty and graduate students of the faculty undergo scientific training at a Japanese university. Within the framework of a perpetual agreement on cooperation between the Faculty of Physics and IT and the Laboratory of Electrodynamics at Aalto University (Aalto, Finland), postgraduate student Asadchiy V.S., graduate student Derzhavskaya T.A. - at the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education "St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics", (St. Petersburg, Russia). Graduate student Fedosenko T.N. - at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Duisburg-Essen, Germany).
Each student or graduate student of the faculty has a promising opportunity to get an internship at a foreign university. To bring this perspective closer, you need to have a good basic training in mathematics and physics, actively and effectively participate in student research, starting with junior courses at the university, and be fluent in English to a degree sufficient for professional communication with colleagues abroad.
To broaden the horizons of students and undergraduates of the Faculty of Physics and IT and get acquainted with world trends in the development of science, leading scientists from higher educational institutions and scientific centers of far abroad are regularly invited to read lectures at the faculty.
Students are trained at the faculty in the following specialities:
- “Physics” (scientific and pedagogical activity, industrial activity);
- “Physical Electronics”;
- “Automated Information Processing Systems”;
- “Electronic Security Systems”;
- “Programmable Mobile Systems”;
- “Computer Physics”.
Within the framework of the speciality “Physics”, students are trained in four specializations: “Computer modeling of physical processes” (makes it possible to solve any practical problems of fundamental science and technology, relying on universal training in the field of physics and programming), “New materials and technologies” (the most promising one for obtaining full-fledged engineering and physical education, thanks to which you can be an active executor of scientific and production tasks solved by using innovative high-performance ion technologies), “Laser physics and spectroscopy” (any modern enterprises that use laser and vacuum equipment, research or factory laboratories can be your place of work), “Physical metrology and experiment automation” (training of physicists-metrologists – a metrologist knows the state system for ensuring uniformity of measurements, the basics of standardization and certification of products, methods of verification and calibration of measuring instruments). At the end of the training course, students get the qualification “Physicist. Engineer ”,“ Physicist. Teacher of Physics and Computer Science. "
The Department of Radiophysics and Electronics provides training in the speciality "Electronic Security Systems" with the qualification "Design Engineer" - a specialist in design, installation, commissioning and operation of security systems. "Physical Electronics" with a specialization in "Medical Electronics", as part of this specialization, specialists are being trained in the development, operation and maintenance of complex medical equipment. Upon completion of training, the qualification “Physicist-engineer” is awarded.
The Department of General Physics provides training in the specialty "Programmable Mobile Systems" with the qualification of "Electronic Systems Engineer" - a professional developer of mobile applications capable of working in modern IT companies.
At the ASOI department, students are trained in the specialty "Automated information processing systems" with a specialization in "Automated information processing and display systems" or "Corporate networks and systems." At the end of the training, the qualification “Information Technology Engineer” is awarded.
The Department of Theoretical Physics provides training in the specialty "Computer Physics" with the qualification "Physicist. Programmer ”is a specialty that allows you to create and implement computational information technologies and computer tools in the practice of studying physical processes and using computer methods in engineering, manufacturing, energy, medicine, and ecology.
The main forms of scientific activity of the faculty are as follows: implementation of fundamental and applied research work; organization and holding of scientific conferences and seminars; training of specialists with higher scientific qualifications; organization and management of student science; exhibition and information activities to promote science through the media; invention and innovation; publishing of scientific literature (publication of monographs, articles, abstracts, journals, collections).
The faculty conducts fundamental and applied research in the main areas that correspond to the profile of graduates and are prior for the Republic of Belarus and are simultaneously aimed at solving urgent problems of Gomel region:
- Development of physicochemical principles for formation of thin films with the required and controlled physical properties and study of the influence of deposition conditions, structure and phase composition of the film, the nature of the substrate on physicotechnical properties of thin-film systems for various functional purposes in the field of micro- and nanoelectronics (scientific adviser Rogachev A.V.)
- Electrodynamics and optics of gyrotropic and nonlinear media, gauge theory of the scalar gravitational field, large-scale invariance (supervisor A. N. Serdyukov)
- Physics of electromagnetic interactions of hadrons in composite models of relativistic quantum field theory (scientific adviser N.V. Maksimenko)
- Interaction of electromagnetic waves with metamaterials and artificial bianisotropic structures (scientific adviser I.V. Semchenko)
- Study of the organization of data processing in local area networks (research supervisor Demidenko O.M.)
- Laser technology and modern laser technology (supervisor Myshkovets V.N.)
- Obtaining highly concentrated ultrafine colloidal systems based on silicon dioxide for the final metallographic polishing of optics and electronics (scientific adviser V.E. Gaishun).
Employees of the faculty do research on state budget themes of the Ministry of Education and State programs of fundamental and applied research, on contractual themes, as well as work in accordance with the coordination plan of research carried out at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia) with participation of organizations and institutions of the Republic of Belarus.
The faculty has the following research laboratories:
- International Chinese-Belarusian Scientific Laboratory for Vacuum-Plasma Technologies (supervisor A.V. Rogachev);
- Research Laboratory "Physicochemistry and Technology of Micro- and Nanoscale Systems" (supervisor Rogachev A.V.);
- PSRL PM (scientific adviser Gaishun V.E.);
- International Polish-Belarusian Scientific Laboratory of Sol-gel Materials and Technologies (scientific adviser V.E. Gaishun);
- Research Laboratory "Physics of Wave Processes" (scientific adviser I.V. Semchenko);
- Interdepartmental Research Laboratory "Physics and Chemistry of Polymers" (supervisor Vorobyova EV);
- Research Laboratory "High Energy Physics" (scientific adviser Maksimenko N.V.);
- Research Laboratory "New Materials and Technologies" (supervisor Shalupaev S.V.);
- Research Laboratory "Laser Technologies for Material Processing" (supervisor Myshkovets V.N.);
Students of the faculty participate in competitions at various levels, which present their own projects:
Business School "Startup-GGU" http://gsu.by/ru/node/557
- Lesnitsky Alexander - “Production of Metal Detectors”.
- Ivan Kopeikin - “Bot on the VKontakte Social Network as the Lead Generator for Business.”
Hackathon Developers Forum «math_hack 2k18 http://gsu.by/ru/node/468
- Vyacheslav Beloshedov has developed a university web-application with rich functionality for employers, students and applicants.
- The “No Name” Team (Dmitry Nazarov, Eduard Tumansky, Ivan Kopeikin, Artem Vinidiktov and Artem Goncharov) have developed a chatbot for the VKontakte social network for learning English
100 ideas for Belarus
- Eduard Tumansky won the nomination “Information and Сommunication Technologies, Including the Disabled” with “the Smart Home” project. http://gsu.by/ru/node/336
- Alexey Zaitsev, a postgraduate student of the Department of Optics, Faculty of Physics and Information Technology, won the nomination “Agricultural Technologies and Production” with the project “Mobius Farm”. http://gsu.by/ru/node/1811
- Dmitry Kostyuchenko and Ilya Golovach performed in the nomination “Social sphere”. Their “Safe Way” project is designed to protect children on roads — pedestrian crossings, unregulated crossroads. http://gsu.by/ru/node/1811
- Alexey Rusykin, a graduate student of the Department of Optics, launched the innovative project “Multilayer Composite Transparent Conductive Films with Protective Hydrophobic Coating for Use in Optoelectronics and Solar Cells”. http://gsu.by/ru/node/34
- Ivan Kopeikin - project “Bot-quiz“ Guess the melody ”, integrated into the social network“ VKontakte ”http://gsu.by/ru/node/1570
To the Applicant
In 2017, the first authorized D-Link Training Center in the Republic of Belarus was opened at the faculty. This gives students a unique opportunity to take certification courses of the International training program: "Fundamentals of Data Transmission and Switching in Computer Networks", "Fundamentals of Wireless Wi-Fi Networks" and "Switching and Routing Technologies of Modern Ethernet Networks." Lecturers, who have successfully passed exams at D-Link for “Certified Instructor”, supervise the learning process.
Being a students at the Faculty of Physics and IT, you can take courses and receive international certificates:
- PC Hardware and Software (CISCO Network Academy);
- Network Technologies (CISCO Network Academy);
- Development of Mobile Applications on the Android Platform (in the mode of video-conference communication with the International Educational and Scientific Center “Android Software Center”, Illinois Chicago);
- Web-programming on ASP.NET Platform (EPAM Systems);
- Development of Web Applications in JAVA (EPAM Systems).
TO STUDY IS PRESTIGIOUS!
The faculty is known for its scientific relations with universities and institutes of Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, China, Finland, Japan, Korea, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, where students, post-graduate students and faculty lecturers undergo scientific internships: IANUS-II - Inter-Academic Network Erasmus MundUS II, Inter-Academic, IAESTE, Erasmus +.