Education at ISSP UL

Since its foundation, ISSP UL has been actively engaged in the teaching at the bachelor, masters and doctoral levels. Student training is inextricably linked with the scientific work of the ISSP UL. Physics Department (DP UL) of the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry UL (FPMO UL) and the ISSP UL have developed a very long and strong collaboration. Every year approximately half of the Physics Department’s students are elaborating their Bachelor and Master theses in the scientific laboratories of ISSP UL.

The head of the Solid State and Materials Physics Chair at the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry, UL is prof. U. Rogulis, who is a leading scientist at the Institute. In total, more than 12 members of Institute’s staff are involved in the teaching activities (including 1 professor, 1 assoc. professor and 2 assist. professors). The Chair provides training courses in the field of solid state physics and materials physics and promotes FPMO UL collaboration with the ISSP UL which is the basis for the scientific work for students and teachers.

In 2009 Doctoral school Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies UL was established. Approximately 30 Doctoral and 25 Master’s students from Physics, Chemistry and Biology programs both from University of Latvia and Riga Technical university  are studying here and taking part in various inter-disciplinary research activities.

Studies also include collaboration between UL Optometry, Chemistry, Biology programs and RTU Materials Science program.

In 2018-2019 a new Master's Programme in Physics related to applied solid state and materials physics, including device fabrication, has been developed and is being implemented at the University of Latvia.

List of courses developed in 2018-2019 by researchers of ISSP UL available for Master students at the University of Latvia

Name of the course

ECTS

Examiner

Basics of Materials Physics

3

Assoc. Prof. Anatolijs Šarakovskis

Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials

3

Assist. Prof. Aivars Vembris

Introduction to Solid State Physics

3

Prof. Uldis Rogulis

Thin Films Science and Deposition Technologies

6

Lect. Juris Purāns

Semiconductor Physics and Devices

3

Prof. Uldis Rogulis

Introduction to Computational Methods on Material Research

3

Lect. Dmitrijs Bočarovs

Introduction to Symmetry of Solids

3

Lect. Dmitrijs Bočarovs

Microscopy and spectroscopy characterization methods

6

Lect. Aleksejs Kuzmins

Optical and Magnetic Spectroscopy

6

Prof. Uldis Rogulis

Electrical Characterisation of Materials

3

Lect. Ēriks Birks

Micro and nanofabrication of electronic and photonic devices

6

Lect. Gatis Mozoļevskis

Synthesis, processing and applications of modern materials

6

Lect. Linards Skuja

Scientific methodology

 

Workshops

Collaborative research and innovation

 

Workshops