NanoPQIQO 2024

Join us at NanoPQIQO 2024, the leading conference on nanomaterials, photonics, quantum optics, and quantum information. This event is a unique platform for researchers, academicians, and students from around the globe to share their latest findings, innovative ideas, and breakthroughs in these rapidly advancing fields. Expect engaging presentations, insightful discussions, and valuable networking opportunities, all aimed at fostering collaboration and driving forward the boundaries of scientific knowledge. Don't miss this chance to connect with the best in the field and be part of a future-shaping scientific journey!

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NanoQIQO Project Coordinator Recieves an Award

Join on 6 December, for Let’s Talk Quantum. An hour-and-a-half panelist discussion in a virtual format. Optica has brought together leading researchers, policymakers, academia, and industry partners to discuss the future of quantum technologies and workforce development globally. RSVP now: #future #development #quantumtechnologies #workforcedevelopment

#NanoQIQO project coordinator Assoc. Prof. David Hayrapetyan, who is also involved in the project as an established researcher paid a research visit to UHH

#NanoQIQO project coordinator Assoc. Prof. David Hayrapetyan, who is also involved in the project as an established researcher paid a research visit to UHH Prof. Gabriel Bester’s group on 21-25 November 2022. NanoQIQO established researchers Prof. Sotirios Baskoutas, Assoc. Prof. Christos Garoufalis from UPatras visited UHH in the mentioned time period too. During the trilateral visit, researchers delivered seminars on their recent observations connected with the main research sub-topics of the project and future plans for scientific collaboration during upcoming 2023. #RAU #UPatras #UHH #collaboration #ECproject #H2020 #Quantumoptics #QuantumInformation #research #visit

Interview with NanoQIQO early-stage researcher - Grigor Mantashyan

Interview with NanoQIQO early-stage researcher - Grigor Mantashyan who has recently received the State Educational first category Award in IT Sphere. The whole interview is below: #NanoQIQO #RAU #award #student #physics

RAU research management and administration staff paid a short-term visit to UHH.

On 21-25 November 2022 in the framework of EC #NanoQIQO project RAU research management and administration staff paid a short-term visit to UHH. The aim of the visit was to gain good practices of research and educational management of UHH. Managing Director of UHH Research Center for Ultrafast Imaging - Hans Behringer delivered the training for RAU staff members. The trainer presented the managerial structure, main objectives, and career services of the Cluster of Excellence. RAU staff members also met with EU research management expert Dr. Sabine Baars and other administrative and management representatives of UHH. #RAU #UHH #researchmanagement #internship #training #ECProject #twinning

#NanoQIQO Steering committee meeting was held in UHH

#NanoQIQO Steering committee meeting was held in UHH on 21 November 2022. All committee members – Assoc. Prof. Davit Hayrapetyan from RAU, Prof. Gabriel Bester from UHH, and Prof. Sotirios Baskoutas, Assoc. Prof. Christos Garoufalis from UPatras participated in the meeting. The aim of the meeting was the monitoring of the project process and planning of project activities in upcoming 2023. #EC #H2020 #twinning #meeting #RAU #UHH #UPatras #collaboration #physics

Visit to Hamburg

✈️On November 20 in the framework of EC #H2020 NanoQIQO project the delegation of Russian-Armenian University - RAU Research Management and Administrative staff led by project's coordinator David Hayrapetyan flew to Hamburg University, Germany. #RAU #UHH #Nanoqiqo #H2020 #travel #visit #quantum # researchManagement

NanoQIQO Project Coordinator Recieves an Award

🥳 Congratulations to NanoQIQO project's coordinator associate professor David Hayrapetyan on winning first prize on “Best Scientific Work” for young scientists. #RAU #NanoQIQO #firstprize #awardwinning

𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗮𝗴𝗲.

The field of Quantum Information develops faster and faster each year with billions of dollars invested both from private venture funds and governmental structures. Thus, the need for quantum information experts increases much faster than new experts are created. That is why the experts are sought after internationally and offered high salaries. For this reason, the Russian-Armenian University has created a new bachelor's program in Quantum Information. The graduates will receive a state-certified degree and become a professional that meets the requirements of modern business. The eminent specialists teaching the courses are not only from Armenia but also from top international institutions and enterprises. The best students will have the opportunity to study abroad at our partner universities: Patras University, Greece; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Vrije Brussels University, Belgium. The potential applicants will be required to pass state certifies tests on physics and mathematics and the top applicants will receive free education. Contacts. Phone: (+374) 93 – 934311 mail: #RAU #NanoQIQO #BSc #Quantum #QI #QuantumInformation #Graduates #Admissions

Meeting with students.

It is awesome when our students, who are actively engaged in their research works, initiate also new organizational activities to promote #optics, #quantum optics, and quantum information science! #informationscience #research #students #spie #optica

How to write a motivation letter.

🌀📋 On October 28, in the framework of #NanoQIQO , professor Mery Yesayan delivered a training session for the students of Russian-Armenian University on "How to write a Motivation Letter for a Safe Scholarship Application". #RAU #Training #students #H2020 #widespread #Twinning #SPIE #Optica

MSc students Sargis Gavalajyan and Grigor Mantashyan were awarded the RA Prime Minister’s Prize.

The State Educational Award is intended to motivate and empower young engineering students to pursue ambitious academic and career goals and uphold the tradition of engineering excellence in Armenia.

“Honored Scientist”

The director of the Institute of Engineering and Physics,RAU, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, NanoQIQO established researcher Professor Hayk Sargsyan is awarded the title of “Honored Scientist” of the Republic of Armenia. Congratulations!

❗️At CNR Nanotech❗️

#NanoQIQO's researchers made a scientific visit to CNR NANOTECH (Italy) where the coordinator of NanoQIQO's project David Hayrapetyan delivered a seminar. The further collaboration opportunities between RAU and NANOTECH were discussed.

❗️Open Research Europe❗️

Fast publication and open peer review for research stemming from Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe and Euratom funding across all subject areas. Open Research Europe is an original publishing venue, like a journal, not a repository (where papers already published somewhere else are deposited): submitted research must be original, not be submitted anywhere else for publication, and stem from a Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe grant in which at least one of the authors is involved. More info

✨Our success story ⤵️

We continue to share the success stories of our scientific community members in the framework of the “Science Champions" initiative․ Davit Hayrapetyan is a Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, graduated from the YSU Faculty of Physics. Currently, he is the Head of the Department of General Physics and Quantum Nanostructures of Russian-Armenian University. His team became one of the winners of the Faculty Research Funding Program 2021 by presenting a research project on the Colloidal Quantum Dots as Platforms for Quantum Information Science. “The program helps us to implement our planned research. It provides an opportunity to work more closely with the PMI Science team by enabling a wide range of collaboration opportunities”, says Davit. 🔗 Science articles within the framework of their research project have been published in Foundation and Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (Impact Factor=2.333, Q1 Quartile) journals. Read the publication in the comments sections. 📌 Faculty Research Funding Program 2022 is now open for applications both from Armenia and abroad. Do not miss the opportunity to apply for the program.
Faculty Research Funding Program is implemented by the Enterprise Incubator Foundation with the support of PMI Science․ #EIF #PMI #eifprojects #science #scientist #brightminds #scienceproject #funding

Professor Hayk Sargsyan was awarded the Gold Medal of the Russian-Armenian University.

✨In the light of the 50th anniversary and as decided by the Academic Council of #RAU, the director of the Institute of Engineering and Physics, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, the leader of the #NanoQIQO project work package, Professor Hayk Sargsyan was awarded the Gold Medal of the Russian-Armenian University. 🥇The award was provided for devotion to science, adherence to the principles of the academic spirit and freedom, long years of service and contribution to the development of physics and technology, as well as pedagogical activity at the Russian-Armenian University. #RAU #physics #education #IEP

💥RAU TV coverage of the event dedicated to the International Day of Light 16 May.

#RAU #SPIE #Optica #idl2022 #NanoQIQO #seminar #light #photography

Bachelor Thesis Defense

Today NanoQIQO's students 𝗡𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗸 𝗬𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗯𝗮𝗿𝘆𝗮𝗻 (𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘰𝘤 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘧. 𝘋𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘥 𝘏𝘢𝘺𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘺𝘢𝘯), 𝗦𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗶𝘀 𝗚𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗷𝘆𝗮𝗻 (𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘰𝘤 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘧. 𝘋𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘥 𝘏𝘢𝘺𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘺𝘢𝘯), and 𝗚𝗲𝗼𝗿𝗴𝘆 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻 (𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘳 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘧. 𝘏𝘢𝘺𝘬 𝘚𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘴𝘺𝘢𝘯) defended their diploma theses and received top scores. #horizon2020 #Twinning #quantum #EarlyStageResearchers #research

International Day of Light Photocontest

On the International Day of Light 16 May the Department of General Physics and Quantum Nanostructures hosted a very special guest, a prominent photographer and physicist Suren Manvelyan, who shed light on some mysterious aspects of photography delivering the lecture "𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘁’𝘀 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁”. The students of the #𝗢𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮 and #𝗦𝗣𝗜𝗘 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗿s told some interesting facts about the day of light. By the end of the event the award ceremony of #photocontest was held and three contestants were awarded respectively , and places.

Combined visit to the University of Patras.

In the framework of the #Nanoqiqo project 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐨𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐓𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 the delegation of the Russian-Armenian University paid a working visit to Patras (Greece) from April 11 to 14. Among the delegates were the Head of the Department of General Physics and Quantum Nanostructures of RAU and Project Coordinator #𝐍𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐐𝐈𝐐𝐎 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐨𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐓𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 David Hayrapetyan, Senior Researcher of the Department of General Physics and Quantum Nanostructures Artavazd Kostanyan, Head of the Department of International Cooperation Liana Margaryan, Chief Specialist of the Department of Science Ani Avetisyan, Chief accountant Arman Amroyan, Scientific Secretary Roza Kasababova, Head of the Department of Economic Calculations and Purchases Ashot Ktsyan. The trip was also attended by the members of the NanoQIQO Horizon 2020 Twinning Program Advisory Board, Chairman of the RA Science Committee Sargis Hayotsyan and Director of the Institute of Physical Research Aram Papoyan. The purpose of the project is to boost the research and technological potential of RAU and its partners in the field of nanomaterials, quantum informatics and quantum optics.

Quantum Information Bachelor Program

Become one of the most demanded professionals in the world!!! Russian-Armenian University - RAU launches the demanded new bachelor's program in #Quantum Information (#QI). Graduates will gain in-depth knowledge of QI technologies, as well as state graduation diplomas of the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation. The new program is designed to meet the requirements of modern innovative business, that is training high-quality specialists in the field of QI. Nowadays, reputable companies and startups, such as IBM, Google, Intel և Microsoft, ID Quantique, D-Wave, Rigetti, IonQ, etc. have excessively begun to invest in the development and commercialization of Quantum Technology making QI one of the most popular professions in the world. You will be taught by eminent specialists from Armenian and foreign academic institutions and enterprises. The best students will have the opportunity to continue their education for one semester at one of the leading Russian and European universities: St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia; Patras University, Greece;
Linnaeus University, Sweden;
University of Hamburg, Germany;
University of Saarland, Germany;
Vrije Brussels University, Belgium.
For more information:
(+374) 93 934311 #RAU #NanoQIQO #H2020 #QI #QuantumInformation #educationa #BSc

International Day of Light 2022 Photocontest.

The International Day of Light (#IDL) the #NanoQIQO with RAU & NAS SPIE Student Chapter is organizing a photo contest. All original photos which present light from a unique perspective will be accepted for the competition. To participate send an email to containing thematic photo, together with a title, your name, surname and phone number. Each author can submit a maximum of 3 pictures. All pictures will be posted on our page. The authors of the three pictures with the most number of likes will receive cash prizes: I place – 40.000 AMD; II place – 30.000 AMD; III place – 20.000 AMD. Deadline - April 16, 2022. The award ceremony will take place on the Day of International Light, May 16, at the Russian-Armenian University - RAU. Everybody is encouraged to participate. You can find examples of photos by following the link below: #RAU #NanoQIQO #SPIE #IDL2022 #photocontest #Light

The predefense of our PhD student.

Happy to share that the predefense of our PhD student took place at the Chair of General Physics and Quantum Nanostructures. Speaker: Yura Bleyan Topic: Investigation of the optical properties of complicated excitonic complexes in quantum dots. Scientific supervisor: Davit Hayrapetyan

Article in a Popular Science Magazine “Gitutian Ashkharh”.

#NanoQIQO's researchers have published an article on #Quantum computers in an Armenian science-popular magazine “Gitutian Ashkharh”. Authors referred to NanoQIQO project as well. #quantumoptics #quantuminformation #nanoqiqo #horizon2020 #twinning

Newest article published by our team.

📓New publication!!! In collaboration with a number of #NanoQIQO colleagues a new article came to light in the Journal of Physical Chemistry. For more information click here.

New funding for the NanoQIQO's research team members

#NanoQIQO's research team members got funding from Faculty Research Funding Program implemented by Enterprise Incubator Foundation with support of PMI Science. We are grateful from #EIF for kindly providing the photos from award ceremony. #H2020 #twinning #EIF #PMIScience #facultyresearchfunding #awardceremony

NanoQIQO project was highlighted on the issue page cover.

We are happy to announce that after evaluation of all the published papers of Electronic Materials Journal, Volume 2, Issue 3 (September 2021) our paper which was published within the #NanoQIQO project was highlighted on the issue page cover. #RAU #UPatras #NanoQIQO #H2020 #Twinning #QuantumOptics #publication

New publication

We have a new scientific article in the international peer-reviewed magazine Electronic Materials within the framework of #NanoQIQO! 👇
Garoufalis, Christos S., Iosif Galanakis, Zaiping Zeng, David Hayrapetyan, and Sotirios Baskoutas. 2021. "Structural and Electronic Properties of Small Perovskite Nanoparticles of the Form ABX3 (A = MA, DEA, FA, GA, B = Pb, Sn, X = Cl, Br, I)" Electronic Materials 2, no. 3: 382-393.

Opportunities of EU Horizon Europe program.

In the framework of #NanoQIQO project the leader of "Research Management and Administration Skill Development" work package - Dr Paytsar Mantashyan represented the opportunities of EU Horizon Europe program to RAU's research groups. We had 15+ participants/researchers working in different research disciplines. NanoQIQO's team will work with them for applying to Horizon Europe and other research programs. The event was carried out on July 28th.

Summer school in Patras.

The 1st Summer School 2021 Remote was concluded from July 12 to July 16. The scope of the Summer School has offered young researchers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the theoretical background and relevant methodologies which are closely related to the fields of Quantum Information and Quantum Optics. Advances in these scientific areas pave the way for technological applications with the potential to radically improve or transform several aspects of human endeavor. The following topics were discussed:

  • Electronic structure calculations and applications
  • Optical properties of Nanomaterials
  • Quantum Optics at the nanoscale
  • Nanophotonics
  • Experimental Techniques
  • Quantum technologies
The school was organized succesfully recieving positive feedback from the participants.

Last day of IDL.

Today we celebrated the International Day of Light with schoolchildren. Instead of the planned 30-35, we had 100+ participants from different schools of Yerevan և regions, which makes us very happy, gives us new strength and energy to organize new events. You can watch the video here.
Thank you all!

Third day of IDL.

Today, in the first part of the school, the head of our chair, Davit Hayrapetyan, briefly presented the EU Horizon 2020 Nanoqiqo program.

Then the postgraduate students and students of RAU & RA NAS presented their scientific works.

Second day of IDL.

On May 18, within the framework of the school dedicated to the International Day of Light, we listened to the lectures of David Khachatryan, Mushegh Rafaelyan and Mary Yesayan.

Thank you very much for the interesting lectures.

First day of IDL.

Today was the first day of school dedicated to the International Day of Light.

We heard very interesting lectures by Prof. Baskutas, Prof. Blaschke, Prof. Papoyan, the director of our institute, Prof. Sargsyan.

Interview with the National TV

The coordinator of #NanoQIQO, head of Department of General Physics and Quantum Nanostructures of RAU - Assoc. Professor David Hayrapetyan tells about our project during the Aravot Luso TV program. You can watch the video here.

Success of our Coordinator

We are happy to announce that the project coordinator of #NanoQIQO - David Hayrapetyan has been unanimously chosen as the recipient of the 2021 #ICO-ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award.

It is an annual award given by the International Optics Committee (ICO) և Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) to young researchers under the age of 40 who are active in optics, photonics, and contribute to research in their own or other developing countries. Promotion of activities.

ICO- and ICTP- has established the prize in 2000. We are proud to note that Davit Hayrapetyan is the first from Armenia to receive this

We are very grateful to the director of the ICO Armenia branch, Phys.Math. scientist Dr. To nominate Aram Papoyan for David's candidacy and to initiate all this against Narine Gevorgyan, the secretary of the same branch.

You can read more about the ICO-ICTP Galileo Denardo International Award here.

Start of the project

Hello! Finally, our #NanoQIQO Horizon 2020 Twinning project has started which is initiated by #RAU to enhance the research excellence, increase international visibility and open new prospects of research collaboration, including participation in EU-funded projects.

The project will create a functional research network between RAU and two international leaders in the field of material science, quantum mechanics and quantum optics - University of Hamburg (Germany) and University of Patras (Greece).

Stay in touch with us over the next three years. Like & follow and spread the word to anyone who enjoys new contemporary science directions!