Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course, the students will be prepared for the present-day research in condensed matter physics and, in particular, in quantum engineering and nanotechnology. The participants will develop abilities to follow/understand ongoing research (in the form of papers, presentations, seminars) as well as develop skills needed to start  research in the field of modern nanoelectronics. The students will master advanced techniques for modeling electrical and thermal transport processes, including semiclassical methods, and scattering matrix methods. They will acquire a solid background on the operation of nanoelectronic devices such as single-electron transistors, Cooper pair pumps, SQUIDs, SINIS coolers, nanomechanical oscillators, parametric amplifiers.

Credits: 5 - 6

Schedule: 04.09.2023 - 05.12.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Gheorghe-Sorin Paraoanu

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Review of key results in quantum physics and solid-state physics, semiclassical transport (Boltzmann equation), scattering theory (Landauer-Buttiker formalism), tunneling and Coulomb blockade, SIS and NIS junctions, superconducting qubits, graphene, noise and correlations, input-output theory, nanomechanical systems, quantum amplifiers, advanced quantum materials for nanoelectronics.

    In 2022-2024, this course is available as a 5 ECTS course.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Weekly homework and written final exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching: 24 hrs (2 hrs/week)

    In-class exercises: 24 hrs (2 hrs/week)


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    In 2022-2024, this course is available as a 5 ECTS course.

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 No teaching
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses will take place on Sisu (