A feature of the specialization curriculum is a combination of three components of the training areas. The first of these is traditional for the Faculty of Radiophysics and covers such basic physical and technical courses as circuitry, physical electronics, semiconductor electronics, quantum radiophysics and nonlinear optics, statistical radiophysics, microwave engineering and electronics, and physical foundations of microelectronics.

The second area is responsible for studying the basics of biomedical knowledge and includes the following courses: molecular physiology and molecular biochemistry, biophysics of complex systems, anatomy and physiology, basics of human pathophysiology, and special courses on the basics of physics and chemistry of biological processes, bioenergy.

The third area is composed of courses in computer science and computer technology: microprocessor technology, computer experimentation, modeling of physical processes, computer processing of medical images, modern computer technology, telecommunication technology.

The application of physical models and research methods, electronic devices and information systems in medical technologies, medical devices and biomedical research is the subject of the following courses: “Physics of Living Systems”, “Radiophysical Methods in Medicine”, “Physical Fundamentals of Medical Equipment” and special courses: “Modern Radiophysics”, “Medical Electronics”, “The Fundamentals of Biophysical Experiment”.

From the 4th year of study, students attend scientific seminars aimed at extensive study of subjects in all areas of study. The seminars are combined with such special courses as Physics of Living Systems, Radiophysical Methods in Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Interaction of Physical Fields with Biological Objects, Biomagnetometry, Medical Electronics, Physical Fundamentals of Cellular and Subcellular Diagnostics. Students perform laboratory work in the following areas: physical fundamentals of medical engineering, biomagnetometry, computer experiment workshop, computer processing of experimental information, quantum radiophysics and nonlinear optics, microwave engineering and electronics, statistical radiophysics.

During laboratory work on computer experiments, students learn in practice the algorithmization of automatic measurement control, which is very important for a modern scientist and engineer involved in the development and operation of modern diagnostic and medical equipment with a high level of automation. The workshop on computer processing of experimental information provides skills for the correct processing of large amounts of data, including medical diagnostic images.

Laboratory work includes familiarization with the main types of diagnostic equipment. For example, students learn how to record and process electrical signals generated by the body using a modern encephalograph. An ultrasound medical scanner allows you to learn the physical and medical principles of ultrasound diagnostics. The students get acquainted with such powerful diagnostic tools as tomographs on the emulators of computed (X-ray) tomography and magnetic resonance imaging based on the instrument data recorded on real SRT-1010 and Obraz-1 devices. The computed tomography emulator is actually a tomography control program adapted to work without the device. This software and hardware modernization is a joint development of the academic staff of the department (M. V. Kononov, O. O. Sudakov), and an employee of the Kyiv Relay and Automation Plant G. F. Labunsky.

The completion of bachelor’s and master’s theses and work practice is a direct involvement of students in research work conducted in the laboratories of the department and leading research institutes and centers. Thus, in fruitful cooperation with the institutions of the National Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, the department not only trains students but also carries out research and developments. On the basis of the Bogomolets Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Lashkarev Institute of Semiconductor Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Romodanov Institute of Neurosurgery of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine. The Romodanov Institute of Neurosurgery of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, The Kavetsky Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and the Scientific Center for Radiation Medicine of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine provide training for students of the department, industrial practice and qualifying graduation works of bachelors, specialists and masters.

It has become a tradition at the Department to invite leading foreign scientists and specialists to give reports and lecture series. Prof. J. Schütz from the Westwalian Wilhelm University, Münster (Germany), gave annual lectures on radiation diagnostics and radiation therapy. Dr. L. Heinrich, Vice President of Creavis Technologies and Innovation/Degussa (Germany), delivered a special course in English “New Medical Technology. Principles, Materials and System Solutions” and conducted seminars “International Patent and Competition Analysis”. A series of lectures on telemedicine was delivered by Prof. R. Satawa from Yale University (USA), on biomedical materials – by Prof. G. Hocker from the University of Aachen (Germany), on sensor medical systems – by Dr. H. Ahlers, President of JENASENCORIC EV (Germany).

For joint research, advanced training and teaching experience, the Department’s staff, graduate students and undergraduates are trained in foreign educational and scientific institutions. Thus, in 1996, during their postgraduate studies, S. P. Radchenko and O. O. Sudakov completed an internship at the dosimetry laboratory of the Faculty of Biomedical Physics, Ghent University, Belgium, and received international certificates with honors in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering.

Every year, the best students of the department undergo work practice at the University of Münster, Germany, and in the leading research departments of European manufacturing companies, such as Infracor Chemistry Services/DEGUSSA, IHP (Institut fur Halbleiter Physik), etc. In particular, in 1997 – V. Dykyi and Z. Dyka, in 2000 – B. Sulima, in 2001 – V. Piskaryov and O. Yevtushenko, in 2002 – M. Synytsky, in 2004 – O. Lysko and I. Kolomiets, in 2005 – D. Zherebetsky and A. Veligura, in 2006 – G. Aidoyan, and I. Sporysh – in 2007, in 2019 – Pavlushko I.O.  Institute of Diological Information Procesising (Julich, Germany), Natarov R.M.  in Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics (2021-2023).

After successful work practice abroad, many undergraduate and postgraduate students are invited for further postgraduate studies and employment. New scientific directions of the department’s research led to new contacts with leading research centers in Europe: in 2005, Associate Professor S. P. Radchenko conducted joint research on modeling the interaction of ultrasound waves with soft biological tissues with Professor H. Kohlmann at the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Physics at the Medical University of Vienna (Austria). O. O. Sudakov visited the European Center for Nuclear Research “CERN” (Switzerland) to participate in the development of a GRID system for processing data from the ALICE experiment.

The staff of the Department of Medical Radiophysics consists of 6 teachers:

  • Radchenko S.P., Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics
  • Ivanisik A.I., Professor, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Sudakov O.O., Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics,
  • Veremii Y.A., Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics,
  • Grishchenko L.M., Assistant, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics,
  • Afanasieva T.V., Assistant, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics

Radchenko S.P.:

Head of the Department of Medical Radiophysics, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, Chairman of the Methodological Commission of the Faculty of Radiophysics, Electronics and Computer Systems, Chairman of the Faculty Trade Union Organization.

He teaches the following disciplines:

Medical Radiophysics, Laboratory of Medical Radiophysics, Patenting of Scientific Developments, Computer Modeling in Biophysics and Medicine, Computer Physics, Digital Communication Methods, Physical Fundamentals of Medical Equipment, Microprocessor Systems, Seminar in Medical Radiophysics, Medical Devices.

In addition to lecturing, he works with students through the Junior Academy of Sciences (the student took second place in the second stage of the competition in 2021), prepares materials for the presentation of the faculty for school graduates in 2021.

He is directly involved in the organization of annual conferences, namely: The International Conference of Young Scientists in Applied Physics ICAP, The International Conference “Electronics and Applied Physics” APHYS.

Scientific achievements were presented at KNU Open, The International Conference of Young Scientists in Applied Physics ICAP2021, the International Conference “Electronics and Applied Physics” APHYS 2021, The XIV International Conference on Applied Biophysics, Bionics and Biocybernetics 2021, The X International Conference “Medical Physics – Current State, Problems, Ways of Development. Newest Technologies” 2021, The 9th International Conference “Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials” NANO-2021.

He is engaged in the preparation of information messages about the events and achievements of the faculty on the website of the faculty, in the news on the University Internet portal and the faculty pages in social networks.

Ivanisik A.I:

Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, Professor of the Department of Medical Radiophysics.

He lectures and conducts training in the following disciplines:

Quantum and Semiconductor Electronics, Laboratory of Medical Radiophysics, Interaction of Radiation with Biological Structures, Physics of Living Systems and Biophysics, Fundamentals of Photonics and Electronics, Medical Devices.

  1. Ivanisik constantly monitors the needs of the labor market, communicates with graduates in social networks – about 20 graduates. He supervises the work of the Junior Academy of Sciences (in particular, Yaroslava Senchyshena was awarded the first prize in the Kyiv region).

Diploma theses are partially related to the implementation of two international research projects of the Ministry of Education and Science, where Ivanisik is the executor (Czech Republic, France, supervised by A. Veklich). He participated in the submission of projects.

Sudakov O.O.

Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, Associate Professor.

He conducts training in the following disciplines:

Parallel computing, Modern computer technologies in medicine, Physics of biomolecules, Physical fundamentals of medical technology, Microprocessor systems, Microprocessor technology, Additional sections of biophysics, Mathematical methods of diagnostic data processing, Network technologies in medicine and instrument data processing.

 He created electronic presentations and recordings of lectures and practical classes of 9 courses.

In addition to lecturing and conducting practical work, for each course he interviews students and graduates on the clarity and usefulness of the materials. O. Sudakov participates in the jury of the Kyiv City and District Physics Olympiads for secondary school students, involves equipment obtained through joint projects in various courses and in the completion of diploma theses. Organizes the training of graduate students under the academic mobility program at various institutions abroad (for example, the Institute for Innovative Microelectronics in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany). Organizes the defense of dissertations for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy for graduates of the postgraduate program. Participates in KNU EXPO.

Veremii Y.P.

Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, Associate Professor, Deputy Dean for Pedagogical Work.

Conducts classes in the following disciplines:

Fundamentals of Physical Electronics, Laboratory of Medical Radiophysics, Computer Experiment and Medical Image Processing, Hardware and Software, Technologies for Processing and Analyzing Diagnostic Data, Information Technologies in the Media Environment, Laboratory of Medical Radiophysics.

In addition to his academic work, Y.P. Veremii collects up-to-date information on the department and the faculty.

Veremii Y.P. is involved in holding the Faculty Open Days (monthly), represents the FREC at the KNU Expo event (twice a year), participates in the KNU Olympiads (January – April), collects contacts of potential applicants, works with potential applicants and their parents through correspondence and media channels, etc.

She is engaged in the implementation of individualized curricula for students of other study programs.

Participated in the photo exhibition of the University’s scientific achievements in 2021.

Grishchenko L.M:

PhD in Chemistry, Assistant of the Department of Medical Radiophysics, Senior Researcher.

She conducts training in Bioelectronics, Medical Instrumentation, Biophysics of Complex Systems, Hardware and Software, Technologies of Medical and Diagnostic Systems, Medical Materials and Technologies, Seminar on Medical Radiophysics, Laboratory of Medical Physics and Medical and Biological Physics for students of the Educational and Research Center “Institute of Biology and Medicine&quot.

L.M. Hryshchenko constantly conducts marketing and professional orientation work with applicants and their parents, implements interdisciplinary components, in particular the basics of biological, biophysical and medical chemistry, bioelectrochemistry, etc.

She has created special courses for first- and second-year masters in Applied Physics and Nanomaterials under the Biomedical Physics, Engineering and Informatics program, which cover the following topics

– physicochemistry of surface phenomena and their role in the processes occurring in the human body;

– electrode processes, their biological role and use in medicine;

– molecular basiсs of enzyme action;

– physicochemistry of carbon adsorbents for medical purposes.

Afanasieva T. V.

Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, Assistant of the Department of Medical Radiophysics, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Afanasieva T.V. developed the course “Parallel and Distributed Computing” for first-year masters (Faculty of Information Technology). She conducts practical classes in the course of radio electronics. Signals and processes in radio engineering

She has a successful experience in scientific supervision of students’ diploma works at the bachelor’s, specialist’s and master’s levels.

She is a member of the jury of the Kyiv City Physics Olympiad for secondary school students.