**Head of the Chair** – Savastenko Natalya Alexandrovna, PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Associate Professor

**Phone**: +375 17 350-33-30, +375 17 342-27-22 specialists

**Address:** Minsk, Botanicheskaya str., 15, room 304

**E-mail:** kfm@iseu.by, nataliesavastenko@iseu.by

General and Medical Physics Chair was established in 1994 and called “Department of Environmental Physics”.

Currently, the chair has 13 lecturers including 2 Doctors and 9 PhDs. The chair consists of 6 training laboratories:

- mechanics;
- thermodynamics and molecular physics;
- electricity and magnetism;
- opticians;
- quantum physics;
- atomic and nuclear physics.

In 2011, a student research laboratory was organized. In September 2017, the Chair of Physics and Higher Mathematics was renamed the Chair of General and Medical Physics.

**The main tasks ****of the chair are:**

- organization and conduct of educational and research-methodical work on academic disciplines taught at the chair;
- implementation of educational processes;
- organization and conduct of research on the chair profile;
- training of scientific and pedagogical personnel, their professional development.

**Main directions ****of the chair’s work:**

- conduct training sessions in all types and forms of education, improve the content of academic disciplines and teaching methods;
- conduct research on important issues in the areas that correspond to the chair profile
- improve the personnel potential of the chair’s teaching staff;
- organize methodological and material support of the educational process, preparation of textbooks, teaching aids, development of educational materials to conduct all types of training sessions, improve educational and ideological work at the chair.

- “Analytical geometry and higher algebra”;
- “Biophysics. Biophysics of non-ionizing radiation”;
- “Higher Mathematics”;
- “Higher mathematics. Analytical geometry and linear algebra”;
- “Higher mathematics. Differential equations”;
- “Higher mathematics. Mathematical analysis”;
- “Higher mathematics. Probability theory and mathematical statistics”;
- “Differential and integral equations”;
- “Quantum Mechanics”;
- “Mathematics. Analytical geometry and linear algebra”;
- “Mathematics. Differential equations”;
- “Mathematics. Mathematical analysis”;
- “Mathematics. Probability theory and mathematical statistics”;
- “Mathematical analysis”;
- “Medical Physics”;
- “Methods of mathematical physics”;
- “Module” Higher Mathematics-2″. Differential and integral equations”;
- “Module” Higher Mathematics-2″. Fundamentals of functional analysis and function theory”;
- “Module” Higher Mathematics-2″. Probability theory and mathematical statistics”;
- “Module” Higher Mathematics 1″. Analytical geometry and higher algebra”;
- “Module” Higher Mathematics 1″. Mathematical analysis”;
- “The module ” Natural Science”. Higher Mathematics”;
- “The module ” Natural Science”. Physics”;
- “Module” Methods of mathematical physics”. Methods of mathematical physics”;
- “Module” Theoretical Physics”. Quantum Mechanics”;
- “Module” Theoretical Physics”. Thermodynamics and statistical physics”;
- “Module” Theoretical Physics”. Electrodynamics”;
- “The Physics-1 module. Mechanics”;
- “The Physics-1 module. Molecular Physics”;
- “Module” Physics-2″. Optics”;
- “Module” Physics-2″. Physics of the atom and atomic phenomena”;
- “Module” Physics-2″. Electricity and magnetism”;
- “Fundamentals of functional analysis and function theory”;
- “Radiation metrology / Biophysics of non-ionizing radiation”;
- “Radiology. Diagnostic and interventional radiology”;
- “Radiology. Radiation therapy”;
- “Probability theory and mathematical statistics”;
- “Thermodynamics”;
- “Thermodynamics and statistical physics”;
- “Physics”;
- “Physics. Atomic and nuclear physics”;
- “Physics. Quantum Physics”;
- “Physics. Mechanics”;
- “Physics. Molecular Physics”;
- “Physics. Optics”;
- “Physics. Optics and fundamentals of atomic physics”;
- “Physics. Thermodynamics and molecular physics”;
- “Physics. Electricity and magnetism”;
- “Nuclear medicine”;
- “Introductory practice”;
- “Pre-graduate (industrial practice)”;
- “Radiation safety when working with ionizing radiation sources in medicine (industrial practice)”;

- Module “Physical methods of diagnostics and therapy”. Radiation diagnostics and therapy / Ultrasound diagnostics and therapy;
- Module “Physical methods of diagnostics and therapy”. Magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography / Laser therapy;
- Module “Physical methods of diagnostics and therapy”. Modern methods of medical introscopy;
- Module “Computer modeling”. Computer Systems Biology / Genomics and Bioinformatics;
- Module “Modern problems of biological and medical physics”. Current issues of biological and medical physics;
- Module “Modern problems of biological and medical physics”. Physical foundations of modern medical technologies;
- Module “Physical methods in oncology and cardiology”. Biophysics of pathological processes;
- Module “Research work on the topic of the dissertation”. Research seminar;
- “Scientific Research Practice”.

The chair performs research within national programs:

- SPR “Convergence 2025”;
- “Development of research bases for plasma-activated interaction of nanoparticles with the surface of functional materials to develop new methods for directed synthesis and modifications of nanostructured catalytic materials”, (research supervisor, Doctor in Physics and Mathematics, Professor S. A. Maskevich; performer in charge, PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Associate Professor Savastenko N. A.);
- “Development of physico-chemical principles and nanotechnological solutions to improve the efficiency of non-invasive optical methods in biomedicine” (research supervisor: Doctor in Physics and Mathematics, Professor S. A. Maskevich; Executive Director, PhD in Biology, Associate Professor V. P. Zorin).

Students and master’s students of the Chair conduct research on projects financed by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus:

- “Plasma-induced modification of catalysts doped with plasmon nanoparticles for photodegradation of pharmacological waste” (supervisor: 2nd year student A.V. Medvedsky);
- “Development of a program to guarantee the quality of examination at the Chair of Radioisotope Diagnostics” (supervisor master’s student D. I. Shpak)

Research and methodological work of the chair academic staff is conducted according to the research plan of the 2nd half of the day of the Faculty of Environmental Monitoring.

**Academic staff**

Full name | Disciplines taught |

Malishevsky Viktor Felixovich, Associate Professor, PhD in Physics and Mathematics | Physical methods in biology and medicine Electricity and magnetism Physics Physics. Electricity and magnetism |

Boyarkin Oleg Mikhailovich, Doctor in Physics and Mathematics | Quantum mechanics Physics. Quantum physics. Electrodynamics |

Lutsevich Alexander Alexandrovich, Associate Professor, PhD in Pedagogy | Mechanics Physics. Mechanics Physics. Electricity and magnetism Physics. Atomic and nuclear physics |

Pushkarev Nikolai Vasilievich, Associate Professor, PhD in Physics and Mathematics | Physics. Optics. Physics. Optics and fundamentals of atomic physics. Optics. |

Savastenko Natalya Alexandrovna, Head of the Chair, Associate Professor | Higher mathematics. Probability theory and mathematical statistics. Mathematics. Mathematical analysis. Mathematics. Probability theory and mathematical statistics. Higher mathematics. Differential equations. Mathematics. Differential equations. Mathematics. Probability theory and mathematical statistics. Probability theory and mathematical statistics. |

Fedorenchik Elena Viktorovna, Senior lecturer | Mechanics. Physics (optional discipline).Physics. Mechanics. Molecular physics. Thermodynamics. Physics. Molecular physics. |

Borbotko Elena Petrovna, Senior lecturer | Analytical geometry and higher algebra. Higher mathematics. Analytical geometry and linear algebra. Mathematics. Analytical geometry and linear algebra. Physics. Molecular physics. |

Zorin Vladimir Petrovich, Associate Professor, PhD in Biology | Radiation metrology / Biophysics of non-ionizing radiation. Physics. Laser impact on biological tissues / Physical methods of diagnostics and therapy in oncology. Fundamentals of modern biological and medical physics. |

Radyuk Darya Ivanovna, Senior lecturer | Higher mathematics. Mathematics (optional subject).Mathematics. Analytical geometry and linear algebra. Mathematics. Mathematical analysis. Mathematical analysis. |

Chikova Tamara Semenovna, Professor, Doctor in Physics and Mathematics, Associate Professor | Thermodynamics. Physics. Mechanics. Molecular physics. Physics. Physics. Thermodynamics and molecular physics. |

Katkovskaya Irina Nikolaevna, PhD, Associate Professor | Mathematical analysis |

Khvoshchinskaya Ludmila Arkadievna, Associate Professor | |

Kozlovsky Denis Ivanovich teacher | |

Lebedeva Galina Ivanovna Associate Professor | |

Petkevich Maksim Nikolaevich senior teacher | |

Polegenky Vladimir Viktorovich Associate Professor |

**Educational and support staff**

Full name | Position |

Shchepanovskaya Kseniya Federovna | Engineer |

Melekh Anna Konstantinovna | Laboratory assistant of I category |

Shevchik Alina Nikolaevna | Laboratory assistant of I category |