Michael Shur
— Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts Professor of Solid State Electronics
— Director of the Center for Broadband Data Transport Science and Technology
— Professor of Electrical, Computer, and System Engineering Department (ECSE)
— Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

— Ph. D., Physics, A.F. Ioffe Institute, 1967
— Doctor of Science, A.F. Ioffe Institute, 1992
— Honorary Doctorate, St. Petersburg State Technical University, 1994
— M.S., Electrical Engineering, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical Institute

Career Highlights:
Shur has held research or faculty positions at A.F. Ioffe Institute, Wayne State University, Oakland University, Cornell University, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, and the University of Minnesota. From 1989 to 1996, he was the John Money Professor at the University of Virginia, where he served as the director of the Applied Electrophysics Laboratories in 1996.

Shur has authored over 700 technical publications; given more than 150 plenary, keynote, and invited talks and conference presentations; authored, co-authored, or edited 19 books and 20 book chapters and holds 25 patents on solid-state devices. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Vice President of the IEEE Sensor Council, a former chair of the U.S. Chapter of Commission D of the International Union of Radio Science, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems, and a member of the honorary editorial board of Solid State Electronics magazine. In 1990 to 1993, he served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany named Shur a Humboldt Research Award Winner in 2002. This prize supports his collaborative research in Germany at Walter Schottky Institute in Munich, where Shur spent February and March of 2003 and where he will return for summers through 2006.

Research Interests:
Shur is primarily involved with semiconductor devices and integrated circuits. His research interests include novel devices, such as those using wide band gap semiconductors. Examples would be high power transistors, visible and ultra violet light emitting diodes, and acousto-optic devices. Potential applications of this technology are in solid-state lighting that will result in dramatic energy savings, better living and working conditions, and medical applications. He is also working on the theory and experimental investigations of ballistic transport in semiconductors, on new emerging plasma wave electronics devices, and on electronics on flexible substrates. Many new device models developed by Shur and his colleagues have been implemented in AIM-Spice, a program accessed by tens of thousands of users on the Internet. It is located at http://www.aimspice.com.

Shur and his team also are developing new technologies for remote experimentation and distance learning. Their approach to remote experimentation technology is demonstrated by AIM-Lab, which allows users to perform measurements on semiconductor devices via the Internet. The program is accessible from Shur's web page.

Selected Publications:
M.S. Shur, R. Gaska, S.L. Rumyantsev, R. Rimeika, and J. Sinius, "Semiconductor Thin Films and Thin Film Devices for Electrotextiles," in press, Proceedings of Workshop on Frontiers in Electronics, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, (2002).

M.S. Shur, S. Rumyantsev, R. Gaska, B.Q. Wei, R. Vajtai, P.M. Ajayan, and J. Sinius, "Structural and Transport Properties of CdS Films Deposited on Flexible Substrates, Solid State Electronics, 46, (9), 1417-1420, (2002).

M.S. Shur, S.L. Rumyantsev, and R. Gaska, "Nanostructures on Flexible Substrates," Tenth International Symposium: Nanostructures: Physics and Technology, St. Petersburg, Russia, 618-622, (2002).

E. Borovitskaya and M.S. Shur, Eds., "Quantum Dots," Selected Topics in Electronics and Systems, 25, World Scientific, Ltd., Singapore, 2002; also in Special Issue, International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems, 12, (1), (March 2002).

V. Lumelsky, M.S. Shur, and S. Wagner, "Sensitive Skin," IEEE Sensors Journal, 1, (1), 41-51, (2001).

M. S. Shur, J. Sinius, R. Gaska, and S. Rumyantsev, "Photovoltaic Effect in CdS on Flexible Substrate," Electronics Letters, 37, (8), 518-519, (2001).

M.S. Shur, G. Gaskiene, S. Rumyantsev, R. Rimeika, R. Gaska, and J. Sinius, "Photovoltaic Effect in Threads Covered with CdS," Electronics Letters, 37, (16), 1036-1038, (2001).

J. Sinius, R. Gaska, and M.S. Shur, "Flexible Semiconductor Films for Sensitive Skin," Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE/Robotics Society of Japan International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems, 1511-1515, (2000).

V. Lumelsky, M.S. Shur, and S. Wagner, Eds., "Sensitive Skin," World Scientific. Also published as Special Issue, International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems, 10, (2), (2000).

Contact Information:
Michael Shur
9017 Center for Industrial Innovations
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, N.Y. 12180
(518) 276-2201

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