Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts Professor of Solid
Director of the Center for Broadband Data Transport
Science and Technology
Professor of Electrical, Computer, and System Engineering
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
M.S., Electrical Engineering, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical
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.
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.
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,
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,
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Troy, N.Y. 12180
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