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Leonid Zhigilei

Leonid V. Zhigilei was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, studied materials science and metallurgy at the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute (at present St. Petersburg State Technical University), Russia, and received his University Diploma in 1987. His Ph.D. dissertation work on the structure of metallic glasses was performed at Tomsk State University and St. Petersburg State University, Russia (Ph.D. degree 1991). After several years of industrial work in Russia and Lithuania, a postdoctoral work in the Department of Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University, and a research stay at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, in 2000 he joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia.

University of Virginia