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Alexander A. Balandin

Alexander A. Balandin is currently professor of electrical engineering and founding chair of materials science and engineering at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). He received his M.S. (1991) summa cum laude in applied physics and mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Russia, and Ph.D. (1997) in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining UCR, he worked as a research engineer at UCLA. In 2005, he spent his sabbatical as a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge, U.K. His research interests are in the area of advanced materials, nanostructures and nanodevices for electronic, optoelectronic and direct energy conversion applications. He conducts both experimental and theoretical research. His work resulted in over 190 journal publications, which were cited ~13,500 times (h>55). Professor Balandin is a recipient of the IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology for 2011. He was recognized by the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, ONR Young Investigator Award, UC Regents Award, and Merrill Lynch Innovation Award.     [ Click for More ]

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