Michael Shur

Michael Shur

Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts Professor in Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy

Michael Shur

Michael Shur joined RPI in 1996. He has held research or faculty positions at the University of Virginia as the John Money Professor and the Director of Applied Electrophysics Laboratories, A.F. Ioffe Institute, Cornell, and the University of Minnesota. He is Fellow of IEEE, IET,APS, ECS, AAAS, and Vice-President for publications of IEEE Sensor Council. He received the van der Ziel Award from the International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium in 1999, the Senior Humboldt Research Award in 2002, IEEE Donald Fink Best Paper Award in 2007, and IEEE Kirchmayer Award in 2007. 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 1,000 technical publications; given more than 300 plenary, keynote, and invited talks and conference presentations; authored, co-authored, or edited 38 books and 29 book chapters and holds 33 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.

Focus Area

Solid State Devices, Semiconductor Devices, Integrated Circuits


— 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

Selected Publications