▶︎ CANCELED: Materials Science Research Lecture
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Alexander A. Balandin received his BS (1989) and MS (1991) degrees Summa Cum Laude in Applied Physics and Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Russia. He received his second MS (1995) and PhD (1997) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, USA. From 1997 till 1999, he worked as a Research Engineer at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA). In 1999 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California – Riverside (UCR), where he is presently Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Presidential Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Director of the Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL), Director of the Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center, Associate Director of DOE Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems (SHINES) and Interim Director of UCR's Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) – UCR Nanofabrication Cleanroom. He is a Founding Chair of the campus-wide Materials Science and Engineering (MS&E) Program at UCR. Professor Balandin is a recipient of The MRS Medal (2013) of the Materials Research Society for his discovery of the unique heat conduction properties of graphene, and IEEE Pioneer of Nanotechnology Award (2011) for his phonon engineering and nanotechnology research. He is an elected Fellow of eight professional societies: MRS, APS, IEEE, OSA, SPIE, IOP, IOM3 and AAAS. He is among the Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers. He serves as Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Applied Physics Letters for nanoscience and nano-engineering fields.