Michael S. Shur has been the Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts Professor of Solid State Electronics in the Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. for the past 10 years.
He has served as distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Electron Devices and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Societies, given tutorials at conferences worldwide, taught courses for practicing engineers and given IEEE-sponsored lectures for academic researchers worldwide. He has taught at the University of Virginia, University of Minnesota, Oakland University, Cornell University, and Wayne State University and conducted research at the A.F. Ioffe Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia and at IBM in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. He has published and edited many key graduate texts in solid state electronics that have been translated into many languages.
Dr. Shur has developed new courses on advanced semiconductor devices and novel teaching techniques among them, the development of a WEB Remote Laboratory for giving students hands-on experience and allows professors from many countries to exchange course materials.