ECSE Prof. Michael Shur selected as a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer

Posted September 17, 2021
Michael Shur Headshot
Prof. Shur will serve as a Distinguished Lecturer from 2022-2024.

Prof. Shur is the Patricia and Sheldon Roberts Professor of Solid State Electronics and Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and co-founder, President and CEO of Electronics of the Future, Inc. He was also a co-founder and Vice-President of Sensor Electronics Technology, Inc. (a leading producer of deep ultraviolet LEDs) and founder of co-founder of several other startups, including Electronics of the Future, Inc. Dr. Shur is Life Fellow of IEEE, APS, ECS, and SPIE, Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, OSA, IET, MRS, WIF, and AAAS. Dr. Shur is Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE EDS society. For more information about Prof. Shur, see his faculty profile.

Since 1937 Sigma Xi has presented its Distinguished Lecturers. This is an opportunity for chapters to host visits from outstanding individuals who are at the leading edge of science.
Lecturers communicate their insights and excitement to a broad range of scholars and to the community at large. Each year thousands of Sigma Xi members, students and the public have an opportunity to hear exceptional talks and to ask questions of experts. 

The Lectureship Program is supported by Sigma Xi members with additional support partnering organizations like the American Meteorological Society, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Cancer Institute. Visit the Sigma Xi website for more information.