Michael S. Shur received MSEE Degree (with honors) from St. Petersburg Electrotechnical Institute, and PhD. and Dr. Sc. Degrees from A. F. Ioffe Institute. He is 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. His awards include St. Petersburg Technical University and University of Vilnius Honorary Doctorates, Distinguished Faculty Naval Research Fellowships, William H. Wiley 1866 Distinguished Faculty Award, Rensselaer Outstanding Engineering Professor Award, Institute of Electronic Technology Achievement Medal, ECS Electronic and Photonics Award, Jefferson Science Fellowship, Recognition Award from iNEER, Tibbetts Award for Technology Commercialization, IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Donald Fink Best Paper Award, IEEE Kirchmayer Award, the Gold Medal of the Russian Education Ministry, van der Ziel Award, Senior Humboldt Award, Pioneer Award, RPI Engineering Research Award, Wiley Award, RPI Outstanding Faculty Award, and several Best Paper Awards. Dr. Shur was listed by the Institute of Scientific Information as Highly Cited Researcher. His h-index is 111. In 2009, the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences elected him its Foreign Member.
— MSEE (with honors), St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University- LETI (1965)
Ph.D., Physics, A. F. Ioffe Institute of Physics and Technology (1967)
Dr. Phys. Math. Sc. (Habilitation), A. F. Ioffe Institute of Physics and Technology (1993)