Alexander Balandin

Alexander Balandin Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Director, Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM)

Interim Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Founding Chair, Materials Science and Engineering Program

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1997

Contact Information

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering

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.

Awards

MRS Fellow, 2014
The MRS Medal, 2013
IEEE Fellow, 2013
Institute of Physics Fellow, 2012
IOM3 Fellow, 2012
APS Fellow, 2011
IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology, 2011
IOP Fellow, 2011
OSA Fellow, 2010
SPIE Fellow, 2010
AAAS Fellow, 2007
Associate Fellow, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, 2005
ONR Young Investigator Award, 2002
NSF CAREER Award, 2001
UC Regents Faculty Award, 2000
Merrill Lynch Innovation Award New York, 1998
U.S. Civil Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) Young Investigator Award, 1997
Eta Kappa Nu Engineering Honor Society, 1994
Merrill Lynch Innovation Award New York, 1998
Eta Kappa Nu Engineering Honor Society, 1994