Petr Eliseev received his M.S. degree from the Physics Department, Moscow State University (MSU), Moscow, Russia, in 1959. He received his Ph.D. (1965) and D.S. (1974) degrees from P. N. Lebedev Physics Institute (LPI), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, where he had been affiliated from 1963 to 2008 after postgraduated staying at MSU (1959–1963). His last position at the LPI was the Head of Injection Laser Laboratory, Principal Researcher. He joined the Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM), University of New Mexico, in 1994 on leave from the LPI as a Visiting Professor, and he has retired since 2008. At present, he is a part-time Professor at the CHTM. His fields of scientific interests are physics and technology of semiconductor lasers and related photonics devices: semiconductor optical amplifiers, laser gyros, and light-emitting diodes. He is an author or coauthor of more than 500 publications and books Semiconductor Lasers (1976, in Russian and in French), Introduction into Physics of Injection Lasers (1983, in Russian), and Reliability Problems of Semiconductor Lasers (1991 in English). He has 10 patents and inventor certificates. He has received the USSR-GDR Academy Prize (1979), the State Prize of the USSR in Science and Technology (1984), and N. Holonyak Optical Society of America Award (2004).
Biography Updated on 23 February 2011