Vaidotas KaŽukauskas is a Professor and a Leading Scientist at the Semiconductor Physics Department and the Institute of Material Research, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania. KaŽukauskas received the M.S. degree in physics in 1981, the Ph.D. degree in physics in 1987, and the Habilitation in physical sciences in 1999. He has received grants for scientific projects, including the CERN RD50 international collaboration project called Radiation Hard Semiconductor Devices for Very High Luminosity Colliders, the FP6 project called Molecular Orientation, Low Band Gap and New Hybrid Device Concepts for the Improvement of Flexible Organic Solar Cells (MOLYCELL), and the FP6 Project of Coordination Action Towards Stable and Low-Cost Organic Solar Cell Technologies and Their Application (OrgaPVNet). He has also had numerous collaboration grants with France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Austria, Ukraine, and so forth. His main research activities include the investigation of carrier transport, generation, recombination, and trapping phenomena in crystalline, noncrystalline (A2B6, A3B5, Si, SiC, GaN, etc.), and organic semiconductors and their compounds and structures by means of photomagnetoelectric and thermally stimulated methods. He has more than 350 scientific publications in leading journals such as Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letters, Sol. En. Mat. Sol. Cells, J. Appl. Phys., Org. Electron., and Semicond. Sci. Technol. He has given more than 55 invited lectures at conferences, and he has three textbooks. His original investigation method of the transport and recombination phenomena is patented as an invention. He has received the National Science Award and the National Science Award for the Distinguished Scientists.
Biography Updated on 9 January 2013