Yu S. Kivshar

Australian National University, Australia


Yu S. Kivshar received his Ph.D. degree in 1984 from the USSR Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia, and was at the Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, Kharkov, Ukraine. From 1988 to 1993 he worked at different research centres in USA, France, Spain, and Germany. In 1993, he accepted an appointment at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering of the Australian National University where he is presently a Professor and Head of the Nonlinear Physics Group. Professor Kivshar was a recipient of the Medal and Award of the Ukrainian Academy of Science (1989), the International Pnevmatikos Prize in Nonlinear Physics (1995), and the Pawsey Medal of the Australian Academy of Science (1998). In 1999, he was appointed as an Associate Editor of the Physical Review, and in 2002 he was elected to the Australian Academy of Science. Yuri Kivshar published more than 300 research papers, and his interests include nonlinear guided waves, solitons, nonlinear atom optics, photonic crystals, and stability of nonlinear waves.

Biography Updated on 11 January 2011

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