Leonid Kulyuk

Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Moldova

Prof. Leonid Kulyuk (Culiuc) got his Ph.D. in 1976 on investigation of four-wave parametric processes in stimulated Raman scattering at Physical Department of the Moscow State University. Thereafter, he continued his work at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova in the field of condensed matter physics. At present he is the Head of the Laser Spectroscopy group in the Laboratory of Ternary and Multinary Compounds of the Institute of Applied Physics and, at the same time, since 2005 he is the director of the Institute. His current research interests include nonlinear optical characterization of surfaces and interfaces, experimental and theoretical investigation of radiative processes in solids, including excitonic luminescence in quantum confined systems, optical and photoelectrical properties of semiconductors. Professor Kulyuk has authored or co-authored 81 articles published in peer ISI WoS reference journals (h-index =10), and obtained 9 patents. He has a vast experience in international cooperation – as an invited professor he worked repeatedly at the University of Ottawa (Canada), Konstanz University (Germany), Saitama University (Japan), University Lyon1 (France). He has several awards: Laureate of the Prize (Joint) of the Presidents of the Academies of Sciences of Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine (1996); State Prize of the Republic of Moldova in the Field of Science and Technology for work on Ternary and Multinary compounds (1998). In 2001 he was awarded the medal of the French Republic “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques”, and in 2010 Leonid Culiuc (Kulyuk) became «Om Emerit» (“Person Emeritus”) for contributions in the development of Moldovan science. In 2007 he was elected Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.

Biography Updated on 1 March 2012

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