Michael Shur received his MSEE degree (with honors) from LETI, PhD in Physics and Doctor of Science degrees from A. F. Ioffe Institute, and Honorary Doctorate from St. Petersburg Technical University. He is now Chair Professor, Acting Director of Center for Integrated Electronics and Director of the NSF I/UCRC “Connection One” at RPI. He is a Fellow of IEEE, of American Physical Society, IET, Electrochemical Society, MRS, AAAS, and of World Innovation Foundation and Editor-in-Chief of IJHSES, of the book series “Special Topics in Electronics and Systems”, and Regional Editor for physica status solidi. His area of expertise is physics of semiconductors and high speed and THz semiconductor devices. He is Foreign Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.