Prof. Zhores I. Alferov contributed significantly to the creation of modern heterostructure physics and electronics. He is an inventor of the heterotransistor and the winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics. For his outstanding achievements, Prof. Alferov was honored with many Soviet, Russian and International awards, such as: Franklin Institute Ballantyne Medal (USA, 1971); Lenin Prize (USSR, 1972); Nick Holonyak Jr. Award (Optical Society of America, 2000); Nobel Prize (Sweden, 2000); Kyoto Prize (Inamori Foundation, Japan, 2001); State Prize (Russian Federation, 2001); Golden Plate Award (Academy of Achievement, U.S.A., 2002); Golden Medal of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE, 2002); Global Energy Prize (Russian Federation, 2005) and many others. Prof. Alferov is a member and Vice President of the USSR Academy of Sciences and President of its Saint Petersburg Scientific Center. He is a foreign member of the USA National Academy of Engineering and the USA National Academy of Science. He is also a foreign member of Academies of Science in many other countries throughout the world.
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