Prof. Mikhail Belkin Receives NSF CAREER Award

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Professor Mikhail Belkin of UT ECE was awarded an NSF CAREER award for his work on "Terahertz Semiconductor Laser Sources for Operation Above Cryogenic Temperatures." The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

Dr. Mikhail Belkin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

He received his B.S. degree in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1998 and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. From 2004 to 2008 he worked in Federico Capasso’s group in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, first as a postdoctoral fellow and later as a research associate. He joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2008. He is a recipient of a 2010 Young Investigator Research Program award from the U.S. Air Force.