About Chief-in-Editor

Alexander S. Sigov (born May 31st, 1945 in Donetsk)- President of the University, Fellow Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Full Professor. Alexander Sigov is one of the most influential russian specialists in solid state physics, solid state electronics and materials research .

He is best known for the research of defect contributions to the anomalies of various physical quantities near second order phase transition points. His monograph co-published with A.P. Levanyuk "Defects and Structural Phase Transitions" (New York, 1987) became an encyclopedia for all researchers in this field.

Sigov was educated at Moscow State University, Chair of Quantum Theory of the Faculty of Physics and graduated with honors in 1968. He works at the Moscow State University of Radioengineering, Electronics and Automation (MIREA) since 1972. Same year, he defended his PhD thesis, and in 1985 he became a Doctor of Sciences. In 1987 he had attained the rank of full professor, in 2006 he was elected a Corresponding Member (and in 2011, a Fellow Member) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Nanotechnology and IT Division .

He held the position of the Dean of the Department of Electronics and Opto-electronic engineering from 1985 to 1998, and was a Rector of MIREA since May 1998 up to June 2013. Now he serves as the President of the University. He also is the Head of the Chair of Condensed State Physics.

A. Sigov is the author and co-author of more than 300 scientific papers, six monographs, nine textbooks and over thirty inventions. He supervised more than 25 PhD students, while 17 of his colleagues became doctors of sciences and full professors under his supervision.

Alexander Sigov is a member of the Security Council Scientific Committee of the Russian Federation, member of Bureau of the Joint Council of the RAS on condensed matter physics, member of a number of Boards and Councils of the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation, member of the European Physical Society, Institution of Engineering and Technology, IEEE, MRS, as well as member of editorial boards of "the RAS News (physics series)", "Microsystems Engineering", "Integrated Ferroelectrics" and many others.

The 4-th degree Order Of Service To Motherland and several state honorary medals have been conferred to Alexander Sigov. He is a winner of the State Award of the Russian Federation, and 3 governmental awards for sciences, engineering and education. He is married, has two children and 4 grandchildren.