Eliseev receives Lifetime Achievement Award from CHTM on his 80th birthday

February 3, 2016 - CHTM

Professor Emeritus Petr G. Eliseev

Research Professor Emeritus Petr G. Eliseev celebrated his 80th birthday at CHTM on February 3, 2016.

Many distinguished well-wishers gathered to share birthday cake and witness Dr. Eliseev's reception of a Lifetime Achievement Award brass plaque from CHTM.  

Among the guests were Dr. Eliseev's family, students, and colleagues, including (l-r) Majeed Hayat (Associate Director CHTM), Steven R.j. Brueck (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, past Director CHTM), Daniel Feezell (Nanofabrication Advisor CHTM) (back row),  and dear friend Marek Osiñski (Professor, ECE). Dr. Eliseev's first student, directly behind Dr. Eliseev, was on hand to celebrate the special occasion with his professor.


Petr G. Eliseev received a Master’s degree from the Physics Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1959, then received his PhD from the Lebedev Physics Institute in 1965 and a DrSc from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1974. From 1963 until 1994, he worked with the Lebedev Physics Institute in Moscow, Russia. In 1994, he began working as Research Professor at the Center for High Technology Materials at the University of New Mexico, where he is currently Research Professor Emeritus. His fields of scientific interests are the physics and technology of semiconductor lasers and other photonic devices. He has more than five hundred publications (including three books). He was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in Sciences and Technology in 1984, and received the Nick Holonyak Award from the Optical Society of America in 2004.