The new head of the Russian Academy of Sciences Gennady Krasnikov
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Decree on the appointment of a new president of the Russian Academy of Sciences published on the Kremlin website:
“To approve Gennady Yakovlevich Krasnikov as President of the Russian Academy of Sciences for a period of five years,” the document says. The decree comes into force on Tuesday, September 27.
The Russian leader approves the candidacy of the chief academician, but the members of the Russian Academy of Sciences themselves choose it in a secret ballot. Elections among scientists were held on 20 September.
Gennady Krasnikov, a scientist in the field of micro- and nanoelectronics, was born in 1958 in Tambov.
In 1981, he graduated from the Faculty of Physics and Technology of the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology.
Since 2008 – Academician, since 2017 – Member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Krasnikov heads the Department of Submicron VLSI Technology (Very Large Scale Integrated Circuits) at MIET and the Department of Micro- and Nanoelectronics at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
The new president of the Russian Academy of Sciences is a world-famous scientist in the field of semiconductors. He has more than 400 scientific papers and 40 patents. Gennady Yakovlevich received a state award in the field of science and technology in 2014, in 1999, 2009 and 2019 he received government awards. Awarded with the UNESCO medal “for the development of nanoscience”.
Already the former president of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev withdrew his candidacy from the elections and left the post of chief academician after a single five-year term.