Prof V G Chigrinov of Electronic and Computer Engineering has been named an SID (Society for Information Display) fellow

The only Russian faculty member at HKUST, Associate Professor in Electronic and Computer Engineering Prof V G Chigrinov has been named an SID fellow. 

Born and educated in Moscow, Prof Chigrinov joined HKUST in 1999 as an Associate Professor. He obtained his PhD degree in Solid State Physics (Liquid Crystals) in the Institute of Crystallography, the USSR Academy of Sciences and was subsequently appointed Chief of Department in Moscow's Organic Intermediates & Dyes Institute (NIOPIK). He was also a Leading Scientist in the Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Sciences. 

SID has a total of over 6000 members, all professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing, and sales. Significantly, only six members in any given year are elected fellows, or 0.1% of the entire membership. 


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