Agrnovich Vladimir M.
graduated the Physics Department of Kiev State University (1951). He received PhD in Kiev (1955), degree of Doctor of Science in 1961 from Institute of Chemical Physics( Moscow) and in 1963 he received the Professor Diploma from Commission of Government. Between 1956 and 1969 he was Head of Theoretical Laboratory of Physical-Energetical Institute in Obninsk and in 1969 he joined the newly founded Institute of Spectroscopy of the Russian Academy of Science as Head of the Theoretical Department. He published about 400 papers, three books and many invited chapters in contributed volumes (over 11000 citations).
Professor Agranovich received in 1992 Humboldt Research Award from Alexander forn Humboldt-Foundation in Germany, Kapiza Award in UK in 1993, the Mandelstam Award from the Russian Academy of Science. He is a Fellow of Institute of Physics of the UK and has title Doctor Honoris Causa from Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, France. In 2002 Professor Agranovich was appointed “Pioneer of Nano-Science” in the University of Texas at Dallas. Professor Agranovich in 1965 together with the 2003 Nobel Laureate V.L. Ginzburg published the monograph “Crystal Optics with Spatial Dispersion, and Excitons”(in preparation now is third edition of this book).
In 1968 he published the monograph “Theory of Excitons” (now book is in translation to English and updating ) and in 1982 with M.D. Galanin he published the monograph “Electronic Excitation Energy Transfer in Condensed Matter”. Together with A.A. Maradudin (Irvine) V.M. Agranovich created a well-known series ”Modern Problems in Condense Matter Science” which now comprises 35 volumes. He is also a co-editor of the series “Thin films and nanostructures” and editor of journal “Physics Letters A”.
For about 20 years he was the regional Editor of Solid State Communications and before Perestroika he was main organizer of bilateral workshops and conferences USSR-USA, USSR- Germany, USSR-Italy, USSR- Japan and others. Professor Agranovich advised many students who now are well-known scientists distributed over research institutions in many countries.