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Clarkson Research Scientist Receives Top Award In Russia

Clarkson University Department of Physics Research Scientist Leonid Fedichkin has received the Best Young Scientist Award from the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). The distinguished award, presented annually since 1982, was given to the Russian native in recognition of his theoretical contributions to the physics of quantum computers.

A representative on behalf of Fedichkin received the award at a ceremony held in Moscow at the end of June. The prize includes a Russian Academy of Sciences medal and a cash award.

Fedichkin joined the staff of Clarkson in February of this year, and serves on the research team at the University’s recently established Center for Quantum Device Technology. He received his doctoral degree in the physics of semiconductors and dielectrics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1994, and has published a number of professional articles in scientific journals. Fedichkin’s research interests include theoretical studies of quantum computers and semiconductor nanostructures.

Founded in 1724, the RAS is Russia’s largest and most influential scientific organization governing all branches of scientific inquiry and providing research funding. Membership includes 300 research institutions and more than 500 members and 2000 associate members elected from the scientific community.

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