Uras Pozhela

Uras Pozhela

Soviet and Lithuanian physicist.
Date of Birth: 05.12.1925
Country: Lithuania

  1. Biography of Yuras Pogela
  2. Academic Achievements
  3. Education and Career
  4. Contributions and Honors
  5. Continued Research and Affiliations

Biography of Yuras Pogela

Yuras Pogela is a Soviet and Lithuanian physicist who has made significant contributions to the field of semiconductor physics. He was born on November 30, 1929, in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Academic Achievements

Pogela became an Academician of the Lithuanian SSR Academy of Sciences in 1968 and of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1984. He is currently a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 1991. From 1984 to 1992, he served as the President of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. Pogela's expertise lies in the study of plasma effects in semiconductors, particularly the heating of electrons by electric fields.

Education and Career

Pogela completed his education at the Physics Faculty of Moscow State University in 1951. He then worked as a junior research fellow at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology from 1956 to 1958. Concurrently, he also held a position at the Institute of Physics and Mathematics of the Lithuanian SSR Academy of Sciences. In 1963, he became the director of the institute, a position he held until 1967. Pogela obtained his doctorate in physical and mathematical sciences in 1964 and the title of professor in 1966. In 1967, he was appointed as the director of the Institute of Semiconductor Physics of the Lithuanian SSR Academy of Sciences.

Contributions and Honors

Pogela has authored or co-authored over 300 scientific papers, including 10 monographs, approximately 100 patents, and 1 discovery. He has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career. He was awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor in 1985 and received the Order of the October Revolution in 1971. Pogela has also been honored with two Orders of the Red Banner of Labor in 1975 and 1981, as well as the Order of Friendship in 2000. He is a laureate of the Lenin Prize in 1978 and the State Prize of the USSR in 1988. Additionally, Pogela has been a laureate of two State Prizes of Lithuania in the field of science.

Continued Research and Affiliations

Since 1992, Pogela has been the President of the Lithuanian branch of the World Laboratory of the International Center for Scientific Culture. He is also a leading researcher at the Institute of Semiconductor Physics of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. Since 1991, he has been an academician of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Pogela has been a member of the editorial board of the journal "Physics and Technology of Semiconductors" since 1967.