About the Author
Michael E Levinshtein was awarded prizes for the best paper of the Ioffe Institute in 1968 to 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977 and 1978, 1980, 1982 to 1984, 1986, 1989; and lastly, in 1995. He was later named the Outstanding Scientist of Russia by State Russian Stipend from 1997 to 2000. He received prizes for the best paper by the Solid State Electronics Division of the Ioffe Institute in 1999 and 2000. He is now the Principal Scientist of the Ioffe Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences.