Dr. Litvinov is a John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the University of Houston, Texas. He also holds joint appointments in chemical and biomolecular engineering, chemistry, and materials science and engineering.
Dr. Litvinov received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1999 and was with the research division of Seagate Technology prior to joining the University of Houston. He has received 30 technical achievement awards. During his tenure with the University of Houston, Dr. Litvinov founded the Center for Integrated Nano and Biosystems. His research, which ranges from information technology to medical diagnostics, has been supported by the Nation- al Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Office of Naval Research, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, Information Storage Industry Consortium, and other agencies (approximately US$12 million in funding). He established the university-wide nanofabrication core facility, which has more than 250 registered users. At the University of Houston, Dr. Litvinov served as the founding dean of the graduate school from 2013 to 2017, over- seeing the graduation enterprise of nearly 8,000 graduate and professional students. He was the director of the materials science and engineering program from 2011 to 2016 as well as the nano engineering minor program from 2008 to the present. A fellow of the National Academy of Inventors with 29 issued U.S. patents to his credit, Dr. Litvinov received the IEEE Individual Achievement Award, Esther Farfel Award, University of Houston Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award, and Cullen College of Engineering Junior and Senior Faculty Research Awards. Dr. Litvinov is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has coauthored more than 140 peer-reviewed papers, a book on magnetic recording, and several book chapters. Dr. Litvinov has served in various editorial capacities on high-impact engineering and scientific journals, including IEEE Trans- actions on Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Materials Research Society Bulletin, and Nanotechnology.