MSc, DSc, Russia
Professor Emeritus
Research Area
Solid-State Electronics and Photonics (S2EP)
Research Interests
Computer modeling of various electrooptical effects in Liquid Crystals (LC)
Photo-aligning technique for LCD applications
LC devices in fiber optics
Fast multistable ferroelectric liquid crystal devices

MSc, DSc, Russia
Distinguished Fellow, IDSAI
Fellow, SID


After completing his BS in applied mathematics at Moscow Technical University of Electronics and Mathematics  1973, and a PhD degree in Solid State Physics, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, USSR Academy of Sciences , 1978, he took employment at the Scientific Researcher of Organic Intermediates & Dyes Institute (NIOPIK), Moscow, Russia. He became a Professor of Solid State Physics, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, USSR Academy of Sciences, 1988 and Head of Division in NIOPIK with  120 employees and 6 Laboratories including: "Physics of Liquid Crystals", “Chemistry of Liquid Crystals", “Organic Electrochromic Materials", "Luminiscent Dyes", "Photoanisotropic Materials", “Vacuum Photoresists”. The center occupies the leading position in such a field as Fine Chemistry for Electronics, including Liquid Crystals , Electrochromic,  Photochromic, Thermochromic and Photoanisotropic Materials, Laser Dyes etc. He also start working as Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of  Science and   Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong  Kong since June 1999. Since September 2018 until August 2020 he was Third Level Distinguished Professor, in Talents Special Zone, Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering School, Foshan University, Foshan.

He is an Expert in Flat Panel Technology in Russia, recognized by the World Technology Evaluation Centre, 1994, and SID Fellow since 2008. He is an author of 6 books, 31 reviews and book chapters, about 317 journal papers, more than 668 Conference presentations, and 116 patents and patent applications including 35 US patents in the field of liquid crystals since 1974. He got Excellent Research Award of HKUST School of Engineering in 2012. He obtained Gold Medal and The Best Award in the Invention & Innovation Awards 2014 held at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2014, which was hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 20-22 Feb 2014. He is a Member of EU Academy of Sciences (EUAS) since July 2017. He got A Slottow Owaki Prize of SID in 2018 (Related News). He is 2019 Distinguished Fellow of IETI (International Engineering and Technology Institute) (Related News and List of Fellows).

The International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI) appointed Prof. Dr. Vladimir Chigrinov, as the Vice President of the Institute for 2020-2024.


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Multi-disciplinary Themes

Display and Sensors Everywhere (DSE)

Honors & Awards
Honors and Awards

He has outstanding poster paper award in IDW'03 and IDW'06, which are the largest display annual Conferences in Japan .