Roman Gregorovich Maev was born in Moscow. He received his M.Sc. degree in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from the Moscow Physical Engineering Institute in 1969, and his Ph.D. in the Theory of Semiconductors in 1973 from the Physical P.N. Lebedev Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 2001, Dr. Maev he received a D.Sc. Degree from the Russian Academy of Sciences, and in 2005 he received a Full Professor diploma in Physics from the Government of the Russian Federation.
In 1979, Dr. Maev began to serve as Acting Chairholder of the Biomedical Physics Chair at the Moscow Physics Technical Institute, and in 1987 Dr. Maev established and became the Founding Director of the Acoustic Microscopy Centre at the Russian Academy of Sciences.
In 1995, Dr. Maev was appointed a Full Faculty Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Windsor in Canada and in 2002 he became a Chairholder of the DaimlerChrysler Industrial Research Chair. Since Dr. Maev beginning his research activity in Canada in 1995, he has received support from various industrial partners and government agencies over $16 million.
Recently, Dr. Maev became a Founding Director General of The Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research—a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research and innovation consortium. The Institute was formed in 2008 by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, which provided an initial research investment of $5 million.
The extraordinarily diverse range of disciplines encompassed by Dr. Maev’s work includes theoretical fundamentals of physical acoustics, experimental research in ultrasonic and nonlinear acoustical imaging, and the theory of propagation of waves through layered structures. He has published 13 books, over 320 articles, and holds twenty-three patents.
In 2008, Dr. Maev was appointed an Honorary Counsel of the Russian Federation in Canada (Windsor, Ontario).