The Robert F. Davis Distinguished Lecture Series was created in 2010 to honor the accomplishments of Dr. Robert F. Davis, an internationally recognized semiconductor researcher who spent more than three decades as a faculty member at NC State Materials Science and Engineering.
Delivering the inaugural lecture on April 14, 2010, in Engineering Building 1, Dr. Davis presented the talk “Solid-State Lighting: Current Status and the Impact of the Technology on Energy Utilization and Environmental Conditions.” Sharing insight into conventional lighting, the presentation illustrated how waste heat, pollution, and greenhouse gases are generated and explored the future of solid-state lighting.
Continuing the innovative spirit of the Davis Lecture Series, the department proudly announces the 2023 presentation by Professor Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Vice President of Research at Rice University. His talk “Ultra-Low-Voltage: Beyond CMOS Microelectronics” will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium located on the NC State University Centennial Campus.
This annual spring event is free and open to the public.