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Robert F. Davis Distinguished Lecture 2019
March 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, March 29, 2019 | Hunt Auditorium | James B. Hunt, Jr. Library
Semiconductor light emitters: From solid-state lighting to quantum communications
Presented by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
DR. CHRIS G. VAN DE WALLE.
Distinguished Professor and Herbert Kroemer Endowed Chair, Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Free and open to the public
2:30 p.m. Reception, Duke Energy Hall D
3:00 p.m. Lecture, Hunt Library Auditorium
DR. CHRIS VAN DE WALLE is a Distinguished Professor of Materials and the inaugural recipient of the Herbert Kroemer Endowed Chair in Materials Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Prior to joining UCSB in 2004, he was a Principal Scientist at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).
He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1986, and was a postdoctoral researcher at IBM Yorktown Heights (1986-88) and a Senior Member of Research Staff at Philips Laboratories in Briarcliff Manor (1988-91).
His research interests lie in novel electronic materials, including wide-band-gap semiconductors (III-V nitrides, II-VI compounds), transparent conductors, and complex oxides; loss mechanisms in light emitters; two-dimensional conductors; quantum information science; and physics and chemistry of hydrogen interactions with solids.
Van de Walle has published over 400 research papers, holds 24 patents and has given over 200 invited and plenary talks at international conferences. He is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the APS, AVS, AAAS, MRS, and IEEE. He is a recipient of a Humboldt Award for Senior US Scientist, the David Adler Award from the APS, the Medard W. Welch Award from the AVS, and the TMS John Bardeen Award.
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More information: THE ROBERT F. DAVIS || DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
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 in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at NC State.
Davis came to NC State in 1972 and was its first Kobe Steel Ltd. Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. He retired from NC State in 2004 as professor emeritus and began his current position as the John and Claire Bertucci Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
Davis is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. While at NC State, he received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence and the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension.
He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in ceramic engineering from NC State and Pennsylvania State University, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.