Technical Focus Areas


Crystallinity. Controlled doping. Surface science. Carrier injection and transport. Low resistivity ohmic contacts. Heterojunctions and interfaces. Extreme environment defect generation and correlation with electro-optical properties. Physical electronics and devices. Materials characterization.

Executive Committee


Nigel Shepherd (Director)

Usha Philipose (Co-Director)

Guru Khalsa

Pamela Padilla

Rick Reidy

Andrey Voevodin



Rajarshi Banerjee, Materials Science and Engineering , Ph.D. Ohio State University

Marco Buongiorno-Nardelli, Condensed Matter Theory, Ph.D. International School for Advanced Studies

Oliver Chyan, Chemistry/Materials Chemistry, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jincheng Du, Ceramics, Ph.D. Alfred University

Gary Glass, Physics, Ph.D. University of Tennessee

Teresa Golden, Chemistry, Ph.D. New Mexico State University

Jeffry A. Kelber, Analytical & Surface/Materials Chemistry, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

JungKwun Kim, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo

Guru Khalsa, Physics, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

Hung Luyen,  Electrical Engineering/Applied Electromagnetics, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sundeep Mukherjee, Materials Science, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology

Jens Neu, Physics/Experimental Physics, Ph.D. Technical University of Kaiserslautern

Pamela Padilla, Biology, Ph.D. University of New Mexico

Usha Philipose, Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D. University of Toronto

Rick Reidy, Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

Bibhu Rout, Physics, Ph.D. Utkal University

Nigel Shepherd, Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D. University of Florida

Andrey Voevodin, Metallurgy / Material Sciences Engineering, Ph.D. Tula Technical University

Xiao Li, Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Ph.D. Chinese Academy of Sciences - Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry

Richard Zhang, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology