John and Claire Bertucci Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Robert F. Davis is the John and Clare Bertucci Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. He has won numerous awards, including the Alcoa Distinguished Research Award, the ORNL Excellence in Publications Award, the Richard M. Fulrath Memorial Award, and the R.J.R. Reynolds Award, as well as the Alexander Holladay Medal for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Outreach, the AnchorAnchor, and the TMS John Bardeen Award.
His research interests include growth and characterization of wide band gap semiconductor thin films and related micro- and opto-electronic devices at the micrometer and nanometer length scales, the growth and characterization of chemical sensors and traditional and quantum dot-based light-emitting diodes for solid-state lighting, and nano-scale lithography and associated functional nano-scale devices using scanning probe techniques. He has edited or co-edited 7 books; authored or co-authored more than 700 papers in peer-reviewed archival journals, conference proceedings, and books; and given more than 175 invited presentations.