Prof. Steven DenBaars
Mitsubishi Distinguished Professor of Materials and Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
Steven DenBaars is a Distinguished Professor of Materials and Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Mitsubishi Chemical Professor in Solid State Lighting & Display, and Executive Director of the Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Professor DenBaars received his BS from the University of Arizona, MS and PhD from the University of Southern California(Advisor P.Daniel Dapkus). Professor DenBaars worked at Hewlett-Packard Optoelectronics in San Jose and Penang, Malaysia. Professor DenBaars joined the University of California, Santa Barbara faculty where he conducts research on wide-bandgap semiconductors (GaN based) and their application to Blue and UV LEDs, Laser Diodes, 5G Electronics, RF and high-power electronic devices. Professor DenBaars has co-founded 4 companies in compound semiconductors (Nitres, Soraa, SLD Laser, Akoustis). He is the recipient of the Quantum Device Award (2021), Aron Kressel Award, IEEE Photonics Society(2010) and IEEE Fellow(2008). He has published over 1200 peer reviewed publications(H-index of 151) and is the named inventor on 150 U.S. Patents. He is a Fellow of IEEE, Member of National Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.