Carnegie Mellon University

Robert Davis

Robert Davis

Courtesy Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
John and Claire Bertucci Distinguished Professor, Material Sciences and Engineering

Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Robert F. Davis is John and Claire Bertucci Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. 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, a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and a member of the Materials Research Society and TMS. He has won numerous awards including the ALCOA Distinguished Research Award, the ALCOA Award for Research Performance in a Given Year, the Alumni Research Award, the ORNL Excellence in Publications Award, the Richard M. Fulrath Memorial Award from the American Ceramic Society, the R.J.R. Reynolds Award, the Alexander Holladay Medal for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Outreach, the Japan Fine Ceramics Association 2006 International Prize and the TMS John Bardeen Award for Research in Electronic Materials. He received the National Collegiate Inventor of the Year award for 1999. He has been a guest lecturer of the Troisiéme Cycle de la Physique en Suisse Romande. His research interests include (i) growth and characterization of SiC, Ga2O3, GaN, AlN, and nitride alloy thin films and (ii) electronic device-related research including ion implantation, development of gate and field insulators and reactive plasma etching. He has edited or co-edited seven books, authored or co-authored more than 275 chapters in edited proceedings or in books, published more than 430 peer reviewed papers in archival Journals and given more than 170 invited presentations.