Carnegie Mellon University

David Lambeth

David N. Lambeth

Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Professor Lambeth's research interests include physical and chemical sensors, transducers, MEMS, instrumentation, magnetism, data storage systems, and the materials, devices and components involved in these areas. His industrial experience and current activities include: thin film physics and materials; sensors, transducers, micro-electro-mechanical systems; magnetism, magnetic and magnetooptic recording components and systems; the mechanical and chemical interactions of the magnetic recording head with the media; electromagnetic actuators; electronic, electrooptic and magnetooptic devices; and novel instrumentation for materials, devices and system characterization.

Professor Lambeth's industrial experience has led him to believe in taking a systems approach toward problems at all levels. Applied researchers must reach out into the future while, at the same time, being cognizant of the complete system requirements. This experience has resulted in Professor Lambeth having developed multiple technologies, which have been employed in various products. He has patented a number of these inventions.


PhD, 1973 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BS, 1969 
Electrical Engineering 
University of Missouri