Electronics and Photonics Division Award Winner

abernathyCammy Abernathy of the University of Florida will be awarded the 2015 Electronics and Photonics Division Award for spearheading research in materials science and engineering through thin-film electronic material innovation and novel research in metal organic chemical vapor deposition.

The prestigious award was established in 1968 to encourage excellence in electronics research and outstanding technical contribution to the field of electronics science.

Dr. Abernathy started her journey through solid state science at MIT in 1980, where she received her degree in materials science and engineering. After furthering her education at Stanford University, Dr. Abernathy continued in the world of academia at the University of Florida. She was appointed the College’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 2004, and currently holds the position of Dean of the College of Engineering.

With over 500 journal publications, more than 430 conference papers, seven edited books, eight book chapters, and seven patents under her belt, Dr. Abernathy has established herself as a highly notable researcher and educator among the scientific community.

Take a peek at Dr. Abernathy’s abstract for her award address entitled, “Dielectrics for III-V Materials”.

The award will be presented at the 227th ECS Meeting in Chicago this May. Early-bird registration for this meeting is now open.

Want to see more of Dr. Abernathy’s research? Take a look at this paper on spectroscopy and transistors from ECS Solid State Letters! And make sure to read all of the Digital Library.


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