Regents’ Professor Emeritus

School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

ERC 559, +1 (480) 965-2570,

Graduate Faculty in the Department of Physics and the Materials Science and Engineering Program

Visiting Professor, Chiba University (Chiba, Japan)

His research involves quantum physics, particularly with regard to the quantum-to-classical transition, two-dimensional materials, and quantum transport in mesoscopic device structures.


BSEE, Texas Technological College, Lubbock, 1962

MSEE, Texas Technological College, Lubbock, 1963 

Ph. D., University of Texas, Austin, 1966

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Vienna, Austria, 1966-67


IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award, 1999, “for advances in nanoelectronics” 

Fellow, Institute of Physics (UK), 2008

Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1987

Fellow, American Physical Society, 1974

ASU Graduate Mentor Award, 2001

ASU Regents’ Professor, 1988

Halliburton Research Award, Colorado State, 1982

Faculty Research Award, Texas Tech, 1973 

Admiral in the Texas Navy, 1973

Tennessee Squire, 1970

Career in Brief:

1983-present: Arizona State University, Emeritus since January 2018 

1977-83:  Colorado State University

1973-77:  Office of Naval Research

1967-73:  Texas Tech University

1966-67:  University of Vienna and Boltzmann Institute for Solid-State Physics

Former Doctoral Students who are now Faculty:

Dr. Gary Bernstein, Frank M. Freimann Professor, Notre Dame University

Dr. Adam Burke, Assistant Professor, Lund University, Sweden

Dr. Carlo Requiao da Cunha, Associate Professor, University Federale de Rio Grande del Sul, Brazil

Dr. Matthew Gilbert, Associate Professor, University of Illinois

Dr. Ravindra Joshi, Professor, Texas Tech University

Dr. Irena Knezevic, Patricia and Michael Splinter Professor, University of Wisconsin

Dr. Bobo Liu, Research Fellow, Monash University

Dr. Rabah Mezenner, Senior Lecturer, University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Paolo Lugli, Rector, Free University of Bolzen-Bolzano, Italy

Dr. Mohamed Osman, Professor, Washington State University

Dr. Umberto Ravaioli, Professor, University of Illinois

Dr. Dragica Vasileska, Professor, Arizona State University

Dr. Toshishige Yamada, Adjunct Professor, University of Santa Clara

Former Doctoral Students who are in Industry

Former Researchers (Postdocs, Research Faculty, Visitors)

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Sunset over Chandler, AZ.  It was a nice October evening and the sun and clouds were very nicely placed to give an interesting sunset view.  For more photographs and fun things to do, go to my relaxation website.

© David Ferry 2016