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:

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