Summit Speaker: Steven Denbaars
Lighting Solutions Group Head, Institute for Energy Efficiency
Professor, Materials & Electrical/Computer Engineering
Dr. Steven P. DenBaars is an Professor of Materials and Co-Director of the Solid-State Lighting and Energy Center at the University of California Santa Barbara. In 2005 he was appointed the Mitsubishi Chemical Chair in Solid State Lighting and Displays. From 1988-1991 Prof. DenBaars was a member of the technical staff at Hewlett-Packard's Optoelectroncis Division involved in the growth and fabrication of visible LEDs. Specific research interests include growth of wide-bandgap semiconductors (GaN based), and their application to Blue LEDs and lasers and high power electronic devices. This research has lead to the first US university demonstration of a Blue GaN laser diode. He received a NSF Young Investigator award in 1994, and the IEEE Fellow award in 2005. He has Authored or Co-Authored over 600 technical publications, 250 conference presentation, and over 30 patents.