The UCSB Faculty Research Lecturer for 2013 award is the highest bestowed by the university on one of its faculty
John Bowers, professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials at UC Santa Barbara, has been named the UCSB Faculty Research Lecturer for 2013. He is being recognized for his “groundbreaking scholarship, outstanding research contributions and scientific leadership.”
Bowers, who currently holds the university’s Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology, and is the director of the campus’s Institute for Energy Efficiency, was described by one of his colleagues as “a great teacher, an outstanding public lecturer, a dedicated campus research leader, an accomplished entrepreneur, an effective collaborator, and an inspirational worker for the public good. He is widely knowledgeable, being expert in the fields of electronic devices, device physics, and materials.”
“I’m very thrilled and honored to receive it,” said Bowers. “Obviously, having your peers select you for the award is phenomenal and very appreciated.”
Bowers is the 58th recipient of the Faculty Research Lectureship, since the award’s creation in 1955. His lecture, which will take place on campus, will be free and open to the public. The date has not yet been determined.