Professor Steve DenBaars elected to the National Academy of Engineering

February 10th, 2012

Steven P. DenBaars, a prominent faculty member in the College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara, is among the 66 new members elected today by the National Academy of Engineering.

Election to the Academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,” and to the “pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”

DenBaars, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials, was recognized for his contributions to gallium nitride-based materials and devices for solid state lighting and displays.

UC Santa Barbara (full press release)

Solid State Lighting & Energy Center

DenBaars Research Group