Dr. Moustakas received his PhD from Columbia University in 1974. The research towards his thesis was conducted at IBM T. J. Watson Research Laboratories. He held research positions at Harvard University and Exxon Corporate Research Laboratory prior to joining Boston University in 1987 as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also a Professor and Associate Head of the Division of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor of the Department of Physics.


Dr. Moustakasí research contributions cover a broad spectrum of topics in opto-electronic materials and devices, including nitride semiconductors, amorphous semiconductors, III-V compounds, diamond thin films and metallic multi-layers. Intellectual property that resulted from his work has been licensed to a number of companies, including major manufactures of blue LEDs and lasers (Cree, Nichia, Philips and OSRAM).


Dr. Moustakas is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Electrochemical Society. He holds an honorary doctoral degree from the Aristotle University; he received the MBE Innovator Award in 2010 and the Distinguished Scholar Award from the BU College of Engineering in 2011. In 2012 he was elected a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. In 2013 he received the Boston University Innovator of the Year Award.



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