Theodore D. Moustakas has been a Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Boston University since 1987. He has also been a Professor of Physics since 1991, a Faculty Member of the Center for Photonics Research since 1994, and Associate Head of the Division of Materials Science and Engineering since 2008. He received the B.S. degree in Physics from Aristotle University (Greece) in 1964 and the Ph.D. degree in Solid State Science and Engineering from Columbia University in 1974. He held research and visiting faculty positions at Harvard University, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Aristotle University, IBM T. J. Watson Research Laboratory and Exxon Corporate Research Laboratory. |
Dr. Moustakas’ 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. He is the co-editor of eight books, including Gallium Nitride I (Academic Press, 1998) and Gallium Nitride II (Academic Press, 1999), the author of chapters in nine books and more than 300 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings. He served as a special editor of the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology and of the Journal of Electronic Materials. He presented 116 invited and plenary talks in national and international conferences. He has been granted 25 U.S. patents and several are pending in the fields of nitride semiconductors, amorphous silicon and diamond materials. Intellectual property that resulted from his work has been licensed to a number of companies, including major manufactures of blue LEDs and lasers (Cree and Philips-LumiLeds in United States and Nichia in Japan). This work is cited in the 2006 edition of Technology Transfer Works: 100 Cases From Research to Realization, published by The Association of University Technology Managers as part of the Better World Project.
Dr. Moustakas was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1994 and of the Electrochemical Society in 1997. In 2003 he was awarded an honorary degree “Doctor Honoris Causa” from the Aristotle University for “outstanding contributions to research and teaching”. In 2010 he was awarded the MBE Innovator Award for “pioneering contributions in the development of MBE growth of nitride materials and the development of nitride optoelectronic devices prepared by MBE”. In 2011 he was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award of the BU College of Engineering.