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
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.