David Ferry

Ferry_DavidWEBRegents’ Professor
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Research expertise
Transport physics and modeling of quantum effects in submicron semiconductor devices, scanning gate microscopy of quantum properties of mesoscopic devices

David Ferry joined ASU in 1983 following stints at Texas Tech University, the Office of Naval Research and Colorado State University. He has published more than 750 articles, books and chapters and has organized many conferences.

Collaborations and industry affiliations
Saraniti,Marco * , Ferry,DavidK , Goodnick,StephenMarshall , . Particle-based Simulation of Microscopic Thermal Properties of Confined Systems. DOD-DARPA (4/30/2010 – 10/30/2013).
Saraniti,Marco * , Ferry,DavidK , Goodnick,StephenMarshall , . Particle-based Modeling of GaN HEMT Technology: Scaling for Integration. NORTHROP GRUMMAN (3/30/2010 – 8/31/2011).
Goodnick,StephenMarshall * Ferry,DavidK Saraniti,Marco . Modeling and Simulation of Terahertz Transistor Electronics. NORTHROP GRUMMAN (8/1/2009 – 9/28/2012).
Phillips,StephenM * Ferry,DavidK Goodnick,StephenMarshall . U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Consortium Program in Microelectronics. ED (10/1/2007 – 6/30/2012).
Ferry,DavidK * Goodnick,StephenMarshall . Simulation and Modeling of Sub-mm Wave HEMTs: Performance and Noise Properties. DOD-ARMY RESEARCH LAB (3/7/2006 – 9/6/2008).

Professional preparation
Ph.D., electrical engineering, University of Texas – Austin, 1966
M.S., electrical engineering, Texas Technological College, 1963
B.S., electrical engineering, Texas Technological College, 1962

Recognition and awards
Regents’ Professor at ASU
IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award, 1999
ASU Graduate Mentor Award, 2000
IEEE Engineer of the Year, 1990, Phoenix Section
Outstanding research awards at Texas Tech University and Colorado State University.

Professional associations
Fellow of the American Physical Society
Fellow of IEEE
Fellow of Institute of Physic

D. K. Ferry, A. M. Burke, R. Akis, R. Brunner, T. E. Day, R. Meisels, F. Kuchar, J. P. Bird, and B. R. Bennett, “Open quantum dots—probing the quantum to classical transition,” Semiconductor Science and Technology 26, 043001 (14 pages) (2011).

D. K. Ferry, “Feynman on Quantum Simulation—Rush to Judgement,” Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience 8, 953-962 (2011).

D. Guerra, M. Saraniti, D. K. Ferry, S. M. Goodnick, and F. A. Marino, “Carrier dynamics investigation on passivation dielectric constant and RF performance of millimeter-wave power GaN HEMTs,” IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 58, 3876-84 (2011).

N. Aoki, R. Brunner, A. M. Burke, R. Akis, R. Meisels, D. K. Ferry, and Y. Ochiai, “Direct imaging of electron states in open quantum dots,” Physical Review Letters 108, 136804 (5 pages) (2012).