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David Ferry

Regents’ Professor
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Research expertise: Quantum effects in submicron semiconductor devices and nanostructures, general development of quantum transport in open systems

David Ferry joined ASU in 1983 following positions at Texas Tech University, The Office of Naval Research and Colorado State University. He has published more than 800 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

Selected publications:
D. K. Ferry, Semiconductors: Bonds and Bands (Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, UK, 2013).

D. K. Ferry, Fifty Years in the Semiconductor Underground (Pan Stanford Publishing, Singapore, 2015)

D. K. Ferry, Transport in Semiconductor Mesoscopic Devices (Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, UK, 2015).

S. Oda and D. K. Ferry, Silicon Nanoelectronics, 2nd Ed. (Taylor and Francis, to appear late 2015).

W. Lepkowski, S. J. Wilk, A. Parsi, M. Saraniti, D. Ferry, and T. J. Thornton, “Avalanche breakdown in SOI MESFETs,” Solid-State Electronics 91, 78-80 (2014).

N. Aoki, C. R. da Cunha, R. Akis, D. K. Ferry, and Y. Ochiai, “Scanning gate imaging of a disordered quantum point contact,” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 26, 193202 (2014).

H. Ramamoorthy, R. Somphonsane, G. He, D. K. Ferry, Y. Ochiai, N. Aoki, and J. P. Bird, “Reversing hot-carrier energy-relaxation in graphene with a magnetic field,” Applied Physics Letters 104, 193115 (2014).

B. Liu, R. Akis, and D. K. Ferry, “Conductance fluctuations in graphene nanoribbons,” Journal of Computational Electronics 13, 950-959 (2014) (published online September 3, 2014).

B. Liu, R. Akis, and D. K. Ferry, “Conductance fluctuations in graphene subjected to short-range disorder,” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B 33, 04E101 (July, 2015).

D. K. Ferry, “Phase-space functions: can they give a different view of quantum mechanics?,” Journal of Computational Electronics 14, DOI 10.1007/s10825-015-0731-z (published online 28 July 2015, to appear in December 2015 issue).

D. K. Ferry, R. Akis, and R. Brunner, “Probing the quantum-classical connection with open quantum dots,” Physcia Scripta 90, expected online publication September 2015.