David Cann received the B.S. degree in materials engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Blacksburg, Va, in 1991. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials from the Pennsylvania State University in 1993 and 1997, respectively. In 1993, he was a Visiting Researcher at Murata Manufacturing, Ltd. in Japan working on semiconducting metal oxide-based solar cells. While at Pennsylvania State, his research was focused primarily on the study of interfacial effects in ferroelectric and other electronic ceramic materials. His thesis work was recognized with the Xerox Research Award in 1997 and the Best Paper of Session award at the 30th annual International Symposium on Microelectronics, 1997. In 1997, he joined the Materials Science and Engineering faculty at Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa. In 2005, he joined Oregon State University, where he is now an Associate Professor of mechanical engineering and materials science. His work has continued in the area of ferroelectric, dielectric, and semiconducting ceramic materials with funding from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, NASA, the Department of Energy, and industrial sources. He has made notable research contributions in (i) the development of piezoelectric and dielectric materials based on perovskite and pyrochlore structures, (ii) the crystal chemistry of transparent conducting oxides for optoelectronic applications, (iii) the study of interactions between ferroelectric materials and their electrodes, and (iv) metal oxide-based chemical sensors.
Biography Updated on 16 October 2007