Kathleen Kash - Case Western Reserve University

Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics

Dr. Kathleen Kash is a Professor and Chair of the Physics Department at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her current research interests include the growth and study of advanced semiconductor materials including GaN and InN, heterovalent ternary nitrides such as ZnGeN2 and ZnSnN2, and heterostructures created from those materials.

Before joining Case Western, Kathy was on the Technical Staff of Bell Communications Research, Inc. (Bellcore) where she advanced the science of III-V InGaAsP-based semiconductor nanostructures. Before that she served as a Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. She received a PhD in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Kathy has led several NSF funded programs for supporting and advancing undergraduate women in physics and also has been active supporting STEM programs in Cleveland area high schools.