Hadis Morkoç - Virginia Commonwealth University

Founders Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hadis Morkoç is the Founders Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Professor Morkoç is a world-renowned authority on semiconductor materials, device physics and technology and was ranked 19th among more than 517,100 physicists world-wide in terms of citations and citation impact (number of citations per paper) from 1981 to 1997. Prof. Morkoç has been the recipient of many distinguished awards for his research and many publications in the areas of semiconductors and material science. He was the recipient of the 2002 Virginia Commonwealth University Distinguished Scholarship Award, and the 2005 Virginia Outstanding Scientist Award. He is author or co-author of ~1650 journal articles, 46 book chapters, 62 reviews and popular articles on semiconductor heterostructures and devices, author and/or editor of books on MODFETs and nanostructures, and Nitride Semiconductors and Devices, ZnO and devices – a 3-volume handbook on nitride semiconductors. Prof. Morkoç is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a Life Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Before he joined academia, Prof. Morkoç was a member of the Technical Staff for Varian Associates and at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Prof. Morkoç received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, respectively, and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.