Bhattacharya, Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor and
James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, is the co-winner (with Prof. Mark
Reed of Yale University) of the first IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC)
Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology. This award was created to recognize
individuals who have had a significant impact on the field of
Prof. Bhattacharya has worked in the field of
nanotechnology for close to three decades, and has been instrumental in
establishing The University of Michigan as a premier institution in
optoelectronics research. He has made fundamental contributions in the area
of compound semiconductor materials, and uses this knowledge to build novel
and state-of-the-art optoelectronic and electronic devices.
Read more about
his research in a recent article of the EECS News (FW 2005, pp. 11-13).
In addition to writing the textbook, Semiconductor
Optoelectronic Devices, he has written 450 journal publications, and
given more than 75 invited and plenary talks and 100 seminars all over the
world. He has received the IEEE Paul Rappaport Award (1999), the 2000 SPIE
Technology Achievement Award, the 2000 IEEE (LEOS) Engineering Achievement
Award, the Nicholas Holonyak, Jr. Award (2002), and the International
Quantum Devices Award (2003).
The award will be presented in August at the
IEEE-NANO 2007 banquet in Hong Kong.