Pantelides named University Distinguised Professor of Physics and EngineeringSokrates Pantelides, William A. & Nancy F. McMinn Professor of Physics and professor of electrical engineering, has been named a University Distinguished Professor of Physics and Engineering.
A reception in his honor was hosted by Dean of Arts and Science Carolyn Dever and Dean of the School of Engineering Kenneth F. Galloway at the University Club Sept. 28.
Pantelides earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1973. After two years at Stanford University, he spent 20 years at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York.
He carried out theoretical research on semiconductors with emphases on defects and defect dynamics; he also managed experimental research in materials and device physics and technology modeling.
In the last 15 years, his research has spanned semiconductor physics, reliability and radiation effects in microelectronics, quantum transport in molecules and nanostructures, nanocatalysis, transition-metal oxides, nanomagnetism, and statistical mechanics.
He has published 400 articles with more than 11,000 citations and edited nine technical books. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is also Distinguished Visiting Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.