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Dr. Devaty's research focuses on the large bandgap semiconductors SiC, AlN, GaN and their alloys, heterostructures and superlattices. His interests include infrared reflectance, low temperature photoluminescence, magneto–optical spectroscopy, SiC Schottky barriers, carrier lifetime measurements, and shallow impurities and deep centers in SiC. In recent years porous SiC has been a topic of special interest. Potential applications include biosensors, bone tissue engineering, fuel cells, and substrates for defect reduction in epitaxial films.
Peyman Givi received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University, then his M.E. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. Before joining the University of Pittsburgh, he held the rank of University Distinguished Professor in Aerospace Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is amongst the first 15 engineering faculty nationwide who received the White House Presidential Faculty Fellowship from President George Bush. He also received the Young Investigator Award of the Office of Naval Research and the Presidential Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation among others.
Edward “Ed” Gerjuoy received his B.S. from City College in New York and his Ph.D. in theoretical physics under Robert Oppenheimer from the University of California Berkeley in 1942. After graduating, he held several positions, before returning to the University of Pittsburgh as Professor of Theoretical Physics in 1964. He studied law for one year at the University of San Francisco and two years at the University of Pittsburgh, from which he received his law degree in 1977. He served on the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board and was a member and often chair of a number of committees of the American Physical Society.
George E. Klinzing earned his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1959 and was awarded a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1963. He has spent his career researching materials processing, specifically pneumatic conveying. Administrative interests revolve around fostering an environment of collaboration, support, and encouragement for research faculty, staff, and students.