Steven DenBaars

Steven DenBaars

Mitsubishi Distinguished Professor
Materials and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials


(805) 893-8511
3514 Engineering II

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Member of : 

National Academy of Engineering

Fellow of: 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, National Academy of Inventors, Optica


AAFM-Nakamura Award, American Association for Advances in Functional Materials (AAAFM); Aron Kressel Award, IEEE Photonics Society; Japanese Science of Applied Physics (JSAP) Outstanding Paper Award; Viterbi Award, USC Distinguished Alumni Award; Quantum Devices Award, International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors; AAAFM-Nakamura Award, American Association for Advances in Functional Materials (AAAFM)


Electronic and Photonic Materials

His research interests include growth of wide-bandgap (GaN based) semiconductors and their application to blue LEDs as well as laser and high power electronic devices. This research has led to the first U.S. University demonstration of a blue GaN laser diode.


Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center


PhD Electrical Engineering, Universtiy of Southern California
BS Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Arizona
MS Materials Science, University of Southern California