Steven DenBaars

Steven DenBaars

Mitsubishi Chemical Professor in Solid State Lighting and Displays

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


Aron Kressel Award, IEEE Photonics Society; Japanese Science of Applied Physics (JSAP) Outstanding Paper Award; Viterbi Award, USC Distinguished Alumni Award


Electronic and Photonic Materials

Growth of wide-band gap semiconductors (GaN based), and their application to Blue LEDs and lasers and energy efficient solid state lighting. This research has led to over 759 scientific publications and over 168 U.S. patents on electronic materials and devices.


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