Steven P. DenBaars

 Steven P. DenBaars

Mitsubishi Distinguished Professor, Materials
Distinguished Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering


(805) 893-8511
3514 Engineering II
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5050


Co-Director, Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center
Group Leader, IEE
Member, Interdisiplinary Center for Wide Bandgap Semiconductors

Materials Research Areas: 


IEEE Fellow
Aron Kressel Award, IEEE Photonics Society
Japanese Science of Applied Physics (JSAP) Outstanding Paper Award for “Demonstration of Nonpolar m-Plane InGaN/GaN Laser Diode”
Viterbi Award, USC Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Southern California
NSF Young Investigator Award

Research Description: 

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.


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Universtiy of Southern California
M.S. in Materials Science, University of Southern California
B.S. in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Arizona