John Muth

 Monteith Research Center (MRC) 234-E
 Campus Box 7911
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The goal: Grow novel semiconductor materials, characterize their optical and eletrical properties, and fabricate novel optoelectronic devices. Sucessful intergration of these tasks will create enabling photonic technologies. This lab works with wide band gap semiconductors includling Gallium Nitride and Zinc Oxide and a variety materials to make quantum dots and other nanostructures.


  • Ph.D. 1998
    Solid State Physics
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor's 1988
    Applied Engineering Physics
    Cornell University, Ithaca

Highlighted Awards

Awards & Honors

  • 2009 - United States Armed Forces Bronze Star Medal
  • 2006 - Joint Services Humanitarian Service Medal (Hurricane Katrina)
  • 2004 - National Academy of Engineers Frontiers of Science Award
  • 2003 - Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
  • 2002 - Oak Ridge Ralph E Powe Award
  • 2000 - Discovery Magazine Technology Award, Top 10 Finalist
  • 1988-1993 - Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medals (2)


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