Steve Pearton, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Alumni Chair of Materials, Science and Engineering, University of South Florida

Steve Pearton is a distinguished professor and the alumni chair of materials, science and engineering at the University of Florida. He has Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Tasmania, and was a post-doctoral student at UC Berkeley prior to working at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1994 to 2004. Dr. Pearton has published more than 1200 papers, and is a Fellow of the IEEE, AVS, ECS, TMS and APS.