Ashley H. Priddy Centennial Professor in Engineering
Dr. Ananth Dodabalapur is the Ashley H. Priddy Centennial Professor in Engineering in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
He received his B.S. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Chennai) in 1985, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1987 and 1990 respectively. Between 1990 and 2001 he was with Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ. Since 1992 he has investigated various aspects of the physics and technology of organic and polymer semiconductor devices. He has published over 150 articles in refereed journals and has more than 27 U.S. patents issued.
He is a co-recipient of the 2002 Award for Team Innovation of the American Chemical Society, and a co-recipient of an R&D 100 award for 2001. Since September 2001, he is with The University of Texas at Austin and is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds the June and Gene Gillis Endowed Faculty Fellowship. Dr. Dodabalapur's teaching interests are in the areas of electronic circuits (undergraduate), organic and polymer semiconductors (graduate), and charge transport in organic semiconductors (graduate).
His current interests are in organic and inorganic thin-film transistors, organic-based chemical and biological sensors, and in thin-film photovoltaics.