Darleen and David Ferry Professorship
Honor and celebrate the achievements of Dr. David Ferry and join him in building the Darleen and David Ferry Professorship.
As a part of his distinguished career, and to continue to impact on the physical electronics field, Dr. David Ferry and his wife Darleen invite you to join them and invest in the David and Darleen Ferry Professorship for the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE). Together your investment will support the attraction, advancement and acceleration of a top research faculty member in physical electronics honoring Dave's lasting legacy in the field.
Your generosity will provide support for faculty in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering in the field of Physical Electronics — Dave's research focus and passion.
About Dr. Dave Ferry's Career:
Prof. Ferry received the B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, in 1962 and 1963, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas (UT), Austin, in 1966. Following this, he had a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Vienna, Austria. From 1967 to 1973, he was a Faculty Member with Texas Tech University, and then joined the Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. From 1977 to 1983, he was with the Colorado State University at Fort Collins, where he served as Professor and Chair of the Department. He then joined Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, where he has served as Director of the Center for Solid State Electronics Research from 1983 to 1989, as Chair of Electrical Engineering from 1989 to 1992, and as Associate Dean for Research from 1993 to 1995. His research interests include transport physics and modeling of quantum effects in ultrasmall semiconductor devices and electron beam lithography for ultrasubmicron quantum functional devices. He has published more than 800 articles, books, book chapters, and conference publications. Dr. Ferry was selected as one of the first Regents’ Professors at ASU in 1988, and received the IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award for advances in nanoelectronics in 1999. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in the United Kingdom. He also served as Editor of the Journal of Computational Electronics and Editor and Chief (US) of the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.
About Darleen and Dave Ferry:
David and Darleen Ferry were married in August of 1962. Darleen worked for IBM in Austin, Vienna, and Lubbock as a systems engineer, after receiving her degree in mathematics from Texas Tech University in 1961. They have two daughters, Lara who is Director of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in the New College at ASU and Linda who is a lawyer with a major firm in Phoenix. They have six grand-children.