Robert Hull Ph.D.

Hull, Robert
Position Department / Business Unit
Charles Henderson Professor of Engineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Institution Disciplines
University of Virginia Electronics Engineering Modeling Nanostructures
City State / Provence
Charlottesville Virginia
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Dr. Hull is noted for his research into fundamental growth mechanisms of semiconductor films and nanostructures, and for his work in exploring potential applications of these structures to future nanoelectronic devices.

The over-arching themes of our research efforts are the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Within these broad themes, my group’s research activities focus upon structure-property relationships in electronic materials, fundamental mechanisms of thin film growth, self-assembly of nanoscaled structures, degradation modes in electronic and optoelectronic devices, the properties of dislocations in semiconductors, nanoscale fabrication techniques, nanoscale tomographic reconstruction techniques, and the theory and application of electron and ion beams.


Ph.D. 1983, Oxford University, Materials Science; B.S. 1980, Oxford University, Physics

Career Highlights

08/02 – present Director, University of Virginia Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Science

08/02 – present Charles Henderson Professor of Engineering, University of Virginia

09/00-present Director, UVa Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

06/99-present Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UVA

10/97-08/02 Heinz and Doris Wilsdorf Distinguished Research Chair

10/97-present Courtesy appointment in Department of Electrical Engineering, UVA

11/94-06/99 Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UVA

12/92-3/93 Visiting Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan (NEC Chair

1987-1994 Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories

1985-1987 Member of Technical Staff, Hewlett Packard Laboratories

1983-1985: Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories


Fellow, American Physical Society

Elected, Member of European Academy of Sciences.

Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Thin Films, 1993

Elected President of Materials Research Society, 1997

Chair of Committee of Visitors for NSF Division of Materials Research, 1999

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