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Marvin White joins ECE faculty

Marvin WhiteMarvin H. White recently joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty as a professor. He comes to Ohio State from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, where he was the Sherman-Fairchild Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Sherman-Fairchild Center for Solid State Studies.

Prof. White’s research interests include micro and nanoelectronics and the characterization of advanced solid-state devices. He has authored or co-authored nearly 300 technical papers, contributed chapters to four books and has 27 U.S. patents. At Lehigh, he graduated 34 PhD and 62 MS students.

Prior to joining Lehigh University in 1981, Prof. White worked for the Westinghouse Electric Company for 20 years. During sabbaticals, he served as a research scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory, and program director in solid state and microstructures at the National Science Foundation. Prof. White obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics and mathematics, and an MS in physics from the University of Michigan. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University.

Prof. White is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, an IEEE Life Fellow, and a distinguished national lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society. He has received several awards for his contributions to the development of high-sensitivity, solid-state cameras and imagers widely used in consumer and technical applications and for major contributions to progress in semiconductor devices including the IEEE Electron Devices Society’s 1997 J. J. Ebers Award and the IEEE 2000 Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award.

Prof. White resides with his wife, Sophia, in Powell, Ohio. They have one son, David. Prof. White is an avid runner, fly fisherman, amateur magician and enjoys playing jazz piano.