Chris Van de Walle is one of two newly elected NAE fellows at UCSB
February 11, 2016
UCSB Professors Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Chris Van de Walle and Michael Doherty are recognized for their contributions to the fields of computational materials research and chemical engineering
Van de Walle was recognized “for contributions to the theory of semiconductor interfaces and its impact on optoelectronic devices.” With research interests that lie in the field of semiconductors and a specialty in computational materials research, his work delves into the behavior of materials at the atomic level, with applications that benefit fields such as energy efficiency and quantum computing.