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Dr. William C. Mitchel:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Dr. William C. Mitchel is Senior Scientist for Electromagnetic Materials, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is a member of the scientific and technical cadre of senior executives. Dr. Mitchel heads a major in-house research program on wide bandgap materials aimed at developing novel semiconductor materials for high-temperature and high-power devices needed for Air Force sensor and power systems. His responsibilities include conduct research on the electronic transport properties of semiconductor materials and heterostructures.
Dr. Mitchel's in-house research has covered a range of semiconductor materials, from neutron transmutation doped silicon through gallium arsenide, to III-V heterostructures and semi-insulating silicon carbide. The emphasis has been on determining electronic properties, and investigating and identifying point defects. His most recent research has focused in two areas -- deep-level defects in semi-insulating silicon carbide, and the electrical transport properties of two-dimensional electron gases in aluminum gallium nitride/gallium nitride heterostructures. Dr. Mitchel has written or co-written more than 100 journal articles and 50 conference proceedings papers.
EDUCATION
1971 Bachelor of science degrees in physics, John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio
1973 Master of science degree in physics, University of Cincinnati
1978 Doctor of philosophy in physics, University of Cincinnati
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1978 - 1978, instructor of physics, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights
2. 1978 - 1980, National Research Council resident research associate, Materials Laboratory, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
3. 1980 - 1997, research physicist, Materials Laboratory, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
4. 1997 - 2000, principal research physicist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
5. 2000 - present, Senior Scientist for Electromagnetic Materials, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
AWARDS AND HONORS
1984 Charles J. Cleary Award
1985 Air Force Scientific Achievement Award
1995 Wright Laboratory Fellow
1999 American Physical Society Fellow
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Physical Society
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Materials Research Society
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
Sigma Xi

 

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