Lisa Porter received her Ph.D. and B.S. in materials science and engineering from N.C. State University and Cornell University, respectively. She serves as a research and academic advisor to both graduate and undergraduate students and is actively involved in several outreach activities and societies. She is president-elect of the American Vacuum Society (AVS), an international society pertaining to the Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing. She recently served as the Program Chair for the AVS 63rd International Symposium. Her awards include the Philbrook Prize in Engineering from CMU (2012), the “Women Driving the Material World” Award from the Women & Girls Foundation (2006), a National Science Foundation Career Award (1999-2004), and a National Swedish Foundation Visiting Professorship (2000-2002).
Semiconductors for an Energy Efficient Future
1994 Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University
1989 BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University
Scott Institute announces seed grants
Funding from the Scott Institute will stimulate new research initiatives ranging from developing a tool that can help people assess the climate risks of hydroelectric projects globally to finding a way to produce semiconductors economically for use in ultra-high efficiency power electronic devices.
American Vacuum Society
Lisa Porter named new president of AVS
This year, MSE’s Lisa Porter began her tenure as the president of the American Vacuum Society (AVS).
Sensing danger in severe environments
MSE alumni Jason Gu and Jacob Melby and MSE Professor Bob Davis have developed a hydrogen sensor that can prevent catastrophic explosions in severe environments.
Porter elected 2018 President of AVS
MSE Professor Lisa Porter was elected 2018 President of AVS.