Distinguished University Professor
Steven A. Ringel is a Distinguished University Professor and holds the Neal Smith Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ohio State, where he also serves as the Associate Vice President for Research and the Executive Director of Ohio State’s Institute for Materials Research. Steve is internationally recognized for his seminal contributions in the field of electronic materials and devices. His research focuses on photovoltaics, wide bandgap semiconductors used in power and RF electronics, materials characterization methods, epitaxial growth and integration of compound semiconductors with silicon. In these fields, Steve has authored/co-authored > 450 technical articles and conference presentations, given > 200 invited talks, edited several books and contributed many book chapters. Among his honors, Steve is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of AAAS, Associate Fellow of AIAA, former NSF National Young Investigator, and with his students have together received 10 best paper/presentation awards. In addition to being an Ohio State Distinguished University Professor, Ohio State’s highest faculty title, Steve has been honored with the Ohio State Distinguished Scholar Award - the university’s highest recognition for scholarly achievement, and the following OSU College of Engineering recognitions: Scott Award, Harrison Award, 4 Lumley research awards, and the College Faculty Mentoring Award. Ringel holds leadership and board positions at several organizations in Singapore, Ireland and India and he is a current distinguished visiting professor at IIT-Bombay. Previously he has held visiting faculty positions in Spain, the UK and Singapore. Steve is deeply committed to global innovation that connects academia with industry.