P. Craig Taylor
Emeritus Professor, Department of Physics

Craig TaylorDr. Taylor has written over 400 scientific papers including several book chapters and review articles. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Materials Research Society, and the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Dr. Taylor presented the Mott Lecture in 2005, which is the most prestigious lecture in the field of amorphous and nanocrystalline semiconductors. The major research interests of Professor Taylor include the optical, electronic and structural properties of crystalline and amorphous semiconductors.


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Labs and Research Centers

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  • PhD, Brown University, Rhode Island
  • BS, Carleton College, Minnesota

Research Areas

  • Optical, electronic, and structural properties of crystalline & amorphous semiconductors
  • Disordered materials and their characterization
  • Photovoltaics

Awards and Recognitions

  • Research Publication Award from the Naval Research laboratory in 1975
  • Department of Energy Certificates for Outstanding Contributions to Photovoltaic Research in 1990 and 1995
  • A Citation and Medal for Outstanding Professorial Contributions from Brown University in 1992
  • The Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award from the University of Utah in 2003