Denise Park

Yves Chabal


  • semiconductors
  • microelectronics
  • hydrogen storage
  • graphene and carbon nanotubes
  • physical and bio sensors
  • infrared spectroscopy
  • atomic layer deposition


Lakisha Ladson

Expert at a Glance

Yves Chabal, Ph.D.
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Nanoelectronics

Dr. Chabal is one of the world's foremost authorities on semiconductor surfaces, semiconductor materials and the interfaces between them, areas that are central to developing future generations of microchips. His research involves cleaning and controlling semiconductor surfaces and growing ultrathin films for applications such as nanoelectronics, energy storage and sensors.

The American Physical Society awarded Chabal its highest honor in 2008 with the Davisson-Gerber Prize, which recognizes outstanding work in atomic and surface physics.

He is a fellow of the American Vacuum Society and the American Physical Society. Chabal spent 22 years at Bell Labs. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University.


Updated: June 25, 2012