Bruce Alphenaar

Professor, Dept. Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering


Bruce Alphenaar is Chair, and Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Louisville with the distinction of Research Scholar in Nanotechnology. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Yale University in 1991, after which he worked as a research scientist for Philips Research Laboratories (The Netherlands), and for Hitachi Research Laboratory, based at the University of Cambridge, England. There he was presented with the Hitachi Manager Director's award for his research on spin electronic devices and circuitry. He joined the University of Louisville in 2000, where his recent research focus includes energy scavenging and high efficiency photovoltaic devices. He has published over 50 peer reviewed journal articles, holds 8 US and European patents, and has been invited to speak on his work at numerous international symposia. Since joining the University of Louisville, he has been PI or co-PI on over $35 M in research funding. His work is currently funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense.

Academic Experience

Fields and Waves; Photovoltaics; Microfabrication; Physical Electronics; Device Electronics

Research Experience

Micro/nano Electronics and Sensors, Photovoltaics, Energy Harvesting, Wide Band-gap Semiconductor Devices