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Richard C. Barker
A fourth generation Yale graduate, Dick Barker received his B.E., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. A faculty member at Yale since 1952, Barker’s research has spanned a wide range of subjects in several areas of solid-state science and technology. He founded the lauded Yale Center for Microelectronic Materials and Structures and has directed it since 1984. His numerous awards include most recently a Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Consortium Excellence Award for Mentorship in 1998 and a Millennium Medal at the International Magnetics 2000 Conference in April of this year. A mentor to scores of graduate students, many of whom are now in universities or in leadership positions in companies around the world, Barker is also a respected undergraduate teacher who was awarded the Yale College Faculty Prize for Distinguished Teaching in 1986. Barker received the Award for Meritorious Service from the Yale Science and Engineering Association in 1994.