Marcellus L. Wiedenbeck Collegiate Professor of Pysics
Roy Clarke is the Marcellus L. Wiedenbeck Collegiate Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his PhD in Physics from Queen Mary College, University of London, UK. After a Fellowship at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Prof. Clarke accepted the James Franck Fellowship at the University of Chicago and then joined the faculty of the University of Michigan. He was the founding director of the UM Applied Physics Program which celebrated its 25th year in 2012. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and in 2011 received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mentoring.
Current research interests focus on nanoscience and technology, especially the structure and dynamics of epitaxial materials, including semiconductor quantum dots, magnetic nanostructures and oxide ferroelectrics. Clarke has also been active in entrepreneurial activities. A company he helped to create, k-Space Associates Inc., started as a research spin-off in 1992 and is now a leading supplier metrology tools to the semiconductor industry for in-situ, real-time monitoring of electronic device processing.