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David Norton

David Norton

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida

Phone: (352) 846-0525

Fax: (352) 846-1182

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
P.O. Box 116400, Gainesville, Florida 32611-6400



Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1989

Research Interests:

Dr. Norton’s research interests primarily focus on the synthesis and properties of electronic and photonic oxide thin films. Areas of activity include wide bandgap semiconducting oxides for solid state lighting, dimensionality effects in superconducting and ferroelectric superlattices, artificially structured thin film materials, and oxide epitaxy on dissimilar substrates. Significant energy-related technology research includes developing high temperature superconducting wires based on an approach known as Rolling Assisted Biaxially Textured Substrates (RABiTS). While a staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dr. Norton was a co-inventor of this technology, which is currently being commercialized by several companies. He is currently a member of the American Vacuum Society, the Materials Research Society, the American Physical Society, and the Electrochemical Society. Dr. Norton is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Crystal Growth. He has published over 150 articles in refereed journals and books, presented over 25 invited papers/lectures at national and international conferences, and organized numerous conferences and workshops in the areas of electronic oxides and laser processing.