Dr. Adrienne Stiff-Roberts
Adrienne Stiff-Roberts is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, where she is also affiliated with the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics. Her current research interests include polymer, nanoparticle, and organic/inorganic hybrid nanocomposite thin film deposition by resonant-infrared matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (RIR-MAPLE); materials characterization of organic and hybrid nanocomposite thin films; and the design, fabrication, and characterization of organic-based devices, especially infrared photodetectors, photovoltaic solar cells, and multi-functional sensors.
Dr. Stiff-Roberts received both the B.S. degree in physics from Spelman College and the B.E.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1999. She received an M.S.E. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in applied physics in 2001 and 2004, respectively, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she investigated high-temperature quantum dot infrared photodetectors grown by molecular beam epitaxy.
Dr. Stiff-Roberts is Associate Editor of the IEEE Photonics Journal (2009-present) and past Chapter Chair of the IEEE Photonics Society, Eastern North Carolina Section (2006-2010).
Dr. Stiff-Roberts received the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Graduate Scholars Fellowship and the AT&T Labs Fellowship Program Grant from 1999-2004. She is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2006), the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2007), the IEEE Early Career Award in Nanotechnology of the Nanotechnology Council (2009), and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2009). She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Pi Sigma, the Materials Research Society, and the National Society of Black Physicists, and she is a senior member of IEEE.