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David Zubia, Ph.D. David Zubia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Engineering Building
Room A-303
(915) 747-6970
Full Profile

Research Interests:

  • Memristors
  • CdTe-based solar cells
  • Electronic materials
  • Semiconductor device physics
  • Nanoscience
  • Nanotechnology
  • Construction of Nanofabrication Facility


  Year   Degree   School
  2000   Ph.D   University of New Mexico
  1993   M.S   University of Texas at El Paso
  1989   B.S   University of Texas at El Paso

Academic Honors & Awards:

2011   UTEP Grand Marshal
2011   MAES National Outstanding MAEStro Award
2002   Professor of the Year in Electrical Engineering
1991   Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowship.
1991, 1993   US Department of Energy Scholarship.
  US Patent Application SN: UNM-482.
  Member of Tau Beta Pi Honor Society.

Selected Publications:

1. David Zubía, Mario Rodríguez, Luís Romo, Brandon Aguirre, Sandra Oyer, Arev Escobedo, Stella Quiñónez, and John McClure,"High Performance Solar Cell Arrays" Invited Talk, presented at the International Material Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico, October 28 – November 1, 2007.

2. D. Zubia, S. Zaidi, S. D. Hersee and S. Brueck, Nanoheteroepitaxy - A Nanofabrication Route to Improved Epitaxial Growth, Invited Paper, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 18, 3514 (2000).

3.  Sergio F. Almeida, Brandon Aguirre, Noel Marquez, John McClure, and David Zubia, "Resistive Switching of SnO2 Thin Films on Glass", Integrated Ferroelectrics,126:1 (2011) 117-124.

4. D. Zubia, S. Zaidi, S. Brueck, and S. D. Hersee, Nanoheteroepitaxial growth of GaN on Si by organometallic vapor phase epitaxy ,Appl. Phys. Let. 76, 858 (2000).

5. D. Zubia and S. D. Hersee, Nanoheteroepitaxy: The Application of Nanostructuring and Substrate Compliance to the Heteroepitaxy of Mismatched Semiconductor Materials, J. Appl. Phys. 85, 6492 (1999).