The North Carolina State University Board of Trustees has awarded the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence to five faculty members in recognition of their outstanding careers at NC State. One of this yearís honorees is Dr. John R. Hauser, professor of electrical and computer engineering. The Holladay Medal is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member by the trustees and the university.
Dr. Hauser has devoted 37 years of outstanding service in teaching, research and administration to NC State. He was named distinguished university professor in 1991. He and his team are noted for the development of the world's first monolithic cascade solar cell, a more efficient and powerful way to harness solar energy. He has made major research contributions in several fundamental areas of semiconductor materials and devices, and his results have been documented in two books and more than 150 refereed technical publications.
He was a principal member of a group involved in the founding of the Center for Advanced Electronic Materials Processing (AEMP), where he served as director from 1996 to 2000. In 2002, he won the Semiconductor Industry Associationís University Research Award for outstanding contributions to semiconductor technology. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). In 1982 he was named the first recipient of the R.J. Reynolds Industries Inc. Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension.
Dr. Hauserís lifetime of achievements and the commitment behind those achievements bring him the respect and admiration of his colleagues and students alike.