Cammy R. Abernathy received her S.B. degree in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials science and engineering from Stanford University in 1982 and 1985, respectively. She joined the University of Florida’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering as a professor in 1993. In 2004, she became the College’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and in July 2009 she was appointed Dean of the College of Engineering.
Dr. Abernathy’s research interests are in synthesis of thin-film electronic materials and devices using metal organic chemical vapor deposition and molecular beam epitaxy. She is the author of more than 500 journal publications, more than 430 conference papers, one co-authored book, seven edited books, eight book chapters and seven patents.
Dr. Abernathy is a fellow of the AVS, APS, and the Electrochemical Society. She is also a member of the American Society of Engineering Education and the Materials Research Society.