Craig Taylor

Professor of Physics and Associate Director CERI

Office: Meyer Hall 445
Phone: 303-273-3586

P. Craig Taylor received the A. B. degree from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, in 1964 and the Ph.D. degree from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1969. He was a Research Associate at Brown University and a National Academy of Sciences Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory between 1969 and 1971. From 1971 to 1982 Dr. Taylor was employed at the Naval Research laboratory where he performed research on the electronic and structural properties of crystalline and amorphous semiconductors. He spent a sabbatical year at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland and Cambridge University, Cambridge, England (1976-1977). In 1982 Dr. Taylor joined the Physics Department at the University of Utah as a Professor. He was the Chairman of the Physics Department from 1989 to 1998 and appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor in 2001. He was also for many years the Director of the John A. Dixon Laser Institute at the University of Utah.

Currently Dr. Taylor is a Professor in the Physics Department at the Colorado School of Mines and the Associate Director of the Colorado Energy Research Institute. Dr. Taylor has written over 400 scientific papers including several book chapters and review articles. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Materials Research Society, and the American Association of Physics Teachers. Selected honors include the Research Publication Award from the Naval Research laboratory in 1975, Department of Energy Certificates for Outstanding Contributions to Photovoltaic Research in 1990 and 1995, a Citation and Medal for Outstanding Professorial Contributions from Brown University in 1992, the Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award from the University of Utah in 2003. Dr. Taylor presented the Mott Lecture in 2005, which is the most prestigious lecture in the field of amorphous and nanocrystalline semiconductors. The major research interests of Professor Taylor include the optical, electronic and structural properties of crystalline and amorphous semiconductors.