Matt McCluskey.

A recognized authority on compound semiconductors and the recipient of two U.S. patents, Professor Matthew McCluskey has been named a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors.

“Professor McCluskey excels at research and mentoring that has real, long-lasting impact both within and outside the lab,” said Todd Butler, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “He has emerged as a leader and high-value partner for industrial scientists engaged in the multi-billion-dollar industry of compound semiconductor materials and device products, and many of his students go on to employment in not just academia but also industry and national laboratories.”

McCluskey, the Westinghouse Distinguished professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and a faculty member in the interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering Program, is the second WSU researcher to be named an NAI Senior Member since the program began in 2018. Jacob Leachman in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering was honored in 2021.

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