Professor David R. Clarke

Senior Fellow of Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong

Extended Tarr Family Professor of Materials and Applied Physics, Harvard University, USA

Member of the US National Academy of Engineering

Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society (ACS)

Professor David R. Clarke

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Professor David R. Clarke is inaugural Extended Tarr Family Professor of Material Science and Applied Physics at John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. His research mainly focuses on fundamentals, properties and applications of ceramics, metals, semiconductors, polymers, and thermoelectrics, especially from the mechanical properties point of view.
Professor Clarke has an extraordinary research track record of >500 scientific publications in world-leading journals, including Nature, Advanced Materials, Acta Materialia. His h-index is 107 and 10 of his papers are cited > 1000 times (total number of citations >50,000). During his +50 year professional career, Professor Clarke has held various prestigious positions in academia (Cavendish Laboratory / University of Cambridge, University of California/ Berkeley, MIT, UC Santa Barbara, Harvard University), Group Leader at Rockwell International Science Center, and also as a Senior Manager at IBM Research Division (Yorktown Heights). He has 13 patents on record.