David Keane Ferry (born 1940) is the Regents' Professor of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU), notable for his research in semiconductor devices. He received his BSEE, 1962, and MSEE, 1963, both from Texas Technical College. Ferry obtained his PhD under Arwin A. Dougal, 1966, from the University of Texas at Austin with a thesis entitled Anomalous Microwave Emission from Bulk Semiconductors. Following a postdoctoral year in Vienna (1966–67) under Karl-Heinz Seeger, he spent time at Texas Tech University (1967–73), the Office of Naval Research (1973–77), Colorado State University (1977–83), and then joined Arizona State University in 1983. He has received a number of honours including the IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award, 1999; IEEE (Phoenix) Engineer of Year, 1990; Fellow of the IEEE, 1987; Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1974; and Fellow of the Institute of Physics, 2008. His research involves the physics and simulation of semiconductor devices and quantum effects and transport in mesoscopic device structures.
He co-edited the special issue on Wigner functions in the Journal of Computational Electronics, he is a member of the Wigner Initiative's steering committee, and he is one of the founding members and co-organizsers of the International Wigner Workshop (IW2) series.
D.K. Ferry: An Introduction to Quantum Transport in Semiconductors; Pan Stanford, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-9814745864
D.K. Ferry, J. Weinbub: Booklet of the 1st International Wigner Workshop (IW2); TU Wien, 2015.
M. Nedjalkov, J. Weinbub, D.K. Ferry:Introduction to the Special Issue on Wigner Functions; Journal of Computational Electronics 14(4), 857 - 858, 2015. doi: 10.1007/s10825-015-0745-6.
D.K. Ferry:Phase-Space Functions: Can They Give a Different View of Quantum Mechanics?; Journal of Computational Electronics 14(4), 864 - 868, 2015. doi: 10.1007/s10825-015-0731-z.
D.K. Ferry, R. Akis, R. Brunner: “Probing the Quantum - Classical Connection with Open Quantum Dots”; Physica Scripta, (2015), 014010 doi: 10.1088/0031-8949/2015/T165/014010.
X. Oriols, D.K. Ferry: “Quantum transport beyond DC”; Journal of Computational Electronics, 12 (2013), 317-330 doi: 10.1007/s10825-013-0461-z.
M. Nedjalkov, S. Selberherr, D.K. Ferry, D. Vasileska, P. Dollfus, D. Querlioz, I. Dimov, P. Schwaha: “Physical Scales in the Wigner-Boltzmann Equation”; Annals of Physics, 328 (2012), 220 - 237 doi:10.1016/j.aop.2012.10.001.
M. Nedjalkov, H. Kosina, S. Selberherr, Ch. Ringhofer, D.K. Ferry: “Unified Particle Approach to Wigner-Boltzmann Transport in Small Semiconductor Devices”; Physical Review B, 70 (2004), 1 - 16 doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.70.115319.