Dr. Samuel Graham, Jr. provides leadership and vision for the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, working with students, faculty, staff, alumni, public agencies, and supporters to foster excellence in teaching and learning.
Graham’s research centers on the development of electronics made from wide bandgap semiconductors for a range of applications in communications, power electronics, and neuromorphic computing. In addition, he is creating physics-based models and unique experimental tools to characterize electrothermal performance, allowing for the optimization and digital engineering of these electronics; through his work with DOE National Laboratories, he is also developing thermal storage materials for use in building energy systems.
Graham previously served as Eugene C. Gwaltney, Jr. Chair of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds a joint appointment with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Graham is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.