UC Davis
Woodall Research Group

Welcome to the online portal for the Woodall Research Group at UC Davis

Jerry M. Woodall, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering welcomes you! Please have a look around and read all about our research program. For those interested in collaborating and for new students looking for exciting research projects at UC Davis, feel free to contact us.

Our Focus

The Woodall Research Group is solely focused on investigating emerging electronic materials and novel microelectronic devices that have the highest potential impact on society. Some might say our focus is on "transformative" research, but we just like to call it "common-sense" research. We examine what makes sense to do based on current and future needs, yet without ignoring historical perspective. Professor Woodall has a substantial reputation in taking ideas from the lab to industry through several start-up companies he has co-founded over the years. He is particularly interested in mentoring students and junior researchers with this mentality, which has led to group alumni moving on to develop their research into commercial products. The Woodall Research Group has worked on all kinds of compound semiconductor devices, but as of late we are focused on the following programs: