Jonathan Bird


Jonathan Bird.

Jonathan Bird


Jonathan Bird


Specialty/Research Focus

Nanoelectronics and mesoscopic physics: fundamental investigations of quantum phenomena; explorations of new device and sensing paradigms; electrical properties of novel nanomaterials

Contact Information

230 I Davis Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1015

Biography Publications Teaching Research


Jonathan Bird joined the faculty of the UB Department of Electrical Engineering as Professor in Fall 2004. Prior to this, he obtained his BSc (First-Class Honors) and PhD degrees in Physics from the University of Sussex (United Kingdom), in 1986 and 1990, respectively. He was a JSPS visiting fellow at the University of Tsukuba (Japan) from 1991 - 1992, after which he joined the Frontier Research Program of the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN, also in Japan). In 1997, he was appointed as Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University, where he spent seven years before joining UB. Prof. Bird's research is in the area of nanoelectronics. He is the co-author of nearly 300 peer reviewed publications as well as of undergraduate and graduate textbooks.


  • PhD, Physics, University of Sussex, 1990
  • BSc, Physics, University of Sussex, 1986

Awards and Honors

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Visiting Research Fellow (1991)
  • Fellow: Institute of Physics (2002)
  • Senior Member: IEEE (2002)
  • NYSTAR Distinguished Professor of 2003 
  • Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Chiba University, Japan (2008) 
  • UB Exceptional Scholar: Sustained Achievement Award (2008)
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship & Creative Activities (2012)