Carnegie Mellon University

David Anderson

Associate Teaching Professor

Wean Hall 7412


Prof. David Anderson

Education & Professional Experience

Ph.D.: University of York (U.K.), Theoretical Physics (2003)
B.Sc.: Honors (1st class), University of Essex (U.K.), Theoretical Physics (1998)

Honors & Awards
Julius Ashkin Teaching Award 2017

Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, 2013–
Laboratory Instructor, Pennsylvania Governors School for the Sciences, 2013
Special Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008–13
Project Leader, Pennsylvania Governors School for the Sciences, 2008
Assistant Professor, Francis Marion University, 2005–08
Instructor, Deep Springs College, 2004
Post-doctoral Research: University of York (U.K.), Structural Biology Laboratory, 2003–04

Professional Profile

David Anderson is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Physics. As a member of the faculty at Carnegie Mellon, David is involved with the continuing development of experimental physics laboratory courses, including a course serving students enrolled in the Health-Professions program. This course is designed to introduce the techniques of experimental physics by connecting fundamental physics laboratory skills to life-science applications. David also teaches Physics I for Engineering Students making extensive use of research-based methodologies to provide a key foundation for applying physics principles to technical applications. David runs a yearly training session for Graduate Teaching Assistants, working to ensure they are prepared to be effective recitation leaders and teachers.

Selected Publications

D. Anderson, M. Babiker, C. Bennett, and M.I.J. Probert, Non-equilibrium electron transport in degenerate nitride heterostructures – dynamic screening effects. Physica E 17, 272-275 (2003).

D. Anderson, M. Babiker, C. Bennett, N.A. Zahkleniuk, and B.K. Ridley, Evaluations of the low-field mobility in degenerate GaN/AlN heterojunctions, J. Phys. Cond. Matter 13, 5999-6004 (2001).

D. Anderson, N. Zahkleniuk, M. Babiker, B. Ridley, and C. Bennett, Polar-optical phonon limited transport in degenerate GaN-based quantum wells, Phys. Rev. B 63, 245313 (2001).

B. Ridley, N. Zahkleniuk, C. Bennett, M. Babiker, and D. Anderson, Piezoelectric scattering in large band-gap semiconductors and low-dimensional heterostructures,
Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. No. 572 (1999).