Office: ES&T 2204
Phone: (404) 894-5922
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0100
Dennis Hess received a B.S. in Chemistry from Albright College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physical Chemistry from Lehigh University. From 1973 to 1977, he was employed by Fairchild Semiconductor, where he worked for Bruce Deal. During his time at Fairchild, he was a Member of the Research Staff and Supervisor, Process Development. In these positions, he was involved in characterization of semiconductor and dielectric surfaces and interfaces oxidation, corrosion, metallization, plasma processes, and chemical vapor deposition methods.
He began a program in plasma etching and deposition when he joined the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. At Berkeley he served as Assistant Dean in the College of Chemistry from 1982-1987, and Vice Chair or the ChE Department from 1987-1991. From 1991 to 1996, he was Chair of Department of Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University. Since 1996, he has been in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he holds the Thomas C. DeLoach Jr., Chair. He is past President of The Electrochemical Society, and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology.