Jeffrey Glass

Jeffrey Glass

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jeffrey T. Glass is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is the Faculty Director of the Pratt School's Master of Engineering Management Program at Duke University. He also holds the Hogg Family endowed chair in Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship. Formerly, he was the Co-Director of The Institute for the Integration of Management and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and held the Joseph F. Toot, Jr. endowed chair in the Case School of Engineering. Jeff received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia. He also received an MBA from Duke University's Global Executive (GEMBA) program.

His current appointment involves research in electronic materials as well as the development of joint educational, research and technology transfer activities related to the intersection of business and technology. He consults and holds advisory board appointments with various companies in materials-related areas and has served as an expert witness in patent litigation. Prior to his appointment at CWRU, he was the Vice President of R&D for Kobe Steel USA Inc. with a focus on electronic materials. Prior to joining Kobe Steel, he was a tenured faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University. He has been involved in the study of Innovation Management in technology-based organizations with a focus on the early stages of technical development and received the 2004 Industrial Research Institute’s Maurice Holland Award for his paper entitled “Managing the Ties Between Central R&D and Business Units.”

Jeff's technical research has focused on the growth and characterization of thin films for electronics, primarily carbon nanotubes, graphene, diamond and Silicon Carbide. Chemical vapor deposition, sputtering, materials analysis and electronic properties are his areas of interest. He has published over 150 papers and book chapters, edited seven books and is a co-inventor on 14 patents. He has been a short course instructor for several professional societies and companies and has organized numerous conferences. He has given over 75 invited presentations in 12 different countries. He served as a member of a Presidential Science Advisor's committee for the assessment of diamond technology in Japan and has received two teaching awards and the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator award. He has held adjunct faculty appointments at North Carolina State University, Case Western Reserve University and the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina where he has taught executive courses on Managing Innovation.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
  • Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
  • Director of the Master of Engineering Management Program and Hogg Family Director of Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship

Contact Information


  • M.B.A. Duke University, 1999
  • Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1986
  • M.Sc.Eng. Johns Hopkins University, 1983
  • B.S.E. Johns Hopkins University, 1981

Courses Taught

  • ECE 290: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 391: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
  • ECON 190: Selected Topics In Economics
  • EGR 190: Special Topics in Engineering
  • EGRMGMT 590: Advanced Topics in Engineering Management
  • ME 492: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Ubnoske, SM; Peng, Q; Meshot, ER; Parker, CB; Glass, JT, Protocol for High-Sensitivity Surface Area Measurements of Nanostructured Films Enabled by Atomic Layer Deposition of TiO 2, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol 119 no. 46 (2015), pp. 26119-26127 [10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b07458] [abs].
  • Radauscher, EJ; Keil, AD; Wells, M; Amsden, JJ; Piascik, JR; Parker, CB; Stoner, BR; Glass, JT, Chemical ionization mass spectrometry using carbon nanotube field emission electron sources., Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, vol 26 no. 11 (2015), pp. 1903-1910 [10.1007/s13361-015-1212-0] [abs].
  • Chen, EX; Russell, ZE; Amsden, JJ; Wolter, SD; Danell, RM; Parker, CB; Stoner, BR; Gehm, ME; Glass, JT; Brady, DJ, Order of Magnitude Signal Gain in Magnetic Sector Mass Spectrometry Via Aperture Coding., Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, vol 26 no. 9 (2015), pp. 1633-1640 [10.1007/s13361-015-1178-y] [abs].
  • Ubnoske, SM; Raut, AS; Parker, CB; Glass, JT; Stoner, BR, Role of nanocrystalline domain size on the electrochemical double-layer capacitance of high edge density carbon nanostructures, MRS Communications, vol 5 no. 02 (2015), pp. 285-290 [10.1557/mrc.2015.13] [abs].
  • Sund, JB; Wolter, SD; Parker, CB; Natishan, PM; Glass, JT, Diamond for Biosensing: Electrochemical Detection of NOx Species with Thiol-Amine Functionalized Diamond, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol 162 no. 8 (2015), pp. B225-B229 [10.1149/2.0691508jes] [abs].