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Davis, Christopher C.

Christopher Davis
Keystone Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
2124 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building

Research Interests 

  • Free space optical and directional RF communication systems
  • Atmospheric turbulence
  • Advanced surveillance systems
  • Plasmonics 
  • Chemical and biological sensors
  • Interferometry
  • Optical systems
  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • RF dosimetry.


  • B.A. Degree (with Honors) in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 1965 
  • M.A. Degree from the University of Cambridge in 1970 
  • Ph.D. Degree in Physics from the University of Manchester in 1970. 

Honors and Awards 

  • University of Maryland Invention of the Year Award in Information Science (2000)
  • Technology Education Award of Distinction awarded by the Technology Education Association of Maryland (1994)
    • Fellow of IEEE (1993)
    • NASA Certificate of Recognition for Fiber Injection Locked Broad Area Laser (1992)
    • AT&T/ASEE Award for Excellence in Engineering Education (1990)
    • Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, University of Maryland (1989-1990)
    • Fellow of the Institute of Physics (1989)
    • NSF Creativity Award (1983)
    • S.E.R.C. Senior Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge (1982)
    • George Corcoran Award, ECE Department, University of Maryland (1978)