Charles B. Parker, Ph.D.

Director, Nanomaterials and Thin Films Lab

In the capacity of Director of the Nanomaterials and Thin Films Laboratory at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering under the Pratt School of Engineering, Dr. Parker's research activities focus on novel carbon nanostructures, electronic materials and devices, and vacuum microelectronics.  He currently manages a research program for the National Institutes of Health and helps to manage research programs with the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Parker completed his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2002. Since then, he has worked in the following capacities:

  • Research Associate, Duke University, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2003-2007
  • Associate Laboratory Director, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, July 2007 to June 2012.
  • Laboratory Director, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, July 2007 to June 2012.


  • Parker, C.B., A.S. Raut, B. Brown, B.R. Stoner, and J.T. Glass, Three-dimensional arrays of graphenated carbon nanotubes. Journal of Materials Research, 2012. 27(7): p. 1046-1053. 
  • Natarajan, S., C.B. Parker, J.R. Piascik, K.H. Gilchrist, B.R. Stoner, and J.T. Glass, Analysis of 3-panel and 4-panel microscale ionization sources. Journal of Applied Physics, 2010. 107(12): p. 124508-124510. 
  • Brown, B., C.B. Parker, B.R. Stoner, and J.T. Glass, Growth of vertically aligned bamboo-like carbon nanotubes from ammonia/methane precursors using a platinum catalyst. Carbon, 2011. 49(1): p. 266-274. 
  • Parker, C.B., J.P. Maria, and A.I. Kingon, Temperature and thickness dependent permittivity of (Ba,Sr)TiO3 thin films. Applied Physics Letters, 2002. 81(2): p. 340. 
  • Streiffer, S.K., C. Basceri, C.B. Parker, S.E. Lash, and A.I. Kingon, Ferroelectricity in thin films: The dielectric response of fiber-textured (BaxSr1-x)Ti1+yO3+z thin films grown by chemical vapor deposition. Journal of Applied Physics, 1999. 86(8): p. 4565.

Contact Information

  • Office Location: FCIEMAS 3571
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5592
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