David Pulfrey

Professors Emeriti
B.Sc and Ph.D (Manchester, England)

Email: pulfrey@ece.ubc.ca
Phone: (604) 822-3876 (604)
Fax: (604) 822-5949



David L. Pulfrey received the BSc and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Manchester, England in 1965 and 1968, respectively. Since 1969 he has been on the faculty in the Electrical Engineering Department at UBC.

Dr. Pulfrey teaches and researches in the area of semiconductor devices. He has received awards for his teaching at the university-, provincial- and international-levels: inaugural winner of UBC’s Teaching Prize for Engineering in 1990; the 2009 Teaching Award for Excellence in Engineering and Geoscience Education from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia; the 2009 Education Award from the IEEE Electron Devices Society. He has received recognition for his research work by being made Fellow of IEEE (2000) and the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2002).


Research Areas

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Computational modelling of micro- and nano-scale semiconductor devices
  • Particularly carbon nanotube transistors

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