George D. WatkinsDr. George D. Watkins is an Emeritus Professor of Physics at Lehigh University. He is one of the world's foremost scientists in the area of silicon defects. The influence of his research impacts every electronic device and computer in use today. Deeply committed to promoting new technological advances, he has served as an advisor for 20 international conferences on the physics of defects in semiconductors. He received the Libsch Award for Distinction in Research from Lehigh University and earned a B.S. & M.A. in physics from Randolph-Macon College and a M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University. One of Dr. Watkins’ greatest contributions to science was his discovery of the “Negative U” phenomenon.