David P. Cann
303D Dearborn Hall
Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Professor of Materials Science


Editor: Journal of Materials Science


  • PhD, Materials, The Pennsylvania State University, 1997
  • MS, Materials, The Pennsylvania State University, 1993
  • BS, Materials Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1991

Research Interests:

The electronic properties of ceramics, including dielectric properties, piezoelectricity, defect chemistry, crystal chemistry, non-stoichiometry, synthesis methods, and solid-state phase transformations. Applications include capacitors, energy storage, piezoelectric sensors and transducers, transparent conductors, chemical sensors, and interfacial phenomena.


Assistant and Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, 1997–2005. Dr. Cann is affiliated with the interdisciplinary Materials Science Graduate Program at Oregon State. At Oregon State since 2005.