Joseph Ballantyne

Joseph M. Ballantyne

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Professor Ballantyne joined the Cornell faculty in 1964 following an appointment as a staff member in an MIT Lab. At Cornell, his research focused mostly on optoelectronic devices and materials. Ballantyne was instrumental in establishing the National Research and Resource Facility for Submicron Structures (NRRFSS) at Cornell and served as acting director during the first year of operation in 1977.

Ballantyne was director of the School of Electrical Engineering from 1980 to 1984, and served Cornell University as Vice President for Research and Advanced Studies from 1984 through 1989. Ballantyne retired in 2004.

He has served on national committees for the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, the American Vacuum Society, and IEEE, of which he is a fellow. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi.

Selected Publications

  • Lau, S.T., Joseph Ballantyne. 1997. "2-D Analysis of a Dielectric Waveguide Mirror." IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology 15: 551.
  • Lee, J.S., A.T. Schremer, D. Fekete, J.R. Shealy, Joseph Ballantyne. 1997. "Growth of Direct Bandgap GaInP Quantum Dots on GaP Substrates." Journal of Electronic Materials 26: 1199.
  • Ji, C., M.H. Leary, Joseph Ballantyne. 1997. "Long-Wavelength Triangular Ring Laser." IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 9: 1469.
  • Lee, J.S., J. Salzman, Joseph Ballantyne, D. Emerson, J.R. Shealy. 1997. "Selective Growth of GaP on Si by MOCVD." Journal of Crystal Growth 172: 53.
  • Ji, C., M.H. Leary, Joseph Ballantyne. 1997. "Triangular Shaped Waveguide Diode Ring Laser Fabricated using C12 RIBE in InP/InGaAsP." Electronics Letters 33: 493.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Clyde Distinguished Chair (College of Engineering, University of Utah) 1992
  • Fellow (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers) 1985
  • NSF Senior Fellow 1970
  • Dean's Meritorious Scholar (University of Utah)
  • Eta Kappa Nu (University of Utah)


  • BSEE (Electrical Engineering), University of Utah, 1959
  • BS (Mathematics), University of Utah, 1959
  • SM (Electrical Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960
  • Ph D (Electrical Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964