Provost's Staff

Edmund SeebauerEd Seebauer photo
Provost Fellow

217 Swanlund Administration Building
601 E. John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-4523

Assistant: (217) 333-6677


Edmund Seebauer’s portfolio as Provost Fellow includes international initiatives related to academic affairs, such as fostering partnerships and academic programs in other countries, increasing faculty participation in international initiatives, and building an international focus to campus strategic planning.  Ed is James W. Westwater Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, where he served as department head for six years until 2011.  Illinois’ first multi-institutional PhD program (with the National University of Singapore) was initiated during his headship.

His research focuses on the control of defect behavior in semiconducting materials to make nanoscale devices of interest in microelectronics, energy and environment applications. Much of the work employs defect engineering to tailor the properties of semiconducting oxides as catalysts for fuel cells, combustion effluents, and environmental remediation. 

He has received a Sloan Research Fellowship in Chemistry and an Inventor Recognition Award from Semiconductor Research Corporation, and is currently a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Physical Society and the American Vacuum Society.  He has approximately 175 journal and conference publications, and has co-authored book on charged defects in semiconductors as well as engineering ethics.  He has received several awards for student teaching and advising.