Cammy R. Abernathy received her Bachelor of Science degree in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her master’s and doctoral degrees in materials science and engineering from Stanford University. She joined the University of Florida’s department of materials science and engineering as a professor in 1993. In 2004, she became the college’s associate dean for academic affairs and in July 2009 was appointed dean of the college of engineering.
Abernathy’s research interests are in synthesis of thin-film electronic materials and devices using metal organic chemical vapor deposition and molecular beam epitaxy. She is the author of more than 500 journal publications, 430 conference papers, one co-authored book, seven edited books, eight book chapters, and seven patents.
Abernathy is a fellow of the MRS, AAAS, AVS, APS and of the Electrochemical Society. She is also the chair of the American Society of Engineering Education, Engineering Deans Council and Council Delegate for the Industrial Science and Technology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.