Avinash Kant

Avinash Kant, Ph.D., joined D.A. Davidson & Co. in August 2008 to establish coverage of advanced materials companies focused on technology and clean technology. Prior to joining D.A. Davidson, Dr. Kant served as a Principal of Equity Research at First Albany/Broadpoint Capital. Previously, Dr. Kant covered the semiconductor capital equipment sector at Canaccord Adams and SG Cowen Securities Corporation. Prior to his sell-side career, Dr. Kant was involved with semiconductor processing research at chip manufacturers. Dr. Kant earned a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. His research in advanced thin films and composite materials has been presented extensively in leading international conferences and journals.