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IAS Senior Visiting Fellow
Prof Evelyn HU
Tarr-Coyne Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering
Harvard University
Research Areas:
Energy and Environmental Technologies, Electromagnetics and Nanoelectronics, Materials Science and Nanophotonics

After receiving her PhD in Physics from Columbia University, Prof. Evelyn Hu worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1975 to 1984. She was Professor in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) from 1984-2008. She served as the scientific co-director of the California NanoSystems Institute, a joint initiative at UCSB and the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined Harvard University in 2009, and is currently the Tarr-Coyne Professor of Applied Physics and of Electrical Engineering in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She was awarded a Doctor of Engineering honoris causa from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2013.

Prof. Hu’s research focuses on high-resolution fabrication of compound semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices, candidate structures for the realization of quantum computation schemes, and on novel device structures formed through the heterogeneous integration of materials. She has also developed biological approaches to the formation of electronic and photonic materials.

Prof. Hu is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, US National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), Academia Sinica of Taiwan, and the JASON Project. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Physical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has been a recipient of National Science Foundation Distinguished Teaching Fellow award and of AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement, and holds an honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Glasgow.


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