Professor Evelyn Hu appointed as Senior Fellow of Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study at City University of Hong Kong

6 April 2020


Professor Evelyn Hu

Professor Evelyn Hu, who is widely recognized for her intellectual range and interdisciplinary accomplishments in the field of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, was appointed as a Senior Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in March 2020. The number of HKIAS Senior Fellows has grown to 35 and Professor Hu is the second female Senior Fellow in HKIAS.

Professor Evelyn Hu is currently the Tarr-Coyne Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. She received Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Physics from Columbia University and a B.A. in Physics from Barnard College.

As a pioneer in nanoscale electronic and photonic, Professor 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.

Professor Hu is the recipient of many awards and honors. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academia Sinica of Taiwan, a recipient of an NSF Distinguished Teaching Fellow award, an AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award, a Fellow of the IEEE, APS, and the AAAS. She holds an honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Glasgow and an honorary Doctorate of Science from Heriot Watt University.

HKIAS appoints Senior Fellows who are internationally recognized academicians in their fields and provides an atmosphere open to intellectual exchange across disciplinary fields. The HKIAS is committed to provide a platform for pursuing curiosity-driven ideas and studies, while its unfettered research contributes to the advancement of knowledge and betterment of humanity.


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