News -  May 10, 2021

Prof. Evelyn HU Receives the 2021 IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal


IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Evelyn HU, Tarr-Coyne Professor of Applied Physics and of Electrical Engineering at Harvard University, has been awarded the 2021 IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) for her “leadership in nanoscale science and engineering, and for seminal contributions at the intersection of semiconductor electronics and photonics”.

Established in 2006, the IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal is one of the highest IEEE awards given annually to recognize outstanding individuals with “groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering, or related fields”. The prize presentation was held during the 2021 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit and Honors Ceremony in May. In the summit, Prof. Hu had shared her experience and insights in the pursuit of advancement in material science and quantum computing in a virtual chat (Link).

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