Edward T. Yu Ph.D.
Dr. Yu's research is concerned broadly with the understanding and application of the electronic and optical properties of solid-state materials and devices at the nanoscale.Following a one-year postdoctoral appointment at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, he joined the faculty of the University of California, San Diego, where he is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Dr. Yu's research is directed broadly towards the understanding and application of the electronic and optical properties of solid-state materials and devices at the nanoscale. Current research interests in his group include III-V nitride materials and device physics; scanning probe characterization of advanced electronic materials and devices; novel structures for photovoltaic devices; and solid-state nanostructure physics and devices. The results of his research have been reported in over 120 publications. He is currently Program Chair of the TMS Electronic Materials Committee and Conference, past Division Chair and Program Chair of the AVS Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division, a Fellow of the DARPA Defense Sciences Research Council, and is an alumnus of the 2000-01 Defense Sciences Study Group (DSSG). He has been a Symposium Organizer for the 1998 and 2001 Spring Meetings and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society, and has been the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, ONR Young Investigator Award, NSF CAREER Award, and UCSD ECE Graduate Teaching Award.
Key areas of interest and expertise:
Solid-state nanoscience and nanotechnology
Semiconductor materials and advanced devices
Wide bandgap semiconductors for electronics and optoelectronics
Nanoscale imaging and characterization techniques
Photovoltaics and other technologies for energy generation
EducationEdward Yu received his A.B. (summa cum laude) and A.M. degrees in Physics from Harvard University in 1986, and his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1991.
Career Highlights6/98 - Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego
6/96 – 6/98, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego
9/92 – 6/96, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego
1/00 – 6/00, Vice-Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Winter 1999, Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Winter 1999, Visiting Associate, Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology
9/91 – 9/92, Postdoctoral Fellow, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Advisor: Dr. Jean-Marc Halbout
6/91 – 8/91, Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, Advisor: Professor Thomas C. McGill
Awards2003 - Outstanding Speaker Award, Tri-Services Workshop on Process Induced Defects in Wide Bandgap Semiconductors
2003 - Outstanding Speaker Award, ONR Workshop on Extended Defects in Wide Gap Semiconductors II
2000 - 01 - Member, Defense Science Study Group
1995 - 98 - Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
1995 - 97 - Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
1995 - 99 - National Science Foundation CAREER Award
1997 - ECE Graduate Teaching Award
1989 – 91 - AT&T Bell Laboratories Ph.D. Scholarship
1986 –89 - National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
1985 - Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University
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