Prize Recipient


Yuri Suzuki
University of California, Berkeley


"For her research in epitaxial oxide thin films, nanostructures and devices with tailored magnetic, electronic and optical properties."


Yuri Suzuki received her A.B. degree in physics from Harvard University in 1989 and her Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University in 1995. From 1994-1996, she was a Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories (later Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories). She was on the Cornell faculty in Materials Science and Engineering as an Assistant Professor (1997~2001) and later as an Associate Professor (2001~2002). In 2003, she joined the UC Berkeley faculty in Materials Science and Engineering as an Associate Professor.

Suzukis primary research interests are in the areas of magnetics and photonics. Her projects include studies of the structure-property relationships in novel magnetic oxide systems, magnetism at the nanometer length scale, magnetic tunnel junction devices and photonic bandgap materials.

Among the honors she has received are the Robert Lansing Hardy Award of the TMS, David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation CAREER Award and Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. She was also named Outstanding Educator at Cornell University and Presidential Faculty Fellow at UC Berkeley.

Selection Committee:

Cherry Murray (Chair), Meigan Aronson (12/04), Chung-Pei Ma ('03 winner)(12/04), Antoinette Taylor (V. Chair)(12/05), Anna Hasenfratz (12/05)