Prize Recipient

Recipient Picture

Harold Y. Hwang
Stanford University


"For pioneering work in oxide interfaces, dilute superconductivity in heterostructures, freestanding oxide membranes, and superconducting nickelates using pulsed laser deposition, as well as for significant early contributions to the physics of bulk transition metal oxides."


Harold Y. Hwang is Professor of Applied Physics (Stanford University), of Photon Science (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory), and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy. He currently serves as the Director of the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) and the Materials Science Division at SLAC (2020-). He received a B.S. in Physics, B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT (1993), and a Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University (1997). He was formerly a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories (1996-2003) and Professor at the University of Tokyo (2003-2010). His research is in condensed matter and materials physics, and currently focuses on correlated electrons and emergent phenomena at artificial interfaces and in confined systems; atomic-scale synthesis of quantum materials and their heterostructures; novel superconductivity; and oxide heterostructures for energy applications. Recognitions include the MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award (2005), the IBM Japan Science Prize (Physics, 2008), APS Fellow (2011), the Ho-Am Prize (Science, 2013), and the EPS Europhysics Prize (2014, with Jochen Mannhart and Jean-Marc Triscone).