Biography - Paul L. McEuen, Department of Physics, Cornell University

Paul L. McEuen
Professor, Department of Physics
Cornell University
Paul McEuen has been a Professor of Physics at Cornell University, 2001 to present.  Research Areas include the science and technology of nanostructures, particularly carbon-based systems such as nanotubes and graphene; novel fabrication techniques at the nanometer scale; scanned probe microscopy of nanostructures; assembly and measurement of chemical and biological nanostructures.  Current research focuses on the fabrication and study of nanostructures.  These structures are used to span the gap between the macroscopic and molecular worlds, exploring electronics, optics, mechanics, chemistry and biology at the nanoscale. Current research ranges from the use of carbon nanotubes for optoelectronics and mechanics to the use of graphene for atomic-scale origami.

Prof. McEuen received his B.S. in 1985 in engineering physics from the University of Oklahoma, and his Ph.D. in 1991 in applied physics from Yale University. He was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990-91.  He was Assistant Professor, Physics, 1992-96 and Associate Professor, Physics, at the University of California, Berkeley, 1996-2000. Dr. McEuen was an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator, 1992-95, and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1992-94. Packard Foundation Fellow, 1992-97. National Young Investigator, 1993-98.  His awards and fellowships include: the LBNL Outstanding Performance Award, 1997; Packard Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellow, 1999, Agilent Europhysics Prize, 2001; Fellow, American Physical Society, 2003; Yale Sci. and Eng. Assoc. Award for Basic and Applied Science, 2009; National Academy of Sciences, 2011; and Distinguished Graduates Society, University of Oklahoma College of Engineering, 2013.