Professor Evelyn L. Hu, the Tarr-Coyne Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, was invited to deliver a seminar titled “Inverted Atoms in SiC: Silicon Vacancies as Qubits" on 14 August 2019. This seminar highlighted the studies in 4H-SiC of defects (qubits), integrated within photonic amplifiers. There was lively discussion after the presentation fostering in-depth exchanges among faculty, researchers and students. She also met with our new faculty and joined the science and engineering female faculty meeting to share her insights and visions with us.
As a renowned and active scholar in the named fields, she was elected National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is also a recipient of an NSF Distinguished Teaching Fellow award, an AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award, and holds honorary Doctorates from the University of Glasgow, Heriot-Watt University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the University of Notre Dame. Currently she is the Honorary Professor of our Department.