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Harold Y. Hwang Materials physicist

Harold Hwang’s research expertise lies in the area of materials physics. His research involves probing correlated electrons at artificial interfaces and in confined systems, atomic scale synthesis and control of complex oxide heterostructures and spin-polarized transport and spin dynamics in magnetic oxides.


IBM Japan Science Prize (Physics), 2008.

TEPCO Foundation Award, 2007.

Japan Science and Technology Agency Sakigake Fellowship, 2006-2009.

Materials Research Society Outstanding Young Investigator Award, 2005.

Mitsubishi Foundation Award, 2004.

Relevant Publications

N. Nakagawa et al, "Magnetocapacitance and Exponential Magnetoresistance in Manganite-Titanate Heterojunctions," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 86, pp.082504, 2005.



Associate Fellow Quantum Materials


Stanford UniversityDepartment of Applied Physics


PhD (Physics) Princeton University

M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BS (Electrical Engineering, Physics) Massachusetts Institute of Technology


United States

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