Mark Reed (physicist)

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Mark Reed
Born (1955-01-04)January 4, 1955
Residence United States
Nationality American
Fields Nanotechnology
Institutions Yale University
Alma mater Syracuse University
Known for Quantum dots

Mark A. Reed (born January 4, 1955) is an American physicist and professor at Yale University.[1] He married Elizabeth Schaefer on August 24, 1996. He has made contributions in the area of quantum dots,[2] electronic transport in nanoscale and mesoscopic systems, artificially structured materials and devices, and molecular electronics. He is the author of more than 170 publications and 25 patents, and has given over 250 invited talks.

Reed received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1983. He was at Texas Instruments from 1983 to 1990, where he demonstrated the first quantum dot device. He has been at Yale University since 1990, where he holds the Harold Hodgkinson Chair of Engineering and Applied Science.

In 2003, was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the World. In 2006, he was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.


  • Fortune Magazine's “Most Promising Young Scientist” (1990)
  • Kilby Young Innovator Award (1994)
  • DARPA ULTRA Most Significant Achievement Award (1997)
  • Syracuse University Distinguished Alumni award (2000)
  • Fujitsu ISCS Quantum Device Award (2001)
  • Yale Science and Engineering Association Award for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science (2002)