Nai-Chang Yeh

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Professor Nai-Chang Yeh (Chinese: 葉乃裳; born 1961) is a Taiwanese American physicist specializing in experimental condensed matter physics.

Her research emphasis is the fundamental physical properties of strongly correlated electronic systems. She is best known for her work on a variety of superconductors, magnetic materials, and superconductor/ferromagnet heterostructures. She is also interested in the physics and applications of low-dimensional electronic systems such as graphene and carbon nanotubes. Her experimental techniques include development of various cryogenic scanning probe microscopes for applications to nano-science and technology, as well as superconducting resonator technologies that have been applied to high-resolution studies of superfluid phase transitions and Bose–Einstein condensation in helium gas.

She is Professor of Physics and the Fletcher Jones Foundation Co-Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology,[1] the first female professor in that department.

She was born and grew up in Chiayi, Taiwan and received her B. Sc. from National Taiwan University in the capital Taipei City. She went to the US for graduate education and obtained her Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[2]

Awards and recognition[edit]

She has been recognized by a number of professional associations:

She was lauded in Time magazine on Nov. 18, 1991, as a scientific "rising star" in California.[3] She is cited in the American Men and Women of Science.


  1. ^ "Nai-Chang Yeh |". Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Nai-Chang Yeh". Yeh Group. 2016-01-21. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  3. ^ Time Magazine "Galaxy of Stars" in Special Issue on California, Vol. 138 #20, P.73, Nov 18, 1991.

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