Julia Hsu

Julia W. P. Hsu

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Nanoelectronics

University of Texas at Dallas
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
800 W Campbell Road, RL 10
Richardson, TX 75080
phone: (972) 883-5789
fax: (972) 883-5470
e-mail: jwhsu@utdallas.edu



1985 - 90

Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

Ph. D. in physics, 1991

Dissertation title: Novel Transport Properties of Two-Dimensional Superconductors

Advisor: A. Kapitulnik

M. S. in physics, 1987


Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544

B. S. E. summa cum laude in chemical engineering, 1985

Thesis title: Efficiency of He and N2 as Third Body Gases in Cs133-Xe129 Systems

Advisor: W. Happer

Program certificate in engineering physics, 1985



University of Texas at Dallas

2010- present

Professor, the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

2010- present

Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Nanoelectronics

2011- 2016

Associate Head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

2011- 2016

Graduate Director, Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Sandia National Laboratories

2003 - 2010

Principal Member of Technical Staff, Surface & Interface Science

2006 - 2010

Scientist, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies


Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies Inc.

1999 - 2003

Member of Technical Staff, Semiconductor Physics


University of Virginia

1997 - 2001

Associate Professor of Physics (with tenure)

1993 - 1997

Assistant Professor of Physics


AT&T Bell Laboratories

1990 - 1992

Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff, Supervisor: M. J. Cardillo



Honorary International Chair Professor, Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Taipei Tech


Visiting Research Professor at the University of Hong Kong


August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship - Honorary Fellow of Technische Universität München Institute for Advanced Study


Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow. Citation: For contributions to understanding relationships between materials structure and electronic properties at the nanoscale via careful experimentation and technique development, and for leadership of the materials research community.


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow


Sandia National Laboratories, Laboratory Directed Research & Development,Award for Excellence, “Nanolithography Directed Materials Growth and Self-assembly"


First Prize, "Science as Art" Competition at 2005 Spring Materials Research Society Meeting


Outstanding Speaker Award, ONR workshop on Extended Defects in Wide Gap Semiconductors


American Physical Society (APS) Fellow. Citation: For pioneering work in applying scanning probe microscopy techniques to elucidate the nanometer scale electronic and optical properties of novel materials, in particular the physics related to defect


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship


National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award


Apker Award from the American Physical Society


John and Fannie Hertz Foundation Fellowship


Graduate Research Program for Women Grant from AT&T Bell Labs


Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi


Allen G. Shenstone Prize in Physics, James Hayes-Edgar Palmer Prize in Engineering, Jeffrey O. Kephart Award in Engineering Physics, Princeton University


Society of Women Engineers Bechtel Corporation Scholarship


  • Emergent photovoltaics, e.g. organic, hybrid, perovskite

  • Solution synthesis of inorganic nanostructures, e.g. ZnO, CuGaO2, transition metal dichalcogenides

  • Interfacial phenomena between dissimilar materials, e.g. metal/organic, oxide/organic, oxide/metal

  • Growth and properties of lattice-mismatched semiconductors, e.g. GeSi/Si, GaAs/Ge, GaN/sapphire

  • Scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy, e.g. AFM, conducting-tip AFM, NSOM

  • Semiconductor defect characterization, e.g. conducting-tip AFM, capacitance spectroscopy

  • Oxide catalysts for NO oxidation

  • Superconductivity, metal-insulator transition, proximity effect


  • American Physical Society

  • Materials Research Society


  • Hole Transport Mechanism in Dilute-donor Organic Solar Cells

  • High-throuput Manufacturing of Flexible Halide Perovskite Solar Cells

  • Low-temperature Solution-processed Oxide Thin Film Transistors on Flexible Substrates

  • Solution Synthesis of Inorganic Nanoparticles


  • Sampreetha Thampy (2018), Synthesis, Structure, and Gas-Surface Interaction in RM2O5-δ Mullite-Type Oxides as Nitric Oxide (NO) Oxidation Catalysts
  • Liang Xu (2017), Charge Dynamics and Device Physics in Bulk-Heterojunction Organic Photovoltaics
  • Diego Barrera (2017), Synthesis and Characterization of Transition Metal Oxides and Dichalcogenides and Their Application in Organic Photovoltaics; CIMAV - Monterrey
  • Jian Wang (2015), Nanomaterials as Interfacial Contact Layers for Organic Photovoltaics; University of Washington
  • Anthony L. Campillo (2001), Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy Studies of Photonic Structures and Materials; Naval Research Laboratory
  • Matthew H. Gray (2001), Near-field Photocurrent Studies of Temperature and Polarization Dependence in Relaxed SiGe Films on a Si Substrates; National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Qin Xu (1998), Surface Morphological and Electronic Studies of GaAs Films Grown on Ge and Ge/Si Substrate; Principal Engineer, New Scale Technologies, Inc.
  • Eric B. McDaniel (1997), Nanometer Scale Studies of Novel Oxide Materials Using Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy


  • Michael Womble (2017), Sources of Dielectric Loss in Polypropylene Based Nanocomposites
  • Sampreetha Thampy (2014), Synthesis and Characterization of Transition Metal-Mullite Catalysts for Nitric Oxide (NO) Oxidation
  • Frederik F. Schrey (2002), A Microscope for Imaging, Spectroscopy, and Lithography at theNanometer Scale: Combination of a Two-photon Laser Scanning Optical Microscope and an Atomic Force Microscope
  • Amanda McDaniel (1997), Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy Studies of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells


  • Member, Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC), a federally chartered advisory committee that provides advice to the Department of Energy’s Office of Science relative to the Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program (2019-2020)
  • Guest Editor, Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991), Special Issue on “Solution Synthesis, Processing, and Applications of Nanomaterials” (2018-2019)
  • Advisory panel, Princeton Center for Complex Materials (2009-present)
  • Member, Meeting Quality Subcommittee, Materials Research Society (2012-2017)
  • External Review Committee, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) (2011-present)
  • Member, Nomination Committee, of the American Physical Society Division of Materials Physics (2011-2013)
  • Member, Nomination Committee, of the American Physical Society Division of Condensed Matter Physics (2010)
  • Chair, International Relations Committee, Materials Research Society (2010-2011)
  • External Advisory Committee, U. Massachusetts Energy Frontier Research Center (2009-2014)
  • Chair, Program Committee for American Physical Society Workshop on Energy Research for Young Physicists, American Physical Society Topic Group on Energy Research and Applications (2010)
  • Review panel, DOE EPSCoR program of Idaho State University (2008-2009)
  • James C. McGroddy Prize selection committee, American Physical Society (2007-2008)
  • Member, Program Committee for American Physical Society Workshop on Energy Research for Young Physicists (2008-2009)
  • Treasurer and Chair of Operational Oversight Committee, Materials Research Society (2006- 2007)
  • Board of Directors, Materials Research Society (2005-2007)
  • Member-at-Large in the Executive Committee of the American Physical Society Division of Materials Physics (2004-2007)
  • Editorial Board, Solid State Communications (2005-2008)
  • Meeting Chair for the 2004 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting
  • Member of the Minerals, Metals and Materials (TMS) Society Electronic Materials Committee (2000-2006)
  • Invited organizer for 1997-2011 Electronic Materials Conference