Dr. Tsui, born in Henan, China in 1939, came to the United States with a full scholarship to study at Augustana College in Illinois. In 1967, he received a Ph.D. degree in physics from the United of Chicago. Dr. Tsui is Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University.
Daniel C. Tsui
Dr. Tsui worked as research associate, University of Chicago (1967-1968), member of technical staff, Bell Labs., Murray Hill, NJ (1968-1982) and joined Princeton University in 1982. Dr. Tsui's field of research activity is the electrical properties of thin films and microstructures of semiconductors and solid-state physics. His current research at Princeton is on the fundamental properties of electronic materials, especially conduction in ultrasmall structures, transport through heterojunctions, heterojunction transistors, and quantum physics of electronic materials in strong magnetic fields and low temperatures, in particular, the quantum Hall regime
Dr. Tsui received many awards, including Buckley prize for Condensed Matter Physics (1984), Benjamin Franklin medal in Physics (1998), Nobel prize in Physics (shared with other two scientists,1998) "for their discovery of a new form of quantum fluid with fractionally charged excitations"
Dr. Tsui was elected to the National Academy of Science in 1987, is a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the Academia Sinica in Taipei.
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