Tony Low

Paul Palmberg Professor

Tony Low is a materials and device scientist, with interests on new materials, novel elec- trical and optical phenomena, device physics, and their applications. Low is currently the Paul Palmberg Professor at the department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Prior to this, Low worked as an in-house theorist at various experimental groups at Columbia University, Yale University, and IBM Thomas J. Watson Research. While at IBM, from 2011-2014, Low served as an industry liaison to various Universities under the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative with the goal of finding the next electronics switch. He obtained his doctoral degree from the National University of Singapore in 2008, and then a postdoctoral associate at Purdue University. The impact of Low’s research is recognized by Web of Science as a Highly Cited Researcher (2019-2021), with total citations of > 15000, h-index of 61; 40 papers with >100 citations, 7 papers with >500 citations. His research are often documented in high impact journals like Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Photonics, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Science Advance, Nano Letters, Physical Review Letters, among others. He is the recipient of the Paul Palmberg Professorship (2021), George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Research (2021), McKnight Presidential Fellowship (2019), IBM Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award (2014), IBM Invention Award (2013), among other awards. His leadership and authority on the subject is recognized by many invited talks at top conferences in the field, such as the American Physics Society (APS) meeting, Materials Research Symposium (MRS) meeting, and most notably, he spoke at some of the largest conferences as plenary and keynote speakers.