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Paul McEuen

Paul McEuen (born 1963 in Oklahoma) is an American physicist. He received his B.S. in engineering physics at the University of Oklahoma (1985), and his Ph.D. in applied physics at Yale University (1991). After postdoctoral work at MIT (1990-1991), he became a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He moved to Cornell University in 2001, where he is currently a Professor of Physics. He is one of the world experts on carbon nanotubes.

Research focus

Paul McEuen studies the electrical and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes, scanning probe microscopy of nanostructures, molecular electronics, and applications of nanoelectronics in chemistry and biology. His group publishes their work frequently in Nature and Science, and Paul has a Hirsch number of 42.


  • Professor, Physics, Cornell University, (2001-present)
  • Associate Professor, Physics, University of California, Berkeley (1996-2000)
  • Assistant Professor, Physics, University of California, Berkeley (1992-1996)
  • Postdoctoral researcher, MIT (1990-1991)

Awards and Fellowships

  • American Physical Society Fellow (2003)
  • Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize (2001)
  • Packard Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellow (1999)
  • LBNL Outstanding Performance Award (1997)
  • National Young Investigator (1993-1998)
  • Packard Foundation Fellow (1992-1997)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow (1992-1994)
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator (1992-1995)
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