Prof. Donhee Ham

Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering
Harvard University

 
Prof. Donhee Ham
 
Donhee Ham is Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and EE at Harvard University. He earned B.S. degree in physics from Seoul National University. Following a 1.5-year military service in the South Korea Army, he went to Caltech for graduate training in physics. There he worked in LIGO under Professor Barry Barish while in physics, and later obtained a Ph.D. in EE in 2002 winning the Charles Wilts Prize. He was the recipient of the IBM Doctoral Fellowship, Li Ming Scholarship, IBM Faculty Partnership Award, IBM Research Design Challenge Award, and the Korea Foundation of Advanced Studies Fellowship. For CMOS-based nuclear magnetism work, he was recognized by MIT Technology Review as among the world’s top 35 young innovators in 2008 (TR35). Ham was selected as a Harvard Yearbook Favorite Professor 4 years in a row (2011-2014), and was one of 8 Harvard Thinks Big speakers in 2012 (8 Harvard faculty chosen by college-wide votes). He served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the Solid-State Circuits Society (2012-2013). Ham’s work experiences include Caltech-MIT LIGO, IBM T. J. Watson Research, Consulting Visiting Professorship at POSTECH, Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Seoul National University, IEEE conference technical program committees including the IEEE ISSCC and the IEEE ASSCC, advisory board for the IEEE ISCAS, and various US, Korea, and Japan industry, government, & academic technical advisory positions. He served as a guest editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and was a co-editor of CMOS Biotechnology with Springer (2007). He is an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. His current research focus is on: nano-bio interface array for neuroscience and molecular diagnostics; scalable biomolecular spectroscopy; 2D and quantum materials; and CMOS integrated circuits (RF, analog, and mixed-signal).