2009.7: Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and
, Harvard University
2007.7: John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences,
2006.7: Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Harvard University
2002.9: Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Harvard University
2002.6: PhD. EE. California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
1999.6: MS. Physics. Caltech.
1996.2: BS. Physics. Seoul National University.
Harvard Gazette faculty profile, Dec. 3, 2009
Donhee Ham is Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical
Engineering at Harvard University, where he has been with School of Engineering
& Applied Sciences
since September 2002.
Ham, from Busan, South Korea, earned a B.S. degree in physics from
Seoul National University, South Korea, in 1996, where he graduated
summa cum laude with the Presidential Prize, ranked top 1st
across the College of Natural Sciences, and also with the Physics Gold Medal
(sole winner). Following a year and a half of mandatory service in the
Republic of Korea Army, he went to Caltech for graduate training in physics.
There he worked on general relativity and gravitational astrophysics under
while in physics, and later obtained a Ph.D. in electrical engineering
in 2002 winning the Charles Wilts
Prize awarded for the best thesis in Electrical Engineering. His doctoral
work examined the statistical physics of electrical circuits. He was the
recipient of the IBM Doctoral Fellowship, Li Ming Scholarship, IBM Faculty
Partnership Award, IBM Research Design Challenge Award, and
the fellow of the Korea Foundation of Advanced Studies.
He shared Harvard's Hoopes prize with William Andress. He was recognized
Technology Review as among the world's top 35 young innovators
in 2008 (TR35), for his group's work on CMOS RF biomolecular sensor utilizing
nuclear spin resonance to pursue disease screening and medical diagnostics
in a low-cost, hand-held platform. Ham was a Harvard Yearbook favorite
professor three years in a row (2011, 2012, and 2013), and was one of 8 Harvard
Thinks Big speakers in 2012 (8 Harvard faculty chosen by colleage-wide
votes). He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the Solid-State Circuits
Donhee Ham's work experiences include Caltech-MIT Laser Interferometer
Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), IBM T. J. Watson Research, Consulting
Visiting Professorship at POSTECH, IEEE conference technical program
committees including the IEEE International
Solid-State Circuits Conference (
ISSCC) and the IEEE Asian Solid-State
Circuits Conference (ASSCC
), advisory board for the IEEE International
Symposium on Circuits & Systems (
ISCAS), international advisory board for the Institute for Nanodevice
and Biosystems, and various US, Korea, and Japan industry, government,
& academic technical advisory positions on subjects including ultrafast
electronics, science & technology at the nanoscale, and convergence
of information technology and biotechnology. He served as a guest editor
for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State
Circuits (JSSC; Jan 2009
special issue) and was a co-editor of
CMOS Biotechnology with Springer (2007).
He is an associate editor for IEEE
Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems.
Donhee ham's current research interests can be found at his
At Harvard University, he works with a group of talented electrical
engineering and physics students, who include absolute 1st rankers from
top universities worldwide, US intercollegiate science competitions, and
international science competitions.
Maxwell-Dworkin Laboratory, Harvard University,
33 Oxford Street,
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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