2018 Distinguished Scientist - Physical Sciences
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Prof. Yimei Zhu is Senior Physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and Stony Brook University. He received his BS from Shanghai Jiaotong University and PhD from Nagoya University. He joined BNL as Assistant Scientist in 1988, rising through the ranks to become Tenured Senior Physicist in 2002. He is the founding director of the Institute for Advanced Electron Microscopy at BNL. His research interests include condensed matter physics of correlated electron systems and advanced electron microscopy including ultrafast microscopy instrumentation. He is an Inaugural Fellow and currently the Director for Physical Science of Microscopy Society of America, a Fellow of American Physical Society and a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science. Zhu has published more than 500 peer-reviewed journal articles and delivered more than 300 invited talks at international conferences.