Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Clare Yu, professor of physics & astronomy, and a leading expert in biophysics and quantum computing at the University of California, Irvine, has been elected a fellow by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The 239th class of inductees includes more than 200 individuals with compelling achievements in academia, business, government and public affairs.
Yu earned bachelor’s and doctoral in physics at Princeton University. She joined the faculty at UCI in 1989 and has a broad range of research interests, among them biophysics, condensed matter physics and quantum computing.
“Professor Yu’s work demonstrates the academic excellence that distinguishes those elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences,” said Enrique Lavernia, UCI provost and executive vice chancellor. “This is yet another illustration of the remarkable achievements of UCI’s faculty, which include 41 members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 35 members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, nine members of the National Academy of Inventors and four members of the National Academy of Education.”