– Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

Charles M. Marcus

Charles M. Marcus


Member of:


    • Ph.D. in Physics, 1990, Harvard University
    • A.M. in Physics, 1987, Harvard University, Dissertation title: "Dynamics of Analog Neural Networks"
    • B.S. in Physics with Honors and Departmental Distinction, 1984, Stanford University


    • 2017-present Professor, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
    • 2016-present Principal Researcher, AI&R, Microsoft Corp.
    • 2012-2017 Villum Kahn Rasmussen Professor, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
    • 2009–2010 Visiting Professor, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
    • 2000–2012 Professor, Department of Physics, Harvard University
    • 1999–2000 Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Stanford University.
    • 1992–1999 Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Stanford University

    Professional Activities

    • External Advisory Board, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, NY USA
    • Director, Center for Quantum Devices (DNRF Center of Excellence), 2012-
    • Scientific Director, Harvard Center for Nanoscale Systems, 2004-2009
    • Site Director, National Nanofabrication Infrastructure Network, 2004-2009
    • External Advisory Board, Georgia Tech MRSEC
    • Executive Advisory Board, QIST Grand Challenge, Sandia National Laboratories
    • External Board, Physics Frontier Center, Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland 2008-2011
    • Director, School on Nano-Electronics, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 2006
    • Organizer, Aspen School on Interactions, Coherence & Control in Mesoscopic Systems, 2006
    • Advisory Board, Theory Institute, Argonne National Laboratory
    • EU Quantum Information Processing IRC International Advisory Group
    • Advisory Board, Massachusetts Nanotechnology Initiative
    • Series Editor, Mesoscopic Physics, Oxford University Press
    • Advisory Board, Wonderfest, A Festival of Science
    • Director, Workshop on Quantum Systems Out of Equilibrium, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 2004
    • Director, Workshop on Mesoscopic Physics and Electron Interactions, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 2001
    • Director, Extended Workshop on Mesoscopic Physics, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 1998
    • Organizer, National Academy of Sciences "Frontiers of Science", 1995

    Awards and Honors

    • Award for Research Excellence in Nanotechnology, University of Pennsylvania, 2014 
    • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2013
    • Foreign member, Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters, 2012
    • Aalto Lectureship, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 2010
    • Poynting Lectureship, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, 2010
    • Fellow, American Physical Society, 2009
    • AAAS Newcomb-Cleveland Prize, 2006
    • Ehrenfest Lecturer, Leiden University, 1997
    • N.S.F. Presidential Faculty Fellow/PECASE 1997
    • A.S.S.U. Teaching Award, Stanford University, 1996
    • A.R.O. Young Investigator Award, 1995
    • A. P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1994
    • N.S.F. Young Investigator Award, 1994
    • O.N.R. Young Investigator Award, 1994
    • Terman Fellowship, Stanford University 1994
    • IBM Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1990
    • AT&T Bell Laboratories Ph.D. Scholarship, 1985
    • National finalist, Apker Award for Undergraduate Research in Physics, 1984
    • Rebecca L. Carrington Memorial Award, Physics Department, Stanford University, 1984
    • Member of Phi Beta Kappa, elected 1984
    • Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Scholarship, 1981

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