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Fan, H. Y.

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: July 15, 1912 - October 5, 2000

Biographical Information

H. Y. (Hsu-Yun) Fan was born in Shanghai, China. In 1937 he earned a doctorate in electical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Afterward, he was an assistant professor at the National Ising Hua University in China. Fan was hired by Purdue University as a visiting professor of physics in November of 1948. By 1951, Fan had received the rank of full professor; from 1963 to 1978 he was the Duncan Distinguished Professor of Physics. He retired as Professor Emeritus in 1978.

Fan's research areas included innovative work in condensed matter physics and semiconductors. During his career, Fan received numerous awards and international recognition for his scholarly contributions.

Citation

Fourth meeting of the 2001-2002 Purdue University Senate, pgs. 28-29. UA 8, Purdue University Faculty and Senate records, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

H. Y. Fan Interview. MSO 2, Purdue University Office of Publications Oral History collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Fan, H. Y., June 29, 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with H. Y. Fan by Robert B. Eckles.

Purdue University Office of Publications Oral History Program collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2
Scope and Contents The Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection documents Purdue University history through oral history interviews with Purdue University professors and administrators. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, compact discs, and digital materials. Interview topics include Purdue history and changes in administration and academic departments.