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Adam Wei Tsen

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: low-dimensional quantum materials and devices


Professor Adam Wei Tsen joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Chemistry as an assistant professor in 2016.

After receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, as well as a BS in Engineering Physics at the University of California, Berkeley, he completed his PhD in Applied Physics at Cornell University under the guidance of Jiwoong Park.

Tsen then joined the Department of Physics at Columbia University as a postdoctoral associate with Abhay Pasupathy and Philip Kim, where he studied atomically thin quantum materials and incorporated them in nanoscale electronic devices.


  • PhD, Applied Physics, Cornell University, 2013
  • BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
  • BS, Engineering Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 2006

Adam Wei Tsen

    University of Waterloo