Professor Hu received her B.A. in Physics (summa cum laude) from Barnard College and her M.A. and PhD in physics from Columbia University. From 1975 to 1981, Dr. Hu was a member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories at Holmdel, N.J. From 1981 to 1984, she served as a supervisor for VLSI Patterning Processes at Bell Laboratories at Murray Hill. N.J. In 1984, she jointed UCSB as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). She currently holds joint appointments in ECE and Materials, and is the Scientific Co-Director of the newly formed California Nanosystems Institute, a UCLA-UCSB collaborative California Institute for Science and Innovation. Her research focuses on high-resolution fabrication of compound semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices, candidate structures for the realization of quantum computation schemes, and on novel device structures formed through the heterogeneous integration of materials. Recently her work has involved the interaction of quantum dots in high Q microdisk and photonic crystal cavities. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Academica Sinica, a recipient of the AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award, and was named an NSF Distinguished Teaching Scholar. She was named the 2005 UCSB Faculty Research Lecturer. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, APS, and the AAAS, and holds an honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Glasgow.