Andrew Cleland received his BS in Engineering Physics from UC Berkeley in 1983, and a PhD in Physics from UC Berkeley in 1991. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre d’Etudes-Orme des Merisiers in Saclay, France, from 1991 to 1993. He then worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Caltech until 1997, when he joined the physics department at UC Santa Barbara. In 2015 he joined the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, as the John A MacLean Professor for Molecular Engineering, Innovation and Enterprise, and also joined Argonne National Laboratory as a senior scientist (joint appointment). He is also the Director of the Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility.
Andrew Cleland’s research is presently focused on three areas: The application of superconducting circuits to quantum information, the development of nanoscale devices integrating electronic, mechanical and optical responses, and the quantum measurement for mechanical, spin and optical degrees of freedom.