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Leroy L. Chang



January 20, 1936 – August 10, 2008

Authorized Form of Name

Chang, Leroy L.



Leroy L. Chang researched solid state electronics at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center for nearly thirty years (1963-1992). He also was Dean of Science (1993-1998) and University Professor of Physics (1997-2007) at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Important Dates

January 20, 1936Birth, Henan Sheng (China). Qi xiang ju.

1957Obtained BS, National Taiwan University, Taipei (Taiwan).

1963Obtained PhD, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1963 – 1992Researcher (1963-1975); Manager, Molecular Beam Epitaxy (1975-1984); and Manager, Quantum Structure (1985-1992), Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation), Yorktown Heights (N.Y.).

1985International Prize for New Materials, American Physical Society.

1988Member, National Academy of Engineering.

1993 – 2008Dean of Science (1993-1998); University Professor of Physics (1997-2007); Vice President, Academic Affairs (1998-2000); and Emeritus University Professor of Physics (2007-2008), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong (China).

1994Member, National Academy of Sciences.

August 10, 2008Death, San Diego (Calif.).


Solid state electronics physicist.



Henan Sheng (China). Qi xiang ju

Undergraduate Education

Taipei (Taiwan)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)


Yorktown Heights (N.Y.)

Hong Kong (China)


San Diego (Calif.)




Solid state physics.




Anderson, A. G. (Arthur George), 1926-

Both employed at IBM.

Armstrong, J. A. (John A.)

Both employed at IBM.

Brewer, Richard G.

Both employed at IBM.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at IBM.

Esaki, Reona, 1925-

Both employed at IBM.

Garwin, Richard L.

Both employed at IBM.

Gutzwiller, M. C. (Martin C.)

Both employed at IBM.

Himpsel, F. J.

Both employed at IBM.

Horn, Paul (Paul M.)

Both employed at IBM.

Kirtley, John R.

Both employed at IBM.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at IBM.

Sorokin, Peter P.

Both employed at IBM.

Stiles, Phillip J.

Both employed at IBM.

Tersoff, J.

Both employed at IBM.

Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth, 1903-1992

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Tromp, R. M.

Both employed at IBM.

Tsuei, Chang C.

Both employed at IBM.

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Both employed at IBM.


Ploog, Klaus

Price, Peter J. 1924-


Major Positions

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Dean of Science; University Professor of Physics; Vice President, Academic Affairs; and Emeritus University Professor of Physics.

Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center

Researcher; Manager, Molecular Beam Epitaxy; and Manager, Quantum Structure.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1985 International Prize for New Materials.

Guo li Taiwan da xue

Obtained BS (1957).

National Academy of Engineering


National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)


Stanford University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1963).


Archival Resources


History of radar use in World War II, 1997-2006.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources


Molecular beam epitaxy and heterostructures / edited by Leroy L. Chang, Klaus Ploog.