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Professor Stephen B. Cronin

Steve Cronin

Professor Stephen B. Cronin

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Physics
Department of Chemistry

Email:, Phone: (213)-740-8787

Stephen B. Cronin received his B.S. in physics from New York University followed by PhD in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002 under supervision of  Professor Mildred Dresselhaus. On completion of his PhD, Professor Cronin carried out his post-Doctoral research on the topic of single molecule spectroscopy and electron transport of carbon nanotubes  in Professor Michael Tinkham’s lab at Harvard University.  Professor Cronin joined the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics at the University of Southern California in August 2005 and held the Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair in Engineering from 2010 until becoming full Professor in 2016. He holds joint appointments in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics. Professor Cronin has over 130 technical publications in peer reviewed journals and holds 5 patents. Professor Cronin’s current research interest focuses on a broad range of interrelated topics in physics, chemistry, materials science and nanotechnology.

Professor Cronin has earned several awards for his research accomplishments. He was awarded the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Junior Faculty Research Award in 2010, the National Science Foundation‘s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2009, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award in 2008, the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation: Innovation Inside Curriculum Award in 2007, the Charles Lee Powell Foundation Research Award in 2006, and the James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Award. Professor Cronin is also an active member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Association of Advancement of Science, American Physical Society and Materials Research Society.