Awards & Winners

Alfred Y. Cho

Date of Birth 10-July-1937
Place of Birth Beijing
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Alfred Cho
Profession Scientist, Electrical engineer, Engineer
Alfred Yi Cho is the Adjunct Vice President of Semiconductor Research at Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs. He is known as the "father of molecular beam epitaxy"; a technique he developed at that facility in the late 1960s. He is also the co-inventor, with Federico Capasso of quantum cascade lasers at Bell Labs in 1994.

Awards by Alfred Y. Cho

Check all the awards nominated and won by Alfred Y. Cho.


National Medal of Technology and Innovation
(For his contributions to the invention of the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) technology and the development of the MBE technology into an advanced electronic and photonic devices production tool, with applications to cellular phones, CD players, and high-speed communications.)


IEEE Medal of Honor
(for seminal contributions to the development of molecular beam epitaxy)


National Medal of Science for Engineering
(For his pioneering work in the development of molecular beam epitaxy, which revolutionized thin film growth, making possible atomically accurate structures for elecronic and proelecronic devices, and for the study of new quantum phenomena.)