Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder

Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Science Committee Member

Jun YE

Current position

Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Fellow of JILA and Professor Adjoint, JILA and Dept. of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder


Ph.D. Physics, University of Colorado, 1997; M.S. Physics, University of New Mexico, 1991; B.S. Applied Physics, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 1989

Honors and Awards

Norman F. Ramsey Prize, American Physical Society (APS), 2019

Gold Medal (Clock Network), US Department of Commerce, 2019

Clarivate Analytics / Thomson Reuters, Highly Cited Researcher (Top 1%), 2014, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2019 I. I. Rabi Award, IEEE, 2018

Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2017

Jacob Rabinow Award, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2017

Presidential Rank Award (US), Distinguished, 2015

Gold Medal (Optical Atomic Clock), US Department of Commerce, 2014

Rocky Mountain Eagle Award, 2014

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Investigator Award, 2013

Member, National Academy of Sciences (US), 2011

Frew Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, 2011

Gold Medal (Ultracold Molecules), US Department of Commerce, 2011

European Frequency and Time Forum (EFTF) Award, 2009

Gordon and Betty Moore Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology, 2008

I. I. Rabi Prize, American Physical Society (APS), 2007

Carl Zeiss Research Award, Germany, 2007

William F. Meggers Award, Optical Society of America (OSA), 2006

Samuel Wesley Stratton Award, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2006

Friedrich Wilhem Bessel Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2006 Fellow, Optical Society of America, 2006

First Prize (Technology Innovations), Amazing Light: Vision for Discovery (C. H. Townes), 2005 Fellow, American Physical Society, 2005

Arthur S. Flemming Award (Scientific Category, US Federal Government), 2005

Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, 2004 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2003

Technology Review Magazine’s TR100 Young Innovator, 2002

Gold Medal (Frequency Comb), US Department of Commerce, 2001

Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, National Academy of Engineering, 2000

Adolph Lomb Medal, Optical Society of America (OSA), 1999

R. A. Millikan Prize Fellowship, California Institute of Technology, 1997 – 1999

University Fellowship, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1993 – 1994

Honor Graduate, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 1989

Silver-Light Prize (Exceptional Undergraduate Award), Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 1987

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