Andrew Cleland is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He was selected as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair for 2023, a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-18, was an APS Kavli Lecturer in 2017. He received his bachelor’s degree in engineering physics in 1983, and his PhD in physics in 1991, both from the University of California, Berkeley.
He then pursued research in quantum systems at the Centre d’Etudes-Orme des Merisiers in Saclay, France, and later at the California Institute of Technology, before joining the faculty of the physics department at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997. Prof. Cleland joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 2014. There he heads a research program on superconducting qubits and on quantum acoustics, and is the director of the Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility.