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Waks, Edo

Dr. Edo Waks
Professor
ECE/IREAP
1202H, IREAP Building
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301.405.5022
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Research Interests 

  • application of photonic crystals to quantum information processing
  • use of photonic crystals for practical tools in optical telecommunication and sensing.

Background 

Edo Waks received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University while working with Professor Yoshihisa Yamamoto in the area of quantum optics and quantum information. After graduating, he became a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, working with Professor Jelena Vuckovic in the Ginzton Laboratory on nanophotonic implementations of quantum information processing, before joining the ECE Department as assistant professor for the Fall 2006 semester. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the Electrical Engineering Department at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.
 
Waks is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow and was a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, at Stanford. He won the Department of Central Intelligence Postdoctoral Fellowship Award sponsored by the Army Research and Development Activity, which funded his postdoctoral research. He received a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (1996-1999), and the William Huggins Award for Outstanding Achievement in Computer and Electrical Engineering, from Johns Hopkins University (1995).

Education 

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Honors and Awards 

  • DURIP Award for Research Instrumentation
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
  • NSF Career Award
  • Department of Central Intelligence Postdoctoral Fellowship Award sponsored by the Army Research and Development Activity
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (1996-1999)
  • William Huggins Award for Outstanding Achievement in Computer and Electrical Engineering, from Johns Hopkins University (1995).

Professional Memberships 

NSF Fellow
Tau Beta Pi

Related News 

Waks Named 2017 APS Fellow
Prof. Waks joins top silver of physics society’s membership. October 12, 2017

Team of Researchers from UMD, Duke, and Stanford Awarded $2 Million Dollar EFRI Grant to Study Quantum Communication Networks
In this project, the researchers will engineer silicon-chip traps and integrated photonic circuits to provide the core hardware for a scalable and efficient quantum communication network.  August 16, 2017

Clark School Researchers Represented on Four 2017 MURI Awards
UMD is one of the top universities represented among the highly competitive grants awarded this year. May 1, 2017

Waks, Chellappa, Milchberg and Sprangle Participate in Different Department of Defense MURI Projects
Research teams at UMD receive grants for multidisciplinary research initiatives. April 25, 2017

ECE Graduate Students Score Big Wins in Prestigious Chinese Government Award
The award was established in 2003 to recognize outstanding academic performance of self-financed Chinese students abroad. April 14, 2017

Four ECE Professors Promoted to Full Professor with Tenure
Six ECE professors in total have received promotions: four to Full Professor and two to Associate Professor.  April 6, 2017

BBI Seed Grant winners announced
Five projects selected for inaugural round of funding. February 26, 2016

Nanoscale cavity strongly links quantum particles
Experiment demonstrates that single photons can quickly modify individual electrons embedded in a semiconductor chip and vice versa
February 23, 2016

Waks Elevated to Fellow of the Optical Society of America
He was recognized for outstanding contributions to optical quantum information processing. December 21, 2015

Waks, Shapiro receive NSF EAGER grant to test spintronic devices
Devices could one day measure action of individual neurons. September 3, 2014