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Hafezi, Mohammad

Hafezi, Mohammad

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics
Joint Quantum Institute
Quantum Technology Center
2107 Atlantic Building
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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Physics, Harvard University, 2009

BACKGROUND

Professor Hafezi studied for two years at Sharif University before completing his undergraduate degree in Physics from École Polytechnique.  He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University in 2009. He was a senior research associate at the Joint Quantum Institute before joining the ECE faculty.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Simons Investigator Award - Physics (2020)
  • Finalist of Prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists - Physical Sciences & Engineering Category (2020)
  • Finalist of Prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists - Physical Sciences & Engineering Category (2019)
  • George Corcoran Memorial Teaching Award for Faculty (2017)
  • Young Investigator Program, Office of Naval Research (2015)
  • Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (2015) 

Orcid: 0000-0003-1679-4880

  • Quantum simulation
  • Quantum hybrid systems: optomechanics, circuit-QED
  • Topological features in photonic systems
  • Optical communication and computation

New $115 Million Quantum Systems Accelerator to Pioneer Quantum Technologies for Discovery Science

Berkeley Lab-led Center to catalyze U.S. leadership in quantum information science, and strengthen the nation's research community to accelerate commercialization.

Mohammad Hafezi Wins 2020 Simons Foundation Investigator Award

Simons Investigators are outstanding theoretical scientists who receive a stable base of research support from the foundation, enabling them to undertake the long-term study of fundamental questions.

Hafezi, Hu Named Blavatnik Finalists for Second Straight Year

For the second year in a row, two Clark School faculty members have been named Finalists of the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.

New Protocol Helps Classify Topological Matter

In a new paper in Science Advances, researchers from UMD and several other institutions presented a new method for identifying and characterizing topological invariants on various experimental platforms, testing their protocol in a quantum simulator made of neutral atoms.

Charting a Course Toward Quantum Simulations of Nuclear Physics

Researchers explore how to map lattice gauge theories to ion traps.

ECE Researchers Represented on Three 2020 MURI Awards

These five-year grants will be provided to teams located across 52 U.S. academic institutions, subject to satisfactory research progress and the availability of funds.

Hafezi Receives Quantum Award from Google

Professor Mohammad Hafezi and JQI Graduate Researchers have received an award from Google to support research identifying and developing problems that simple quantum computers might help solve.

Ring Resonators Corner Light

Researchers have created the first silicon chip that can reliably constrain light to its four corners.

Two Clark School Faculty Named Finalists of Prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Hafezi and Hu are among 31 of the nation's rising stars who will compete for three Blavatnik National Awards.

Partnering for Quantum Leaps

For many UMD researchers, partnering with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is key.