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Hafezi, Mohammad

Hafezi, Mohammad

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


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


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.


  • American Physical Society Fellow (2021)
  • 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, Google Scholar

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

Maryland Engineering Collaborates on Three MURIs

Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) awards support growth of newly emerging technologies.

Mohammad Hafezi Named 2021 APS Fellow

For pioneering theoretical and experimental work in topological photonics and quantum synthetic matter.

Novel Design May Boost Efficiency of On-Chip Frequency Combs

A collaboration of researchers at UMD has proposed a way to make chip-sized frequency combs ten times more efficient by harnessing the power of topology.

Kollár Receives NSF MRI Grant to Enhance Micro/Nanofabrication Initiatives

The MLA150 instrument supports various research projects in materials science, nanoscience, energy science, and quantum science.

UMD joins NSF-funded revolutionary $25M center for optoelectronic, quantum technologies

The University of Maryland is one of 11 academic institutions that make up the Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic Materials on Demand (IMOD).

UMD Leads New $25M NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation

New institute will significantly add to the vibrant quantum research ecosystem established in the mid-Atlantic region.

Hafezi Appointed as Minta Martin Professor of Engineering

Hafezi is known for his contributions in a number of works to synthesize and characterize quantum many-body and topological physics beyond electronic systems.

Mohammad Hafezi promoted to full professor

University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines has promoted Hafezi to the rank of professor with tenure  effective July 1.

Hafezi's Group Generates Tunable Twin Particles of Light

The group developed a new method for generating entangled, indistinguishable photon pairs using a chip-based, topological approach.

Maryland Graduate Engineering Ranked #10 Public in the Nation

From extreme batteries to windows made from wood, Clark School’s trendsetting work ranks it among the country’s Top 10 public engineering schools for the 3rd consecutive year.

American Physical Society (APS)