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Hafezi, Mohammad

Hafezi, Mohammad

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

 

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.

AWARDS

  • 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) 

 

Quantum simulation

Quantum hybrid systems: optomechanics, circuit-QED

Topological features in photonic systems

Optical communication and computation


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.

Pristine quantum light source created at the edge of silicon chip

Researchers have demonstrated a new approach that enables different devices to repeatedly emit nearly identical single photons.

New hole-punched crystal clears a path for quantum light

Photonic chip guides single photons, even when there are bends in the road. 

Light may unlock a new quantum dance for electrons in graphene

Scientists have suggested a way to make electrons in graphene take on entirely new quantum behaviors.

The Department of Defense Awards Assistant Professor Mohammad Hafezi Competitive DURIP Grant

Dr. Hafezi’s award will support research for a Cryogenic System for Quantum Optical Measurement.

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. 

Hafezi and Munday Promoted to Associate Professors with Tenure 

Hafezi and Munday both hold affiliate appointments in the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP).

Hafezi's Research on Quantum Hall Light and Photonic Chips Makes Cover of Nature Photonics

Characterizing quantum Hall light zooming around a photonic chip