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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
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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

  • 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

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.

Three Clark School Professors Receive Competitive DURIP Grants

DURIP supports university research in technical areas of interest to the Department of Defense (DoD).

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.

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.