Mohammad Hafezi Named 2021 APS Fellow

Mohammad Hafezi Named 2021 APS Fellow

Mohammad Hafezi Named 2021 APS Fellow


Professor Mohammad Hafezi has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Prof. Hafezi was nominated for the honor by the society’s Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP) for, “pioneering theoretical and experimental work in topological photonics and quantum synthetic matter.” 

Hafezi is a Minta Martin Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a fellow of the Quantum Technology Center and Joint Quantum Institute, and a member of the Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics. Hafezi's research aims to theoretically and experimentally investigate various quantum properties of light-matter interaction for applications in future optoelectronic devices, quantum information processing, and sensing. He earned his Ph.D. in 2009 from Harvard University and joined the UMD faculty in 2014. He received a Sloan Research Fellowship and Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award in 2015, and in 2020 was named a Simons Investigator of Physics by the New York-based Simons Foundation.

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society.

Related Articles:
UMD to Lead $1M NSF Project to Develop a Quantum Network to Interconnect Quantum Computers
Novel Design May Boost Efficiency of On-Chip Frequency Combs
UMD Wins $5M Phase 2 NSF Convergence Accelerator Award
UMD Leads New $25M NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation
Hafezi Appointed as Minta Martin Professor of Engineering
Hafezi's Group Generates Tunable Twin Particles of Light
New $115 Million Quantum Systems Accelerator to Pioneer Quantum Technologies for Discovery Science
Mohammad Hafezi Wins 2020 Simons Foundation Investigator Award
Jill Goldstein Named to Terrapin Club 30 under 30 Class of 2022
Alumnus David Bader Named Association for Computing Machinery Fellow

October 14, 2021


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

Ph.D. Student Receives Best Paper Award at VFS 80th Annual Forum

Maryland Engineering: Top 10 Among Public Graduate Programs, Six Years Running

Registration Open for UMD/NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem Symposium

Teaching Students Specialized Skills for Success

Boyce Highlights Promise of Soft Composites

Maryland Engineering to Highlight Educational Advances at the 2024 ASEE Annual Conference

UMD Roundtable Weighs Lessons Learned From Key Bridge Collapse

Innovating in Engineering Education: Join Us at the 2024 ASEE Annual Conference

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar