Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences
Zheshen Zhang is an assistant professor in the department of materials science and engineering and the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona (UA). Prior to joining UA in 2017, he was a postdoctoral associate and research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research encompasses a broad swath of the experimental and theoretical aspects of quantum networks, quantum communications, quantum sensing, and quantum computing. He currently directs UA's Interdisciplinary Quantum Information Research and Engineering (INQUIRE) infrastructure and serves as a testbed co-lead for the NSF Engineering Research Center for Quantum Networks. Zhang currently serves on the Editorial Board of Communications Physics.
- PhD: electrical and computer engineering; Minor: physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011
- MS: electrical and computer engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009
- BS: electrical engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2006
- 2017—present: Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona
- 2015—2017: Research Scientist, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 2012—2015: Postdoctoral Associate, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Quantum information, quantum sensing, quantum communications, quantum simulation and computing, nonlinear and quantum optics, nanophotonics and devices, optical and nanomaterials.
Computer methods, fundamentals of MSE, quantum information science laboratory.
>40 refereed journal publications, 6 patents & patent applications
2018: Award for Excellence at the Student Interface, College of Engineering, University of Arizona