People and Partners

Leadership

Matt Doty

Matt Doty

Professor, Program Director
MSEG
doty@udel.edu
Research Interests: Solid state materials and devices providing a scalable platform for photon-mediated quantum technologies. Novel photonic structures enabling control over such qubits.

Ilya Safro

Ilya Safro

Associate Professor
CIS
QSE Governance Committee
isafro@udel.edu
Research Interests: Quantum and hybrid quantum-classical algorithms for optimization and machine learning. Scalable quantum simulators. Solving large-scale optimization and learning problems with existing quantum devices.

Marianna Safronova

Marianna Safronova

Professor
PHYS
QSE Governance Committee
msafrono@udel.edu
Research Interests: Quantum many-body theory. Quantum sensors. Applications of quantum technologies for new-physics discoveries.

Swati Singh

Swati Singh

Assistant Professor
ECE
QSE Governance Committee
swatis@udel.edu
Research Interests: Investigating hybrid quantum systems for generation, transduction and measurement of non-classical states. Exploring novel applications for quantum sensors, such as in detection of gravitational waves, dark matter and dark energy.

Zubaer Hossain

Zubaer Hossain

Associate Professor
MEEG
QSE Graduate Committee
zubaer@udel.edu
Research Interests: Strain effects in quantum materials.

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Benjamin Jungfleisch

Assistant Professor
PHYS
QSE Graduate Committee
mbj@udel.edu
Research Interests: Understanding magnetic phenomena with a focus on spin-transport effects and functional magnonics. In particular, we are interested in the emergent properties of hybrid magnonic systems.

Stephanie Law

Stephanie Law

Associate Professor
MSEG
QSE Graduate Committee
slaw@udel.edu
Research Interests: Understanding and synthesizing thin films and heterostructures of quantum materials, particularly topological materials, photonic materials, and quantum dots.

Petr Plechac

Petr Plechac

Professor
MATH
QSE Graduate Committee
plechac@udel.edu
Research Interests: mathematical anc computational methods for modeling quantum materials, hybrid quantum-classical algorithms stochastic analysis and algorithms.
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Program Faculty

Rahmat Beheshti

Rahmat Beheshti

Assistant Professor
CIS
rbi@udel.edu
Applying quantum computing principles to expand the scale of current ML methods and match the growing scale of health data.

Nii Attoh-Okine

Chitraleema Chakraborty

Assistant Professor
PHYS & MSEG
cchakrab@udel.edu
Research Interests: Quantum technologies using photons and semiconductor spins in integrated nanophotonic and nanomechanical devices.

Nii Attoh-Okine

Javier Garcia-Frias

Professor
ECE
jgf@udel.edu
Research Interests: Quantum information theory; quantum error correction.

Nii Attoh-Okine

Mahya Ghandehari

Professor
MATH
mahya@udel.edu
Limit theory of discrete structures such as graphs, graph signals, or games. Applications of functional and harmonic analysis in combinatorial problems with infinite or noncommutative nature.

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Tingyi Gu

Professor
ECE
tingyigu@udel.edu
Research Interests: Integrated nanophotonic devices for localized light-mater interaction.

Nii Attoh-Okine

Lars Gundlach

Associate Professor
CHEM and PHYS
larsg@udel.edu
Research Interests: Advanced spectroscopy of ultrafast phenomena in novel quantum materials with a focus on THz spectroscopy.

Yi Ji

Yi Ji

Associate Professor
PHYS
yji@udel.edu
Research Interests: Spin transport phenomena in nanoscale metallic structures fabricated by advanced lithography with potential applications in spintronics and magnonics. Experimental exploration toward efficient generation, transport, and utilization of a pure spin current and fundamental studies of relevant physics.

Alexei Kananenka

Alexei Kananenka

Assistant Professor
PHYS
akanane@udel.edu
Research Interests: Understanding mechanisms of decoherence in model and real systems at the fundamental level using a combination of theory, calculations, and machine learning.

Mark Ku

Mark Ku

Assistant Professor
PHYS
mku@udel.edu
Research Interests: Development of quantum sensing technology and its applications to study quantum materials; engineering quantum systems based on spin qubits, e.g. nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond.

Li Liao

Li Liao

Associate Professor
CIS
liliao@udel.edu
Research Interests: Quantum algorithms and computation for optimization problems in machine learning and bioinformatics.

Mokshay Madiman

Mokshay Madiman

Associate Professor
MATH
madiman@udel.edu
Research Interests: Information theory; probability; convex geometry.

Chaoying Ni

Chaoying Ni

Associate Professor
MSEG
cni@udel.edu
Research Interests: Probing and understanding electron beam induced transport phenomena in nanostructures; Probing and understanding sub-nanometer factors that control uniaxial magnetocrystalline anisotropy.

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Branislav Nikolic

Professor
PHYS
bnikolic@udel.edu
Research Interests: Entanglement in quantum many-body systems; open quantum systems and decoherence.

Robert Opila

Robert Opila

Professor
MSEG
opila@udel.edu 

Xi Peng

Xi Peng

Assistant Professor
CIS
xipeng@udel.edu
Research Interests: Modeling extreme-scale and ever-evolving scientific data with machine learning and quantum computing. Interpreting and understanding dynamics through data-driven approaches.

Jamie Phillips

Jamie Phillips

Professor and Chair
ECE
jphilli@udel.edu
Research Interests: Semiconductor quantum dots (III-V epitaxial); optoelectronic device modeling, fabrication, and characterization; high performance photodetectors.

Vishal Saxena

Vishal Saxena

Professor
ECE
vsaxena@udel.edu
Research Interests: Electronic and photonic integrated circuits (ICs) for quantum computing. Platforms for heterogeneous integration. Understanding of noise sources and error correction schemes at the circuit level.

Ivan Todorov

Ivan Todorov

Professor
MATH
todorov@udel.edu
Research Interests: Cooperative quantum games and the use of entanglement resources. Games on graphs and quantum graphs, mathematical aspects of quantum game theory. Transmission of quantum information with zero error, capacities of quantum channels.

Nektarios Tsoutsos

Nektarios Tsoutsos

Assistant Professor
ECE
tsoutsos@udel.edu
Research Interests: Applied cryptography (including post-quantum algorithms and quantum key distribution).

Guangmo Tong

Guangmo (Amo) Tong

Assistant Professor
CIS
amotong@udel.edu
Quantum and hybrid quantum-classical algorithms for optimization and machine learning. Quantum combinatorial optimization.

Xi Wang

Xi Wang

Assistant Professor
MSEG
wangxi@udel.edu
Research Interests: Quantum emitters, reconfigurable nanophotonics, strain engineering, and dynamically tunable devices enabled by MEMS/NEMS, phase-transition materials, and semiconductor plasmonics.

John Xiao

John Q. Xiao

Professor
PHYS
jqx@udel.edu
Research Interests: Development of magnetic heterostructures and devices (including van der Waals 2D magnets), and investigation of control and manipulation of magnons and their interaction with microwave photons.

Yuping Zeng

Yuping Zeng

Assistant Professor
ECE
yzeng@udel.edu
Applying innovative material design and fabrication techniques to develop high performance electronic and optoelectronic device technology using nanomaterials.

Josh Zide

Joshua Zide

Professor
MSEG
zide@udel.edu
Research Interests: MBE of semiconductors, quantum dots, materials for optoelectronic devices, terahertz, etc.