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Waks, Edo

Waks, Edo

Associate Director & Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics
Joint Quantum Institute
Quantum Technology Center
Physics
2132 Kim Engineering Building

EDUCATION

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

BACKGROUND

Edo Waks received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University while working with Professor Yoshihisa Yamamoto in the area of quantum optics and quantum information. After graduating, he became a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, working with Professor Jelena Vuckovic in the Ginzton Laboratory on nanophotonic implementations of quantum information processing, before joining the ECE Department as assistant professor for the Fall 2006 semester. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the Electrical Engineering Department at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.

Waks is an National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow and was a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, at Stanford. He won the Department of Central Intelligence Postdoctoral Fellowship Award sponsored by the Army Research and Development Activity, which funded his postdoctoral research. He received a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (1996-1999), and the William Huggins Award for Outstanding Achievement in Computer and Electrical Engineering, from Johns Hopkins University (1995).

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
  • DURIP Award for Research Instrumentation
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
  • NSF Career Award
  • Department of Central Intelligence Postdoctoral Fellowship Award sponsored by the Army Research and Development Activity
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (1996-1999)
  • William Huggins Award for Outstanding Achievement in Computer and Electrical Engineering, from Johns Hopkins University (1995).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • APS Fellow
  • NSF Fellow
  • Tau Beta Pi

Google Scholar

  • Application of photonic crystals to quantum information processing
  • Use of photonic crystals for practical tools in optical telecommunication and sensing

UMD Invests Over $10M in Research Equipment to Drive Discovery, Innovation

The University of Maryland (UMD) is making a major investment to obtain the most technologically advanced equipment on the College Park campus for application across a broad range of research areas, from neuroimaging to next-generation quantum materials.

Three Clark School Professors Receive Competitive DURIP Grants

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

UMD to Lead $1M NSF Project to Develop a Quantum Network to Interconnect Quantum Computers

The aim of this project, being supported by the NSF Convergence Accelerator program, will be to enable trapped ion quantum computers to communicate over the internet.

ECE and MSE Researchers' Work Featured on Cover of Advanced Optical Materials

Active control of light makes new semiconductor devices.

Girvan, Losert, and Waks Named APS Fellows

Girvan, Losert, and Waks Named APS Fellows

Clark School Researchers Represented on Four 2017 MURI Awards

UMD is one of the top universities represented among the highly competitive grants awarded this year.

Waks, Chellappa, Milchberg and Sprangle Participate in Different Department of Defense MURI Projects

Research teams at UMD receive grants for multidisciplinary research initiatives.

Nanoscale cavity strongly links quantum particles

Experiment demonstrates that single photons can quickly modify individual electrons embedded in a semiconductor chip and vice versa

Waks Elevated to Fellow of the Optical Society of America

He was recognized for outstanding contributions to optical quantum information processing.

Waks, Shapiro receive NSF EAGER grant to test spintronic devices

Devices could one day measure action of individual neurons.

Munday, Waks receive $300,000 NSF Grant

Munday is the PI for a research grant focused on improving solar cell power conversion efficiency.

IREAP Class of 2013

Congratulations to all of IREAP's Ph.D. and M.S. graduates!

UMD Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in Nanoprecision Imaging

Flow control of single quantum dot enables measurements with nanoscale accuracy at lower cost