Zheshen Zhang

  • Faculty Affiliation: Joint Professor
  • Staff Affiliation: Center for Quantum Networks
Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences
Testbed Co-Lead for Center for Quantum Networks
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Mines Building 151
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College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094

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Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2006

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Zheshen Zhang is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006 and his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011. Zhang joined MIT in 2012 as a postdoctoral associate and became a research scientist in 2015.

Zhang's research encompasses a broad swath of the experimental and theoretical aspects of quantum information science. He studies new materials and light-matter interactions that give rise to unique quantum phenomena. These quantum phenomena are in turn leveraged in quantum-optics and nanophotonic platforms to implement devices that serve as building blocks for scalable quantum information processing.

In conjunction with theoretical investigations on quantum protocols, Zhang's research gives rise to novel applications in diverse fields ranging from non-invasive sensing to telecommunications with provable security.