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Jelena Vuckovic is a Jensen Huang Professor in Global Leadership in the School of Engineering, a Professor of Electrical Engineering and by courtesy of Applied Physics at Stanford, where she leads the Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics Lab. She is also a director of Q-FARM, Stanford-SLAC Quantum Science and Engineering Initiative, and is affiliated with Ginzton Lab, PULSE Institute, SIMES Institute, Stanford Photonics Research Center (SPRC), SystemX Alliance, Bio-X, and Wu-Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford.
Upon receiving her PhD degree from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2002, she worked as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford. In 2003, she joined the Stanford Electrical Engineering Faculty, first as an assistant professor (until 2008), then an associate professor (2008-2013), and finally as a professor of electrical engineering (since 2013). She has also held visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) in Munich, Germany (2019), at the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Technical University in Munich, Germany (2013-2018), and at the Institute for Physics of the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany (2010-2013).
Vuckovic has received
many awards including the James Gordon Memorial Speakership from the OSA
(2020), the IET A. F. Harvey Engineering Research Prize (2019), Distinguished Scholar of the
Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics - MPQ (2019), Hans Fischer Senior
Fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Munich (2013), Humboldt
Prize (2010), Marko V. Jaric award for outstanding
achievements in physics (2012), DARPA Young Faculty Award (2008), Chambers Faculty
Scholarship at Stanford (2008), Presidential
Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE in 2007), Office of
Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2006), Okawa Foundation Research
Grant (2006), and Frederic E. Terman Fellowship at Stanford (2003). She
is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), of the Optical Society of
America (OSA), and of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers
She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), of the Optical Society of America (OSA), and of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).
Vuckovic is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics - MPQ (in Munich, Germany), of the Ferdinand Braun Institute (in Berlin, Germany), an advisory board member of the National Science Foundation (NSF) - Engineering Directorate, and a board member of SystemX at Stanford. Currently, she is also an Associate Editor of ACS Photonics, and a member of the editorial advisory board of Nature Quantum Information and APL Photonics.
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