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Waks, Edo

Dr. Edo Waks
Associate Professor
ECE/IREAP
1202H, IREAP Building
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301.405.5022
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Research Interests 

  • application of photonic crystals to quantum information processing
  • use of photonic crystals for practical tools in optical telecommunication and sensing.

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 a 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).

Education 

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

Honors and Awards 

  • 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 

NSF Fellow
Tau Beta Pi

Related News 

Waks, Shapiro receive NSF EAGER grant to test spintronic devices
Devices could one day measure action of individual neurons. September 3, 2014

Quantum Dot Commands Light
Researchers harness the quantum nature of light and semiconductors to expand the capabilities of computers. March 29, 2013

UMD Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in Nanoprecision Imaging
Flow control of single quantum dot enables measurements with nanoscale accuracy at lower cost February 7, 2013

Edo Waks promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure
ECE faculty member granted tenure by UMD President Wallace Loh.   May 22, 2012

Defense Department Funding Supports Research Instrumentation
Five Clark School professors to receive support for state-of-the-art equipment. May 9, 2012

ECE Names 2011-2012 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows
Ekrem, Ropp, Shroff, and Tyagi recognized for research excellence in their dissertations. February 29, 2012

Waks Selected to Receive DARPA Young Faculty Award
Research proposal on quantam information processing earns professor prestigious grant. July 5, 2011

Booz Allen Colloquium Series to Explore Wide Range of Topics
Speakers will discuss cyber-physical systems, NOAA satellites, and the flight of the dragonfly. February 7, 2011

NIST Awards NanoCenter $15 Million to Support Postdoc Nanotechnology Research
Program will create up to 100 one and two-year appointments. November 11, 2010

Waks Receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
ECE faculty member earns highest honor bestowed upon early-career scientists and engineers in the U.S. November 6, 2010