Tian Zhong

Assistant Professor
Institute for Molecular Engineering and the College

Tian Zhong’s research focuses on developing and enabling nanophotonic and molecular technologies for building an efficient, global-scale quantum internet. In the past decade, his work has contributed to the significant progress in nanoscale quantum light-matter interfaces as fundamental building blocks of a quantum network node, as well as high-throughput quantum communication links interconnecting distant nodes. His efforts from both atomic-molecular physics and photonics aspects converge to a vision to advance state-of-the-art quantum information technologies, to bring a quantum internet one step closer to reality. He has also pioneered the field of rare-earth quantum nanophotonics and has developed a versatile rare-earth nanophotonic platform that could enable scalable quantum optical networks.

His research has been published in Science, Nature Photonics, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, and New Journal of Physics.

Zhong completed his undergraduate studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, as well as an SM and PhD in electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Most recently, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter and the Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology.

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