Centre Member Profile

Andrei Faraon
Employer: California Institute of Technology
Centre Role: Partner Investigator
Job Title in TMOS: Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering

- PhD Applied Physics, Stanford University, 2009

- MS Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2009

- BS Physics, California Institute of Technology, 2004


Dr. Andrei Faraon is a Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at California Institute of Technology. After earning a B.S. degree in physics with honors in 2004 at California Institute of Technology, he received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2009. From 2009 to 2012 he was a postdoctoral fellow at Hewlett Packard Laboratories. During his PhD he was involved in seminal quantum optics experiments using single semiconductor quantum dots coupled to photonic crystal resonators. At HP, he pioneered quantum nano-photonic devices in single crystal diamond coupled to color centers.

Dr. Faraon left HP in 2012 for a faculty position at Caltech where he works on nano-photonic technologies for both classical and quantum applications including: optically addressable quantum bits, optical quantum memories, microwave to optical quantum transduction, metasurfaces and metamaterials for multi-functional imaging applications.

Dr. Faraon is the recipient of the 2018 Adolph Lomb Medal of the Optical Society of America that recognizes a noteworthy contribution to optics made by a researcher who is still early in his or her career. He was also awarded the 2015 National Science Foundation CAREER award, the 2015 Air Force Office of Scientific Research young investigator award and the 2016 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.