Lee Bassett Receives NSF CAREER Award

Raj NSFLee Bassett, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award for his proposal, "Coupling Spin, Light, and Charge for Quantum Information Processing and Storage in Diamond."

The CAREER award is the NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

The goal of Bassett's CAREER award is to explore new ways to control single electron spins in diamond, which could form the essential building blocks for quantum computers, secure quantum communication links, and other chip-scale quantum technologies.  It will also support the construction and deployment of hands-on demonstrations of quantum coherence, in which K-12 students and the general public can actually see quantum physics with their naked eyes in room-temperature devices.

To read more about Lee Bassett and his research, please visit his faculty profile.