Assistant Provost for Special Projects, Associate Professor of Engineering, Associate Professor of Physics


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Rashid Zia is an Associate Professor of Engineering and Physics at Brown University. His research group works at the interface of electrical engineering, materials  science, optical physics, and physical chemistry to study how light interacts with solid-state quantum emitters, including atoms, defect centers, ions, molecules, and quantum dots. For this work, he has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and a Department of Defense nominated Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).  Rashid has also served as a Fellow of the National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education, and he is the lead PI for an ongoing Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) on Quantum Metaphotonics & Metamaterials sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

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