The UA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering welcomes a new faculty member in 2019, assistant professor Quntao Zhuang.
Zhuang joined the department in January after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his PhD in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2018.
Though he studied physics, he selected Jeffrey Shapiro in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Science as his doctoral adviser. Current UA faculty members Zheshen Zhang of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Saikat Guha of the College of Optical Sciences were also in Shapiro’s research group. The team researched quantum information science, which lies at the intersection of physics, computer science, communications and biology. Zhuang looks forward to continuing to apply quantum techniques to areas like secure communications and improved processing speeds.
“Here, I have good friends and many potential collaborators, so I think it’s a very good environment for me,” he said.